Saturday, June 19, 2010

Beach Pictures

As soon as our suitcases were unpacked Friday afternoon, we headed to the beach to stick our toes in the sand.

Will has We have a "no bikini" rule, but I found the most adorable bathing suit pattern in a recent issue of Sew Beautiful Magazine and couldn't resist making a matching pair for the girls! I promised Will I would only use them for pictures and then they would be put up for the rest of the summer. He said they were ok because they didn't really look like bikinis. Whew! :) Anna Cate loves her bathing suit and calls it her green "teenie." Hilarious!

I wanted to get a picture of each girl as they walked onto the beach and felt the sand between their toes for the first time this summer.

Anna Cates was an old pro...

...but you can see how far Caroline got before she noticed something felt different.

She would take a couple of steps ...

...and then look down at her feet.

"Caroline, what do you think of the sand?"

This look of mixed confusion and disgust.

She warmed up to the sand after a few minutes and then had no problem being covered in it for the rest of the week. And I do mean from head to toe and everything in between!

Anna Cate lived in her pink sunglasses all week and looked like a little diva walking around the pool with her shades on. There was a group of ladies who we'd see each morning at the pool who called her "Miss Hollywood."

Love this picture of Anna Cate holding Caroline's hand by the water.

Oh to have eyes so blue, cheeks so rosy, and lips so red. I know I'm biased because she is my baby girl, but she has the most beautiful coloring. Wonder if that hair is going to stay red?

And is this not the most hilarious look that Caroline is shooting the camera? It is a typical Caroline expression...priceless!!

I learned what a little dare devil we have on our hands. Caroline has absolutely no fear of the ocean. She loves to sit in the surf and let the waves wash onto her. She happened to get a little too brave one evening...

Before the wave:

And after:

We had a wonderful week away relaxing with family and playing in the sun and sand!

Thursday, June 17, 2010

Sneak Peek

Of all the reasons to love going on vacation, my most favorite part is getting to come back home. We rolled in this afternoon and even though I have plenty of bags to unpack, loads of laundry to wash, and an empty fridge to fill, I couldn't help but download our beach pictures once the girls were in bed.

More to come tomorrow...


girls at beach

AnnaCate Beach

Monday, June 14, 2010

Summer Dates for Sewing Workshops

New dates are now open for summer sewing workshops. I've added two new classes for those who have attended the first workshop and are interested in learning some new techniques!

**FYI - there are no pictures of the projects because we are at the beach this week and I have no access to all of my photos. I'll update this post with pics once we are home!

Get Your Stitch On
Sewing Workshops

Where & When:
Lexington, SC
9:00 am - 2:00 pm

Available dates listed on sidebar


Beginner's Workshop
This is a beginner's level workshop, meaning if you are already sewing dresses, bags, pillows, etc. you probably won't benefit from the workshop. However, if you have never sewed a stitch before or if you have dabbled in it a bit, but would like to have a better overall foundation of sewing to follow patterns and tutorials, this would be a perfect fit for you!

We will begin with a general overview of sewing with a machine, including the different types of sewing techniques, stitch applications, and the best places to buy fabric and patterns.

We will then move onto several projects which incorporate all of the sewing techniques you will need to begin sewing on your own!
Projects Include:
-Ruffled Scarf
-Baby Bib
-Pillowcase Dress

Applique Workshop(Intermediate Level)
This workshop is for those who have a basic knowledge of sewing and feel comfortable using a sewing machine. In this workshop, we will focus on the applique techique and the construction of a skirt and pants/shorts. You will create a coordinating outfit to take home for your favorite little one (boy or girl)!
Projects include:
-Applique tee
-Twirly skirt
-Ruffled pants or boy shorts

Bags & Totes Workshop (Intermediate Level)
This workshop is for those who have a basic knowledge of sewing and feel comfortable using a sewing machine. In this workshop, we will learn to sew a zipper and also study the basic construction of bags.
Projects Include:
-Ruffled Zipped Pouch
-Market Tote Bag
-Floral Pin

The cost is $50 per workshop. To register, just send me an e-mail to with the date of the workshop you are interested in attending.You will recieve a confirmation e-mail with payment details to reserve your spot. Classes are limited to 6 people.

Once you are registered, you will receive further information including directions and the materials you will need to bring to the workshop.

Please let me know if you have any questions! :)

Monday, June 7, 2010

Garden Party


We celebrated Anna Cate's 3rd birthday this past Saturday with a garden party. Thank you to all of our family and friends who came over and endured the heat and humidity to celebrate with us! And a great BIG thank you to Lucas for offering to man the camera and take some wonderful photos of the party!! :)

Click on the link below to see the slideshow!

Wednesday, June 2, 2010