It's been a while. I hope everyone is doing well and enjoying the weather. I decided to take a small break from blogging. I still read and commented on blogs I follow. I felt that my everyday life isn't as exciting or interesting as some of you out there. My day-to-day isn't all that different. Chores, breakfast, feeding Ridley and working on some project. I don't usually go thrifting unless I have something else to do in town. No point in wasting gas just so I can go shopping. I try to do several errands whenever I have the truck.
Over the last few weeks, I've been working my hand at altering a vintage pattern, mending and fixing the waistbands of a few skirts, altering and fixing sweaters. I had a few successes and a few failures. I had great luck finding sweaters for the colder months.
I was able to find my first vintage Pendleton sweater. A nice Navy blue wool sweater. I'll probably need to wear a camisole underneath it since most wool makes me itchy.
I also found this awesome red wool sweater by St. Croix. I thinks it's vintage from the looks of the label. I love the bright red color. It also had these awesome armpit gussets. It has a few tiny tears but I fixed them and it looks fantastic.
I bought this beauty on the same trip as the Pendleton. I almost passed it up thinking it was a small but (woo-hoo!) it was a large. It fits me beautifully. I love that the color combo isn't totally whore-y. It's muted and classy. I can't wait to wear this in with winter with a nice wool skirt.
The last few trips to the thrift stores have proved fruitful. I've gotten a lot of wool fabric. I have three very vintage friendly colors that will be turned into winter skirts. Now if only I would find a cute pair of winter boots.
Whenever I go out to thrift stores I always keep my eye out for vintage notions: buttons, zippers,that sort of thing. I went shopping in one of the bigger thrift stores in Carson when I cam across a giant metal cookie box. I love looking through them because you never know what you will find. It was full of vintage buttons. These were the ones that I could used and weren't super tiny. Like for baby's clothes.
I love looking for belts that I can remake myself. I got this lovely belt for 50 cents. It was half off. It's so cool even Jess liked it. I'm going to change the belt to an elastic one.
These are my Sputnik earrings. I found these at the Carson Goodwill. They were hidden in a plastic tub of crappy broken jewelry. The base of them is made out of cork. I've never seen anything like that. I love them.
I bought a few other things but right now I can't really remember what. Last week I got the crazy knitting bug again. I started and redid these gloves a good 3 or 4 times. I couldn't find a pattern I liked so I kept undoing my work. I fianlly found a pattern I liked but it didn't have a thumb gusset so I tried my hand at altering the pattern. It wasn't hard. I followed the directions on one of my favorite patterns. it turned out pretty well. I used some yarn I'd had for years. My grandma Ines sent it to me years ago since she knew I liked making things.
Since the hubby and I havent gone out a lot lately, I haven't done my hair all that much. We went out for Cinco de Mayo and I did my hair and wore my South of the Border skirt. Unfortunately I didn't get an outfit pic (like usual). I really like curling my hair with a wet set. The curls last a lot longer and you can manipulate them easier than with a curling iron.
Day 2: I brushed it out. I still had curl left so I made a bumper bang and put the rest up in a pin curl look.
I'm sure I left something out but I just wanted to let everyone Im alive and doing well. I have a few projects to finich before packing to visit the families back in California. We're taking a mini-vacation and visiting the family. It'll be a nice break from our routine.
I leave with Ridley. Cuddling in his momma's wool sweater.