Saturday, August 31, 2013

The Shop Boy

If you have been to Peapod this week, you have greeted by my boy who has been running the shop after school this week.  Yep, he is the reason for this week's weird open hours.  He's been a big super helper around the house and the shop while his mama recovers from her illness.  I've been sick for the past two weeks and it probably takes another week or two until I come back to the shop. My plan was to close the shop for the whole month, but the boy stepped up and volunteered to keep the shop open even for just two hours a day.  He woke up early, took Dash for a walk, made himself lunch, went to school, then to the shop.  After work, he came home, took the dog for a walk again, did groceries, and took very good care of his sick mama. Not to mention his endless loads of homework.  Did I mention that he goes to highly academic high school?  One of the best in both San Francisco and the entire state of California.  Well, I was raised to be humble and modest and never brag, but today I am bragging out loud!  Usually nothing wakes him up in the middle of the night, but he jumped up and ran to my room to make me feel better after he heard me in pain.  I am so grateful for having such a super boy in my life.  So stop by and say hi to my super hero boy.  Oh, I still have a tube under my left arm, but I am starting to feel better now.
Here is the boy helping me at a street fair several years ago...

Saturday, August 10, 2013

Sew & Tell

Oh, August!  I feel like summer is almost over.  School starts soon for many big kids, but those little ones are lucky, still being able to enjoy the summer and be little those handmade outfits by their moms, grandmas, or aunts.
The first one is Alison's Ice Cream Dress for her little girl.  A classic summer dress! 
And here is a fairy tale dress that Grandma Carol made for her granddaughter.  Another classic summer dress!
And here is Jenner's two tiered skirt for her little Georgia.  She got a bit camera shy and didn't want to put it on, but she held it for the camera.  Thank you Georgia.
And this After-school Shirt and Pants were made by Aunt Laurel for her niece. 
The back side of the pants...
Aunt Laurel also made this Tea Party Sundress.  It's screaming summer!
All are so cute and full of love!  Little girls, it's a special thing to have someone who makes you clothes!  Enjoy it as much as you can.  I know one day you will be telling someone about you growing up with these handmade clothes that your family members made.  Lots of people have told me how they should've appreciated it more when they were kids.  Thank you, everyone!