Saturday, October 31, 2009

Happy Halloween 2009!

I didn't have the time or sanity to even attempt to make my daughter's Halloween costume this year but I plan to eventually for future Halloweens. My wonderful mommie made all of our costumes growing up (I got my sewing genes from her and my grandma) and I plan to continue the tradition with my children...just not this year whilst planning a wedding. That and her birthday is next month so I've been party planning for that too. Yeesh. I want to talk her into this awesome costume one year! I have an unabashed love for Hot Air Balloons. As noted here, here, and here.

via Black *Eiffel w/tutorial

Friday, October 30, 2009

60's Stewardess

I stumbled across a post on The Cupcake Diary featuring Elle Italy's editorial on 60's stewardess fashion inspiration which I loved! It reminded me of my visit to the Smithsonian Air and Space Museum in D.C. I made the fiance take this pic of me because their outfits are so fantastic! I'd love to live in those days and dress like that on a daily basis. Although it seems that wouldn't be the case since the other pictures depicts my sadness that I indeed couldn't be a stewardess back in the 60's because I am indeed not a white female. Phooey :P

Friday, October 23, 2009

Handmade Nation Premiere @ the NARO

FYI! Tomorrow is the premiere for the indie documentary Handmade Nation, being shown right here at our own NARO Cinema in Norfolk. The film describes and follows the diy/craft movement happening across the nation.

Some fellow ladies from the 7 Cities Crafters will also be there before the premiere selling their wares in promotion of the movement itself. Awareness for handmade! Woo!

So go check it out. The Trunk Show is open to the public from 3-5pm and the screening of the film is immediately after @ 5:15 pm. Admission is $6. Hope you all can make it.

Emma Pillsbury

I really love Glee. I have always had a thing for musicals...stage, cinema, television...doesn't matter (I can't wait to see Nine when it comes out), so Glee is right up my alley. Personally, I think its very well written; its smart and funny. Aaand I love the character Emma's wardrobe. Its very classic and vintage, lots of cardigans, pencil skirts, brooches, and pins...all me. I've been wanting/needing to make a sweater clip for myself since I don't like actually buttoning up my cardigans for work but I like them to stay in place. The more I saw Emma's character on Glee wearing them I couldn't resist. So I made this yesterday and I plan to make more :)

Saturday, October 17, 2009

Hunt Club Harvest Fair

Man its been quiet over here. Sorry about that. I guess I've been overwhelmed with wedding planning. But fortunately, I realized that I was worrying over nothing because we met with the owner of our venue today at Hunt Club Farm and I'm so glad we did, because Randi really made me feel at ease. And I think that's exactly what your reception vendor should do. Listen to your concerns, wants, needs and really work with you in a way that makes it all seem doable. She definitely has experience with large events with their birthday parties, Harvest Fair, and the best Halloween Haunted attractions in the area, in my opinion. All the staff at Hunt Club is so helpful and friendly; I'm really excited to work with them. More importantly, after talking with such friendly staff, my parents seemed more on board with the whole rustic barn wedding. I was happy that my Dad mention it was a good change versus the lavish weddings they're used to. I think it'll be a good time...

We stuck around to pick out pumpkins, enjoy the petting zoo, and see all the other attractions that are available everyday throughout the Fall. Unfortunately, today it actually felt like Fall, so it was quite chilly. We ended the day with some hot cocoa, warm cookies, and a family friendly movie on the couch. It was a good Saturday :)

Saturday, October 3, 2009

If sometimes I go MIA... can find me here: 7 Cities Crafters, the other labor of love. Click it to see all the awesome crafty stuff going on in the area :) So if it gets quiet here...I'm posting over there, or wedding planning, or chasing my toddler around...probably all at the same time :\

I found this image all too appropriate...bc Chuck Norris is THE MAN!