Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Monday, March 22, 2010

I heart Crocs

Okay, I am a bit embarrassed to admit this
but I love my Crocs.
I can barely remember wearing "regular" shoes.I have spent most of the past year in these
lovely brown and pink slides

or in these super comfy hot pink mary janes.
But, sadly, it is time to retire my trusty old Crocs.
And replace them with some new Crocs!
I really am in love with these super cute green ones.
Perfect for summer, right?

And how about these feminine and flirty ones.
I love the bows!

And what about these stunners!
Perfect match for summer sundresses.
Oh, I love me some Crocs!
And my toes love them too :)

Sunday, March 21, 2010


On Saturday I drove from one coast to another.....
from the Atlantic coast to the Gulf coast of Florida that is!
I spent the afternoon at one of my favorite spots
Tarpon Springs

In decades past, Greek immigrants settled in Tarpon Springs where they harvested the sponges growing in the Gulf.
Now, Tarpon Springs is mainly a tourist destination,
chock full of delicious restaurants, charming shops, kitschy Florida souveniers, and sightseeing boat tours.

After a great afternoon at Tarpon Springs
we drove to Anna Maria Island for the beachside wedding of a family friend.

The wedding was to take place at sunset.
We got to the beach at 6 o'clock.

The Noodle ran around for over an hour.
He had a blast and was covered in sand
even in his underwear!

What time, exactly, is sunset?
And finally
the happy couple
And the sunset!
Hope you had a lovely weekend.
And if you get the chance
visit Tarpon Springs
and eat lunch at

Monday, March 15, 2010

I've been busy

I've been pretty busy lately.

Well, I am always pretty busy.


Anyway, here is a little look at how I have been occupying myself lately.

I started teaching some purse classes at my favorite quilt shop.
Not only had I never before taught a class,
I had never even taken any sewing class!
I am pretty much a figure-it-out-on-my-own kind of gal.
So I never saw a need for a class....after all, I could read a pattern, right?

I started out with any easy one. I love this tote because it is super simple
and has a lot of pockets.
Please ignore the fact that I have yet to attach the button.
You know........... busy, busy, busy!

Then we made this bag. Slightly more challenging for my students
but they did learn how to install a zipper.
I really loved this bag when I saw the pattern,
but it turns out that I really don't like it.
I mean, I like the shape and the zippered interior pockets
but I just don't like carrying it.
I don't know.

My upcoming class is for this bag.
I finished it today and I am very pleased with how it turned out.
I did change the way the zipper is installed
as I couldn't find a purse zipper to coordinate with my fabric.

I've also done a lot of sewing for my little guy too.
I'll post pics of those projects later this week.

Thursday, March 11, 2010

Dear Noodle

Today you turn four.
Although I sometimes miss the snuggly baby days, I am really having fun with you now.
I love the funny things you say.
Like when you said "Mumma, you stinky like blueberries. Go take a shower."
And I laugh at the funny things you do.
Like when you licked the shaker cheese dispenser at the pizza place.
I am proud of you for being a good boy at school.
For being polite and kind to your classmates.
For being creative and imaginative with your projects.
I love you very much!