Sunday, August 31, 2008
Saturday, August 30, 2008
Thursday, August 28, 2008
I have plans to drag out my sewing machine and start creating with fabric again. I ordered a neat little folding table from here that I can leave up in the study rather than set up (and then take down) all my stuff on the dining room table like I usually do.
Anyway, back to my story for today. I went to the fabric store yesterday to look for patterns. Probably will start back sewing with a simple tote bag as I have some natural linen and a vintage cotton that will look great together in this Amy Butler sort of way. Or maybe something like this soft little baby doll in a bag from Turkey Feathers.
OK Back to my story. Again. So while I was looking through the pattern books, I came across this collection from Simplicity in the costumes section of their Fall book. Called the Historical Costume Collection, they have patterns for 7 different eras- from the Renaissance to the Late 19th Century. The sewing looks pretty elaborate (how to they get the hips to puff out like that? Do they still sell crinolines or whatever that slip thing was?) and here are a few of my favs:
OK, where do you buy a wig like that? It's really the hair that pulls this look off.
How was the play, Mrs. Lincoln?
Whoa, that's a lot of taffeta.
My favorite. It reminds me of drapes. Sort of what Scarlett did in GWTW. Although I think that was a little number in green.
And of course, they have a pattern for sewing your own undergarments. Still no explanation of the hip thing. Not that I really need any extra poufiness there anyway!
Monday, August 25, 2008
I forgot how much I love thrifting. I had a few minutes today and decided to stop by our local Goodwill. I hadn't been in such a long time and was so glad I stopped as this is what I found. A terrific sewing basket in a great color combination. Great retro styling (is it retro if it's original?) and all for $5.99. What a deal!
Sunday, August 24, 2008
Saturday, August 23, 2008
Friday, August 22, 2008
One of the joys of being a grandmother is getting to do things that you remember your own grandmother let you do that were so much fun and made your life special. Like going through her button box or trying on all her jewelry.
Wednesday, August 20, 2008
Monday, August 18, 2008
As my sister-in-law pointed out yesterday, we are the only house around where our hurricane shutters match the color of our house. We call it "prepared, with style".
See you on the other side of 70 mph winds and 10 inches of rain!