Sunday, December 5, 2010

Fingerwaves Attempt

These past few weeks, my mom and I have been marathoning Wind at My Back (5 seasons).  Have you seen this darling show?  It was produced and created by Sullivan Entertainment, who also created Avonlea (7 seasons).  Avonlea was one of my very favorite shows growing up. It was on the Disney channel back when it actually had quality family entertainment and took place in the 1900's.  Wind at My Back takes places in the early 1930's and tells the story of the charming townspeople in Canada.  I am going to do a post on this show later on today or tomorrow, so I won't go into too much detail about it, but suffice it to say I have officially fallen in love with everything about the 1930's.
 (Forgive the no makeup look:D Yikes!!)
I was a little hesitant about the clothes, the hair, etc. but now it is a full on love affair.  So, I got my hair cut a few inches and attempted to do fingerwaves for the second time last night.
I am pretty happy with the results.  I only used a bit of setting lotion on top of my soaking wet hair, and the rest of my hair I pin curled.
It took me a few goes to get it right, but after about the 2nd time I was happy with how it looked.
I think I might do a video tutorial after I practice it a few more times if anyone is interested.  I think it is so much more easier to figure out how to do it from a video than book instructions. 
The dress I found at an Antique Mall a few weeks ago.  I believe it is a 1930's dress- it has a side button closure.  I absolutely adore the lace.  It was a whopping $10.  See- sometimes you can find a good deal at Antique stores.
I also have planned my winter sewing wardrobe.  Here's about half of the things I plan to sew:
Has anyone ever sewed with fur?  Do you see the tiny bit of fur around the wrist?  I think it would be gorgeous with the color fabric I chose, but I really am unsure of how to go about sewing with fur.
I also have been making Limoncello the past couple of days.  It takes a few weeks to make it properly (actually, it takes a month if you want to do it really properly).

Basically you buy 1 thing of Vodka- I chose Smirnoffs 100 proof and 10 lemons.
Then you peel off the skin of the lemon with a vegetable peeler without getting the white stuff(pith).  This will take you awhile.
If you like lemons you could make lemonade or something else with the remaining part of the lemons.  The skin is the only part that goes in the Limoncello.
Then you pour the vodka into a container and put the lemon rinds in.  Cover the top with saran wrap and a rubber band.  I let mine steep for 4 days. 
On the 4th day, I put in 2 vanilla beans- Split it open and scoop out the seeds.  I just dropped it into the container and then whisked it up a little to separate the vanilla beans a bit.

That is where I am in the process of making the limoncello.  I am going to let it steep for the next week and continue the recipe next Sunday.

Last thing- My Etsy Store is having a 10%-15% off sale.  Prices are as marked.  This will go on for the entire month of December.  Also, I created a fanpage for my blog and etsy store for facebook.  The link is on the right side under My Etsy Store slideshow.  I will be doing all of my etsy store updates, among other things, on there.

One last thing.  This Friday there is an amazing estate sale that I am going to go to, but so far I have found no one to go with.  I am still trying to convince my best friend to go with me, but if she cant and I have to go alone, does anyone know if it is acceptable to bring large plastic bags with you or something or the sort to put everything in that you want?  There are a lot of hats with hatboxes that I am determined to get, but am unsure of how to carry them out without having to put them down and risk losing them.

Okay, now I am going to work on my Wind at My Back Fashion Post.


Lisa said...

Ooh, your hair and dress are lovely. I might make the limoncello too - I look forward to seeing the next steps.

Hep~Kitten said...

your waves came out superb!!

Leanne Elizabeth Manning. said...

I'm quite envious of your hairstyling skills, I recently tried pin-curls for the first time and it was a complete disaster :/ haha.

What a gorgeous find as well on the dress :)

Dial V for Vintage said...

What a wonderful dress! And your hair looks amazing, well done! :)

Stephanie Lynn said...

Your hair looks great! Hope you have a good time at the estate sale. Wish I could go. I never pass up a good hat. Or vintage for that matter.

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

well the finger waves look amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Not many people pull off nice ones!

Sirens Sexy said...

You look great! I know I have a heck of a time getting them to work!

Kristina said...

You totally pulled off the pin curls! I love your dress, too. I'm a huge vintage fan, and most of the clothes I design are vintage-inspired silhouettes.
Kristina J.

islandgirl said...

You look so adorable. You're very talented!

Sam said...

Love your hair! So freaking cute, now you have me wanting to try some finger waves, haha,

Victoria / Justice Pirate said...

aww. have you ever voiced about getting a real tree at all?
That is all I've ever had since I was a child were real trees. I used to go every year with my dad to pick one out!

I guess I was a little cold in those pictures, but mainly probably because I was actually sick for two weeks and so my body was already cold. Usually I am always sweaty in the winter and it feels good to allow the cold to get me sometimes. . but I hadn't been sick for two years and being sick makes me weak and cold!