Billy Idol finger puppet. Total genius.
Totes from vintage fabric samples. Love these, and especially her fabric combos.
via bluelines: completely adorable plastic rings.
Ok, that's not much, but I'm procrastinating here, and there are a million things to be done. So...I'm off!
Oh! I think I've convinced most of the family to run a 5K together. It should be interesting.
Have I mentioned that my husband and I have a *lot* of clothes? 5 55-gallon trash bags full, to be precise. It's slightly embarrassing.
We have no internet access at the house yet, so bear with me. I'll be back before too long, I hope. In the meantime, you'll find me at the beach.
This week of sleeping in and generally relaxing has been fabulous for both of us--le husband's mono is gone, we think, and I haven't felt this rested in months. Of course, this is the closest thing we'll get to a vacation this year, so we're making the most of it.
This is the world's easiest cobbler.
Preheat oven to 350. Melt 1/2 c butter (in the baking pan if it's metal, otherwise on the stovetop) and pour into baking pan. Mix together 1 c flour, 1 c sugar, 1 tsp baking powder, and 1 cup milk. Pour on top of melted butter. Sprinkle fruit on top. Don't stir! Bake for 45-50 minutes until done in the middle.
That's it. Seriously. This particular one has black raspberries that were a little too dry to eat, and the remainder of a bag of frozen peaches. Delicious, especially with ice cream or whipped cream.
About 10 am my mother answered the phone. While I am in the middle of a peaceful shower I hear banging, clawing, barking and a high shrilled screamed... I had no choice but to take the phone call in the shower, stark naked no less and with my mother less than a foot away.... Once again I thank everyone who voted, spread the word, or just prayed because only God knows thats why we won.
They won scholarship money plus the $9000 grand prize. Thanks so much, everyone! (Also, here's an older story that has a couple of interesting bits. They had to ride standing up in the back of a pickup to get to the prom!)
Yellow tights! Finally! I've been looking for these for a year. And it just so happens that they come in a set of three, with red and blue. For $15? I am so in.
I'm not going to buy these, but I thought I'd share the cuteness. Le sister and I had a discussion this morning about cheap shoes. I used to be a total shoe snob and refused to wear any shoe made out of man-made materials, but then I figured out that as long as a shoe doesn't look cheap, no one can tell the difference. So, while I still won't wear fake leather shoes (they always have that horrid, plasticy sheen) in the summer I go to town. All those fabric shoes? No one can tell by looking at them if they came from Target or are the real Louboutins. So I'm totally paying Target prices. Anyway, on to the shoes. As usual, click on the images for more information.
Polka dot wedges, $14.99.
Not exactly my favorite pair, but they're polka-dotted!
Candy Striper Wedges, $19.99
Ok, these are completely adorable. They might work to replace my red cherry wedges, which are currently dying by inches.
Pink lady wedges, $19.99
Not entirely sure about these, but they are nice and tall. Also, I can see them being very cute with a white outfit + rosy pink makeup.
- taking pictures (that aren't paid, I mean)
- mowing the lawn
Things that, so far, haven't been dismissed, but could be at any moment:
- personal hygiene
- buying shoes (shamed face)
- changing hair colors (I'm no longer pale blond. It's gotten much darker and much more boring.)
So, dear readers, don't expect too much of me. I'm rather consumed with this monstrous project.
Is it totally shallow that I have already planned the perfect outfit for "last sunday in this church"? In my defense, I've packed all my clothes except for what I need for this week, so I kind of had to.
I saw this young lady at the fireworks on Friday night, and after admiring her outfit for quite some time, finally gained the courage to go over and ask to take a picture. She was chatting with friends while sitting on their blanket, which is why she's not wearing any shoes, so I haven't the faintest idea of what she was wearing on her feet.
Anyway, I love how her outfit is completely pulled-together looking while being comfy. I was especially impressed with the belting, because she's, um, well-endowed, and, while I belt things all the time, I'm so NOT! If she had worn her belt at the waist (what I normally do) it would have been less-than-flattering, but she moved the belt down a little and it helped define her curves and look completely feminine. Go Barbie!
- gorgeous rooms (I love the books!)
- cutie booties (that's a pdf link to the actual pattern)
- insanely awesome bathroom. (sock monkeys!)
- wow. one quilt per week for years. That's incredible.
- little felty houses! These look like they hopped out of the pages of a storybook.
- and just in case you get bored: creatively named mixed drinks. Blueberry pancake, anyone?
Well, since Tuesday night was going to be the last one, we had to make it extra awesome. We made a wal-mart run for junk food and sour patch kids, drank too much coffee, went to Waffle House at 2:30 in the morning (something I've always wanted to do), and stayed up until 5:00. (I usually only make it until 3, so they wanted to see if I could last all night.) Then we got up at 9 and made banana pudding and went shopping. (The thrift store was having a sale!)
So, I, um, didn't watch any fireworks last night. I was too busy being exhausted next to my poor husband, who has been sick since Friday.
Here's hoping you all had lovely holidays!
edited to add: I think I'm going to retake this in a couple of days when I'm not suffering sleep deprivation. I forgot people like Kennedy and Eisenhower, so I think (actually, I know) that maybe I'm not thinking very clearly right now.
How "clean" is your life? My sister says this sounds like a vanilla life; I say it sounds like a good way to clean stress out of your. My score is 54; There are certainly some that I need to work on and this was a good reminder.
Totally adorable, are they not? Love the minimal look. Size 8.
Sexy strappy slingbacks in gray leather = lovely gorgeousness. Size nine.
These are tiny (size 5 1/2) but so adorable! I want them to fit on my giant boat feet!
Sleek, simple flats in leather, size 10. This seller has several other pairs (including some peach Pappgallos) that are also quite tempting.
They're Delmans. And they're purple. Unfortunately, they're also size 7, so please, someone, take advantage of their lovely quirkiness.
images from cb2
I'm participating in a polka-dots themed swap this month, so one of the items in my package was this pencil case. I did a kind of random piecing job, and then quilted outlines. The zipper is a vintage one handed down from my grandmother's stash. I was happy with how it came out.
This is an apron I made to go in my mum's birthday package. I picked up the fabric on clearance at Joann's, and was loath to part with all those little birdies. But I know mum will love it despite my less-than-professional finishing job (bias binding and I were not having a good day). The pattern is my much loved "1 yard apron" that I got from sewmamasew.
I started a dress yesterday, and I'm hoping to wear it on Saturday to the family get-together. I think the fact that I'm starting a project with only two weeks to go before I move is a sign that I should be seriously concerned about my mental health? (But it's going to be very cute. All stripey and halter-necked.)