Tuesday, March 24, 2009
Sunday, March 22, 2009
Saturday, March 21, 2009
In other news, I visited a rather out-of-the-way antique mall this week that'd I'd never been to before. It was in a warehouse and it smelled kind of strange, but it was definitely worth it.
The prices were insanely low and I found some amazing items. Besides, I just love being around vintage things. I gives me a new perspective on history that I doubt I could ever receive from a textbook.
Here's what I found:My new jewelry favorite, this great Betsy Johnson-esque charm bracelet. A copy of Life magazine from 1941.
The caption under the cover photo states that 'the pretty Mrs. Bertram Benedict' was a freelance fashion illustrator who moonlighted as a volunteer air-raid spotter.
A tiny beaded purse....
...and this really unique purse; I love the clasp and buckle.
Tuesday, March 17, 2009
Pink and Green 18" Doll Outfit
Your doll will look fabulous in this handmade ensemble. Great as a complete look, but the individual garments are easy to mix-and-match with the rest of your doll wardrobe.
-Cotton jacket with green print sleeves and mandarin collar
-White cotton tank top
The tank and pants close in the back with Velcro. The jacket closes in the front with buttons and snaps. All seams are finished with a zig-zag stitch to prevent fraying. All embellishments and closures are securely sewn in place. Machine-washable.
This GiveAway closes at noon on Mar. 20.Winner will be randomly selected that night and announced the morning of Mar. 21.
Outfit will be shipped first-class on Mar. 23.
Check out my other doll clothes at muxoriginals.etsy.com.
Thanks for participating and good luck!
Monday, March 16, 2009
Anyway, I cancelled my Teen Vogue subscribtion awhile ago, but I returned home to find the latest issue in the stack of mail. I quit my subscribtion because I don't like the magazine, but I think TV may have redeemed itself with this editorial. It still seems a bit overstyled to me (my main complaint with TV), but the overall mood is lovely.
And they managed to find a boy model that doesn't look like a girl!
Sunday, March 8, 2009
I've been living in dresses and flip flops this vacation. I wish I'd photographed more of my dressier outfits incorporating these shoes. I love the way carmel shoes look with red, black, and denim basics.
Monday, March 2, 2009
Yesterday's outfit. It's actually been a little chillier than I expected (mid 60s), hence the sweater.
Lunch at Whole Foods Market, which consisted of Margherita pizza and a delicious fruit tart with lemon cream.
A zipper pouch for snacks (to keep in my purse), because I'm not wild about the idea of my ipod getting anywhere near my Fig Newtons.
And here's some pictures of the items I sewed for the trip:
I made it using this genius tutorial. It's all pretty much notion/fabric odds-and-ends I had sitting around (the pink fabric is actually a leg from a pair of pants I turned into shorts).The little applique is just a design cut from a scrap of fabric and ironed/stitched in place with the help of Wonder Under and my sewing machine.
Sleep shirt. I couldn't find one that I liked at any stores, so I made one ( loosely adapted from patterns from this book). Again, pretty much all the fabric is second-hand here. The bodice was cut from a men's tee, and the skirt part is actually cut from an old maxi dress, so this came together in about half an hour (measuring the ribbing was the most time-consuming step).
If you get the idea I was whipping these things together the afternoon before we left, you're right :)
Thursday, February 26, 2009
So I moved inside.
By the way, I'm leaving for a 2 week tropical vacation....
Tuesday, February 24, 2009
My trusty Husquevarna Viking.
Fabric and trims for 2 Barbie evening gowns.
Vintage Barbie illustration.
Barbie, waiting with the scissors and thread for her modeling gig.
Samples of a new bathing suit design I'm working on (these will be debuting in the shop in a few weeks!).
In other news, I tried out a new dessert for an Australian-themed dinner the other night: lamingtons. I'd never heard of these before I started researching Australian food; basically, they're squares or cubes of butter cake coated with chocolate icing and topped with coconut.
Mine weren't particularly authentic, but they did taste great! I used chocolate ganache instead of icing, and toasted up plenty of coconut to sprinkle over each.
Also, here's the ganache recipe I used:
- Ganache (it's at the end of the brownie recipe)