My final piece that I brought to Costa Rica with me... This MUUMUU!!!
I was obsessed with the colors - a little bit of orange, red, and pink?? Sign me up!!
I wanted something to wear as a beach coverup since I'm so fair. I'm always wearing layers at the beach, so I thought this could work out perfectly as beachwear!
Time to get to work!!
I started by chopping off the sleeves. I followed the seam and left about 1 1/2 inches.
I folded under the excess trim to make each armhole totally clean.
I stitched my new sleeves in place and my beach coverup was complete!
I'm going to take this piece a little further, come summer. I think I want to really push the sundress route, but for trip purposes it was just right!
We went to a beach area that was filled with beach chairs, umbrellas, and these gorgeous crocheted hammocks!! I immediately became obsessed because the details are spectacular.
I totally got on...
...and I totally passed out!
I loved wooden carved "private" signs the most.
The signs totally got me in a crafty mood, so when I found the perfect beach chair spot...
...I got to crafting!
I made a sunglasses neck holder! (I'm going with that because I'm just not quite sure what these thingamajigs are called.) Before the trip, I went to the fabric district in downtown LA to grab some supplies - I got some beads and the actual connectors for the sunglasses. I added a jump ring to the connector and then added fishing line to string the beads (2). Next I started beading away! I came up with a fun pattern using some turquoise, red, and white beads (3), and then finished my holder by tying the cord to the other jump ring attached to the connector (4).
Love how this turned out! I was using it all the time instead of putting them on my head when I went inside somewhere. Cute, eh? I have a not-so-hot track record of losing (er, sitting on) my sunnies, so this was a practical little project to avoid such mini-disasters.
The beach was fully enjoyed...
... as was the most adorable pup ever!!
There were coconuts served by amazing machete-wielding beach dudes who cut the tops of them off right in front of us...
...and then I enjoyed my sweet, sweet, coconut water nectar in the sand!
I was in love with the beaded hangers at the boutique nearby...
...and all of the gorgeously colored wares...
It was tough to say goodbye to Tamarindo....
...and one last sunset was thoroughly enjoyed.
Oh, and that pina colada was thoroughly enjoyed as well!!
Such a dreamy time!!