Tuesday, December 8, 2009
Wednesday, December 2, 2009
I am! My all time favorite style of any period in time, would unquestionably have to be the sweater girl look. In my book nothing beats a bullet bra, a tight sweater and a pencil skirt or capris.
Sweater girls, Girl Watcher Magazine, I highly reccomend you check out this magazine its a gas!!
Ultimate sweater girl Beverly Owen, such great hair!!!
Anne Francis looking smoking hot in her sweater. She is the epitome of good girl gone bad here.
The next best thing to a vintage sweater to pull of that sweater girl look would be one of these. So adorable and perfectly 1950's I need 10 of these, seriously! These adorable sweaters are available from Bernie Dexter and are $68 each.
Tuesday, November 24, 2009
Friday, November 13, 2009
Happy Friday the 13th!
Members of the anti-superstition party walking underneath a bad luck ladder. Notice the umbrella opened, the number 13 twice, a black cat and a sign stating everyone must walk under this ladder.
A man happily breaking a mirror with a hammer at the anti-superstition party of 1940.
I think I will do without all the bad luck and stay away from anti-superstition partys also If I see a ladder I will no doubt walk around it. Do any of you guys give into superstitions? I don't have any problem being a tad bit superstitious giving into a few like if I spill salt, I always take a pinch and toss it over my left shoulder. These guys are just insane!
I hope you all have the luckiest friday ever!
Thursday, November 12, 2009
Thank you again for all of your lovely comments on my last post, I was smitten by all of the sweet and thoughtful responses. Also I just wanted to point out I have yet to make anything out of those paticular patterns but do not worry, now that I have my handy sewing book to reference I will be diving in to more difficult patterns very soon.
I stumbled upon these beauts via one of my favorite blogs Letters from the Home Front, its so fascinating to own a piece of history, especially from an organization dedicated to saving lives since 1881 like the Red Cross.
1940's Velvet Red Cross Peep Toes $58 Adelinesattic
1940's White Satin Red Cross Peep Toes $38 tigerluxe
1940's Red Cross First Aid Text-Book, 1st Edition $9 TheFancyLamb
WWI Red Cross Pin $4 PassingItOn
Sewing Made Easy 1959, yet to be made vintage patterns from my collection.
I love to sew and I am not to shabby but I am self taught, everything I know about sewing I have learned on my own (well there was that week in 8th grade Home Ec where we sewed a snake, weird huh?). Over the years I have been collecting patterns well not really more like hoarding patterns, but any who these gorgeous patterns seldomly get used and that is so very very wrong. Shame on me!
Tuesday, November 10, 2009
Monday, November 9, 2009
When Blue and Jumper were found they were about 5-6 days old completely furry, with eyes closed and ears back, seldomly moving. Now they are getting stronger, standing up, pushing with their feet, reaching their neck out to look for the other one or food. They are just growing up so fast, the first night I had them I was so worried they wouldnt make it, so many dont, but these little guys are tough as nails and cute as buttons.
For right now I am the only one that comes in contact with them, because they are wild animals they need a quiet area with really no human interaction except feedings. When they are released into the wild they should have no interest in myself or others but just hop into the woods to grow up, sad for me but its whats right for them. I probably will cry.
If you find a wild baby bunny nest it is actually best for them to leave the nest alone. When worried about the mother being gone or killed, take two twigs and make an X untop of the covered nest and if in 4-7 hours the twigs are disturbed the mother is near by and they will be perfectly fine. The mother stays away from the nest to keep predators at bay.
Friday, November 6, 2009
My first stop was my favorite goodwill down the street from my house. This is not just your ordinary goodwill its a discount center, its the place unsold goodwill items go to die. Alot of the stuff is broken, empty or missing almost every component but now and then I find a gem or 2 or like today, 5 gems for a steal of a price.
Tuesday, November 3, 2009
Wednesday, July 29, 2009
We are still settling into our new home and sadly we do not have internet just yet. But trust me I am working on that.
I have not found out any history on are house so far but I am still researching. Due to the age of the house and the fact that it was abandoned for two years my boyfriend and I have had are hands full. Aside from cleaning and unpacking we have been extremely busy fixing things, from replacing the original clay plumbing, the foundation, putting in lights, digging out all of the weeds in the front and back yard and turning the soil. We still have so much to do to restore the house to its original luster, for example the garage is leaning a bit and needs to be reinforced, we still need to paint the inside and outside of the house, plant new grass, sand and polish the hard wood floors, rip out the ugly boring tan tile in the bathroom, kitchen, and my sewing room to replace with black and white checkered tile as well as fixing some minor cracks in the inside of the house.
My paint plans for the outside of the house which is currently a horrid light blue with a even worse poorly painted crayola (don't ask me why) bright blue is to paint the house gray with white trim, black details and the front door and back door will be dark red. I am working on a sketch of my plans right now so stay tuned.
I forgot how long it takes to unpack, we moved in about 3 weeks ago and we are still not fully unpacked yet. ekkkk! As soon as I get a few more boxes unpacked including my sewing machine I will be able to sew as much as possible each and every day. Its inspiring to have my own room for drafting, sewing, and all of my artwork but unfortunate to not have everything accessible or in working order yet. Currently I do have a bathing suit in the works right now, the fabric is a dark blue art deco one way stretch and the design for the suit is very 1940's and I cant wait to get started on it.
Again I am sorry for how long it has been since I last posted, things are just now finally settling into place. In no time at all I will have plenty of new things I have created and vintage items I have picked up as well as photos of our house to share.
I miss reading all of of your guys comments along with each of your blogs. I cant wait to get Internet in our home and be able to update everyday. We do visit my loves aunt and uncles house a couple times a week, so I will be posting and uploading photos each time we are over here.
We recently rented Cadillac Records which I now have to buy for my collection, and I was delighted by how well the director portrayed each of these legends. The movie revolved around the history of Chess Records and its African American acts who broke the racial musical barriers. Acts like, Muddy Waters, Little Walter, Howlin Wolf, Chuck Berry and of course the forever wonderful Etta James. Not only the story but the costumes, sets and cars where incredibly moving.