Happy Holidays to all.
Has it really been five months since I last wrote a blog. Indeed it has and it’s been a frustrating five months at that. While I managed to accomplish a fair bit I was plagued with one thing after another which all seemed to come to a head in December. I won’t go into details but suffice it to say it hasn’t been a pleasant time at all.
I was expecting the family to come to Canada for Christmas this year but like everything else this year, it was one more disappointment as it didn’t happen. It wasn’t all doom and gloom, I wanted to celebrate the holidays with a reindeer theme and I managed to do just that.
Every year I buy myself a Christmas present just in case Santa forgets to drop by or decides I’ve been naughty. This year it was a live edge coffee table which Lisa Gardner of Rustic Sawmill Creations made for me. This really was the highlight of my year as I’ve wanted one for as long as I can remember and Lisa brought my vision to fruition.
No matter what is going on in my life, creating fashion keeps me focused and able to get through it. This year my focus was on fall and winter designs. For the first time I worked with leather and created this little jacket
My next jacket was a bit of a challenge because the quilting took forever to do but I love how it turned out. It’s certainly going to be warm.
I didn’t plan on the next one but I found this red wool and had to have it. I won’t be missed in this red hot number.
Hopefully I’ll be heading to Australia in the New Year so I’m busy working on some summer pieces to take. I may even hold a fashion show while I’m there. Whatever I do, I’m hoping that 2018 brings with it more happy days than we had in 2017.
Whatever you’re doing for the holidays, my wish for you is that you are happy, healthy and surrounded by your loved ones.
And of course, Keep Creating!