Today, my friend Britt came over for a little photo-shoot. My mom gave me some of her old lights for portrait photography so I wanted to experiment a little. Luckily for me, Britt was happy to volunteer to be my model. Here are a few of my favourite shots. (Sorry Britt for the last one but I love that picture!)
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Monday, May 17, 2010
For a centre piece I gathered a bunch of antique glass bottles and filled them with forget-me-nots. They are by far my favourite flower and our gardens have grown wild with them. I must remember to pick some more for my room.
The property search continues so I haven't had much time for shopping, but I managed a trip to the Softmoc warehouse outlet this morning. Yay shoes! (I am hopelessly in love with the boots. They were more money than I should have spent but I was too smitten to leave them)
And now as promised, some pictures of my latest sewing creations. I am still working on the slippers and 1950's jacket but as soon as they near completion pictures will be posted
Skirt-Made by me!
Shirt- Designer Depot
Monday, May 10, 2010
This book is a collection of reprinted pamphlets from WW2 Britain as part of the "Make Do and Mend" campaign. During a time when many things were rationed, families had to get creative. This collection provides many tips on how to repair clothing, save energy and cook most efficiently.
Although I do like cartoon Mrs Sew and Sew a little better.
(Click below for video)
Wednesday, May 5, 2010
Math is hard.
So in honour of the fact school is over for another term and I survived, here are some school inspired vintage finds from Etsy (click on picture for link to item):
Saturday, May 1, 2010
I have completely fallen in love with the 9acre farm that needs a huuuuuuuge amount of work but my parents aren't sure if they really want to take out a mortgage on a second property now that they are retired. Which makes me very very sad since this place in my dream property (complete with old barn and century red brick farm house in need of repair). I will keep trying to convince them though :)
Pictures of my rooms (plus some neat storage ideas I have come up with) will be posted hopefully sometime this week or next, but it may take me a little longer to get used to being back home again.
And now for the Annette Hanshaw song I can't get out of my head: