Saturday, May 24, 2014

Warm Days

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

“There are two kinds of truth; The truth that lights the way and the truth that warms the heart. The first of these is science and the second is art.” ― Raymond Chandler

I may have sort of lost the solutions to the crossword (oops!), but to the best of my memory, these are the answers:
1) Bakelite 2) Vanity Table 4) Setting Lotion 5) Stockings 6) Flapper 7) Snood 9) Clara Bow 10) Bullet 11) Buster Keaton 13) Cold Cream 14) Vamp 15) Bow Lips 17) Miss Lemon
3) Circle Skirt 8) Bob 9) Crinoline 12) Fitzgerald 16) Paper Moon 18) The Charleston 

I hope everyone is having a lovely weekend!
That's All.


  1. Ahh it all makes sense now :P

    Lovely photos too and I like your dress improvisation!

  2. Glad to hear you are feeling better and use a long skirt as a dress is a great idea.