Friday, August 30, 2013

Friday Finds

Love these colorful shoes!

Dragon Flower Oxfords - Custom Made
     source


And this colorful hair!

 Hair Chalk - Hair Chalking Pastels - Temporary Hair Color - Salon Grade - 1 Large Stick - Choose From 48 COLORS
 source

Bye till Monday!

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Thrifty Finds

 I haven't been thrifting as much lately,
but I did find this adorable mini wooden shoe
at a garage sale for 50 cents!
Just couldn't pass it up!


Bye for now!

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Tip of the Week

 Here's a little tip for storing patterns.
I found that once I took a pattern out of the envelope,
it was a pain to get back in.
So I simply slid the pattern pieces and envelope
into a freezer size baggie.
It works perfectly!
 Now if I have any altered pieces,
I can keep those with the original pattern.
And of course it keeps them dry and clean.
Hope you like this idea!
Bye for now!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Too Hot and Too Dry!



 It's gotten realllly hot here,
like 105 heat index hot!
Even the squirrel it dragging!


 And we haven't had any rain for awhile,
so I'm dreaming about 
  maybe getting a nice little storm.
These are pix I took early this month.

 Bye for now!



Friday, August 23, 2013

Friday Finds


 I love this cute cat artwork
by Snorkus.


I also adore this tapestry from 
Earthbound Trading.
Patchwork Owl Tapestry from Earthbound! Perfect dorm decor. 100% cotton and an EB exclusive design.


And I'd really like to try making this hat, 
it's supposed to be for beginners.
The last hat I tried was a major fail!

First Beret & Scarf



Bye till Monday!

Thursday, August 22, 2013

Thrift Store Finds


 Found at the thrift:
Some lovely brown calico.

 A vintage bandana print skirt.

 And this vintage vanity!
I didn't get a pic before I started painting it, sorry,
but it was a dark wood finish.
In it's purple and gold finish,
it will be going to my daughter's room.
I couldn't believe my luck at finding one so soon,
and it only cost me $14!
 
Bye for now!

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

Nature Makes Me Happy

 Baby dandelions are so cheerful.
 Willow leaf shadows are so dreamy.
 Spider webs look magical in sunlight.
Owls look mysterious at dusk.

Bye for now!

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

Belt DIY

  Today I will show how
I made the belt from my outfit above.
I found this stiff ribbon 
at the thrift.
It's meant to be embroidered,
and I may do that yet.
But for now I left it plain.
 It just happened to be the right length to fit around my waist,
so no trimming.
 I also found a bunch of belt buckles 
at the thrift, 
that I've been dying to use.

 So I simply looped the belt through, 
and overlapped, 
then sewed in place.
I used a scallop stitch (on the machine)
to pretty it up.
 Then I folded over the hem on the other end
and gave it the same decorative stitch.
I'm sure a plain straight stitch would work fine too.

 It did have creases in it from being wrapped around the cardboard,
but once I put it on you didn't notice that at all!
I really loved how it turned out,
and it only took a few minutes to make.
I think any stiff ribbon would work,
like a grograin maybe.
Bye for now!

Monday, August 19, 2013

What I Wore

 Skirt and belt: made by me
Purse: vintage
Tee: Old navy
Shoes: Target
Tune in tomorrow 
to see how I made the belt!
Bye for now!

Friday, August 16, 2013

A Few More Pix from the Farm

 Here are more pix I took at Eidem Farm
including one of the windmill above.
And a quiet porch to sit on.
 Peeking out the barn door.
 And one more shot of the cutest goat,
a fix of cute for the weekend.
Bye for now!

Thursday, August 15, 2013

A Trip to the Farm

 We went to a historical working farm
the other day
called Eidem Farm.
They had free admission that day and 
a farmer's market.
Above is the farm house, built in the late 1800's.
 It's pretty neat inside, 
that's my girl checking out the old fashioned dresser.
 And of course the old stove,
which they still use for demonstrations.
For holiday tours, they will cook and bake on it.
I would love to go to the Halloween or Christmas one.
 Here's the barn.
 They had one goat that was so cute and friendly.
 Inside the barn looking up.

 I grew up on a farm,
so it was fun to show my girl 
a bit about farm life.
Like the pump below,
I got to show her how to pump water,
that was one of my jobs as a kid.
Bye for now!

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Busy, Busy, Busy

Have been really busy this week
working on a make over of my girls room.
I will show pix as soon as it is done.
It has sucked up my time though, 
so I thought I would just do this fun list
that I found here.

Making :  up for lost time on the internet
Cooking :   with fresh veggies from the farm
Drinking :   Diet Dr. Pepper cherry (my guilty pleasure)
Reading:   Undead and Unsure by Mary Janice Davidson
Looking:   at all the stuff from daughters room that needs to go to the thrift
Playing:   with the kitty when I get a chance
Wasting:   is something I try not to do
Sewing:   some more clothing soon
Wishing:   there was more time in the day
Enjoying:   the beautiful weather we've been having
Waiting:   for a vintage pattern to come in the mail
Liking:   Facebook a little more now
Wondering:   how to get the bathroom to clean itself
Loving:  my life
Hoping:   to sell more on Etsy in the future
Marvelling    how fast the summer has gone
Needing:   to find a vanity for my daughters room for cheap
Smelling:   tomatoes from my lunch
Wearing:   comfy shorts I made last summer
Following:   lots of blogs on Bloglovin
Noticing:   my hair needs to get dyed soon
Knowing:   it probably won't be today
Thinking:   about getting the mail
Feeling:   creative
Bookmarking:   ideas for my daughter's room
Opening:   a package soon I hope
Giggling:   about the "Sad Cat Diary" on Youtube
Feeling:   content

Bye for now

Tuesday, August 13, 2013

The Different Dog

 The Different Dog
by Dale Everson.
1960
Art by Paul Galdone.
 Although, I'm usually drawn to brightly 
colored books, 
I do love black and white illustrations too.
 And it's about a poodle that talks,
what could be better!


Bye for now!