Not just any flowers, fabric flowers. Thanks for the idea, Dolci Odille.
Tuesday, June 29, 2010
Today I'm posting about someone truly blog-worthy. Not because of her fashion sense, her home decoration ideas, or her great recipes. This isn't a photo I found on someone else's blog, or a great person I read about in a magazine. This is real life - this is true inspiration. Today I'm remembering my mom. Lovely, kind, accepting, and still strong, bold, and unwavering in her faith. One of a kind. Irreplaceable. Forever and always, my Mom.
Bev Headon (Feb. 15, 1952 - Jun. 29, 2007)
Sunday, June 27, 2010
I made a new one! It's a Cynthia Rowley pattern (very easy to follow, and good designs) made from a basic cotton print. And no elastic waist - I've moved into the land of zippers! And pockets too! I'd say this is my most proud project to date. My favourite part is the waistband and the tie front. Also, I got some new pinking shears for my birthday (thanks Beth!!), so there's no fraying on these seams :) Gotta go, or I'll be late for church in my new skirt!
Thursday, June 24, 2010
Saturday, June 19, 2010
If you were needing a unique way to wrap your Father's Day gift, look no further. I stumbled across this amazing idea on Paper Crave - and the instructions are there too! I already had the tie idea for my kids church craft this Sunday, but this just took it to another level.
Sunday, June 13, 2010
Yesterday began bright and early with one of my favourite things - deals. The little village of Elmira was having a community garage sale day, so of course I had to be there. And I'm so glad I was! Here's a look at the goods...
Shell Necklace - 50 cents.
5 pretty hair pins - 50 cents.
Awesome leather satchel - $5? $2? Nope, just 25 cents. You heard me.
After the garage sales, we headed to the St. Jacob's Farmer's Market and had Mahajeb, Hummus, and Tabouleh (Moroccan) for lunch, yummm. If I had a camera, I'd have pictures of that as well. Someday.
To end the morning right, I had to stop and pick up some flowers from a Mennonite stand on the side of the road. Nothing like the smell of freshly picked peonies to wake me up in the morning. Just 25 cents each.
Friday, June 11, 2010
Anyone heard of Penelope's? I stumbled upon the link to the store's website - it's totally cute! Some things are pricy, but the sale stuff was reasonable, and still really fun. I'd already been thinking of a Chicago road trip sometime...
Here's some of my favourites:
How cute are these serving trays and lunch boxes??
Tuesday, June 8, 2010
Monday, June 7, 2010
Hey followers! I finally have something worthy of an update. This is the first dress I've ever made, and I'm so happy with how it turned out. I got the fabric at Fabricland for 66% off - $7.00 total. I found the pattern for it at Value Village (uncut, with all the pieces!) for $0.99. I modified it a little bit, and it worked! You can't see in the picture, but it's just a basic sleeveless shape with an elastic waistband. I wore it to the Divine women's conference (imagine 800 women in one place!) for the dessert gala evening. So fun!
Also noteworthy: the jean jacket was from the Salvation Army ($6.99), the belt from Value Village ($0.99), and the shoes from Aldo Liquidation ($20). This just proves you don't have to spend a fortune pull a fun look together! (Less than $40 total)