Sunday, November 28, 2010

Blog Award and FB Fanpage

I won this blog award umm... weeks ago from the lovely blogs: sewing is hard and miss 1941.  Thank you ladies!!

The conditions that go with this award are:

1- Accept the award. Post it on your blog with the name of the person who awarded it along with a link to their blog.

2- Pay it forward to 15 other bloggers that you have recently discovered.

3- Contact those bloggers and let them know they've been chosen.
Now, I went through all the blogs I read and tried to choose ones that either do not have many followers (like me :D) or have not gotten this award in the past 2 months.  

Hmmm...what else what else.  I made a fan page for my blog and etsy store on facebook.  The link is on the right side under the etsy store slideshow.  I will be putting all my updates for my store and sale announcements on there instead of my blog because I don't want to pollute my blog with that nonsense.  But, until that gets up and running, I will post random pictures of things I found and am selling on Etsy like:
Men's jacket 50's/60s.  Hmmm...I really should try to find a man model huh?
50's/60's Cashmere coat
Well that's it for now.  I apologize for the boringness of this post:D  

Friday, November 26, 2010


Well, I am falling far behind in my blogging and reading blogs.  I haven't really been active in blogoland for about 2 weeks.  I'm not really sure what's wrong with me....hmmm.  Anyways, I don't know if I have really written about this much before, but I am a humongo broadway enthusiast.  I have only been in one musical, and that would be Godspell (if you want to watch our production it is here, here, here, here, and here ) but I go to see them as much as I can whether they are a national traveling show, community production, high school production, or college production like the one I saw last weekend (if you only see one show in your lifetime see Lion King).  I literally could see a musical once a week and never get sick of them.
Aida is a beautiful love story, one that is timeless though it takes place in ancient Egypt.  It tells the story of Radames, captain of the Egyptian army, who falls in love with one of his Nubian captures, Aida who is the Nubian princess.  Radames is engaged to Amneris, the Egyptian princess, which was arranged by his power seeking father, but he doesn't love her.  Radames doesn't know what Aida is, he just thinks she is another slave, but he falls deeply in love with her and they have to keep their love a secret.  It is a very passionate story, and sad.  It is one of the only shows that has brought me to tears both times I have seen it, so bring tissues.  If you want to listen to some samples of songs, my favorites are found here, here, and here.  

I really love dogs (especially sweet baby Dexter), btw, if you couldn't tell.  I would have more than 3 of them like we have now if it wouldn't get me kicked out of my house haha
I got this gorgeous dress in August?? I think from FabGabs when she was having her $10 and $20 sale.  There were only a few things wrong with it, like the velvet trim being gone on one sleeve (which was an easy fix) and a few stains (which get lost in the folds), so over all I am pretty happy with it.  My mother took a buttload of pictures, so if you have any desire to see the rest, they are here.
Anyone seen Harry Potter yet?  Mom and I went to see it on Tuesday and I was in tears during the entire thing.  Harry Potter really means a lot to me- I started reading it in 7th grade, so its been practically an 11 year love journey with the characters.  I used to read them every summer, even when a new one wasn't released, so I have read at least the first 5 books 9+ times.  I think this movie was the most true to the book and boy was it dark and emotional.  I literally started crying as soon as Hermione *spoiler* ......................... obliviated herself from her parent's memory, and it was hard for me to stop.

What were everyone's thoughts on the movie?  Books?  Do you have a favorite scene... character... actor?  Maybe you don't like them.  I have a lot of friends who don't like them at all and I don't hate them for it :D I for one am totally in love with Jason Isaacs who plays Lucius Malfoy.  I don't necessarily like his character in the books, but in the movies Jason makes the character very alluring and fascinating.  I wish they showed more of him.  He is a very dashing man, am I right?

And looking at all these pictures I took, makes me realize I need a major haircut.  Yikes.  It makes me laugh, because a year ago I would have shot the guy who cuts my hair if he had taken off more than 1 inch every 6 months.  I grew my hair out for about 4 years straight, and as you can tell from the pictures, my hair was almost black. 
Sorry for the hair nostalgia, but it was something that I was very attached to during my college years, and I took a trip down memory lane with the pictures:D

I hope all my American friends had a blessed thanksgiving with their family and friends.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Vintage Vogue Pattern and Store Preview

 Well, I'm sitting here watching my weekly dose of Degrassi (my guilty pleasure) and I realized I haven't done a blog post in almost 2 weeks.  In fact, I've barely read any of the blogs that I follow in that amount of time either.  Yikes!  That's a buttload of reading to catch up on.  To catch you up in about 2 sentences, last weekend I went with my lovely parents to a humongo Antique Mall in Springfield (also the home of my very favorite flea market which is next week).  I found several vintage dresses and 2 pairs of shoes, some of which will go in my store (previews below).  I also worked on and finished my very first vintage Vogue pattern.  It was relatively major snafus or anything which surprises me.  I've sewn with many current Vogue patterns and I find the instructions to be extremely difficult and confusing- this coming from someone who has been sewing for over 15 years, so I was pleasantly surprised.  I feel like this might be a pattern I will use again.  I like the way it fits and looks on me, and finally a full skirt that came out the way it was supposed to be (and I just remembered you probably have no idea what I'm talking about since I never did a post about the dress I made last weekend which had some major snafus- that will come shortly I guess :O).  And tonight, we had a lovely family dinner at a very nice local restaurant where I had a yummy veal and lump crab dinner and creme brulee for dessert.  And tomorrow I go to the mall for the first time in almost a year.  Yikes!  Oh, and I won a Lovely Blog Award.... I will be doing that post soon, I'm too tired to do it tonight:D 

I found this pair of NOS 1940's shoes, but they are very small on my large feet.  Boo. 
Also, I went through all my hats and decided to sell about 15 of them so as soon as I get those photographed those will be up in my store too.  I am going to work on listing things tomorrow.
I guess you can't really see the detailing in this adorable dress.  It has an inverted pleat on both the front and back center section and also has additional pleating on both sides.  It also has a center zipper which was the first time I have encounter such a thing and I'm not sure if I like it.  I sadly ran out of fabric before I could cut out the belt, so I'm not sure what to do because I do have a super duper cute belt buckle that matches the buttons to use.  Hmm.  I've been remarathing (for the 4th time) Dark Angel while sewing this week.  Has anyone seen any good movies (new or old) that they want to recomend?  I'm always looking for new things to watch while sewing.