Tuesday, July 13, 2010

California Poppies and Celebrity Sightings!!

I just returned from an amazingly fun week vacationing with the fam in California. We explored the central coast from bottom to top, dipping our toes in the waves on every beach along the way. Good thing my kids like beaches as much as me!! :-)

One of the non-surf highlights of my travels was getting to meet IRL one of the celebrity bloggers I've been stalking from afar - Lindsey from The Pleated Poppy:
Poppy
She's such a doll and was so kind to take time out of her busy schedule for me. She maintains a blog, runs a web store, mothers 3 little ones AND homeschools! We got a chance to gab at a playground while our young kids all entertained each other.  Here's beautiful Lindsey getting attacked by my hat:
She's wickedly talented with a sewing machine and her fabric creations are gorgeous. She sews things for all over her house and has great tutorials for you, too ... I say "you" because I don't sew.  :-(   I bought a few cute hair clips for my daughter and since she was wearing a hat, too, she promptly clipped two onto it:

Fun! They're layered so nicely and the colors and fabrics are perfectly on trend! Lindsey had a booth at a craft show in one of the beach towns and this was her setup:
What a great shop! Don't you wish you could have made it to that art/craft fair?! I do!! Great job, Lindsey! If you go to her blog, you'll see a link to her own super cute gift shop. Plus, she also has different and equally ADORABLE inspirational creations in the (in)courage shop over at DaySpring. My favorites are the Crisp Posy Pin Collection:
and the Trees of the Forest - Handmade Tea Towel:
I loved getting to know the real Lindsey behind The Pleated Poppy. She's a sweetheart! Go check out her blog and her cute fabric creations!

2 comments:

Christina said...

Sounds like you had a delicious vacation. : ) I loved the photos of Lindsey's work and am heading over to her blog to check out the tutorials... :D

pleated poppy said...

oh jeanne! you are so sweet and flattering - i'm blushing! it was a pleasure to meet you, and what a fun giveaway you have!

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