Thursday, April 25, 2013

Bedspread? Done.

Well it's been a  couple of weeks since I last blog. Again. I've was busy. I mean, really busy. I was finally able to finish making all of the squares for my bedspread. Then I proceeded to join the squares into row and then those rows into a bedspread. But now it's done. Yay! Hooray! I did have to make one final run to Wal-Mart for some yarn to finish joining the squared and add a final edge. I'm happy to be done with this project. The bedspread is heavy; it easily weighs 10 pounds. The heaviness lends to it staying in place until we go to bed.

Well, here she is in all her colorful glory. I was really worried about how she would turn out. Every time I start  a major project, I always feel that it looks, well, bad. It really doesn't look good, to me, until it's all said and done.Every knitting or crochet project pretty much goes like this.

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A couple of months ago, Jess and I finally got around to put our pin up girls well up. There aren't original prints or anything. I don;t think we could afford an original print unless I happen to find it at a thrift store. Most of our prints are by Olivia. We love her art style and tasteful nudity.I really want to sand and re-stain the night stands and my dresser but Jess says to leave it alone and keep the old varnish. Jess likes the original stain on most furniture.

A few weeks ago, I bought a couple pairs of shoes. I'm always on the look out for vintage-inspired shoes. Unfortunately, my feet are  "too big" for vintage shoes. "Big" being a US size 9.5  Whenever I'm bored, I will look through Amerimark's website and check out there shoes. They are mostly "old lady" shoes and clothing. However, a lot of the shoes have a vintage feel and look to them. I came across these shoes in the clearance section. Heck yeah. $6 a pair? Don't mind if I do. I bought a pair in Bone and Brown.

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These shoes are very 1940's to me. They actually look like some of the shoes I've seen on vintage ads.  I love the wedge heel and the elastic on the top of the foot. These are really easy and comfy to wear.  I just wish I'de been able to buy another pair in black. I need a good,solid pair of black shoes. I would LOVE to get a pair these beauties. I just can't bring myself to spend that much on a pair of shoes. I mean, if I had endless amounts of money sure but that's more than half our car payment. Maybe one day.

I think my jewelry box is getting a bit crowded. I've been keeping my eye out for another one. I've come across a few but they're either in bad condition or too expensive. I'll wait. Garage sale season is starting up again and I'm gonna be looking for new additions.

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I've had the green, the oranges, and the rainbow spiral earrings  for almost ten years. Back before thrifting was a popular, mainstream  pastime. I've found some great items since moving out here but in California items are scarce.
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I bought this straw purse last summer when my sister was visiting. I love me a good straw purse. I lined the purse with some fabric my mother-in-law gave me and didn't really do anything else with it. I later bought a dead stock plastic floral ring and didn't do anything with that either. The other day I was on Etsy and it hit me. I can use the plastic flowers to make my purse more summery! So what do y'all think? This is how I have them arranged for now. I haven't glued them down or anything because it always takes me a while to figure out how I want things.
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I've been sewing up a storm lately. I'm in the middle of finishing a circle skirt and plan on starting a new dress either today or tomorrow. I realized that I don't have a lot of blouses to pair with my many skirts. I also want to make a couple of pairs of trousers for Fall and Winter time. I know it seems insane to thing of Fall and Winter so early into Spring but around here Winter lasts the longest.

Here's a pic of Ridley patiently waiting for his Momma to finish sewing. He does love petticoats. He likes to play with them and sleep with them. Luckily, this one is a bit sturdier than more petticoats. I converted it from a bridal petticoat I bought a few years ago. The netting is thick and very stiff.

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On a side note, I've finally reached 50+ followers! Yay! Thanks to everyone who reads and comments on my posts. I love hearing from everyone and seeing what they think. In order to celebrate my first blogging landmark, I plan on hosting a giveaway. These a few items I need to get together but once I do I will post it and let everyone know.  : D

I hope everyone has a great week and weekend. Have lots of fun, great food, and spend it with those you love.

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Bex is holding a Giveaway

Hope everyone is having a pleasant Tuesday. Just wanted to make a quick, short post.

Wanted y'all to know that the lovely Bex over at Subversive Lesbian Anarchic Femme! is having a marvelous giveaway to celebrate the launch of her new line Historical Stitches. So be sure to check out her blog and her Etsy store. She has some great vintage knitting, crocheting, and sewing patterns.