Monday, April 30, 2012

Royalchrome restoration pt3

Good morning everyone. I hope your weekend was nice. Mine was. I finally had my housewarming and I considered it a big success! It was my first party ever and I had a big turnout. More on that tomorrow.

That's why I was MIA last week. I was preparing for the party, that, and I went out dancing 4 nights in a row. Um, yeah....that does not leave much time for blogging.

But now that my party is over, and I'm settled, as in I've put everything away, I'm ready to tell you all about my Royarlchrome progress.

Okay, last Thursday I left work an hour early and traveled to downtown LA (in rush hour) to get the eight cushions I ordered for my two Royalchrome couches. 

Half of the cushions
(not counting the top wedges).

Sunday, April 29, 2012

Catalog Sunday

Wow, I prepped to make this post two hours ago and here I am finally getting to it! That's what happens when you are cleaning up after a party (more on that tomorrow). This Sunday I have great fashions from Lane Bryant. 

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Friday, April 20, 2012

Weekending Cool Colors

It's Friday. Enough said.
I was flipping through some of my phone  photos and 
just compiled a few I took this past week that popped.

I recently got a juicer, so I've been putting any and every veggie in it!
The colors are amazing!

This one is apple, orange, carrot, and ginger.

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Tuesday, April 17, 2012

Apartment Decorating

I've been shopping. Oh, how I've been shopping.
My house warming is coming up at the end of the month, so I've been getting some of the smaller things a home needs to make it just right.

Sunday, April 15, 2012

Catalog Sunday

This Sunday I have images from a late 20's color/styling sewing book from Indian Head Fabrics, Sew So. Choose your color pallets wisely, ladies.

Friday, April 13, 2012

New Pattern Day Yay!!!

I have a new repro just in time for the season. 
A lovely mid 30s day dress with a half apron!

I'm calling this The Springtime Dress.

This dress is a 44 bust and has two sleeve options for the bodice, a puff sleeve with a decorative sew on, and a drop shoulder sleeve. The bodice also has two neckline treatments. The skirt has two front pleats and optional pockets. I picked this design to repro because it has so many options. As you all know, I'm always on the look out for patterns that give tons of value, and I think this one does. 

I'm going to make this one up myself for summer!
Have a great day everyone!!

And the Winner is....


Just email me your information and I'll send your pattern out to you promptly.

Thanks again to all who entered!

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Catalog Sunday

A mysterious mail order catalog from the middle of 1939.

Saturday, April 7, 2012

The 'I'm back!' Giveaway.

 This weekend it's just me at home chilling out, shopping on line (don't we all), and sewing. Mostly sewing. I haven't had a huge chunk of time set aside just to sew in a while. I've spent it out having fun, learning to dance, and working. Don't get me wrong, I love it all, but my clothes are in need of some serious attention. Especially now that it's getting warmer, I need blouses, and I need to take in a few of the blouses I have. Also sew blouses for others. This having a life thing is getting in the way of sewing!

To energize my sewing momentum, and also the sewing momentum of others (I know you all have been slacking), and what I fell is, a lack of posting, I've decided to offer up an, "I'm back" giveaway.

This lovely late 40's peplum blouse! 

Friday, April 6, 2012

Yay border prints!!

Happy Friday one and all! 

Brasco likes the new cotton rug in the bathroom.
Things are going pretty well for me. At work, the company just hired two more people to assist me with the work I'm doing (I have underlings!). I've been getting tons of deliveries of produce (I have a CSA) and am eating better. I have a juicer coming soon (yay) so I can start juicing my way to happiness.

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Art Deco Miracle Mile Walking Tour

A couple of weeks ago a friend invited me to a walking tour presented by the Art Deco Society of Los Angeles. The subject of the tour was the Miracle Mile, a section of Wilshire Blvd. that in it's day was the destination shopping, business, and residential mecca.

 Our guide, Eric Lynxwiler, held up before images of many of the areas on the mile.
He also wrote a book on it.

Monday, April 2, 2012

March Pattern Showcase!

Only one this past month.
Not really into pattern buying this past month. 

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