“Let us dance in the sun, wearing wild flowers in our hair...”

Stripes!

Thursday, July 24, 2014




Stripes and linen, two of my favorite things! I made this new linen pullover, which I think is perfect for this hot summer weather we are having. The linen is beautiful quality and it was a pleasure to work with. I almost forgot how wonderful linen is! It's in the shop and on sale now! This one in size medium.

polka dot jumpsuit and lavender

Monday, July 7, 2014






I couldn't resist this polka dot jumpsuit from Zara. I just couldn't! I don't know if it suits me or not, but it's definitely comfortable and easy to wear. I now own THREE navy and white polka dot outfits from Zara. Apparently I can't get enough of these navy and white polka dots! I bought another playsuit only it has short pants and I also have a sleeveless "wiggle" dress that looks very 1950's to me. I guess my summer wardrobe will all coordinate! 

Now that we are home, I'm starting to see lots of plants "come alive" in our yard since we were last here during the end of March. I especially love the lavender plants and hope to plant a few more herbs. Maybe I will also get a chance to plant some vegetables in pots. I don't even know if shops are still selling garden plants anymore. I wonder if it's easy to plant pumpkins or squash in a pot or bucket for the fall? I don't want to dig up the backyard just yet as we are renting and I would need to talk to our landlord before doing anything drastic. But I have lots of space on our patio for potted plants. 

I also have lots of ideas for inside our house. I've been scouring Craigslist for furniture to replace our old hand-me-down pieces that we've had since we were married (and before). I really really want to get a "secretary" of sorts to hide away the computer in our living room. There are cords everywhere and it drives me insane to have them out in full view. Plus the computer is sitting on a really old and heavy desk that takes up way too much space in our small house. I'd also like to get a new dining room/kitchen table. Among other things, we'd love to paint all of our walls white. I think it will really open up the space in here and since we have smallish windows, I think it will make the rooms brighter. Jed is working night and day to finish a paper he is working on, and I can't do much without him, so I'm in the planning stages right now. But soon we will hopefully start to get this place looking a little bit more the way we want it to look. 

Hope you all have a lovely week! 

xo
Anna

Pre-Order: Linen Sleeveless Button-Ups

Friday, July 4, 2014





Happy 4th of July! This week has been a whirlwind. Jed and I returned late Monday evening from our three month stay in Seattle. We drove all the way out there, so we had to drive back. Our car was packed to the brim! I always tell myself next time I won't bring so much, and I think I am doing so well at it until we barely get everything packed in. Ugh. Someday I will learn! I brought a lot of clothing I didn't even wear and a lot of fabric I didn't get a chance to sew into anything. I guess what I've heard about the weather there is true. Seattle really doesn't have much of a summer like I'm used to! I actually kind of liked that, though. It was nice not really having to switch out my wardrobe until July. But now that we are back in Colorado, the sun is shining and it's a lot warmer here.

I've been thinking of more summery tops to make and I decided to order linen to make some more of those sleeveless button-up tops. I wanted to give you all a chance to pre-order in the size of your choice (xs, s, m or l). Otherwise I'll go ahead and make them in smalls and mediums as those are the sizes most people seem to want. I am not ordering a lot of fabric, each design I have enough for one top. However if there's a design you realllly want and it's already sold, I will try to get more. Also, if you pre-order I'm pricing these tops at $110 instead of my usual price ($130). Just email me (gracefullady@gmail.com) with your choice in fabric and where I would ship the finished top (zip code or Canada/Overseas) and I will send you a PayPal invoice. Let me know if you have any questions!

For those of you here in the States, I hope you enjoy the holiday! I still can't believe it's already July. Time goes by so fast when you're having fun!

xo Anna

P.S. For those interested, I am planning to write about my time in Seattle soon!
P.P.S. If you are interested in a floral cotton lawn top, I have some fabric in stock. Just ask and I will send you pictures. :)