One of a kind skirt ~

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So I’ve reposted this really cute and simple skirt I had for sale a while ago.  A friend of mine brought home some fabric she says was from Tahiti – oh how I wish I could take a trip there!  Her BF is from there, but anyhow, she said she didn’t know what to do with it, his mom or sister had given it to her – and being that I’d done a couple of custom things for her in the past she thought she’d give it to me.  There wasn’t a lot of the fabric, but it was an interesting print.  I just made it into a simple skirt thinking that someone might enjoy it.  It looked really good at the photo shoot, and it’s so comfy too – of course I couldn’t resist trying it on.  One of the hazards of using myself to size, I get tempted often to keep the finished products!!

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By the way – I just reduced the price on the vintage yellow dress!  In case you know anyone who might be interested!  I really wish I could find it a good home!  https://www.etsy.com/listing/168757375/beautiful-vintage-yellow-peasant-dress?ref=shop_home_active_1

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Why hello yellow!

I’ve posted this dress before, but I have it for sale in my Etsy shop now ( https://www.etsy.com/listing/168757375/beautiful-vintage-yellow-peasant-dress?ref=shop_home_active_3 ) and I wish I could find it a good home.  It’s one of the vintage dresses my grandma gave me that sadly don’t fit me.  I was able to find a couple of great models to take pictures in it for me and I just love the yellow!  Especially in the beach photo shoot.  If you’re interested in buying, leave me a comment! =)

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A little bit of Aloha…

I don’t mind doing custom orders, I love working with customers to create their vision.  It’s a little nerve wracking (is that the word?) for me ~ It’s easier to create something, and hope you like it ~ but I do also enjoy creating something especially for someone too.  So I was happy to try and make something for someone who contacted me on Etsy  after making a previous purchase.  She wanted a simple dress, and gave me some ideas of print, color scheme, etc.  I was a little bummed at first because I couldn’t find anything similar to the print she sent me a sample of, but I just went with my gut and picked out a couple of fabrics I thought might work.  I sent the pics to her and just kind of threw in the comment “they might be a little too ‘aloha’ for you, but hey, I am in Hawaii after all, lol”…turns out she loved it, she said “I love ALoha!” haha.  Whew.  So it was no problem whipping up the dress, and she loved it.  It’s really not that big a deal local or otherwise, because if it doesn’t work out, then I’ll just list the item or use the fabric for something else, so I never pick up a fabric that I can’t see myself using for another project.  Just glad I could spread a little aloha though!

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(Simple custom aloha dress for mainland customer)

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(This last long one is just another print/design idea I was playing with)

Refashioned beach dress to fun everyday bag…

So I found this super cute surf brand O’Neill dress at a garage sale recently, and there were some flaws in it, but I just loved the print SOOO much, I couldn’t pass it up!  I ended up taking it apart and making a simple everyday bag out of it – and it turned out great!

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I really wish that I had more fabric of this since it’s so fun, but just posted the bag to the shop.  It did have some minor flaws that I couldn’t sew around, but overall, I’m so happy with how it came out!

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Capturing a moment…

This morning we headed to the beach, again (I know!) – for someone who doesnt like the beach I’ve been there quite often these days.  Anyways, this was special because family was in from out of town and we wanted to take some family pictures at the beach.  Not only the beach, but at sunrise.  Yes, sunrise.  So, just before 6am we were all ready on the beach for the first lights of the day with the professional photographer. 

There were a lot of pictures being taken today.

I was able to capture a moment, of a moment being captured… 

what makes you happy?

So this weekend, my family and I headed to the beach, something my daughter loves to do.  It’s funny that I live in Hawaii, but I don’t like the beach.  It’s not so much the beach I don’t like, but the water, and the sand (haha, which make up the whole beach!).  So I usually make camp in the shade of a tree somewhere and watch everyone else swim and play.

This trip to the beach, I had a moment.  For a split second, I felt like I had a moment to myself.  As I was laying under the tree, reading my book, I happened to look up and really see what beauty was around me.  It’s funny that I was on the chapter that says: “what is happiness”.  I mean, it was really a nice day.  And for a moment I was lost in the day, without another thought in the world.  Of course, the moment quickly passed, but that quick moment was so nice.

What is happiness?

There is a lot of beauty in Hawaii, much of which you just pass by without even a second glance.  I’ve really started trying to slow down and really see some of it…

Palm trees anyone?

A flower spotted on my walk to work...

Everyone really needs to slow down.  Take a moment, have a moment, share a moment.