I’m upset! Since my mac did the dance of death, I couldn’t re-colour my Pinteresting-banner! WAAAAH! I have to use an old one! WAAAAAAH! Not to mention, I haven’t been pinning that much since my last post…But there are some goodies there. Let’s start with…
This is the best I can say about the day when my computer went down.
But that’s only because I’ve been taking etiquette lessons. (Saw a cover of one that I liked).
A good print can save anyone’s day. This cherry pattern is a fantastic new take on a classic. Designer: Georgiana Paraschiv. From black cherries to black dots:
I can’t decide if this is a summer or an autumn look but I love it anyway. It’s fun and young but not so young that I couldn’t wear it. Another matter is could I pull it off with the amount of junk that I have in my trunk. And thighs. Let’s not forget the thighs.
Of course I can always cheer myself up with champagne lollies! Who am I kidding. If I had champagne, I’d drink it. Alone and not sharing.
He would share. He would share anything you have. And the neighbours have. And the neighbours kids have. He’d share anything he sees and thinks is delicious.
I like him already.
Thrifty Finn- Pinning in the library till she gets to do it at home again.
Have I been pinning or have I been pinning? Seems that every moment for the last week that hasn’t been spent on doing my re-selling thing, has been about Pinterest. I really do have some excellent pins there, even if I say so myself. You really should follow me. Anyhoo, some of my favourites this week were…
Summer is almost here and I’m craving for floral prints. Granted, I’d look like a sofa if I wore this but I like to think that I’d be a pretty sofa. And what you feel inside is what really counts.
Maybe I’d look less like a cushioned seating and more like a hot single girl about town if I ate like this. I have pinned lots of interesting foods, cakes and snacks but I’ve never made anything. But honestly, who has? Have you? You’re lying.
Speaking of making…I pinned this on my Sewing-board. It’s a quilted, reversible jacket by french label Isabel Marant Étoile. The price tag of €290 gives a hefty saving if you make one yourself. Technically, this jacket doesn’t seem too tricky plus you can leave the pockets out. Only difficult thing I can see happening is that if you use too much batting, the armhole might get too tight and/or bulky. And last but not least…
I got home yesterday from a flea market where I took my items to, all mad because I hadn’t been selling as much as I thought I would. Not to dwell on the loss, today I photographed some things to sell online. (Sidenote: I might want to stop fingerprinting my camera lense. Might take better photos then.)
This one is my favourite:
Thrifty Finn- feeling a sense of calm after getting things done.
I just got home from a lovely date and before going to bed (it’s 2am over here), I decided to do my weekly photo challenge.
As you know, I’m a big fan of vintage prints and fabrics. Even now, there’s a huge pile of fabrics from 1940′s to 1970′s behind my back, just waiting to be sorted, folded and eventually used in one craft project or another. Even my Sew Mama Sew- giveaway prize was a set of vintage fat quarters.
What is it that attracts me to vintage and retro prints? Of course, people tend to get more nostalgic as they age but for me it’s more than that. I love going into the state of mind of the person designing a print. There is always a reason behind of placing the elements. You cannot always verbalize it but you don’t put a petal here and another over there for fun. Even a slight change can make the print to tell a different story. “Reading” vintage prints, takes you into another place and another time and that my friend, is something they call “time travel”.
If you are interested, other interpretations of the theme “Pattern” can be found HERE. Tomorrow I will announce the winners of my various giveaways.
Wow. This week I have found tons of new people to follow on Pinterest and subsequently, tons of pretty, inspiring things. Even with all the hullabaloo surrounding Sew Mama Sew’s Giveaway, I found some time to pin:
I don’t know what the story is about but she sure as heck does look cute. I need to pinch those cheeks and ruffle that hair and maybe try on those glasses. I’m pretty sure I’d look equally cute.
Okay. If I can’t rock the cute maybe I could do the classy. I love the autumnal tones of the skirt against the lightweight summer tones in the blouse. I’m half tempted to pull down my curtains to make that skirt.
I couldn’t find the original source But I love this quote.
Can you ever get enough of vintage florals? This wallpaper is something I’d be happy to have in fabric as well. I could do an entire room with it, walls, drapes, sofa…You name it. And a dress. It would be like a crazy cat lady camouflage. Maybe I could trademark it or something?