Monday, July 19, 2010

A Monday Full Of Happiness

July 19, 2010

A Monday Full Of Happiness

Freya was up, dressed and ready to ride her bike at 7 am this morning.
Usually the kids and I sleep until 9 am.
(Indulgent, I know).

Freya is a whiz on her bike.

Last week she showed off her 'ride with one hand' trick.
Today her new trick is 'ride with no legs'.
Now she is working on 'ride with no hands'.

I love seeing my handy work on the line and knowing that the clothes I make are worn and loved.

Even if the clothes are mostly cozy pants.

I may have mentioned before that I'm a bit obsessive when I find a project that I like.
I worked on these linen baskets today and yesterday.
They are so darn fast and fun to make.

I found the purple floral linen tablecloth at an antique store close by.
I made a special trip out Saturday to look for linen and ended up at the antique store.
It was a great find!

I really like how the table cloth baskets turned out so I made a quick stop at another local antique store this morning and found this amazing hand made mini chest.

It's the most perfect aqua blue.
I haven't found anything this wonderful in a while.
I already have a place and purpose in mind for it.
The best thing about my perfect little mini chest is that it cost $15.

I can wait to organize my sewing stuff in it.
I have so many odds and ends floating around my kitchen

Oh, and I found a lovely pink linen table cloth.
I hope to have the pink baskets ready to share tomorrow.
I think Mondays are great!


  1. so much pretty in this one post. nothing like the thrill of new tricks on a bike... all your own sewing there? impressive! it looks so pretty hung up like that. i know it's "just laundry" but when you've made it yourself, it's like hanging up artwork! you should charge admission to your yard ;) the aqua chest of drawers is perfect for a sewing space, i like the little pulls on them.

    ~ ana

  2. love that blue chest! very cool :)

  3. Hi Camille. I just found your blog and I wanted to tell you how much I'm enjoying reading your past posts. Your pictures of the clothes you've made hanging on the wash line are so pretty as are the linen baskets you've created. Thanks so much for sharing them with us. I look forward to following your blog!! Please feel free to visit me when you get a chance. I haven't been posting as much as usual due to a new baby but am starting to get back into the swing of things finally. :)

    ~ Wendy

  4. OK, I just want to say I'm kind of freaking out a bit over how amazingly talented you are. Your sewing hanging on the line is like something out of a Norman Rockwell painting, and yet, more real and even more beautiful. I love the patterns you choose and the fabrics as well.

    Last but not least, go Freya!