I thought it would be fun to try my hand at making a spring top. I have been hoarding this particular piece of fabric ever since I found it at Brimfield a few years ago- it’s navy, with little pink blossoms, and the drape is just gorgeous. It was an odd sized scrap, not quite big enough for an entire tank top, but as it happen, just the right size for the front. A coordinating solid completed the look, and I must say, I am pretty darn pleased with the results.
Flowering trees are about the only things I want to take pictures of these days. Perhaps it’s because the winter felt so long and dark that I am even more in awe of the blooms this year. I keep thinking, how can this be the same city that threatened to crush me with its dreariness a mere month ago?
Don’t you love how different trees seem to hit their stride every week? Last week the magnolia trees were majestic, and this week, the cherry blossoms are simply breathtaking. With every passing day there is more beauty to behold. Once the boys wake up from their afternoon naps, we spend hours on campus, finding hidden courtyards and fountains, playing trucks next to students studying for finals (I’m sure they appreciate that), and stumbling across hidden patches of hellebore.
By the time we make our way home, Vik is fast asleep. To me, that’s the very best sign of a day well spent. I am cherishing these spring days with my family- I don’t mean to gush. But life is good.