Friday Miscellany

December 14, 2012

Happy Friday, All!

I’m so excited for the weekend! I have a lot of sewing/reenactment errands to run, and there’s a Joann’s that’s closing and moving to a new location so they’re having an awesome sale (you better believe I’ll be hittin’ that up)! I also need to scout some thrift stores for penny loafers, sweaters, and other items that could pass as 1940’s era appropriate. I forget if I’ve mention this officially, but I’m one of the newest members of The Paper Dolls! It’s been a dream of mine to get into real reenacting and I’m sooooo excited that I’m actually doing it!

In other news, I’m really missing my dark hair and I think it’s time for a change. I’ve been a redhead for well over a year and I’m really feeling the need to switch it up. Plus, it’s not like I’m making any “real” commitments here. I mean, this is the very reason why wearing wigs is awesome! New hair in 30 seconds!!


I am in fact a girl, so suffice it to say, I look at ladies like Dita Von Teese and other dark haired beauties and go “OMGZ I WANT HER HAIR!!”. lol Who could blame me? So I think dark hair it is for a while! My ginger eyebrow pencil is almost gone anyways so if that’s not a sign to switch hair colors, then I don’t know what is 😉 I could pass as Erin’s sister now, don’t you think? lol I wish!

p.s. That’s one of my new hair scarf designs that I’m working on currently. I’m making a bunch for the reenactment and will add them online in the near future.

And now for more unorganized miscellany: 

I’m guest posting some last minute handmade holiday gift ideas on Sarah’s blog today! Check it out if you want to know how to make things like this fancy looking bleach dot clutch

Have you seen Gillian’s new blog series for your Top Five of 2012? It’s a fantastic idea!! I think I’ll have to join in!

What I’m reading:
Well I read “In My Hands” and “The Solider’s Wife” in record time (like in a day), and have since moved on to “The Bronze Horsemen“. (All WWII stories. No surprise there.) Which reminds me, I’m on Good Reads now! TELL ME WHAT BOOKS TO READ! …please 🙂

On YouTube:
William just shared this hilarious video with me earlier of the ultimate dog shaming. This little guy is HILARIOUS!! Seriously? Who rolls on a whole deli pickle? …actually I really love pickles, so if I was a dog I’d totally do that.

Also watching and dying to try Fleur’s easy 1940’s hair tutorial with hot hair sticks. So pretty!

What I’m sewing:
So many things! Mostly stuff for, you guessed it, my reenactment. So that means pretty much every Simplicity 1940’s repro pattern, and this awesome New England Dress by Decades of Style! Lucille approves 😉


Well that’s probably enough miscellany for now. I’ll be back soon with some actual finished garments to share!

What are your plans for the weekend?