Monday, June 18, 2012
Today, one year ago Jed and I were married! I can't believe it has already been a whole year since that day. I'm so happy with Jed. And I'm so very glad he decided to write me a facebook message way back when. What in the world would we do without the internet? ;) I feel pretty lucky! I'm excited to see how much better it gets in the years to come. xoxo
Thursday, June 14, 2012
Well, I guess I am officially one year older by now! It perhaps is a little strange to think in just two short years I'll be thirty! Just the other day I was told I looked more like twenty. Ah, I suppose that sort of thing will never end. I guess that is better than someone saying you look 40 when you are actually 30? Anyway, maybe someday my baby face will "grow up" and I'll look more adult. ;)I didn't write much about my birthday and I'm not sure why! I guess I was busy all day on that special day and so I didn't have a lot of time to take pictures of my cake etc. Busy talking on the phone mostly! It was a really lovely birthday, however! It was also Jed's last day of classes at the university, so he was gone most of the day, but when he came back he took me to a really classy restaurant down the street. I think that was one of the best meals I've had in my life, come to think of it! Then we came home, ate the chocolate ice cream cake I made earlier that day and passed out on the couch while watching Gidget! I have a lot of fun memories from watching that cute little teen flick. My best friend for all of my growing-up years and her sister and I watched that movie on her 16th birthday in her basement. Their house was located just behind my house ("a field away" as we used to say) and the older of the two sisters' birthday was only six days apart from my birthday. It was fate that we were going to be best friends from the day my family and I moved into that little green farm house back in 1991.
I've had some really great memories in my 28 years of life. I feel really blessed to be able to say that. I feel like I should have a list of goals to reach by the time I turn 30, but that might take some time to think through and write down. I am happy right now where I am and utterly blessed by Jed every day. Really, life is pretty grand! For now all I know is that I want to keep working harder every day to be a better person, a better partner to my husband and to never stop working as hard as I can for the things that matter most. I am excited to see what this year will bring! xoxo
P.S. Don't forget today is the last day for my birthday sale in the shop! :)
Sunday, June 10, 2012
The Moon-Spinners is one of my favorite Hayley Mills films. And I especially adore her wonderfully fun 1960s summer wardrobe! Eventually I'd like to make all of her outfits, but first I wanted to start with her green dress. I'm a red-head after all and what red-head doesn't look good in green? Anyway, I found the perfect color of fabric. I don't think it's the absolute perfect fabric, though it's not bad! The fabric is made of a cotton/linen blend, though I imagine the original dress was more of a silk/linen blend or a synthetic blend. But this worked out pretty great! I drafted the bodice myself and then altered a skirt from a 1960s pattern that I have. I actually learned a lot while making this dress! Many times I had to rip things out and start over. My normal instinct when sewing for myself is to just leave the mistakes and not worry so much, but I wanted a dress that fit me perfectly, that I would want to wear often. So I guess now all I need to do is buy a couple plane tickets to Greece!
By the way, if you've watched the movie and liked it, or even if you didn't like it, I would highly recommend you check out the book the movie was based on. It's a lot different than the movie, which didn't bother me. It's a wonderful book! I couldn't put it down! This book has made me a Mary Stewart fan, that's for sure! I plan to get all of her books to read. I believe she has two more books set in Greece as well. If you feel like taking a trip to Greece, but like me, can't seem to find the funds to pay for such a trip at the moment, go pick up this book and read it now! And if you don't mind a fun Hayley Mill's flick, go watch the movie and check out her awesome wardrobe while you're at it! Peter McEnery is worth checking out too! ;)
P.S. Later on I'll be doing more posts about this film as I make more of her outfits and perhaps I'll take some more screen caps of the film and do a little post about it.
Thursday, June 7, 2012
I finally got my haircut on Tuesday and I really like it! I decided to go all out and get bangs, though at first I wasn't sure if I really wanted them. When I got to the salon, I told Miriam what I wanted and showed her the pictures of Brigitte Bardot. She said she would start out slowly and cut longer bangs and see how I like it. It was really fun working with her! She listened to me and didn't do anything I didn't like. Finally I said I really did want bangs and she cut all the way. I even got an email today from her to make sure I am happy with my haircut. You bet I am! It's nice to have a change once in a while and I feel like it has been a long time since I've done anything this drastic (for me) with my hair. So if you happen to be in the area or live nearby, I recommend you check out this lovely salon. I really liked the vintage vanities they used! Why don't more salons do this?
Anyway, now I am thinking of all these cute hairstyles I can do now that I have fringe! Another thing that is nifty with bangs is that I don't get headaches nearly as often as I used to when I put my hair up. And that's a definite plus!
Wednesday, June 6, 2012
My 28th birthday is on Friday, so I thought it would be fun to have a little sale on all of my items in my Etsy shop! I also have a few more Seaside and Flower Print dresses in stock from last season, in case you've been eyeing them! Now is the time to buy as I only have a little bit of fabric left and when I run out, I won't be able to repurchase. Everything is at least 30% off! All the prices have already been adjusted to the sale price, so no need to enter any discount code. This sale starts now: Wednesday June 6th and lasts through Friday, June 15th!
List of items on sale:
Seaside Dress: original price - $250 / sale price- $175
Flower Print Frock: original price- $195 / sale price- $135
White Linen Pleated Top: original price- $165 / sale price- $95
Lavender Floral Pleated Top: original price- $165 / sale price- $95
Linen Rose Dress in Lavender: original price- $220 / sale price- $160
Silk Linen Henriette Dress: original price- $195 / sale price- $135
Linen Summer dress: original price- $185 / sale price- $130
Work Smock: original price- $135 / sale price- $95
THANK YOU! xoxo