Sunday, October 13, 2013

On Friday afternoon I wrote down a list of all the sewing, knitting, and pottery projects I’ve had piling up in my head. It’s a LONG list, and it is a long weekend here in Canada. At the top of the list was my second Datura top from Deer & Doe patterns. I already had the fabric cut, with my alteration to lower the bust dart and I was able to sew it all up on Friday evening.  I bought the fabric from my new favourite online source, mostly because it is Canadian and shipping is cheap.  If you look closely the dots are actually little crowns.

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I don’t know about you but, any time my buttons don’t need to be functional I skip the button holes altogether and just sew the buttons into place.   I’ve done this with both of my Datura tops and on many other projects.

On Saturday, I headed out to the west coast of the island to go mushroom picking with friends.  Which is pretty comical as I don’t particularly like eating mushrooms.  But, it was a good excuse to spend a couple hours amongst the trees.  Don’t worry I didn’t actually wear my new top and heels tromping through the forest.  I thought the coast would be a great location for a photo shoot and I made a quick wardrobe change as Benny was digging up ferns at the side of a logging road in a clearcut forest.  And, instead of using the gorgeous coast line as a backdrop for the photographs, we found a stump for me to perch on.

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And, here I am swinging from a rope down at Mystic Beach in clothing not made by me.

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Happy Thanksgiving!  And, thank you to my good friend Benny for taking these photos for me.  If you are interested, she has a fabulous cooking blog of her own over at Being Bethany Jane.  The Amazing Grain Free Pad Thai is truly amazing!