Hello everyone! Sorry if anyone was awaiting the answers to the puzzles from my last post, but I took a two week unplanned break from blogging. I managed to fall down some stairs while tutoring and pulled a muscle in my back. Thankfully, it healed quite quickly and despite still having some bruises, I am feeling a lot better.
The weather seems to have skipped spring and gone straight to summer. I'm not ready! I have very little in my summer wardrobe at the moment. Until I can make some more dresses, I have been wearing my mom's old skirts as "fake dresses". The skirts are long, so I hike them up and put a cardigan on top. I wore one with my 1950's style wrap-top today. Not as good as a real dress, but they will have to do for now.
Despite my injury, I've been spending a lot of time outside recently. The flowers have started to bloom and the backyard is covered with, my favourite flowers, forget-me-nots.
I've also been working on some stuff for my Etsy shop. I have some more clothing which will be posted soon, and something a little different which I hope to reveal before the end of the month. I was searching for inspiration for my shop, and came across an old family photo album I didn't know we had. I found some great old photos, especially of my grandmother.
She has always had a great sense of style, and oh how I wish she had kept some of her dresses. There was one stunning 1940's party dress with a scalloped neckline in what looked like a white organza material. Although, think I may prefer "everyday" vintage style. The mix of simple yet put-together always strikes me as a more comfortable and realistic approach to style. Clothing should be for living in and real life sometimes involves a little mud.
And finally here are the solutions to the puzzles:
Solutions to cryptograms:
“If you have made mistakes, there is always another chance for you. You may have a fresh start any moment you choose, for this thing we call 'failure' is not the falling down, but the staying down.” ~Mary Pickford
I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!