Been away the last week as my fabulous little sister and her boyfriend have been visiting.  Great times were had, sadly they had to end today, and my house is a wee bit quiet as I sit here.  Back to the grind, and lists, and sewing.

But first, a glimpse at a couple of our adventures!  It’s always fun to have visitors–it gives you an excuse to play tourist in your own state!

Among the many things we did, our favorites were:

Kliebert’s Turtle and Alligator Farm (“Swamp People” fans may recognize this spot):

This tour was AMAZING and so fun!  Great place–and only an hour drive from my house.  Our guide was informative and funny, the tour was fabulous, and we had a blast.  If you find yourself in southern Louisiana, I HIGHLY recommend this tour–for only $12, it was a steal.  Everyone on the tour had a blast–kids and adults alike.


Abita Mystery House:

I’ve wanted to hit this place up for years, but never did.  It’s crazy–no, really–it’s CRAZY.  I mean, I love it, but it’s insane.  There’s a little bit of everything here.  I fell madly in love with all the vintage paint by number paintings, but sadly none were for sale.  Trust me–I would have come home with a boat load if they had been.  DEFINITELY worth the $3 to tour.  If you like “Hoarders”, thrift store shopping & folk art, this is THE place. 


This Week

I received a surprising influx of hours at my part time gig this week (going from the normal10 hours to 21 hours), so I’ve been running around like a crazy person this week, trying to stay on top of it all.  The fact that my shift starts at 5am hasn’t been helping.  A 4am wake up call isn’t my idea of a good time.

Now that the week is coming to a close, I feel like I’m getting a little more sure-footed.  Next week looks to be just as challenging, so I’m thinking of ways to streamline my week days.

Still, I managed to finish up a few projects and start work on others.

Sneak peek behind the scense from a shoot that features my clothing:



A new shipment of striped fabric (for leggings) arrived.  I ordered some narrower stripes along with the ol’ stand-bys this time around–excited to see how those work for the leggings.


Found some irresistable notecards.


Got word back on that Kahlan costume–the bustier looks SO AMAZING!!  Happy customer and happy designer!


Finished up the burlesque bustier and ruffled shorts.  The bustier has a seperating zipper front for the closure.  I do believe I’ll be offering this option in the shop soon!  It turned out really well.  Hope I get final pictures from my client….


A snake poked it’s head out to say hello at my husband’s office.  I wanted to pick it up, but figured it was best for both the snake and myself if I didn’t.


The sky driving across the 24 mile Causeway bridge this past Saturday.

There was more, but I’m still getting used to remembering to snap pictures.  I’ll get it someday!