Saturday, May 18, 2013

Wednesday, May 15, 2013

Movy-Dolls (1919)

mary pickford paper doll

elsie ferguson paper doll photoplay 1919

Charlie Chaplin paper doll photoplay 1919
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Saturday, May 11, 2013

Baby Shower

I attended my first ever baby shower today! I had a hard time deciding what to wear (especially with the sort of "in-between" weather we have been having lately). I finally decided on my mom's old skirt, worn as a dress, with a blouse over top. I accessorized with my favourite (me-made) belt and one of my headbands (the pattern is available in my Etsy shop). Wearing old maxi-skirts as dresses is a favourite trick of mine. My mom had a lot of old skirts that I have re-purposed this way. 

My cousin and his wife are expecting a baby boy, and I have been eagerly preparing gifts for it.  I knit a booties+sweater set and sewed teddy bear. The sweater set I started long before we knew if it was a boy or girl, so I made it unisex. It is loosely based on a 1950's pattern and the booties are from a 1945 pattern. The projects are on my Ravelry page if any knitters want more information or a link to the bootie pattern (it's a free pattern). The teddy bear was based off of this free pattern, although I used a soft felt nose/eyes. I used a matching felt on it's paws/feet.

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Saturday, May 4, 2013

Summer Style Forecast (1929)

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With temperatures on the rise, I have begun planning my summer wardrobe. I came across this article while looking for inspiration. Anyone else working on a new summer wardrobe? Mine is almost non-existent, so my sewing machine and I will be very busy the next few weeks.

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