I don’t often go for drives on my own; but today I had to get out of the house owing to the fact that I’ve spent all week inside working on photography stuff. Of course, what do I do then? I get out of the house and take more pictures for myself to edit. Oh well.
Fall is in the air. I can practically smell the pumpkin spice lattes brewing. I even wore a scarf today. Oh, the anticipation!
I like summer. I really do. But days like today…they are a nice break. And something inside of me can’t help but get excited for autumn on a day like today (it is, after all, my favourite time of year).
Minnie the Pug is still not sure about her rain vest yet though. However, she is more unsure about the rain (and without the vest she just stands at my feet and shivers) so at least she will *ahem* do her business outside when it’s raining now.
Okay, okay…so there’s no Easter Parade…and I’m not wearing a bonnet…and there’s no sonnet being written…(but I really wanted to quote something from Bing Crosby’s Easter Parade song.) BUT…it is Easter, and I made this dress especially for today (although I will be wearing it a lot this summer, I’m sure).
This is probably the most success I’ve had with sewing without a pattern. I reeaaaallly spent my time on this one. I did all french seams, the dress is fully lined and the hem is the nicest hem I have *ever* done (and it should be…it took me 4 hours!)
I drew up the dress about a month and a half ago and finished it within probably 2 weeks (although the total hours in the dress are more like 16 from drawing it to final press).
This weekend has been GLORIOUS weather. We have had the latest most miserable spring so far…and then this weekend it all changed. Things are only starting to bloom now. Yesterday we spent all day outside and today took a little stroll down by the library where they have planted a ton of beautiful cherry blossom trees. I feel giddy just looking outside. It’s amazing.