Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Vintage Fabric

As I am getting really close to finishing my first piece of clothing I have sewn myself I have been looking around for fabric and dreaming up what I want to sew next.  Its really crazy how easy it is to do when you follow the patterns and directions!  My first piece was a button up shirt, which I will post about when I am through and its photographed, but now I am thinking with all this nice weather and summer around the corner I need to start looking at fabric for a dress.  I just scored some really awesome fabrics from Bingo Vintage and that started my quest to find more pretty vintage fabrics!  Here's a couple I have favorited on Etsy.
vintage 60s fabric blue flowers
vintage red and white fabric
vintage mid century fabric
vintage atomic fabric
vintage 40s fabric flowers
vintage blue atomic starburst fabric
I am so in love with the last print!  Red, black, and blue starburst???  Love it...  I actually think I am going to buy it right now.  I can't pass it up.  

aaannnnnnnnndddddddddd...  done.

Hope you all are having a wonderful week!  Its in the 70s in Minnesota and I cannot believe it!  And only one more week until I make the 23 hour drive back home to North Carolina!

Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Stop Kony 2012

I don't like posting about my political, religious, or social beliefs on my blog.  I like keeping it a positive and argument free place.  I saw this video on Facebook and it is too powerful not to share.  It doesn't matter what you believe in, you will be affected by this video.

Share this video with everyone you know. Pass it on.  Make a difference.  

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Spring is in the air...

retro spring summer motel clothing
retro umbrella vintage spring flowers
vintage retro enamel flower brooch
spring wardrobe vintage inspired
pink lipstick
vintage inspired vena cava collection
vintage retro inspired clothing lena hoschek spring summer 2011
***If you have never checked out Lena Hoschek's collections, you need to get on that!  She has AMAZING pieces.  They are kind of expensive, but they are so pretty to look at.  Especially her lookbooks.  You can also go to the website and get a free poster.  She puts one out with each collection and on the back of the poster is the catalog!  So cool!***

I had to put together a little spring inspiration this morning because its going to be 55 degrees outside today and I can't wait to take the kids to the park!  That sounds so weird of me to say, but it has been in the 20s and 30s lately and even snowing, so I will take 55 over that any day!  My mood has been less than great lately and the weather may have something to do with it.  I will be in North Carolina for 3 weeks soon enjoying the warm weather and won't be back to the Twin Cities until mid-April.  Hopefully by then it will be really nice out!  I just might have to do this every year to battle the end-of-winter-blues (and not saying blues because winter is over, but because it drags out so long).  Hope all these awesome things are getting you into the mood for Spring!  I am ready!

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