Happy Halloween!

Well, no Friday Faves today. I’ve been too busy helping prep for our church’s Harvest Party that was last night. It was a blast!

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Hubs and I were Charlie Brown and Lucy from Peanuts. We had a lot of fun. I was going for a winter version of Lucy.

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Despite the fact that no one got my costume (even with the props…), especially when I was without my Charlie Brown, I did get a lot of questions on it. People were amazed I found saddle shoes.

Charlie Brown shirt
Navy dress
Saddle shoes
Mustard sweater – Ann Taylor Loft
Burgundy hat

There were lots of great costumes, fun activities for the kids, and, of course, plenty of candy!

Hope you have a happy Halloween! What will you be today?

Teaser

I’ve finally finished a runner that had been sitting around for a while. All it needed was some hand stitching to finish the binding, but I just kept ignoring it. But it’s finally done!

I haven’t been able to get any good full-length pictures yet, but I couldn’t wait to post a couple close-ups. This is a reversible autumn/Christmas runner with a chevron design.

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The front uses Kate & Birdie Paper Company’s Autumn Woods fabric collection in 2 rows of chevrons with white in between and a border of patterned brown. (This might sound familiar because I used fabric from the same collection for this skirt.) This was my second attempt at chevrons, the first of which ended  disastrously. This time, I was much better about matching up all my squares, and it turned out beautifully.

I quilted on the colored chevrons so it makes a great subtle pattern on the back, which is made of a bunch of Christmas fabric strips of varying widths.

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I love how this one turned out. Once I manage to get some good pictures, it’ll be up in the shop.

Friday Faves: Tea

Fall has certainly arrived here on the Shore; the days are still warm, but bookended by chilly mornings and evenings.Something about the change in weather has made me want hot tea constantly. I know most people go for the Pumpkin Spice Latte (of which I am also a fan) but coffee hasn’t sounded good. Just good and simple Lady Grey. And what naturally accompanies tea – a good book.

1. I wish I could eat like a hobbit.
2. Yes, this sounds delightful.
3. Tea time would always be awesome – and terrifying – with this Harry Potter tea cup.
4. Just read the cup, people.
5. Hubs just bought this Mad Hatter tea cup for me. It’s pretty much the best ever.
6. C. S. Lewis was a wise man.
7. Nothing like waking up and knowing you’re not in the Hunger Games to start your day off right.

Anticipation

We’re past the unofficial start of fall, and just weeks away from the official start. I am ready for pumpkin spice, chili, bonfires and boots. To welcome the change of weather I’m adding a few seasonal items to the shop this month. The first is a girl’s skirt featuring a lovely fabric in persimmon pink with an off-white forest silhouette from Moda’s Autumn Woods collection by Kate & Birdie Paper Co.

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The skirt has a 2″ enclosed elastic waistband with an attached sash, and will fit a young girl, sizes 4 to 6.

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Up close you can see the cute details of the forest life. This sweet little skirt will transition well from summer to fall – just add tights or leggings. Though the days are growing shorter and darker, this delightful skirt will keep your fall cheery and bright .