Well, this wasn't a complete disaster because I learned a few things. However, the dress as it turned out is nearly unwearable. I will explain. First, this is the artist's conception of how it should look (yes, I know to ignore the idealized Barbie waist): You can see that it's meant to be fitted. This … Continue reading Vintage Vogue 9000: take 1
We just wrapped up Cheesefare yesterday and now the Great Fast has begun. I felt like Forgiveness Vespers was unusually well attended this year. Mittens fell asleep shortly after it began which meant I was actually able to stay inside for the whole service. Everyone has been enjoying watching the little puppies grow up week … Continue reading Wrapping up Cheesefare
I started it a bit late, but we've had so much rain and solid cloud cover the last several weeks that there have been precious few sunsets to choose from. I'll try to get a better one next time.
Look what my oldest did. I'm very impressed!https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=7Axt_PCjjVc
Soft, pretty, hand-crocheted. Now in the shop!
I set out some candy from me and from Grandmother last night. When Mittens saw her heart opened this morning she said, "*gasp* CHOCKIT!!!" Hahaha. I didn't make valentines this year. Yes, shame on me. I guess I was just too busy and knew the youngest two would get more out of it starting next … Continue reading Valentine’s Day
This is one of those hibernating WIP (work(s) in progress) that I've been trying to dig out and finish. I think I started this about 12-18 months ago and dropped after row 8 or something. I'm on my third skein now and making decent progress. In case you can't imagine the finished product, here is … Continue reading Yarn Along: Cross Blanket
Joann's is having a 50% off sale on a lot of their cotton and it was the perfect time to get dress fabrics. I'm making three dresses using the pattern above. I'll make a cross between A and B, doing the sleeves without the notched "wings" on the cuffs. I even have all the notions … Continue reading Vintage Vogue V9000
I love pink. I resisted this at one time (perhaps because it was cliched?) but embrace it now. I don't go overboard like the mother of one of my high school classmates: her whole house (and it was a mansion) was decorated in pink. I don't know how her husband stood it. But I do … Continue reading Pink and White Bags
Floppy herself is not vintage, of course, being only newly sixteen! However, since she loves all things vintage we went antiquing for her birthday and kept to the theme for her party. Many years!