Thursday, January 28, 2010
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
The little appliques on the front are iron-on peacock feathers.
...And here is the refashion I am most proud of at the moment.
Remember this old hoodie of mine that I cut-up last week?
Well, it has been given quite the "face-lift" and now belongs to
the best little girl in the whole wide world.
I attached a pink hoodie from a sweatshirt she outgrew.
I kept it sleeveless but she really wanted to wear the black turtleneck today...not the pink one Mama picked out.
I sewed this cool multi-colored rick-rack down the sides of the zipper and at the top of the pockets for accent. I attached a vintage heart charm dangling from a polka-dot ribbon to the zipper pull...and that's it!
Oh, yeah- I made a couple of super-cute bow headbands for her using Elsie's adorable
This one just happens to match perfectly.
She wore her new "dress" proudly today.
It gives me so much joy to know that she is wearing something I made just for her.
My little one, I would make a quilt out of the world
and give it to you, if I could.
Hope you are enjoying your week.
Monday, January 25, 2010
So happy to have accidentally found this wonderful photographer tonight in my bloggy travels.
I wish I could remember exactly how I found him, but you know how it is once you fall down the rabbit hole of blogs and links! Anyway, I think I am going to write to him, asking his permission to use the photo for this particular section of my "book." (Yes, I'm using the term loosely).
It's just too perfect, with that ferry trudging ominously into the distance from the "Manhattan" side. With that, I thought I'd share some of the entries I've written for the chapter.
He gave the stray food,
She was deathly allergic.
Mom made them keep it.
Windows front and back
Wood floors lead from room to room
This is where we died.
Artist, antique-store owner
All of them, but you.
Perhaps a bit on the dark side. But oh, so much fun to write and like I said a few posts ago,
wonderfully healing and therapeutic. Each chapter is another "milestone" section of my life.
I am loving this ongoing writing project.
Blessings for your week, All. xoxo
Saturday, January 23, 2010
Friday, January 22, 2010
Monday, January 18, 2010
What a beautiful message for us to display in our home, yes?
Have a blessed day, Friends.
Sunday, January 17, 2010
PS: Check-out big girls new earrings. She got them pierced this week. A coming-of-age for sure. I've been reading a lot about turning six. It's a magical transition from 5-6. Children are said to leave their "heavenly"bodies and ground themselves in their "earthly" ones. (sniff, sniff) That makes me just a wee bit sad for some reason. I can really see this transition, too and it is miraculous, to say the least. What an honor and blessing to be a parent, sharing and observing the daily growth, development, and all the love she gives to the world and to her Mama.
Saturday, January 16, 2010
And this has been making me the HAPPIEST of all.
My girl has really taken off with her writing!
She did this completely unassisted.
It was a surprise for me last night...A follow-up to the paper heart she left in my room the day before.
My Girl, you are Mama's beating heart.
I am so proud of you!
Enjoy your Saturday, Friends.
Sunday, January 10, 2010
I stayed up into the wee hours transforming it into a nifty sweater scarf and I am in love with the result. I was inspired by this tutorial.
Friday, January 8, 2010
Wednesday, January 6, 2010
Here is one purse I am cuckoo over. I MUST...I WILL make this for myself...After I get my hands on some more of this, that is!
Anyway, the saga continues 'cuz the yarn used for this creation is also...
Tuesday, January 5, 2010
Looks like I'm already gearing up to take the two-month Wardrobe Refashion pledge. I must admit, I'm getting pretty excited and inspired after reading what many creative people are doing over there daily. Awesome. I've started putting aside pieces of our clothing for refashioning instead of the usual donations. I love having an ongoing project such as this to prepare for.
I wasted no time getting to work after seeing this lovely scarf posted on the very first day of the year! Late last night I removed some tired black buttons from this recently thrifted cardigan and spruced it up with some vintage pearl buttons. Here's a two-for-one shot of both!
A trip to a favorite dollar store is always a source of creative inspiration. Tonight, I scored a pack of 8 zippers in rainbow colors - perfect for my new crochet pouch obsession...and some pink and white knee socks with black skullies are presently being transformed into my very first...
I've been wanting to make one of these for a while. This is a super tutorial, if you'd like to join me.
Have a happy week! xo
Sunday, January 3, 2010
1. Finally make all that Peppermint Bark you were going to before the holidays.Preferably do this while simultaneously preparing two separate dinners. (Plus, kale chips, that were amazing; even Cub crunched on a few!)
3) After being completely wired on sugar from all the bark and pretzels consumed with a strong cup of tea, read two veeeeery long stories to your little one before putting her to bed, organize all of your WIPS, wash a gazillion dishes for the umteenth time today, chat a bit with a friend,
Friday, January 1, 2010
3)Continuing my love affair with CROCHET and making lots of
vintage-inspired coin purses and clutches, like the one below and this cutie.
4)To eventually join Wardrobe Refashion and begin with a 2-month pledge.
Hey, I have to start somewhere!
5) And when I am in the throws of my 2-month pledge...
I'm going to make this dress with all of those ties I've been collecting.
I luuuuuv this dress!
6) More prayer, yoga, meditation and overall focus on healthy living.