Anyone recognize Maya's top? One of the original tanks from my huge stash of Debbie Bliss DK. I love that she's still wearing it!
Tuesday, June 26, 2007
Sunday, June 24, 2007
Friday, June 22, 2007
Ironically, my next sweater (sizzle) has no buttons.
but guess who bought some vintage ribbon on ebay last night?
Monday, June 18, 2007
I'm also loving my vintage buttons, which have begun arriving in the mail. How fun is this? The three smaller packages have arrived. But the two Big Ones are still en route. Here's a sampling of a few faves. I've really been cut off - officially, but the abovementioned amazing husband, who manages to stay grounded in reality and off Ebay.
those red ones are sooo cool. The centers are subtle stripes of orange and reds. And the brown ones look like ornate chocolates. I have tons of rhinestones, lots of simple bakelites, a ton of abalones, and some funky black ones. I'm already planning.
And while I'm planning, here's the latest concoction Chez Us. Craig wanted premium rum for Father's Day - so we did a little rum and tonic side by side - the cheap stuff vs. the way not cheap stuff. Big difference. His bottle is aged 23 years in an oak barrel and made from the first press of the sugar cane. (Maybe picked and pressed barefoot by oompa loompas too, since it costs twice what the other one does)
Myer's has molasses instead of sugar cane and probably spends an hour in a tin drum before they bottle and ship it off. Verdict - the good stuff is way smoother.
And - I like rum and tonics. who knew?
Saturday, June 16, 2007
The drink above is Sparkling Limeade & Gin with sliced limes and juicy strawberries.
It was REALLY good.
and finished! I especially like the back, which was a surprise, since it's not pictured in the pattern book anywhere. Can't wait to wear this one, but it'll have to wait till Fall.
In other news, my vintage button addiction is in full swing. I have over 6 lbs of buttons in transit to me from spots around the country. Not exactly sure what I'll DO with over 6 lbs of buttons, but they're coming.... and they're so pretty.
no more Ebay for a while.
Tuesday, June 12, 2007
But, a problem - I'm running out of yarn for Sock #2 - ugh. You guys know the drill.
It's Regia - not sure the colorway but you can see it pretty clearly. Of course I have bunches of leftovers and can make the toes out of something else vaguely matchy, but am wondering if anyone has used this and has a little ball they don't want? I'd rather not buy a whole new skein and add it to my leftover pile ---
Anyone? Does it look familiar?? if not, get ready for these to reappear with red toes.
Saturday, June 09, 2007
I decided to go for a little different effect on the neckline and didn't extend it over the button band. For some reason I like it. I wanted a little of a vintage-y feminine look, and I think I managed to accomplish same here. The little vintage buttons helped.
And ahem, please pardon the saggy chest - it had been a long day in a strapless bra, and I wasn't going back, even if it means bad blog pics. You girls understand..... :-)