Tuesday, August 30, 2011

For sale: shoes patterns and more!

I finally decided to motivate myself to list some goodies on etsy today! I have a new shop now and it's just me this time: Va Voom Vintage Millinery.
Millinery? Yes, my darlings, I'm making some awesome hats!! Unfortunately, they aren't quite finished yet but in the mean time, I'm listing some of my sewing patterns, clothes and accessories. Just listed.....



vintage green suede maryjanes by La Rose



lots of patterns (many maternity for all of you mommies to be out there!)

 



 

 

 

 





Monday, August 29, 2011

Country Girl




I'm back from my weekend in the country. It was a -really- fantastic weekend. Very relaxing, lots of good eats, a little vintage and of course, wonderful company! We went down to Fredericktown, MO to Patty Creek Farm B&B with Pj's mom, sister, her husband and kids. I wore no makeup, did not follow my diet and had a blast! You can see my visit to Patty Creek last August here. Here are some scenes from the weekend.....

Saturday 


my view from my comfy little raft

beautiful girls

my little Lulu

Pick on someone your own size!


Rhys-beast relaxes in the shade with Grannie

the house we stayed in, built in the early 1900's

Missouri wild flowers

the old barn

The sunset house

the new barn, will soon be the location of weddings and parties

goin' on a hayride

Pj makes a friend, who rides on his shoulder for most of the hayride


This vintage quilt pads the bales of straw. It may have been a closet of beautiful 40's dresses in a former life

sleepy baby. The green lips are from her ring pop

we watched a beautiful sunset

there's nothing like a bouncy hay ride to put a baby to sleep




Sunday

I sat on the porch with my iced coffee and crochet while the hummingbirds buzzed all around me



this rickety old bridge crosses over the creek. I love all of the flowers in this pic

I rescued this little guy from the middle of the road on our way home.



Friday, August 26, 2011

Circle Skirt Sew-a-Long!

image Twiola.com

I was reading my blogs for the morning when I saw this mentioned on The Girl With The Star Spangled Heart. I'm so excited,  I wanted to share it with you,in case you missed it.  There's a Circle Skirt Sew-a-Long over at Casey's Elegant Musings!

I'm very excited because I've been meaning to make several circle skirts for next summer and this is motivating me to hurry up and do it. Circle skirts are very versatile and can be embellished in so many ways. I hope to make at least a few of these over the course of the sew-a-long!
image from Retro Chick
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Thursday, August 25, 2011

To Be Continued....

Quick and Easy Vintage Hair Week will continue on Monday. I'm going out of town for the weekend for some relaxing, estate shopping and hunt for vintage in Farmington, MO. We're going to play in the creek, relax around the farm and have s'mores! Lots of pics and more hair coming soon! have a lovely weekend, dolls! x

Quick and Easy Vintage Hair Day 4


A cute scarf is a must have for bad hair days. Silk and chiffon are pretty choices but if you have problems with scarves slipping, nothing beats crisp cotton. Here are five different ways that I like to wear them

Rosie Style with a Faux Bang
I use a rat to create a faux bang. Start by sectioning off a triangle of hair from the top of your head to the outer edge of your eyebrows. Pulling hair from the top of your head gives plenty of hair to wrap around the rat and helps create a nice full bang. If a faux bang doesn't suit you, you can leave your natural fringe down or do the style from day 1 and pull the rest into a rosie style scarf.

















Wrap the ends of your hair around the rat  and roll it under, till you reach your scalp. *Tip- as you roll, pull your hair firmly down so it's very snug around the rat.*


















Pin the rat to your scalp on both ends of the rat. I pin mine into a "U" shape. 

Using your finger tips, gently spread the hair out across the rat. If any hair sticks out, use a few more pins to secure it in place. 
Next, using a large square scarf, fold it in half so it forms a triangle

Put it behind your head like so
and pull the long ends on top of your head, tying it into a knot
Gather all of your hair into the scarf

now, you'll have this little flappy bit hanging down in the middle


 Tie the long ends around the flappy bit and tie it into a bow. Tuck the flappy piece into the scaf and you're done!


Scarf Headband
I have a lot of skinny scarves which are great as a neck accessory in the fall or as a headband. This polkadot one is my favorite headband scarf.





 Long in the Back

This is one of my favorite ways to show off a pretty pattern in a scarf




Under The Chin
Sure, it's kind of an "old lady" look but many vintage things fall under that category.  On rainy or cold days, the under the chin scarf keeps hair protected and ears warm.






Tied into a Turban
A turban is a very versatile look. Wear a fun printit with jeans or a chic silk turban witha cocktail dress. For this style, you will need a large scarf

Fold into a triangle
Put it on your head so the flat edge is along the back of your neck and the points are in the front
 
Bring the long ends on top of your head and tie on top of the flappy bit like this:
 Bring the long ends to the back and tie at the base of your neck

Grab the excess fabric in the front and pull it forward like this:

Roll it up and tuck it into the knot





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