This time of year the road sides and fields are filled with fragrant pink rose buds. It is a tradition for my friends and I to harvest pockets full and string them into pretty twirling necklaces and wall hangings. They last for many months and remind us all of the spring season. I picked a few handfuls and thought next time I visit this bush I will be picking the rose hips in the fall with the little one in a sling. He kicks more and more each day and now you can see his little movements in my belly. It is often pretty distracting while sewing. I just have to sit and watch. A hot cup of herbal tea next to me and a list of my to dos keeps getting longer and longer for the day. Hope you have a lovely day and go ahead and pick some rose buds they will fill your hands with spring perfume!
Sunday, May 19, 2013
A little trip to the city this week, I visited my mom and ate lots of yummy food. Such a treat to venture off island and have such an array of food choices. Whenever I head into Seattle I alway visit my favorite leather shop and stock up. It takes about an hour and half to search the store in there upstairs storage to find the perfect hides for making the straps of my bags. A bit of work but so worth it. Now I am home and so happy, the trip back was long and by the time I made it back to our little island I was so tired. A fire was made and before I knew I was fast asleep. The weekend rushed by as always and now I am ready to start a new week. Hope you had a nice weekend!
Wednesday, May 15, 2013
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I've added a few new bags to my shop today! A updated baby baby which now comes with leather straps, a detachable waxed canvas strap and stainless snaps at the top to keep belongings safe. I also added a new rucksack to my shop as well. A great daypack size with a large front pocket.
Head over to my shop to check them out...
Monday, May 13, 2013
I feel like so much has happened this week around the property. The long days make us all so much more productive. Most exciting one of our mamma hens had 6 baby chicks. 2 yellow, 2 black and 2 grey! We've had to move her around a bit until we found a secure spot for her and the chicks and she is quite feisty. Very protective of her little babies, doing such a good job keeping them warm and teaching them to scratch for there food already at 2 days old. The spring rain has returned and it feels so good, a balance of rain and sun this time of year is great. The studio is getting closer and closer each weekend. Alex's mom helped us refinish the wood French doors that we got from a local building salvage and they look so good! I might paint them but after I have the babe. The wiring is almost finish and then onto insulating. A gross and dirty job, which I get to opt out of this time due to the little one inside me. I have been trying my hardest to fill my body with lots and lots of clear liquids this past week. I am a little low on my amniotic fluid so staying hydrated is key to fixing that. A busy few days ahead of sewing before I take a little break and visit my mom. She lives 2 ferry rides away and always nice to leave home to get a little perspective. So long, until next time friends!
Some photos from a Friday afternoon beach session...