mother’s day dress: who wore it best

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i had an awesome mother’s day.  it’s starting to get pretty hot here in the central valley, so the kids and i have been scoping out shaded parks.  they’re finally at an age where i don’t have to be that crazy mom on the playground climbing play structures far too tiny, bonking my head and getting stuck on the slides, and instead i can sit under a tree and knit while imaginary t-rexes chase them into exhaustion before nap time.  it’s divine.  after a leisurely morning at our new favorite shade park, we headed out to st. helena and tried out this awesome farm to table restaurant.  the food was fantastic and the ambience can’t be beat.  for this occasion, i wore this little black dress i made as a mother’s day gift to MYSELF. Continue reading

late lunch tunic

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a couple of projects never quite made it to the blog during crazy december, and while some will remain on the cutting room floor eternally, some, for example those for which my family suffered through frigid 7:30am photo shoots, i feel must obtain their deserved moment of internet glory.   Continue reading