I've been a bit silent here on the blog lately because I've been working very hard to present you with the opening of my shop! I'm now offering gorgeous vintage clothing and custom made brooches in all sizes, shapes, and details. And just because I love all of you readers, you can use the code FREESHIPYAY from now until Sunday, 2/16 for free shipping on all items! I'll be adding more items over time, but I was too excited to reveal my brand new fox design for all of you! Head over to my etsy shop, Adornment Therapy, and have a look!
Monday, January 13, 2014
This was meant to go up last week, however my grandmother has been in the hospital and family will always come before blogging.
Last week, I was thankful for:
Hospitals and excellent staff
Face masks, still
Butterscotch hot cocoa
Spending times with friends
Apples and peanut butter
Inspired by a few other bloggers, I've decided to take part in a weekly ritual to be thankful for the big and small things in life. Routinely, I'll be posting tidbits of my life that I truly appreciate from that week. It's a bit of a weekly reminder of the good things, and I'd love if you joined me either on your own blog, in the comments, or privately.
Wednesday, January 8, 2014
1/365 The first decoration placed in our new apartment, it still hasn't moved.
3/365 Ice on the windows during this cold spell
4/365 Ellie, I couldn't resist a GIF
5/365 Pineapple Upside Down cake
6/365 The beginnings of my latest sweater
7/365 Burritos/tacos for dinner!
All images are posted in sequential order
Monday, January 6, 2014
Entire outfit is thrifted, boots from Shoedazzle.
This is what I like to call my Mary Poppins skirt. It's the definition of the perfect length for me (especially with these boots) and every time I move, it moves with me just the way I want it to. I was hesitant to buy it when I was out thrifting the other day, but I couldn't be happier that decided to go a bit outside of my comfort length, color, and fit to find something I love so much. Besides, who doesn't love a flouncy skirt with granny boots?
These photos were taken the day after a pretty heavy snow, and let me tell you - it was cold! I was so thankful to put my jacket on after the few photos we took with it off; nothing keeps you warm like wool. Knits are getting lots of wear during these frigid days, inside and out. Thankfully it was warmer today, but tomorrow is looking like more snow. I can't believe how much we've gotten all in this short period of time; just a week or two ago there was nothing on the ground!
Lately, we've been figuring out healthy eating habits again (which is hard!) as well as becoming completely submerged in The Walking Dead. I'm surprised we didn't watch it sooner, but I'm also glad to avoid the whole waiting for the next season thing. For now, I think I'm simply using this as a way to pass the time until Game of Thrones season four. Have any other good suggestions on what else to watch on Netflix?
Sunday, January 5, 2014
Remember my honeycomb sweater I've been working on for ages? I finally finished! On October 22nd, I completed the final seaming and sewing. While there are a few things that I'd like to fix, namely the collar (I plan on ripping and redoing it soon, once I've perfected picking up stitches) and the size of the sleeves. Somehow, my sleeves ended up being about three sizes larger than called for in the pattern. I contacted the author of the pattern, Ruth Garcia-Alcantud, and she suggested that perhaps my gauge was off. At this point, my only logical thought as to what happened is that at some point after I checked my gauge, I started purling incorrectly. Crazy, I know! But my stitches are all twisted throughout the sweater and my local yarn store helped me out with figuring out what was wrong, how to fix it, and explained that the way I was purling would indeed cause my sweater to be larger. The only thing that saved the front and back for me was that the whole front was cabled, which saved my gauge.
Regardless of it's flaws, I love that this is my first completed sweater. It's perfect to wear with a pair of jeans (when and if I wear jeans!) and it's super warm. I'm ecstatic to say that I've finally finished a large project and already started on my next sweater! This time, I've resolved my purling, double checked my gauge, and have already finished the back. Now, just to work on these faux cables - you can catch peeks at all of my projects by following me on instagram!