Sunday, November 22, 2009

Tis The Season......

Even though the first day of Winter is not officially here until December 21st, I am already in a winter mood. I have started dreaming of snow and hoping, "maybe this is the year we get a decent snowfall." Vintage winter imagery is delightful. So much snow but still so much warmth!

I love songs about winter from the greats like Dean, Bing, Andy, and Ella. I would love to curl up in front of a fire, sipping a Hot Toddy.

Winter shopping is also a delight! It would be so nice to stroll down busy bustling streets like the shoppers in The Bishop's Wife. I remember gazing in windows dressed for winter as a little girl. But now the delight in winter shopping comes from the goodies that can be found online. Here are some treasures I have found while browsing some of my favorite shops:

This coat would keep any vintage lady warm. It's from 13bees on Etsy.

And wouldn't it look spectacular paired with this hat from Helen's Hassack!
I know there are many who don't like the winter, snow and cold, but I believe there are many wonderful delights that come with the season. Please share some of your favorite things about winter!

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Goodbye Cherry Red Lipstick And Lace

For the past several years my main interest involved working with vintage dolls. I became interested in doing this through online friends that I had and my love for collecting vintage dolls from the 30's through the 50's. I have boxes of desperate dolls as proof of my passion.
I decided to take my love for the dolls and my sewing skills and combine them into a business. I did minor repairs for people, and made reproductions of old doll dresses.
The problem with this was I didn't get ton's of work and it took me quite some time to get the projects I did get completed. I also found it very stressful to work on someone else's doll. Since I have had my Etsy shop I have found less time to do the sewing so I have made the decision to quit doing this kind of work. The items in my shop are mostly knit and crochet which I find much less stressful and easier to fit into my schedule. So this is a goodbye to Cherry Red Lipstick and Lace. Here are some of the outfits I created over the past years. Enjoy!