Fabric, glorious fabric. We stash yards and pieces here, there, and everywhere.
Closets bursting with bags or stacks of fabric? Maybe they are still in the shopping bags from the store. Or, you have everything nicely folded and organized in plastic bins.
Take a second and think about your fabric. Is it hidden out of site? Is it rolled up in the linen closet, boxed in the garage, or maybe you have all your ducks in a row and it looks as pretty as a peach.
Heck, maybe you're not a fabric hoarder and none of this pertains to you.
Eeep! I'm a fabric lover. I love feeling it, buying it and then trying to decide what to make with it. Hi, my name's Annette and I'm a fabric addict/ hoarder/ stasher.
Cue the audience: "Hi, Annette."
Hope the weather is treating you well. In southern California, we've been lucky enough to enjoy warmer days and cooler evenings lately. As I type this, I'm listening to the birds sing and the leaves flutter on my Mulberry tree. The 3 tier pond in my backyard is bubbling away. This is what heaven sounds like-peaceful and serene. I live in southern California, but am not in Los Angeles. I'm far from it, actually. We live on a quiet dirt road. I don't hear cars drive by. No basketballs bouncing in a nearby driveway. I do however hear the occasional dirt bikes ride up and down the hills.
I love where I live. I'm thankful every day for the beautiful things and landscape that surrounds me.
On that note, I'd like to introduce you to my close friend and brilliant photographer, Erica. She is the owner of Desert Sky Studio, a southern California photography business.
You either have it, or you don't
You know the saying, you either have it or you don't, Erica has it. And she has a whole lot of it! She takes beautiful pictures of people and places. I was fortunate enough to have her take some pictures of me in my new pants. If you're local to southern California, check her out at www.desertskystudio.com. She does weddings, portraits, families, and more. Erica has taken photos of my kids in the past and I couldn't ask for an easier person to work with.
So, grab a cup of coffee or tea, and let me walk you through Simplicity's pants pattern 8243 a.k.a. my favorite pair of pants.
Hi there, I'm Annette and I love eating and sewing. I usually have a cup of coffee or tea with me, but not next to my machine because I'd probably spill it. I am the reason we can't have nice things.