Well.....it SNOWED!!!!! this morning :( Now, truth be told, this isn't the most unusual event for Chicago this time of year, it does happen, although not often. But, when it does...it's just so disheartening. I have beautiful blossoms on my cherry tree, tulips are beginning to bloom, and the robins are busy building their nests. I think this is the winter that just doesn't want to go away. But it will and I'm sure we will end up with some ungodly hot days this summer that will have me dreaming once again of winter. I guess I'm never satisfied ;)
Now, for something very uplifting and inspirational, The Wednesday Showcase! Wow, do I have 2 super creative and lovely ladies to introduce you to.
First up is Pauline from http://sewuthinkucan.blogspot.com/ Just wait until you see what this super creative gal can do.
Pauline loves to participate in the Burda sewing challenges. This was a knock off of a Micheal Kors dress. I think Micheal Kors is in trouble ;)
Next up is Linda of http://ellegeemakes.com/ Linda is actually brand new to the blogging world, so please help me in a very hearty WELCOME!!!!!
Linda lives in Portland, Oregon
"where the rainy weather is a perfect excuse for indoor activities. If I could afford to, I’d wear only Chanel, right? Since that’s impossible, I sew. I love to make my own clothes, modifying patterns or designing my own. Right now, my life has plenty of space for creativity, so along with sewing, I write, bake and sing too. One thing seems to lead to another. I’ll often find inspiration for the story I’m writing as I’m wandering through one of the many wonderful fabric stores in our city. This blog is an ode to that process; a diary of the fun we have as we move from our moments of inspiration to the actual creation of a garment, a story or a cake! I hope with this blog to connect with and join the community of DIY fashion devotees who love fabric, design and creating clothes as much as I do."
Inspired by Betty Draper of Mad Men, Linda made this super cute coat.I like Linda's better!!! such a fabulous collar.
After reading that white is the new black for spring, Linda found a great piece of white quilted knit and made a super cute tunic dress,
using Vogue 8840.
She decided to break up the quilted pattern with a trim. Perfect touch!
Well, the sun is now shining and the snow is beginning to melt, so things are turning around.
Hope there's a little sunshine in your day too!