Thursday, May 31, 2012

retro WOW shopping

you may have heard of Modcloth.  You may have visited their site.  You may have browsed and drooled, drooled and browsed some more. And you may have ordered through them. If you haven't done any or all of these things, you surely will be at the very least, thinking about it by the end of this post.  Modcloth ROCKS.  Their ever changing range of retro and vintage inspired clothes and accessories is to be admired - there are styles and colours for everyone of every body type.  That's why I like it so much - my pear to hourglass figure, or as I like to call it 'Marilyn-esque', has a hard time fitting into anything designed for those under 60 but at Modcloth, I can find clothes to cover the lumps and flaunt the bumps just as nature the 1950's :)  Enough chatter.  Check out these lurvely items:
I bought this one for less than $50.  Can't wait til it arrives!

a perfect dress for baking brownies!

pair these brave and wear them with a vintage bathing suit, head scarf and cat-eye sunnies.  I don't think I'm brave enough yet but you'd look gorgeous!
this is just so darn pretty.  If you've got chestnut curls and long legs, you should totally get this dress :)  (and it's only $50!)
I'm still into chevrons - these shoes would kill my toes but they're so pretty to look at!                        

lamping it up

Alright, so it's another linky-post.  Ya'll busted me.  I'm sorry.  Forgive me?  I've been super busy and distracted and feel terrible for neglecting the craftiness within but - or should I say a big 'BUT' - I think the inspiration has come back - tee hee! I'm actually excited enough to giggle a little and if you had felt as un-craftily neglectful as I, then you too would grant yourself a giggle :)'s a funky project I came across this evening and as I have a super-awesome ceramic base lamp just hanging out all dirty-orange-rusty-junk-pile-seventies like on the shop counter, it struck a chord and I have decided that this may be the way to go - have a squiz here: Yarn Lamp Shade.  

I was going to cover the lamp with this ace retro inspired fabric from the Stitch range by Betz White:
but now I'm thinking it may have to wait for another project coz I'm lamping it up, yarn style!
But...which colour yarns to use?   Red would be an obvious royal blue...and white...or maybe chartreuse, dark violet and orange?  Hmm...decisions...I'll be sure to let you know what I choose and if this becomes one of those sacred 'completed projects', I'll be sure to post some pics too :)
Happy Thursday everyone x

Sunday, May 20, 2012

going AWOL

sorry for neglecting my bloggy duties of late!  Things have been pretty hectic on the home and work fronts but now I'm back :)

I couldn't resist sharing my latest Ravelry find with you so here goes:

This clock has got to be the sweetest and most novel use of crochet I've seen for awhile.

In fact, I don't know if I can resist the urge to place an order with my supplier for some clock faces, right...NOW!  What do you think?  Maybe we could get together and make some happy clock faces?
Have a Happy Sunday :)