Monday, September 19, 2011

Circle Skirt Sew Along Progress

So, today I finally got started on my circle skirt for Casey's Circle Skirt Sew Along. I had another project I had to finish up first. Today I drafted my pattern, which was easier than I thought it would be, and cut out my fabric. I was really excited to do this sew along because, while it is a pretty simple pattern, it was the first pattern I would be drafting myself.

 I am super excited to finish this skirt. I got just the kind of fabric I wanted - a novelty print, and it's notical, which I love! The background is navy though it looks a little black in this picture.

Are any of you participating in this sew along? How far along are you?

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

A Little Hair

So, I meant to share this last Tuesday but I got violently ill and just didn't get around to it so... here we are. I just thought I'd share my hair from Tuesday of last week. I really like the way it came out. I had experimented with "bumper bangs" the day before and so this is what I did with my next day hair. :) Have a blessed day!

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Home Maker's Guide

One of my very good friends gave this little book to me a while ago and I decided it would be fun to share some of it with you guys. :)
It's called the Home maker's Guide For Modern Brides and it was published in 1946. It is full of fun and now, funny bits of advice and knowledge for the new housewife. 

Here's an excerpt I thought was funny. It's an introduction to the pamphlet:

"The whole world salutes the Modern Bride... the little woman who takes the future in her own two hands, and in spite of world upheavals, makes a 'go' of matrimony.
"Marriage is a business. When the first excitement of the wedding, the gifts, the attention and adulation are over, then begin the realities of marriage. The chores, the demands, the sacrifices, make themselves felt. Success or failure depend largely on those early days of adjustment. The bride who gets into the tempo of living, who finds a deep and profound satisfaction in her home, her husband's love, and the peace and serenity attendant to marriage is on the high road to matrimonial success!
"Remember the old fable? 'It isn't the pack on the back, but the pebble in the shoe that destroys.' Temember this and eliminate as many 'pebbles' as you can from daily living.
"A good hot breakfast, a well groomed bride, a parting kiss, do much to make a man's day a successful one and his home a sanctuary.
"Never let the sun set, and a new day break with a quarrel in your heart... start each day anew - with happiness.
"Smiles, good food, a pretty frock, a good dinner well served, gracious entertaining, thoughtfulness and loyalty are the ruffles you can add to good living.
"Good luck!
"Kathrine Kerry - Home Economist, San Francisco."
-Home Maker's Guide. Edmund Kiessling and Staff. 1946.

Hope you guys enjoyed this little excerpt. I'm not married but I find this whole thing so interesting. This little book has everything from interior design tips (which, as an interior designer myself, seem rather lacking), to fashion, to necessities for your pantry, to recipes and the proper table setting. Very fun to flip through. :)

Have a sunny day!