Friday, September 23, 2011

An Award and Giant Pants

A while ago the lovely Susan of Susan's Diary - Vintage style meets heavy music awarded me an irresistibly sweet blog award. I was supposed to write 7 random facts about myself then pass on the award. The problem is that I can't seem to come up with 7 random facts! After failing to think of more than one or two facts, I found Jennie of It's a Charmed Life was having the same problem! She decided to ask her readers to leave her questions in the comments, and she would answer them in a post and pass the award to those who asked her something. What a brilliant idea!!!

So I'm going to be completely unoriginal and do the same thing. Leave me a question and I will answer them all in a post :)

In other news I finished one of my many autumn sewing projects: a pair of giant pants! I have been craving a pair of 1930's style pants, especially after discovering Giant Pants of the 30's, so I decided to try and make myself a pair. This was technically my first time sewing pants but I drafted my own pattern and got to work. I LOVE the result! These pants are soooo comfortable! It is like wearing pajama pants.

One last thing, don't forget to enter my giveaway! You have until October 1st.

That's All.

Monday, September 19, 2011

Giveaway Time

It's giveaway time!!! To celebrate reaching over 200 followers I'm hosting a giveaway.

The main prize is:
Two DVDs (Arrowsmith and The Princess and the Pirate)
A pack of charms (the charms feature images of from this
$5 credit for my Etsy Store 

And for a small second prize I'm giving away:

A package of rose note cards
$3 credit for my Etsy Store

To enter: Just leave me a comment letting me know something about yourself (I'm always writing about myself but I would love to know more about you!) and a way to contact you (email or a link to your blog works well).

Giveaway ends October 1st

And while your at it why not check out my Etsy store? I've just started carrying vintage buttons :)  I have many I haven't listed yet so feel free to request a colour or style and I will see what I can do!!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Weekend photoshoot

I've reached over 200 followers!!! 
Thank you everyone who takes the time to read my blog. It really means a lot to me :) I've already begun gathering items for a giveaway but I want to add a couple more things before I officially announce it, so stay tuned!

I've been quite busy sewing myself some new clothes for fall (including a cape/skirt set and a pair of wide-leg trousers!!) and organizing my room. I did however manage to squeeze in a photo-shoot with my best friend on the weekend. Technically the shoot was for me to take pictures of her and a certain boy, but I did hand the camera over to him for a little bit to grab a few snaps of us. My friend and I don't have nearly enough pictures together since I'm always the one behind the camera!

The photos I took turned out great. I might share some later if I get permission from the two of them, but for now here are some of the ones the boy took. Unfortunately he wasn't used to my camera (she is rather temperamental...) so quite a few of them didn't turn out, but nevertheless I am quite pleased with the pictures we did manage to get.

We took the pictures at what was once Cullen Gardens and Miniature Village. It is now a rather rundown, very overgrown park run by the town. There are lovely historical buildings but they have been left empty and are in need of repair . It makes me really sad that the town doesn't utilize such a wonderful space :(

Most of the pictures of Britt and I ended up like the above picture. Can you tell who is the affectionate one?

Here is a colour photo of my outfit. The dresses Britt and I wore are actually new dresses (both from Winners I think) that have a vintage style, as I didn't want to ruin any real vintage dresses. My hat is a 1940's piece, and Britt's hat is a modern one from Icings. Our gloves are also vintage, and the faux fur stole was made made by me (tutorial here)

That's All.

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Fall Inspiration

The weather has seemed to turn chilly overnight. One day it was summer and the next it was autumn. I love fall more than any other season and I'm currently busy sewing myself some lovely new (warm) clothes. For a bit of inspiration I was flipping though the only two autumn magazines in my collection (I think I may have to buy some more when I get a job...). Here are some of my favourite images of fall fashion:

(The first three are from 1935 and the others are from 1941)

(Anyone else think the girl in the above picture looks a bit like Dita Von Teese?)

What is on your autumn wish list?

By the way, I've noticed I am two followers away from hitting 200. I have a giveaway planned for when I do reach 200 so stay tuned!

That's All.

Friday, September 2, 2011

Mary Pickford Inspired Hairstyle

My second youtube video is now up!

This time I did a slightly more difficult style based on Mary Pickford's beautiful curls. It was a little difficult to explain but hopefully it is clear enough.

If anyone has any requests or suggestions I would love to hear them :)

That's All.