Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
I think this shade of pink will look nice with a medium navy ribbon too.
Seafoam - cotton/acrylic $2.79
Marlin - cotton/acrylic $2.79
Kenai - merino/silk $3.99
Friday, October 16, 2009
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
My Etsy shop is joiedevintage.etsy.com and my Ebay id is joiedevintage as well. Lame? Maybe a bit, but I like how joie de vivre rolls off the tongue. That was taken so why not joie de vintage? After all, that's what I'm selling ;P.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
I really like the youthful look to these patterns. From sixsexsix on Etsy.
Last two patterns from sandritrocat on Etsy. I've been on Etsy quite a lot lately. I really should start saving money instead of spending it....
My hair was a little lacking on the second day but oh well. This dress was made from some cotton fabric I found on sale at Joanne Fabrics. There was just enough to make the dress so it worked out great! The buttons and buckle are vintage. They aren't a set but you can't tell. Unfortunately one of my buttons fell off so I safety pinned the the top together. I did find the button as I was packing up at the end of the day for which I am very very grateful! The bike is my father-in-law's Harley WLA and the Jeep in the background is his as well, as is the WC in the first pic.
It was the first event my husband had been to in 2 years what with all the mobilization and deployment business going on so he had an absolute blast! He rode the WLA in the convoy and helped with traffic control; blocking off intersections, etc. He was like a kid in a candy shop! I'm so glad he had a good time!
Friday, August 28, 2009
1940s jacket from Vessangel on Etsy
Thursday, August 27, 2009
Friday, August 14, 2009
Friday, August 7, 2009
I initially pictured this sweater in like an olive green or brown but decided that I wanted some real color and as I was already knitting a green sweater, I thought I'd go for something else. I ordered the yarn from KnitPicks.com as well as blocking mats and pins. I'm very excited for the mats since I'll be able to make whatever shape I want to accomodate the project. I'm putting off blocking my beret until the mats get here.
I'm really loving the color of the yarn but at the same time I hope I didn't make a mistake going totally against what I initially thought of. I'm still having a hard time picturing the sweater in this color.
Thursday, July 30, 2009
Monday, July 27, 2009
So here is the start of my Munrospun pattern. This picture is more accurate of the color of the yarn. I cast on an extra 30 sts to try and compensate for my tension and I think it will work out.
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Adorable! Love the yoke and buttons. I'm using Jojoland Ballad yarn in Peacock (color # 438, dye lot 001). It's a fingering weight 100% wool that is so soft and pretty. It's actually a deeper, darker green than it looks in this picture.
New pattern, like I needed one :P
I've really wanted a casual jacket that I could throw on over sportswear and I think this fits the bill. I can make it out of something light, just enough to keep the spring or autumn chill at bay or I could probably make it heavier for winter if I wanted to.
Thursday, July 23, 2009
Tuesday, July 14, 2009
I finished my scarf! Yea. I don't think I've ever actually finished a knitting project. I usually get really gung ho about it and fizzle out about half way through but I really zipped through this one. It's called 'Celia' and is from a pattern on Knit on the Net by Just Call Me Ruby. I just started the gloves last night! Yea! I've made gloves before (well, one glove, see above) but when I read through the pattern I got a little confused. Granted, I'm basically a novice at knitting. Hopefully it all works out!
Also from knitonthenet.com, I finally got my copy of A Stitch in Time! I'm so excited and I think it will be worth the cost. Stupid dollar being so weak. It's a great book with some really cute patterns. It's also a pretty book and I love that it includes copies of the original patterns. So cool! And it smells good. I don't know what it is but I like smelling things, especially new books and magazines, old books, and leather.
I don't remember mentioning this before but I'm making another skirt with suspenders. I had made this last year perhaps out of some navy linen and I made a white cotton shirt to go with it. Pretty sure it no longer fits so I made another...well, I'm making another. I should have shortened the pattern because it's much much longer than I remember, as in it falls to my ankles. Honestly, sometimes I could really stand to be about three inches taller.
Tuesday, July 7, 2009
I was in need of a shirtwaist pattern when I realized that I didn't have any. I searched high and low through my apartment certain that I had one somewhere. Wishful thinking I guess.
Made a skirt from this pattern out of some dark brown herringbone cotton that I had laying around. I'm going to make a jacket as well so I have a casual suit.