Friday, November 30, 2012

Photo shoot: My work attire for Thursday.

I felt like wearing a dress yesterday. It's going to be cold and rainy for the rest of the weekend but I wanted to wear a dress, dammit. You know how you get those urges. 
Most of my dresses are a bit large, and my wool ones are too large. 

Thursday, November 29, 2012

Time Capsule: Digging up projects from the past.

I've been sewing for a few years now. I think roughly 6. I remember really getting into sewing shortly after my mother's death, and thinking I could do it all. Of course, I knew nothing about grading, fit, fabric choices, etc. All I knew was that I was sewing and that was good enough, right?

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

An organized sewing space and photoshoot!

I like being organized. I don't think that is too much of a secret. I'm not anal about it, but I do like the idea of things in neat boxes and folded properly and knowing that an item will be there when I go and look for it. Sometimes I forget where I organized it, but none of us are perfect.

Tuesday, November 27, 2012


This cool vintage tumblr is just what it says it is Art Deco Architecture.
I love the cool crisp lines. I actually like deco more so than nouveau.

There are hundreds of pages, all captioned and most with a bit of history. Thank you! This is a great way to just loose yourself in the sleek design of yummy deco!


Monday, November 26, 2012

My Christmas List!


I got started and finished early. 
I put up a wreath on my front door over the long weekend.

Friday, November 23, 2012

Quilting spillage!

Happy Friday everyone. 

What I did all day yesterday.
I hope you all are recovering from food coma, dysfunctional family, and too much wine. It's all about the wine. Me? I had a quiet time at home, forgoing friends because I just wanted to be alone. I do love being at home and I'm not tired of it. All my stuff is here, all my sewing is here and I have projects to do, damnit.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

Happy Thanksgiving!!!

May the elusive turkicorn shine down sparkles and moonbeams on a happy day with family and friends.

Wednesday, November 21, 2012


Sometimes a basic search can bring up a cornucopia of great things.

There is a Google search for vintage illustrations.

Saturday, November 17, 2012

This is how you wear a housedress.

Happy Saturday one and all. I hope your weekend is full or rest, cookies and some booze if needed.

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Cool Vintage Things on the Internet (CVTotI)

This week on CVTotI I have a great Flickr feed of African American portraits from the mid 1800s.

Its by the same Flickr User, Black History Album. I've posted some of their albums before. They have some great collections.

Remember, if you have any cool links you'd like me to share, just email them to me and Ill post them.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Weekend of aesthetic warmth.

Good morning everyone. 
Hope you all had a nice weekend. I staied at home and actually worked on sewing! I got the second pack of royal chrome furniture and stowed those in my storage locker, and I got the cool boxes I ordered from House designs earlier in the week.

Friday, November 9, 2012

My first left handed tool!

Hi all! It's Friday and you know what I plan to do this weekend!
Getting through some of my 200+ squares I cut last night!

Thursday, November 8, 2012


This week I have a cool tumbr of classic fairy tales written for the 20-s hipster in all of us.

These are amusing vignettes. Check it out and have a laugh. Remember, if you have a cool vintage site on the internet, let me know and I'll post it.


Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Great Day Yesterday!

Some good news last night!
Oh yeah, there was that, but I meant my fabric for my quilt arrived! Wine celebration indeed!

Monday, November 5, 2012

Vintage Rant, faulty instructions.

I'll just say it. I hate pleats. Too much math, you have to figure out which way they go in order to create the desired effect, and oh yeah, that too much math thing. Another thing I hate? Faulty instructions. Mix that and me feeling cross eyed/dyslexic when I do pleats and you have 45 minutes of me cussing at a skirt on my ironing board.

Sunday, November 4, 2012

Catalog Sunday

This Sunday I have Fab Fashions from Chicago Mail Order 1940 and 1941.

Thursday, November 1, 2012


Hi everyone. Sorry I've been out of it lately. Because of the meds I'm on when I get home I just want to veg out and sleep. I get off the medication for my sinus infection next week when I'm hoping that it will all clear up and I can bet back to business.

But I do have a Cool Vintage Things on the Internet post for you.
I LOVE typographic design. I might not be as nuanced about the details of fonts and typography, but I have a real true appreciation for it and I do so love using it as an artistic entity all in and of itself.

Today I have two places that use and specialize in the ascetic of true vintage typography. The first site is a place I found from my internet scouring.

House Industries is not vintage per se, but definitely carries a true hard core clean minimalist ascetic brought forth in mid century design. They have a site that sells designed fonts and housewares.

I myself picked up a couple sets of these storage boxes for my home. I wasn't going to get them but I couldn't stop thinking about them. 

My other site is one of my favorite places. I've been trolling the place for years now determined to get some of their amazing fonts.

Letterhead fonts specializes in vintage and retro fonts. Their craftsmanship is amazing, often offering many different styles of the same font in a family. There is truly no better place to go if you want to find just the most amazing typefaces. Supurb.

 Okay, that's it from me. Remember, if you have a cool vintage place online you are looking to share, send me an email and I'll be happy to post it!

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