Tuesday, February 23, 2010

February Dress

I have finished my February dress at last! Yes, it's a bit cliche - but I like Valentine's Day! If you haven't read my previous dress post, I am participating in the Alice and Camilla Dress-Up Challenge. Hopefully I will finish my March dress this weekend so I can post it at the beginning of the month! I'm also showing a photo of some vintage hand-painted ribbon I was going to use on the dress, but I chickened out.... it's just too pretty to cut. Any ideas on how I can display this?

Embroidery Crazy

Since I began Teresa's embroidery project I am obsessed! I have been checking all kinds of blogs and websites for patterns and information. One very obvious site that I wasn't aware of was the DMC thread site... wow. You can spend a great deal of time looking through embroidery, cross-stitch and other patterns and ideas on their site. They also have this new game available - 'quilt monopoly' - how fun is that? (photo courtesy of DMC site)

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Tiny Book Swap

I received my Tiny Book Swap from Julie Collings. My pictures do not do these justice! They are all incredible little treasures! I didn't pay strict attention to instructions. My books are a bit bigger than they should be!

Creative Time

I have been working on my Embroidery project I started with Teresa of My Minutia... this is SO fun. I love it! Check out this project (you can sign up, too!) on the sidebar.
I also attended my 5th grade daughter's school play last night. Their rendition of Shakespeare's As You Like It. It was great! She's in front in the blue ribboned dress!

Thursday, February 18, 2010

More Fashion!

I was visiting the Calamity Kim blog this morning and she posted about some wonderful wool gloves and hats, but how living in Florida might limit her use of them! Well, I would love to own a pair of these, and they would come in handy during our Montana snowstorms! You can find them here on Etsy!

Wednesday, February 17, 2010

New York Fashion Week

As I've mentioned in a long-ago post, I love fashion, though I dress like a frump! It is Fashion Week in New York and you can view the Fall 2010 collections online here. I am showing a few of my favorites from Anna Sui - probably the only designer I could see myself in! The 4th dress down is my favorite. I love the colors, patterns and textures! Did you ever want to be a fashion designer when you were growing up? I sure did. I spent hours drawing and designing!

Monday, February 15, 2010

We Have a Winner!

I used the Random Number Generator to choose a winner and it's #102!

True Random Number Generator

Min: 1

Max: 257

Result: 102

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Congrats to Shazza - she is the winner of the vintage/Shabby Chic goodies for OWOH! I will get this out to you asap. Thanks for your address! This was such a great way to visit other blogs. Thanks to all of you who came by for a visit! I didn't win one thing...but that's ok. I will definitely do this next year!

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Winter Olympics

As we near the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver, I just have to mention that my daughter Amber's friend Heather McPhie will compete in the Women's Freestyle Moguls for the U.S. Olympic Ski Team! I think the competition is on Saturday, Feb 13th... We are very excited to have someone we know compete! Wish we could be there!

Back From Vegas & New Book Purchase

Yes, I finally got back from Las Vegas. I will have pictures to post as soon as I can get it together. We had a great time, but it wasn't very warm! Also, I just purchased this book today. It's really a great book, even if you don't have small children around your house! Lots of great ideas/techniques. You can win a copy here - on Shona's blog or order it here on Amazon. I can't wait to get started on some of these projects!

Tuesday, February 02, 2010

Vintage Dollies

I recently found these in a closet - I had forgotten about them. I remember when I was very small my mom had these sitting on a shelf in the bedroom I shared with my two sisters. I know we weren't allowed to play with them and very rarely got to touch them. As we got older they got tucked away somewhere. I found them in a closet at my parents and asked my mom if I could have them. They are Nancy Ann Storybook Dolls. You can read about them here. I am hoping to repair them to display - so much detail on them!

Monday, February 01, 2010

Viva Las Vegas

Guess where I'm headed on Thursday? Yes - I'm goin' to Las Vegas. Jim and I are going with our friends to spend a few days away from the snow and cold! I'm looking forward to getting out of town! We are staying at the Polo Towers. Looks like a fun place.