Friday, August 29, 2014

Fashion Flashback

Since my girl is starting the 8th grade next week,
I thought I'd show some pix of my first day of school.
Of course, we dressed up for that first day!
I loved that dress!
 That's my brother and sis waiting with me for the bus.
Below is a school pic that shows a close up of the dress.

Bye for now!

Thursday, August 28, 2014

The Calm Before the Storm

Oh, my we had some beautiful storm clouds the other night!
And the best part was that there was no damage!

Just some amazing clouds!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, August 27, 2014

Round and Round

I have a new pin design in my shop,
a lovely carousel!
Or merry-go-round if you prefer.
I think it was Curtise that gave my the idea, thanks!
You can find it in my shop!

Bye for now!

Sunday, August 24, 2014

What We Wore

 It was a warm and very muggy day,
so put on my JC Penney dress again 
and added pink and yellow beads, 
navy straw purse and navy sandals.
Unfortunately, I won't be wearing those sandals again 
as the bottom strap broke. Oh well!

I love this tee my girl got at Hot Topic,
"We are all mad here!" 
with the cheshire cat.
Fits this family pretty well! 
Linking to Visible Monday!
Bye for now!

Friday, August 22, 2014

Flashback Friday

 I've been seeing a lot of late 70's 
and early 80s dresses on some of my fav blogs
(Curtise and Vix),
so I had to see if I could find my old pix
of some of the great dresses I had back in the day.
Above is a dress I wore in 1981,
and was always one of my favorites!
It was  perfect color and so flattering on me.
I wish I still had it!
 Next is a cute dress I had for my class "skip" trip,
my senior year, 1979.
Wish I wasn't slouching in the photo!

Finally is a shot of me on my way to sophmore year in college, 
with my cousin.
I know this isn't a dress, but I always loved that jacket,
and if I could find jeans like that now,
I would definitely wear them!
I do think high waist jeans are making a comeback,
let's hope so!
Bye for now!

Wednesday, August 20, 2014

Weather House Garden Pin

I think the theme of my latest pin/brooch 
is probably flower gardens.
Floral fabric and flower motifs abound!
You can find it in my shop right now!

Hope you will visit my shop sometime!
Bye for now!

Monday, August 18, 2014

What I Wore

 My girl wasn't into the photo op today,
so it's just me. 
It was very hot, so I didn't take a lot of pix.
Tee: Old Navy
Skirt, crocheted collar and bracelet: hand made by me
Belt and sandals: thrifted
Purse: vintage

Bye for now!

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Repurposed Bookmark Cover

I have this bookmark with cover
that I've had for awhile.
The artwork doesn't really suit me anymore,
so I came up with a way to repurpose it.
Below is the original artwork.

I sorted through some of my vintage wrapping paper,
but you could use scrapbook paper or even fabric.

Then I used the old bookmark for a guide
and cut out from two different papers.

Since I had two sides to show I picked two different papers,
but they could've been the same.

Then I added a yarn tassel,
here is an easy way to pull the yarn through
using a crochet hook.
 So there you have it, 
a nice new bookmark that I can change up
any time I feel like it!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Snow White

One more fairytale swiss chalet, 
Snow White and her dwarf friends!
I decided to do only four of the seven 
so it wouldn't get too crowded!
Available in my shop now!

Bye for now!

Sunday, August 10, 2014

What We Wore

Black, white and yellow for me:
Skirt: fashioned from on old dress by me
Tee: Old Navy
Belt: thrift
Ring: Gift shop in the Black Hill, SD
Yellow bracelet: Dots
White and gold bracelet and purse: vintage

My girl:
Tee: Hot Topic
Shorts: Shopko
Shoes: Target
Linking to Visible Monday! 
Bye for now!

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