Getting Away

Posted by on Jul 30, 2014 in Blog, Family

After a very hectic few weeks meeting work deadlines, designing a new fabric collection, finishing up colour work on another, sewing for the upcoming release of fabric collection number 5 (I am sooooo excited about this one, and it’s right around the corner… mid-September it hits the stores), adapting designs for a line of wall art, journals, sketch books, note cards and growth charts that is also coming down the pike very soon, and trying to catch a breath between racing my kids to summer camps and swimming classes, Greg took 2 weeks off work, we loaded the kids in the car and finally took a much needed vacation.

tamara kate ns beach

Off to the East coast to visit my family, we went. While I’m apt to liken a 13 hour car ride with a six- and an eight-year old in the backseat to childbirth, the good thing is you get the baby at the end of it all. We had day after day of beach wandering, kite making, fishing (or attempted fishing. Sadly, it seems the Atlantic Ocean’s fish population has all been gobbled up) and evenings of good food, good wine and good company. There were even moments of the hardest thing of all, doing absolutely nothing.

We’re back home now and still have this week ahead of us to venture where we wish, and get moments of work in on the side here and there. And some sewing… I feel like sewing today!

I hope you are all having a joyful summer. Gotta soak it all in while it lasts!


  1. Licia
    July 30, 2014

    Hi, Tamara,
    I just want you to know that while you were away, I made two drawstring backpacks by your pattern and they turned out great!
    The first one I made in an animal print for my granddaughter’s sixth birthday. It held all her gifts.
    Then, I made one for her 9-year-old sister. I added two inches to the width for hers.
    They were so happy with them, and took them along on their beach trip.
    Thanks for the pattern!

    • Tamara
      July 30, 2014

      So happy to hear it, Licia. They really are perfect little bags for beach trips. My kids used theirs’ repeatedly on our vacation. So glad your granddaughters are enjoying them.

  2. Josée Carrier
    July 31, 2014

    Enjoy your week with your family. It must be exciting having all those things going on. I’m looking forward seeing your new fabric line this fall!