Sunday, August 28, 2011

grand marais

we went on our annual family trip to duluth last week! we also took a day trip up to grand marais, which is all the way up the north shore near canada. and is the cutest town..i think i want to live there someday.

the harbor

 hummus avacado tomato sandwhich, and photo bomber

italian cream soda


 piggy back rides

Thursday, August 18, 2011

the fair

well, it's been four months, and now we are back together! mike flew in a couple days ago, and i'm so glad he's back! i really like this guy.
tonight we went to the county fair. i had been waiting all summer for all the junk food! and it was so good.

stacia and her first love, cotton candy. 

minnesota cheese curds!

 we got to see our preggy cousin miranda!

 and take a creepy maternity picture.

it was so fun to be home for the fair! i hope i get to come back again next year.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

purple top

here is my purple fringy crop top that i crocheted.     tucked in.

and out.

Monday, August 8, 2011

farmers market

my mom and i decided to do the farmers market in our town this year, and here are some pictures from our table last week.  people are really loving their baked goods these past few weeks, which makes for a really fun market time, but then also for no monster cookies to bring back home and eat time!

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

blue sailboat dress

well, i decided that i love sewing now. this is my favorite dress!  sailboats, airy cotton, and as comfortable as pajamas..what more do you need.  i have been working on learning how to sew my own wardrobe and this one turned out so well i think i'll make a few. i'm already planning one in white.
i used McCall's pattern m6275, which is a child's dress pattern (i have very mature tastes) and made it in one of the larger sizes. then i just added 2 inches to the length of both the bodice and skirt. and also took in the sides of the bodice a little so it wasn't quite so boxy,but still roomy.  and bam, a dress for a grownup. 

we took a bike ride down to the bridge over the lakes by the house to take pictures. i love minnesota in the summer, but i haven't done too many summery things so far this year. so busy.. but now that i'm done at my job, and mike is coming, (in less than two weeks yayyy!) we have lots of things on our summer list. more biking, the fair where i will eat cheese curds for the first time since the old days! , boating and swimming, and a duluth trip.
my sewing education time is short, but i'm hoping to fit in a few more dresses, next up is some cute vintage girls fabric i got for my birthday!

dress: made by me! fabric from joann's,  basket bag: thrifted,  shoes: target,  bike: i think walmart!