Tuesday, July 31, 2012

What I Wore

 Skirt: hand sewn by me using 
vintage pattern Simplicity 9924
and thrifted fabric
Top: Target? have had a long time
Sandals, and vintage shoulder bag: Thrift store
Pin: Pretty Posh Posie Pin, made by me
Ring: 21
Bracelets: Dots

Monday, July 30, 2012

What I'm Working On

 I've been busy, busy, busy,
sewing away!
I've been working on a skirt
 and a blouse 
both from vintage patterns.
I will show the skirt in my next "what I wore"
so stay tuned!
Bye for now!

Saturday, July 28, 2012

Mad Tea Party!

Today is the day!
Welcome to my tea party!
Please have a sweet nibble 
something to sip.
Then you can have your portrait done!
Would you like to see how the other guest's 
portraits turned out?
Well first we have Alice of course!
Doesn't she look sweet in her summery frock?
 Then, there is that crazy Mad Hatter,
although he looks quite serious here!
 And, once we got the White Rabbit to sit still,
here is the result!
 Lastly, came the Queen of Hearts,
so royal and gracious!
I hope you had a wonderfully 
fantastic time at my tea party!
Please feel free to check out the other
tea parties too, 
Bye for now!

Friday, July 27, 2012

Road Trip Thrifting

I'm always on the lookout for thrift stores
especially in little towns.
And, we found a great one in Rushford,
on our little trip!
The lamp above is probably my favorite find,
it was only $2!

 This sweet brown bag was only 50 cents!
 And only 50 cents for this little owl toothpick holder!
 This yarn was only 25 cents each!
 And last but not least....
 this cute coffee carafe thermos was only $2!
And it works beautifully!
Bye for now!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

A Quick Trip

 A couple of weekends ago 
we made a quick trip to Rushford MN,
to see hubby's grandmother.
We went by way of the river road along 
the Mississippi River.
It's such a beautiful drive!
Along the way you pass through Lake City.

 It's where the river widens to form a lake,
and it's the place where water skiing was invented.

 It's very picturesque!
I used Pixlr to play with the photos.

Bye for now!

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Thrift Store Finds

I've been finding some great fabrics 
at the thrift lately!
 Even some fabulous vintage
like the fabric below!
It's very 70s!

 Bye for now!

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Artistic Inspiration

I wanted to share some beautiful vintage illustrations I found on flickr. 
They are so inspiring! 

The illustrations are by Fred Klemushim. 


 Bye for now!

Monday, July 23, 2012

What I Wore

 Wearing blue and yellow with my kitty
(you can see him at the bottom right).
Skirt: handmade from vintage Simplicity pattern 9830
Tshirt and sandals: Target
Belt and bracelets: Dots
Kitty: Smoke

Thursday, July 19, 2012

A Walk in the Woods

 While in South Dakota we took a number 
of walks in the woods.
I wish I could do that every day!
Below is my girls collection of rocks.

 Pretty moss!
 A baby pine tree growing out of a rock.
 Balancing on a log.
 Sunset in the trees.
Bye for now!

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Summer Fun

 More pix from our summer trip!
My girl wanted to go to a petting zoo,
she loves animals!
Especially these little chicks!
 And we managed to include a water park,

time for a swim!
 And a ride on the zip line!
Going down!
 And back up again!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

Vintage Quilt

 When I met up with my sis
on my summer trip, she gave me this vintage quilt 
that her ex-mother-in-law had made.
 It uses fabric from some of the clothes we wore back then,
isn't that cool!
I just love it,
thanks sis!
Bye for now!

Monday, July 16, 2012

Summer Trip Antiquing

 I did some antiquing while I was on my summer trip
and found some great vintage patterns!
 I don't buy much at antique store anymore,
because I can't afford they're prices.
But I can still find sewing patterns for a good price.
I love those stocking patterns in the pic above!
And the jumper below is something I can't wait to make!
Bye for now!

More Summer Trip

 These are pix taken at the Wildlife Campus 
in Rapid City. 
It was a lovely spot to hang out and 
enjoy the beautiful day.

Bye for now!

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