Weekend Blues

Well, not really a blue weekend, per se, but all of Sunday was lost to being ill, so I feel a little robbed of my full weekend potential, you know?

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Saturday brought the local Farmer’s Market, where I picked up this week’s CSA offering. This is the first year we’ve participated in a CSA (having wanted to for years, but never having made the deadline for signing up before).  Absolutely loving it!  The first tomatoes of the season were part of the offering this week–along with eggplant, cucumbers, zucchini, green bell peppers, carrots and potatoes!  Big Summer Stew coming up for tonight’s meal.  Nom!

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Worked on some sequining & beading for one of the bustiers that will be part of the upcoming shoot.  In retrospect, I’m not sure how well SEQUINS will show up in a photograph, but….well, it’s done now, lol.

Then Sunday rolled around, and I was in bed battling a severe headache and body pains until around 1pm.  It was awful.  Once I managed to drag myself out of the bedroom, onto the couch (still in pj’s and with half the headache hanging on), the Husband and I binge-watched the entire season of “The Devil is a Part-timer!” on Netflix–and loved it!

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Here’s to the week starting, my head not trying to kill me, and a productive week ahead!  Happy Monday!

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Embroidered, Embellished, Pinterest Favorites

Things have started taking off in the shop this week.

Working-working-working!

Orders rolling in–early birds for Halloween are my favorites.

When things start taking off, and I start getting so busy, I always find myself getting enamored with techniques that force me to slow down.  That invite me to take that comfy seat and grab a cup of milky tea.

Embroidered Pan Collar by The House that Lars Built

Embroidered Pan Collar by The House that Lars Built

Hand-detailing suddenly obsesses me.

Valentino Resort 2015

Valentino Resort 2015

Anything that forces one to slow down, to take their time, to focus and to relax.

Embroidered tent dress

Embroidered tent dress

Hand-work, ahhhhh–always relaxing.

Embroidered, re-purposed bag

Embroidered, re-purposed bag

Am I crazy?

1920s Party Dress

1920s Party Dress

I thought I’d share some of my favorite embroidered and beaded beauties on the Pinterest Wednesday.

Vintage cardigan

Vintage cardigan

What calms you in times of stress and busy-busy-busy?

White on white--lovely!

White on white–lovely!

Beaded chiffon

Beaded chiffon

1890 Wedding Gown from the V&A Collection

1890 Wedding Gown from the V&A Collection

Vintage skirt detailing

Vintage skirt detailing

1800s muslin embroidered gown--*swoon*

1800s muslin embroidered gown–*swoon*