At the end of June, the fam and I headed north. Our friends Tom and Anne invited us to come to Camp with them at Lake Leelanau, where her family built a wonderful 4-cabin establishment years and years ago. What a fantastic time we had! Lovely people, fun adventures near and in the water, and outstanding food: the chipotle cherry hummus is not to be missed.
It's been a full, full summer. Early in June, I discovered Heartsy and I knew I had to run a deal there. Early in July my deal went live, and in 2 days I sold 63 vouchers for deeply discounted SOMP creations. At the end of July we spent some time on vacation, at the Summer Market, and visiting family--and here are some pictures.
First things first: Haircut Day! (It hasn't looked like that since then. Do you like my lawn chairs?)
A cute Custom Order. I believe this print is from a line called Central Park.
I cannot express enough (or enough times) how much I LOVE MY NEW TAGS!
This fabric photographed so beautifully in our shady back yard. I like this photo so much that it's featured on my new business cards AND the gorgeous new SOMP Gift Certificates.
These are my pigs, Penny (brown) and Pearl (cow). They enjoy wading in the baby pool. Their deepest thoughts: "Is that food you've got?" and "Mmmm, I love eating this."
Cute Zippies Grande and Classic SOMP Set. Mustard Martini from Amy Butler.
Now you have to know I've never thought of myself as a "purple girl," but this fabric by Joel Dewberry--Aviary 2--might just be converting me. Favorite of the summer for sure! Here you can see a Medium Tote, a Grande, 2 Zippy Classics, 2 Mini Fobs and a Midway Zippy.
We brought along The Boy's "hamster"--he insisted we leave it in the car--and took some pictures of it on our trip.
The Hambone and the Husb.
Ziplining? Yes, please. As close to Every Day of my Life as possible!
So, if this whole bag-making thing doesn't work out, I could totally get into modeling...
This is a Large Tote, a Custom Order.
Medium Tote and Zippy Classic Custom Order
Have you ever seen a bag smile?? Well now you have!
This is a Medium Tote with a Snap Flap made out of a delightful organic cotton.
A super cute SOMP Set--Grande and Zippy Classic in Divine Damask.
The Midway. This one's in a print from Joel Dewberry's Modern Meadow.
The SOMP Set I made for the North Canton Buddy Walk.
It's a Medium Tote, a Midway Zippy, and a Wristlet Fob.
Another SOMP Set I'm sending to an (as yet) undisclosed location. This one features the perennially popular print Pet Deer.
Um, I'm a model, you know what I mean?
(This is a Midway.)
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