Everyone must check out Miscellanea - the newest vintage shop on Etsy!
Wednesday, July 21, 2010
Monday, July 19, 2010
Guess what blog-friends, I'm getting married!! Yay!!! I'm sure I couldn't have found a better guy for me, and I'm totally overwhelmed by how loved and blessed I am. The proposal was amazing, the ring is beautiful, and now begins a year of planning for a great wedding day, and and even better marriage. After months of gathering wedding ideas from tons of blogs, I finally get to put them all to use for my own special day! Here's a few pics from the day he popped the question...
The view from the Dorset tower:
In our new jerseys!
Enjoying our first paddleboat ride, engaged!
Family came all the way up north for dinner - I had no idea!
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Just discovered this online boutique called Ruche, based from California - but they ship to Canada! The clothes/accessories are vintage inspired, and really affordable, even with the shipping. Might have to order something sometime...
Friday, July 9, 2010
Friday, July 2, 2010
Guess what! I got a dressmaker's model for my birthday! More commonly known as a mannequin, except this one has an adjustable bust, waist, and hips. I just put it together - now to figure out how to use it...
Here it is modeling another recent creation. I found this blue paneled material buried on the clearance shelf at fabricland, only $3.50. And it was SUPER easy to make. I just cut out 2 panels and sewed the sides like a tube, then folded the top down at the width of the elastic band. Then I pinched in the waistband and stitched it in the same way (to the size of the elastic). I haven't even hemmed it, and I likely won't because it's jersey, so it rolls like a hem, and doesn't fray anyway! Maybe I'll put together a tutorial sometime...