Wednesday, November 28, 2012

New Boots!

I bought some new leather boots on black Friday. My mum and I got up around 5am to go shopping this black Friday. Neither of us was after much, just random things that were really on sale. I shopped most for xmas gifts for my Grandmother to give away. At 11am we were mostly dead, but couldn't pass up a consignment store on the way home. I saw these the moment I walked in, and they are my actual true shoe size 7 1/2WW! They were $15.00, but I had a credit at the store, so they were free! I've been wearing them every day since then.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Baby Shower & Edward Gorey Baby Book

It was my friend Malia's baby shower this weekend.
I've been working for months getting things together, ever since she told me she was pregnant!
As you can probably tell from her blue mohawk, Malia is not your average person - in a very good way! Baby pastels and frou frou are not her, and are not for her baby. I decided to go with a lime green & monster theme, which I feel worked out well. Most everthing in the left photo I bought, while I made everything in the right photo. Yes, that gray onesie I embroidered says "Redrum". The sock monkey plays a song that scared my cat so bad, he would not come near me for a whole evening!
I wrapped everything in lime green & black to keep the theme going. The onesie at the right I finished embroidering the night before!
All the baby books out there were so smarmy and well, not Malia. In fiddling around with vintage images, I started think more and more about Edward Gorey. He has a drawing for every category I could imagine, and it worked out SO perfectly. I bound the book in some gray/green card stock that looked like and old library book.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

Remembrance Day

This remembrance day I thought quite a bit about my great grandfather, Walter John Thomson. He played the bagpipes into brutal battle in WW1 France. Apparently the fighting was so awful, he signed my grandfather up as essential farm labour at the beginning of WW2. My grandfather did not speak to him for several years because of this, but likely saved his life! Today I wore British, Canadian and American poppies, as well as a vintage thistle pin.

Friday, November 9, 2012

Vintage Stockings Collection Part 2

Part 2 of my vintage stockings. This is the other half of a tub of seamless stockings. I think my favourite
package is the Lerner one with the peach stripes.

Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Vintage Stockings Collection

Per request, here is part of my stocking collection. This is half of one tub of seamless stockings. I'm still slogging through the others!