Kentucky Oaks, Kentucky Derby

And they're off!
I don’t really count myself as a horse racing fan, per se, but what I AM a fan of is dressing up, having cocktails, being outside, and people watching. The weekend of the Kentucky Derby and the Kentucky Oaks contains all these things, and is really something to behold. Many people don’t know this, but the day before the Derby there is a full schedule of races, culminating in the day’s main event, the Oaks. Continue reading

Sewing Project – Herringbone Cape of Magic

Cape 2
A little backstory:  I took my first sewing class in August of last year. In that class I learned, among other things, how to read a pattern and how to purchase fabric from a pattern.  During my next shopping trip at the fabric store, I came across two things I instantly fell in love with.  This cape pattern, and this lavender and cream herringbone wool-like fabric in the clearance aisle.  At the time I had no idea how to sew (aside from the cute fold-over supply pouch created in the first class), but I knew that someday I would, and this fabric would be glorious.  I painstakingly picked out the interfacing and matching lining, went to the cutting counter for the first time, and left the store excited with possibility. Continue reading