Friday, August 1, 2014

July: Monthly Update

This summer is just flying by! I can't believe it's already August.

I've spent my time reading, working on a new hat pattern, and making gifts when I'm not chasing around my 3 year old and enjoying play dates with friends.

Here's what I've been up to:

Here are a couple of pictures of my new hat pattern in the works. It's a 1920's flapper style turban. I normally don't wear beanies because they just don't look right on me, but this style I actually feel comfortable wearing. I'm looking forward to cooler weather!

A couple of simple baby hats for a friend who had a baby girl earlier this month in Chicago, but moved back home yesterday.

Here are the hats all packed up! Their last name has been blurred out, there isn't really a smudge there in the middle :)

I made a copy of this Kate Spade bag (which I own) for a friend who loves the bag, but isn't a big fan of red. It turned out pretty well and I'm excited to surprise her with it! In the future, I'll need a heavier interfacing to help the bag hold it's shape a little better.

She's a cook, so I added a cute cupcake fabric lining for the lining. Now she just needs to stay home long enough so I can drop it by!

Love Finds You Series - 1, only 3 more left to go before the end of the year
Outlander by Diana Gabaldon- gotta get ready for the Starz premiere, you know...
The Space Between by Diana Gabaldon
A Necessary DeceptionA Flight of Fancy, and am currently reading A Reluctant Courtship to finish out The Daughters of Bainbridge House trilogy by Laurie Alice Eakes

And just because, here are some cute pictures of my kid - popping bubbles and rocking some shades :)

I hope you all had an awesome July! Stay tuned for my new hat pattern (once I get it just right...)


  1. let us know when the 1920 hat patterns will be ready!! they look FABULOUS darls!!!

    1. Thanks for the reminder! Here it is!