Saturday, April 30, 2011

Just one dress isn't much fun...

So I made Emma's doll two more. The dress on the left is her "Nancy Drew" outfit. We based on the cover of "The Password to Larkspur Lane"

Happy Saturday to you!

Friday, April 29, 2011

Going Antiquing

We ventured into the realm of the Liberty antique fair today.

Break time!

My purchases:
Vintage pink pearl necklace - $8
3 vintage hankies - $.50 each

Here's to a lovely weekend for you all!

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

OOTD: Wednesday

White Tee- Hand-me-down
Old Navy Shorts- Goodwill
Cardi- Gap
Sandals- Target
Scarf- Belk's

Note to self: Remember to mention new sewing machine.

Hey, did I mention I got a new sewing machine? No? Well I did! I traded in my old Bernina, my dear friend of ten years, for a shiny new one. And you know what? I love it!

Monday, April 25, 2011

M is for Miniature

Emma received a new doll for her birthday. I spent some time this weekend digging through the scrap box and sewing up a dress for "Mabel". The embroidery design is from Embroidery Companion by Alicia Paulson.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

A Question About Questions

Dear Readers,

If I were to start writing some movie reviews (only very occasionally mind) are there any particular questions you would like for me to ask myself?

Thank You for your input,

OOTD: Wednesday

Tunic: Made by Me
Ann Taylor sweater: Goodwill
Cato twill skirt: Consignment Sale
Scarf: Target
Mossimo flats: Thrift Store
Bracelet: Local Shop

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Thrift Store Finds

Here are a few pictures of what I got last Saturday!

Loft silk/cotton top - $5

New York & Co. roll up pants/capris - $3.60

Merona linen skirt - $7

Mossimo canvas flats - $5

See you later!

Monday, April 18, 2011

Birthday Fun

So, this girl I know had a birthday.

So, we all traipsed up to the big town to do a little celebrating!
First we went here:

Then we went here:

But our shopping was interrupted when the fire alarm went off!

So we decided to find something for lunch.
Hmmm, this looks good:

They were quite busy so we took a moment to relax and chat.

After lunch we went 'round the corner and indulged ourselves with frozen yogurt!

(Hey look! I finally made it into a picture!)
What was our next stop you ask? How about the movie theater!

While we were there this was going on outside:

Yes, that would be torrential rain, hail, and the possibility of a tornado!
And when the movie finished:

Glorious sunshine!
You: "Hey wait! What movie did you see?"
Me: "Oh, nothin'. Just this:"

We then headed out for more shopping!
We tried on shoes at TJ Maxx:

Yes, they were very uncomfortable!
And tried on softball gear at Ollie's:

By this time we were hungry again!
So we went here:

And got, well, this and that:

And to round out the day, a visit to Gap:

Ah, tired but happy:

Happy we had fun,
Happy we had sweet fellowship,
Happy we had a birthday to celebrate,
Happy we were able to spend time with a friend from far away,
and Happy we were kept safe by Him from all the nastiness of the weather!

I hope the One who protected us also protected you!

Good-bye for now!

OOTD: Monday

Merona Tee - Consignment Sale
Skirt - Made by Me
Cardi - Gap
Mossimo Flats - Thrift Store
Necklace - Local Shop

Charlotte: Count your blessings Lizzie. If he liked you, you'd have to talk to him. 
Lizzie: Precisely. As it is I would not dance with him for all of Darbyshire, let alone the miserable half!
-"Pride and Prejudice" (2005)

Shop Anouncment

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Valid until April 25th, 2011.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

OOTD: Sunday

Hello All! I'm back in town and I have some fun things to show you... later : ). Here's an OOTD while you wait.

Loft Silk Blouse - Thrift Store
Skirt - Made by Me
Cardigan - Gap
Pumps - Goodwill
Pin - Made by Me
Bracelet - Local Shop

Will : Where's Elizabeth? 
Jack: She's safe, just like I promised. She's all set to marry Norrington, just like she promised. And you get to die for her, just like you promised. So we're all men of our word really... except for, of course, Elizabeth, who is in fact, a woman.
- Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Nancy Drew Fashion Week - Vintage Nancy

As you can see from my sidebar this week was Nancy Drew Fashion Week! Unfortunately my plans for participating were interrupted by the temporary loss of my camera. I now have it back though and can at least get a couple of posts in which makes me very happy!

I didn't have the time or the funds to make myself a Nancy inspired vintage outfit so instead I made one for someone else...

Inspired by the first Nancy Drew book, The Secret of the Old Clock, (which someone returned to the library, oh well) and this lovely vintage suit pattern I made a new outfit for my dolly Paige.

I used muslin for the little blouse and a linen/cotton blend from Jo-Ann's for the skirt and jacket. I used patterns from the book The Doll's Dressmaker by Venus A. Dodge for the blouse and jacket though I altered them quite a bit. I did not use a pattern for the skirt.

Hopefully I will see you all tomorrow!

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

Butterick 8722 - Vintage

 Got my camera back! Look for these items in my Etsy shop!