Thursday, February 10, 2011

Its Thursday

...which means its post-day. Unfortunately, I am still unable to locate the rest of the photos for my Flowery Frankendress post. Looks like I'll have to re-take them. Grr!

In the mean-time... Look! I made a brooch from ribbon, fake leaves, and plastic grapes from the craft store.

It refuses to hang straight, probably because my hot-glue-ing talents are crap, but I like it. Grapes!!

Tonight my friend Tricia (of the faboo blog Literary Sluts) and I are going to the book party for Erin McKean of Dress a Day fame. I feel a smidge fan girl-ish and SUPER excited, which means that, in order to avoid being all fawny and annoying, I will stand in the corner and drink free wine (I hope. Book parties usually have free wine, right?) and not talk to anyone. Then, later I will regret not telling Erin how much I love her writing and her site and how inspirational she is to me. Sigh. Being shy is lame. Anyhoo...

Guests are encouraged to wear vintage. None of my "real" vintage fits me, so I'll be wearing a home-made vintage jumper.

17 comments:

  1. Love the brooch & love the jumper! Go talk to her, you know you'll regret it and enjoy the free wine ;o)

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  2. Firstly FAB hair colour... mine is red.. but no way as bright! Do you use a home colour? If so what?

    Secondly that green sweater goes beautifuly with your hair colour, *note to self, wear more green!*

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  3. I'm shy too. I know it's the reason that I have no rockabilly friends where I live because I'm too shy to go up to anyone. C'est la (shy) vie!

    I love the brooch (and jumper too)! No one will ever notice if it doesn't hang straight. Hell, half my vintage ones don't either so you're in good company. So cute with the grapes, I love plastic fruit.

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  4. Ahh but G, you will be with me and I am not shy. And I have already squee'd all over Erin and invited her to my book club so I am obligated to say hi.

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  5. I love your jumper and the brooch is adorable! The craft store fruit is such a good idea.

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  6. That jumper is so cute! I've been meaning o make something similar myself

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  7. I love the brooch and the jumper and the dress and .... the GLASSES! Have fun at book club!

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  8. Love,love that beautiful jumper!
    The brooch is so darn clever,very vintage.

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  9. Hi, I have dedicated a post to your site in my vintage collection:
    http://look10.blogspot.com/2011/02/vintage-collection-page-16.html
    AND
    All Collection
    http://look10.blogspot.com/2010/02/vintage-collection-database.html
    Hope you like.
    Greetings

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  10. Hi, I have dedicated a post to your site in my vintage collection:
    http://look10.blogspot.com/2011/02/vintage-collection-page-16.html
    AND
    All Collection
    http://look10.blogspot.com/2010/02/vintage-collection-database.html
    Hope you like.
    Greetings

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  11. I must say, this hair color is perfect on you.

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  12. I just wanted to tell you that I love your blog and your projects are inspiring to me. I am a 25 year old Texan living in a tiny town just learning how to sew. I got a Brother sewing machine for Christmas and I love it. I have been sewing constantly since I got it but have been afraid to try sewing clothes because if i'm going to sew clothes I want them to be retro inspired and it seems so hard but now after reading your blog and looking around the net at patterns and such I think I have found. Thanks. xo

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  13. You're such an artistic lady. I love the way you created that cute grape brooch. Oh by the way, I love your glasses and the way you styled your hair. You looked stunning in these pictures.

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  14. thanks everybody for your super nice comments!

    @ BBK: I color my hair every two weeks to keep it this bright. (although I think my camera makes it look a bit more pink in the close up shots than it actually is) I use Garnier at home color just to touch up the roots and Manic Panic to do the ends. NOT at the same time tho! I alternate bi-weekly between the two processes.

    @ FFF: I'm so glad I could inspire you! Sewing can be so much fun, and the feeling you get from wearing things you've made yourself is priceless!

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  15. aahhh Manic panic! I considered using a similar uk product in between my monthly perminant dying rutine. I shall invest in a tub!

    thanks

    x

    http://booboo-kitty-couture.blogspot.com/

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  16. Ooo, you look fabulous! Love your red hair and lime green sweater combo and your pinafore/skirt/romper/thingie is wonderful! Did you use a vintage pattern? (Apologies if you have described the skirt in detail, I just recently found your blog so I'm still exploring.)

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  17. Oh wow! Over the summer, I made a black jumper that kind of looked something like that. Yours definitely turned out better. I ended up looking like a parochial school girl. :D

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