Friday, May 22, 2009

Baby hats x 2

I went crazy with the baby hats for a shower this past Thursday. I wanted to make something not typical pastel-ly baby, with a fun icord knot on the top. So I decided to go to the yarn store (instead of the craft store) and get some yarn in great colors.

The person I was making it for looks so good in color that thought of course her baby would too. Here's the 2 hats in some fabulous colors.

Bunny hat
Knitted in Berroco Comfort, pattern from Peargirl Knits


stripey hat
Knitted in Berroco Comfort, I kind of made up the pattern


a year late can't be too bad

I know, I know. I should have done this at least 10 months ago but I didn't. And now that I have the time, I've decided to post the rest of my Wild, Wild West pictures.

So I posted images from Sacramento and Zion National Park. Here's the rest of the trip. I hate to admit that I still have to develop some pictures from a disposable camera. Our camera broke on the 1st day at Grand Canyon. So I can't say it's all the pictures but most of them.



The mountains still had snow, it was definitely colder than Sacramento.


An island in Lake Tahoe. The color of the water was beautiful

On the road to the pass

Driving out of Tahoe to go over one of the pass to Nevada

Death Valley


Driving into Death Valley NP

scotty's castle 5

Scotty's Castle at Death Valley NP

scotty's castle 7

Mom and me at Scotty's Castle

death valley 3



vegas 1

hours for driving to vegas and a picture of my round face

hoover dam 1

instead of gambling, we went to the Hoover Dam

Route 66

Route 66 2

Hackberry General Store

Route 66 3

WG posing with a wooden indian

Route 66 4

Dad and a new friend

Route 66 1

Mom and Dad playing tourist

Grand Canyon

grand canyon 2

Me on the edge

grand canyon 1

Grand Canyon

That's all folks!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

my fashion flea market finds

WG and I have been going to the flea market pretty often recently. I got some fun vintage stuff for me. I also got a adjustable dress form to help me fix all the vintage goodies.

In the process of uploading my last years vacation pics. Maybe by time I get to CA next month I'll have them posted.

vintage apron-gray/red stripe
gray striped permanently pleated apron that I'm turning into a skirt.

vintage apron-flower pattern
flower print permanently pleated apron that I'm turing into a skirt.

vintage pattern-fitted dress 2
one of 7 vintage patterns that I got for 3 dollars. I hope my sister can help me adjust them to fit me.

vintage pattern-shirtdress
I was looking for a shirtdress and now I have a pattern.

vintage pattern-fitted dress
I love the look of this pattern. May need to drop a few lbs to wear it.

vintage pattern-summer dress
I think this will be my first attempt to start sewing again. I'm bringing this to my sister's, so she can help me alter the pattern to fit. I'm hoping I have enough yardage to make this dress with something from my material stash.

vintage pattern-coat
Hope I feel ambitious to make a coat this fall.

vintage pattern-handbags
Picked up this pattern to inspire me to make up some bags to sell.

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Guess where I am

Hi all. I bet you can't find me.

Of course, you can't. I'm all the way in the back, behind some tall "April". They were only concerned that Martha looked good. And she does. Check out the glow-y light that they used.