Friday, March 8, 2013

Inspired: 1950's Dress

I am starting this new blog series, called Inspired. VERY often I get inspired to try something new and fun. And when this happened, it is the only thing on my mind for days, until I get it done. I get kinda obsessed when I'm inspired, and needless to say, it can drive Zach a little nuts. BUT he is the same way! Anyways, this is my first "Inspired" post!
I have always wanted to make a dress. I did make a jumper in high school, but I don't count that. Fear and maybe a little bit of laziness are the reasons I have not made a dress. BUT! I am doing it now. I was inspired when one of my friends pinned a blog about making dresses out of vintage sheets. They are simply adorable! Look to the left. :)

So I checked out Hobby Lobby for patterns, and they did not have anything that I liked, so I went to Etsy. I knew I would find something there, and I did. YAY!

Looove! I am going to make the plaid one, but with a floral print fabric and probably without the bow. I looove bows, but I don't think I like the placement on the dress. Look at the back, isn't it adorbs (as my sis would put it)! Can't wait to get started. I will let you know how it turns out, and I will take pictures if it is good. Wish me luck!

Monday, January 21, 2013

The Lull of Winter

Zach and I have been aching for some good auctions, estate sales, and yard sales. We had forgotten what winter brings...nothing, a lull in vintage snagging. It is quite sad. Of course, we find things here and there at thrift shops and such, but it is not like the massive snagging we do in the spring and summer. Oh spring, how I love thee! I am dying for spring to get here for more reasons than one. Let me give you a list of reasons, if you are interested...
It's pretty and fun for about five minutes!

1. It's spring. Who doesn't like spring!
2. We are building a pergola and patio on the back of our house. YAYYY!
3. More, more vintage galore
4. Gardening. We love to make our yard b-e-a-u-tiful.
5. The warmer weather. I am from Florida. I love the heat.
6. No more winter downers. If you are like me, the winter just gets you down and lazy.

So those are the top reasons why I can't wait for spring to get here! What are your reasons?

Last year's Easter egg hunting