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Archive for November, 2011

  • First Handworked Buttonhole Stitches Posted on November 30, 2011

    Firstly, let me state that I wish I had more images for you guys today with my recent finished objects but the weather has been so crappy in Chicago, I haven’t been able to go out of doors for pics.  Do you guys have any tips or suggestions to get decent indoor shots (lighting, etc.)?… Read More »

  • I hope you all had a cozy, nice thanksgiving this year.  I meant to get this post up on Friday but went to traverse Black Friday with my mom and two sisters.  Truthfully, it really wasn’t that bad out where we went (Oak Brook, IL).  A few of the stores we went to had long checkout… Read More »

  • Fun -Friday: Lazer Tag Posted on November 23, 2011

    I do realize today isn’t Friday, but this past Friday I dubbed it ‘fun Friday’. All last week, my husband and I had been getting into mini-arguments.  For some reason we found ourselves having lots of disagreements and misunderstandings all throughout the week.  We actually never really fight, so to have lots of disagreements is quite odd for us.  I… Read More »

  • Hayes Fashions from 1958: Coats Posted on November 21, 2011

    As part of the items I got at my first flea market in 2011, back in May, I happened upon a catalog from the Fall 1958/Winter 1959 produced by Hayes, a company from Indianapolis, IN. I absolutely love this navy and black dress on the cover.  The skirt portion looks like it’s made of boucle… Read More »

  • Guess who got her very own scanner this weekend?!  That’s right…. I am no longer paying to have my scans made but can now do them myself, anytime, for FREE!  (I did pay for the scanner of course, but I’m thinking it will pay for itself in a short amount of time.) Today’s pattern doesn’t… Read More »

  • The Vintage Bazaar’s Holiday Pop-Up Show Posted on November 14, 2011

    I had such a fun-filled weekend and it all started with a bit of shopping, vintage bazaar style. This was my first time attending TVB’s pop-up show, which is a petite version of the large Bazaar.  Normally I think bigger is better, but in this case I had just as much fun at the pop-up… Read More »

  • I do apologize but I have to let out a big *sigh* first and foremost.  I can finally talk about my new fall Jacket called Minoru by none other than Tasia of Sewaholic.  hip hip  It took a lot of restraint as I was blogging about how my one bun, Baxter likes to play in and around… Read More »

  • The Dreaded Hem(s) Posted on November 8, 2011

    One of the things I highly dislike is sewing up my hems.  I’m still not certain why this is, but they just feel tedious to me.  More often than not, I’ll have a few garments fully sewn for weeks just waiting for their hems. What makes them bearable is that I often set up my laptop on… Read More »

  • I hope you all had a lovely weekend! Today’s Stitchcraft freebie is a cardigan that I’m currently in the middle of knitting up.  You may recognize it from my fall project board (which I’m slowly, but surely plugging through on.) I’m just about done with the back bodice, so once I’m 100% done with it,… Read More »

  • First early 40s Sponge Curling Attempt Posted on November 4, 2011

    Yes, blog-buddies!  This is truly the first time that I’ve attempted my first sponge curl set, and really the first time I’ve ever tried to curl my own hair since high school (*cough cough* over 10 years ago *cough*). I decided to grow out my pixie cut once I got engaged, but I’ve had pretty… Read More »