Thursday, September 29, 2011

Alabama Coastal Foundation

I'm happy to say that I was recently asked to help support the Alabama Coastal Foundation by donating an earring and necklace set for a raffle at their Cocktails for the Coast Fundraiser last week. I made a set from two types of freshwater pearls since I thought pearls would be fitting for a coastal cause. The set also has labradorite stones in it as well.

Glad I remembered to take some pics of it on display!

Monday, September 12, 2011

Sewing with Lauren!

This summer I was honored with a visit from several of the ladies in my family all the way from Maine and Pennsylvania, including my cousin Lauren, who is 13. Here we are with the largest Live Oak in Mobile!

Lauren has always shown an aptitude for art and crafting, following in my footsteps making jewelry and in her own media of fimo sculpting, which she is very good at by the way! So I thought she might like to learn a little about sewing and figured the simple Elastic-Waist Flirt Skirt that I'd been making over and over again all summer from Growing Home (of which I now have 5) would be a great learning project since it is all straight stitching and you end up with something totally wearable!

Here it is! She wore it the very next day to the beach and Lulu's, where the picture was taken. I'm so proud of her little skirt and I hear she still wears it, even though it is quickly becoming fall up there in the northern states!