Tuesday, January 31, 2012

What I Wore

I got two different compliments on this outfit,
that made my day!
Skirts and jacket: thrift
Boots, top and tights: Target
Belt: Dots
Necklace: Pretty Posh Posie made by me

I forgot to include the pix of the birthday balloons
and presents. 
I just love all the colors!
Bye for now!

Monday, January 30, 2012

Happy 11th Birthday!

Well, it was a busy weekend in our house,
since my daughter had a sleepover
birthday party!
Can't believe she is 11 years old!
And as you can see taking pix was a challenge.
These girls would not sit still!
I guess I did capture the energy of preteen girls!

The theme was rainbows, 
which kind of came together by accident.
I was really just going for lots of bright colors. 

 She got lots of great gifts and no sleep,
so it was a success!
Bye for now!

Thursday, January 26, 2012

Favorite Things

 I'm dreaming of spring lately, 
so I thought I'd show off
my paper doll collection
all dressed for spring!

 These are modeled after the Flatsy dolls! 
They are my favs!

 And, these are Kiddle paper dolls. 
The clothes are a bit more babyish, 
but still so cute! 

Bye for now!

Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Make Your Own Flower Loom

 Before I was able to find a vintage flower loom 
I devised my diy version
that works great for simple flower loom flowers.
I love my vintage looms, 
because they are so versatile.
But I still use my diy version 
to make a bigger sizes than I can with the vintage.
So here goes.

You will need:
*Cutting mat
*Exacto knife
*Foam core (corugated cardboard might work 
but wouldn't be as sturdy)
*Nails with no heads
*Pen or pencil
* Something round to use as a template

 I used a vintage flower loom as my template.
It measures about 4 1/2 - 5 inches across.

 It's easier to cut out one corner at a time
rather than the whole circle at once.
And it doesn't have to be perfect!

It really helps to have an inside circle,
for when it comes time to weave the middle of the flower.
This is also when you should mark the nail positions,
twelve evenly spaced.

 Add numbers 1-12.

Insert the nails at the tick marks.

Now you can make flowers galore!
For a tutorial on that go to this great site.

Monday, January 23, 2012

Science Fair

Last week my little girl (that's her on the right) 
had a science project for the science fair
at school.
She worked on it with one of her best friends
(that's her on the left).
They chose an experiment on freezing water
and they had lots of fun doing it!
Bye for now!

Sunday, January 22, 2012

What I Wore

 I'm not really happy with these pics this week,
I was arguing with my daughter!
Arguing and taking self portraits don't mix!
Oh, well, anyway...
Skirt: thrifted
Sweater set, tights and boots: Target
Coat: Steve and Barry
Purse and scarf: Vintage from Ebay
Bye for now!

Friday, January 20, 2012

Kitty Wisdom

Kittens are born with their eyes shut.
They open them in about six days,
then close them again 
for the better part of their lives.
-Stephan Baker

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Favorite Things

 Favorite things: 
1. A handmade birthday card from my daughter.
2. Falling asleep with your favorite thing.

Bye for now!

Monday, January 16, 2012

What I Wore

 Everything this week (except coat and purse): Target
Coat: thrift
Purse: vintage

Here is a close up of the necklace,
it was a Christmas gift.
I adore it!

Bye for now!

Thrifty Finds

My latest finds at the thrift include this purrrfect 
kitty kat bubble bath bottle!
I've seen these before, 
but they were always too expensive. 
This one was only $2!
Then I spotted this amazing vintage suitcase 
with a daisy fabric!
I haven't seen this fabric ever,
so I new I had to get it. 
It was my birthday gift to myself!
Doesn't it look fabulous sitting on my daisy covered bed?

Bye for now!

Friday, January 13, 2012

Kitty Wisdom

"Which is more beautiful-
feline movement or feline stillness?"
-Elizabeth Hamilton

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

Favorite Things

I happen to have a pretty good collection of vintage cards started
and I thought I would share some of them now and then.
I'm starting of with some sweet kitten cards
that I got when I was a little girl.
The one above is so sweet
and I love the 3d flowers and ribbon.

And who doesn't love an Easter kitten!

Or a basket of kittens!

 This card is from a box of all occasion cards
that I got at the thrift.
A pretty little rose.

Bye for now!

Monday, January 09, 2012

Thrifty Finds

I almost missed this adorable little deer figurine
when I was at the thrift.
It was so small it nearly got lost 
on a shelf of assorted goodies.
But luckily my radar zeroed in on it!

I've also been finding some cute fabrics
like this faux patchwork.
It's so bright and cheerful!
I know I'll find some perfect project for it.

My favorite, though,
is this vintage round tablecloth.
Check out the orange and pink combo!
Add the pom pom trim
and I was hooked!

 Bye for now!

Friday, January 06, 2012

Kitty Wisdom

Cats do not have to be shown
how to have a good time,
for they are unfailing ingenious in that respect.
-James Mason
I found something else under the Christmas tree!
Something furry and purring!

Bye for now!

Thursday, January 05, 2012

Favorite Things

 Some favorite things from the past couple of weeks:
Sabrina opening gifts!

Playing with my new turntable!
And listening to Dean.

A beautiful sunset!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, January 04, 2012

Yay! It's my Birthday! 
That's me 51 years ago
and I'm still as excited as I was then! 
I celebrated by going to the thrift store
and scored some great things.
It was hard knowing I won't be 
hearing from my mom this year,
I miss her so much!
But I know she would want me to be happy
and live my life to the fullest.
Which is what I always plan on doing!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

What I Wore

I found this dress at Target for $5 on clearance!
I love the floral pattern and the colors!
Dress, tights and boots: Target
Sweater: thrift
Purse: vintage
Pin: Posh Posie Pin made by me

Bye for now!

Monday, January 02, 2012

Thrifty Finds

I just couldn't resist
this mod looking banner!
It's so unique!

And I found some lovely valentiney yarn
and some sweet fabric and burlap.

Bye for now!

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