Friday, June 28, 2013

Around the House

 Here's a peek at a little project 
I've been working on.
 And lately I've been spying on a fledgling bird
hanging out by our window.
 And, oh yes,
another great sunset!
Bye for now!

Thursday, June 27, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

 Found at the thrift:
a beautiful vintage pillowcase,
and lots of fun vintage patterns!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Mary Poppins

 Today's vintage book is Walt Disney's 
Mary Poppins.
Illustrated by Jan Neely.

Bye for now!

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Thirft Store Finds

 Found at the thrift:
summery fabric,
vintage Avon perfume bottle,
and mini wooden shoe.

Bye for now!

Monday, June 24, 2013

What I Wore

Skirt: made by me
Tee: Old Navy
Sandals: Target
Purse: vintage
 I made a new skirt to add to my collection,
using this book.
I used the directions to make an a-line skirt
with an elastic waist and added pockets!
Oh, I love having pockets!
I didn't have a belt to match (will try and make one
someday), so I used green ribbon for now.
The fabric is a vintage sheet.
I love how it fits, not too much gathering.
Bye for now!

Friday, June 21, 2013

Around the House

 Just Smoke looking adorable!
 Ducks enjoying the rain.
 Beautiful storm clouds.
Even more beautiful sunset.
Bye for now!

Thursday, June 20, 2013

New in My Shop

 I've added a new kitty pin to my shop,
this time in a summery green floral with
daisy spots and lace boots.
I really love him,
hope you do too!
Check him out here!

Below is a pic my customer sent me
of the brown floral kitty pin!
Doesn't it look adorable on a handbag?!

 Bye for now!

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Bunnies at Play

 The bunnies have been making lots of
appearances lately.
They especially like to hang out
in the play area sand.
 It's so cute when they roll around in sand,
I hope I can get a pic of that some time.
Bye for now!

Tuesday, June 18, 2013

What I Wore

Vintage green skirt and top: thrift
Purse: vintage
Sandals: Target
Belt: Dots

Bye for now!

Monday, June 17, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

 Found at the thrift:
some great vintage fabric cut up for quilting,
and a vintage felt bird ornie kit.
The felt birds laying on the kit are
actually ones that I found in the past.
I realized when I saw the kit it was for this 
style of bird, so I was excited that I could make my own now!
Bye for now!

Friday, June 14, 2013

Summer Friends

 Another childhood favorite of mine
is "Summer Friends".
The artwork is by
Ruth Wood.
It is from 1960.

Bye for now!

Thursday, June 13, 2013

Thrift Store Finds

 I found some great vintage felt
at a thrift store the other day. 
Nice quality and pretty colors.
This sweet pin, below,
was found at an antique store
but I got it for a thrifty price,
only $2!
Can you believe that!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

What I Wore

Dress: JCPenney
Cardi: old from Target that I altered
Necklace: crocheted by me 
Butterfly pin on necklace: vintage
Purse: vintage
Belt: Dots

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

New in My Shop

 New to my shop is this fun
brown floral chalet pin.
You'll find it at Happy as a Lark Shop!

Bye for now!

Monday, June 10, 2013

Summer Vacation

Our girl has headed out to South Dakota,
to stay with her grandparents.
I miss her already!!
Have fun honey!

Bye for now!

Friday, June 07, 2013

Flowers and Showers

 Our azalea bush in the morning,
 a midday shower,
 the azalea in the afternoon,

and a cute kitty!
Bye for now!

Thursday, June 06, 2013

Crocheting Projects

 This week I tried out a simple doily in yellow
and a fun necklace in blue.
 The necklace can be worn with the button in the back too!
Bye for now!

Wednesday, June 05, 2013


 This was one of my mom's favorite books!
It doesn't say who did the artwork,
which is a shame,
as it is just wonderful!

 I especially love the little girl's face in the art below.

 And of course, 
Nellie the horse laughing,
That was Mom's favorite part of the book!
Bye for now!

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