So many firsts this last year - so many adventures, so many challenges and victories. I can still hardly believe how incredibly full and big and glorious 2013 really was.
The last week flew by faster than a crossbow's quarrel, so I'm still feeling nostalgic and New Year's-ish and excited to recap my fashion and adventure favorites from the blog per Tradition, though a week late.
Here we go!
Here we go!
A thousand tiny nows // She asked for a Puffer Fish cake // a quiet day in the wall tent // Cross Country // The Story I never wanted to tell, or the day the Wall Tent crashed. // I seriously considered going to France as an Au Pair, but God had other plans.
Leather and Rose // Literary Heroine Blog Party!! // Bus Studio Tour // Still Available // The Lady of Shalott - a romance // February moments // I did it. I cut my hair off and sold it. //
Miss Potter // Posie Coat and liquidating KFD // A romantic canvas sewing studio shoot // Spring Fling // making tea with ma // Risen Indeed - Idaho spring in all it's glory //
Releasing the KFD Spring line // Launching the tulle skirt // La Vie en Rose and rainy days // we must be crazy // Roaming with Brownie // Rhapsody in Blue, and thinking // Ellen's pie Party // I bought my first car then had to work with a police detective for a month as the car's odometer had been switched out & defrauded. We bagged the crook and put 'is nose to the grindstone. Boffin!!! Or something like that:) //
Mother's Day // I pretend to go to the Triple Crown // I play my dulcimer for you // I pretend to be a town girl - and buy another car that is perfect // Sailing // We go to the forestry contest and clean up // Bluebell tulle // I get lost in the '50s // Full of fabric and sunshine, the Wall Tent Studio is resurrected //
The wild roses bloom // a Visitor // work and posies // Two hats that went to Williamsburg // The Golden Road // Glamping Farmgirls! // Gardening // Summertime & two new geese // Portrait of a rainy day // Rockets and Ragtime //
MacGyver and miracles, and a June recap // Jeanne's garden // the garden and the world is a beautiful place to be. // The Blogger Stylist's Collective!! // at the lake // Betsy-Tacy // Glorious July recap // The best photoshoot ever - KFD Summer Bridal! // What makes you beautiful // My dear friend Winnie visited from Florida, and we both had lunch with MaryJane Butters, which was incredible and epic. That still has a post coming...
Making a wedding dress // Lavender fields // Random Harvest // Indian Summer // We contra dance under the stars // The August collection of marvelous moments // Filming and berry picking and miles of hiking, waterskiing for the first time, crackling thunderstorms and the Fair and my dearest friends, a lot of heartache and endless piles of tulle. That was August.
September started out with an epic hunting trip to Oregon that I still plan to post. Then... A new and fabulous button // The fashion revue // thinking of the end of summer and the Spa // A recipe for cobbling // So much to sew. A final grand and glorious hike to the lake. I was in a car accident, safe but changed forever. And then we started building our new home.
Crammed full of wild adventure, raw, poignant, and real. That was September.
Road trip to Washington for my uncle's wedding, then home again in time for the last faint echoes of summertime visits and adventures. // October introspection and sugarplum tulle // I make buttons. Also, a video. // Potato Harvest // Home. Also the last time I actually got dressed up for the next six weeks //
Then we started building the house again and didn't stop till it was finished.
October was beautiful and warm, cold and challenging, full of friends and washed with loneliness, and definitely discombobulating in the extreme.
Kellie Falconer three year shop anniversary! // Dance till you drop. // November was the shortest and longest month in history, a blur of endless physical labor and nonstop determination to persevere. A month of miracles, both small and mighty.
they build their house // moving the bus studio // december vignettes // christmas, and so merry // ode to joy // Twenty Thirteen: the movie. //
December was indescribable. It's had it's share of discouragement, more than it's share of euphoria, and more blessings than could possibly be counted.
And slowly, we're all rediscovering the art of living in a real house - amidst the vibrant, tumultuous and never-ending stream of this wonderful thing we all call life.
Twenty Fourteen, bring it on!