Oh, my, it’s been so long since I posted! Sorry for the unplanned blog break! We just got back a few days ago from a family reunion down in Carmel Valley, and the preparation and recovery from said event has kept me very busy. It’s amazing how fast catching up after a vacation undoes the benefit of the vacation! We had such a good time, though, with lots of family and good food, and I got to enjoy some of my favorite California spots – the Big Sur coast, Nepenthe and Carmel-by-the-Sea, as well as some great hiking up in the hills.
Unfortunately, what I didn’t do was take any pictures of all those beautiful places. D’oh!
However, upon our return, I realized I had two days to get a press photo of Anika out, and no photo. SO, necessity being the mother of invention, I decided to finally sew the Oliver+S pattern that I bought for Anabelle using some of the Anika prints, and we organized a hasty photo shoot in the back yard. I never realized how handy children are as models in a pinch! So, instead of photos of the CA coast, here are a few photos of Belle sporting her new Anika outfit, the 2+2 blouse and pleated skirt from Oliver+S. Which, by the way, was divine to use! Such an elegant and well-made pattern! I am now on the hunt for more of their patterns… just need to find more excuses to sew!