Friday, May 23, 2008

Summertime Living

It's not officially summer but it might as well's hit the 100 degree mark here already! This is the kind of thing the girlies wear around here: simple, sweet, "little girlish" and COOL. I hand-embroidered a sweet lettuce-edge tee with one of my own motifs...bullion roses in two tones of pink on a "vine" of backstitches and lazy-daisy leaves. The skirt is as simple and easy to wear as it looks. I used one of my favorite Pandolph prints that you don't see much of anymore and made an easy, simple skirt out of less than one yard of fabric. The waist is elastic since the girls enjoy the "comfiness" of that. I've added a custom set just like this one to my etsy store ! More styles to come, as well!

And I'd love it if you visited the Sweet Rachael of The Rose Room for her 100th Post Party! She has some scrumptious giveaways, as well!

Here's my answers to her "10 Party Questions":

Relationship: Married to James for 8 years in just a couple weeks!

Children: Emily (6), Rachel (4) and Andrew (1.5)

Pets: 2 cats, Abel and Mabel Age: 31
Star Sign: Pisces

Fave Food: Mexican Pizza (a yummy thing my husband makes!)

Fave Drink: Sour Apple Martini and Diet Coke (not together!)

House Decor Style: Vintage/Shabby Chic/Traditional

Collections: Art pieces by other artists who I know and admire :), milk glass footed bowls, vintage tea cups

How Did You Get Into Blogging: My friend, Lauren, was blogging and I hopped around from her blog to others' until I accidentally stumbled upon this "circle" of bloggers with similar tastes/interests/styles. Not quite a year ago, I jumped in myself, unsure if anyone would ever come and read my blog! I'm now officially addicted!

Oh and enjoy your 3-day weekend!


The Rose Room said...

Cheryl your embroidery is beautiful. I can't get enough of Robyn Pandolph fabrics, fortunately we can get them here, which is a miracle really:) I'm having a party, come visit:) Rachael

The Romantic Portuguese Daughter said...

Your roses are so pretty! I haven't attempted making those yet..but I will. LOL! Can you believe this weather. It's raining here! After last week being in the 100's.

Have a great weekend!

Pink Portuguese Roses

Heidi Ann said...

Cheryl, Your daughter looks just darling in her embroidered top & floral skirt! You have a great blog!!! I so enjoy it!...Enjoy the weekend!...Heidi :)

The Rose Room said...

Thanks for coming to my party Cheryl and also for you sweet email:) Its nice to get to know you a little better:) Rachael

Couture de Papier said...

Lovely blog!

Couture de Papier said...

I need a shabby summer dress easy peasy!! I have a knob milk glass pedestal dish from NE estate!

Lori said...

Cheryl your daughter looks so cute in her little outfit "made with love by mom"!!!

Sherry said...

Your daughter is very beautiful and the outfit is so sweet!! Very pretty!

sita said...

Your work is lovely! I wish I could sew my children clothes I have tried a few simple things but I don't want to embarrass them! I will leave it up to the pros like you!

Miss Sandy said...

Fun facts! I love the t-shirt and precious little skirt! I just wish I had a darling little girl to dress in them!

Cathy ~ Tadpoles and Teacups said...

Sweet little one, and a sweet little skirt.

Just Between Us Girls said...

Dear Cheryl,
Your summer skirts for the girls are just lovely and so good you are offering them to others. Sweet and dear and so comfortable...I want some.
Love and hugs,