Saturday, July 3, 2010

Summer decor...

Come take a little look~see at my summer decor:
I wish they still put this much effort into a card of buttons!

Isn't this vintage pattern the cuteness?!?

Amelia with a bucket full of seashells...

Even the new She & Him album color coordinates

with my nautical theme!

Donna Sue is ready for the 4th
in her spiffy sailor dress (an Etc. Shop find!)

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Do you like my new 'do?

Here are my inspirations...
Mia Wasikowska
Carey Mulligan

Elisha Cuthbert
i've always loved
Audrey Hepburn's

What do ya think?!?

Saturday, June 19, 2010

This 'n that...

Well here is a pic of my sister, cousin, and i at the formal back in April...

i really like how my dress turned out...

the hat was a mistake i think ...

reminiscent of....
The Antique Tractor Show was in my old home town of Lacon, IL last Saturday the 12th.

My nephew was pretty excited! ^_~

There wasn't anything i "had to have" at the flea market there.

(Though i did find some FABULOUS vintage items at a garage sale...have not had any good photo opportunities for those as of yet...mostly fall/winter clothing...)

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

The Practice Dress

Well the practice dress is done...

it fits just about perfect...

I'll just have to shorten the waist by an inch.
*By the way, the pattern I used is Simplicity #2444*

Monday, April 19, 2010

Oh no! I broke a pinkie promise!

Can you ever forgive me?

I know I said I'd write again later in the week,

but this is the soonest I could...

So sorry! :(
Well anyhoo...
Check out this cute sheet music that I got for a buck!
It goes perfectly with my new decor for the season!

There is a home school formal that

we (my sister, cousins, and myself)

attend every spring.

Home school alumni are invited,

and I jump at the chance to dress up!

Here is my design for the dress I'm making...

(The theme is "A night in Paris" or somethin' like that.)

So I named my dress:

"American in Paris"

For the blue striped bodice
I've painted stripes on white taffeta.
I think I'll skip the red ric rac on the sleeves and paint two thin blue stripes...
I found so fabulous shiney blue tulle at Joann's
that I'm going to wear under the skirt...
I'm also going to make a little beret!
This is the design for my "Practice Dress"
(to make sure I get a good fit!)
I think I'm going to skip the ric rac at the bottom.
I found a cute vintage zipper at Etc. that is canary yellow
that I'm going to use with this dress.
Here's my progress on it so far...
(on my new duct tape dress form...
made via the MaryJane's Farm directions!)

I think it's going to be CUTE!


I'll keep you posted!

Monday, April 12, 2010

Hello again!

Oh my goodness!

Once again it has been far too long since I've written a post!

Not much "blog worthy" stuff

has happened in the past 4-ish months since I've posted...

I will be back on here later this week with more...

(I pinkie promise!!!)


In the meantime here is a photo of what will be...

I'm into a Nautical theme this season...

There's more Neat-o Nautical where this came from!!!

Much Luv,


~The Hickory Hill FarmGirl ^_^