Sunday, November 27, 2011

blog #494 >> Wish List 2011

All I really want this Christmas, is to get Florence up and running well again... poor poor Florence... But that's exactly what I'm getting for Christmas this year! My Dad graciously offered to fix all the little (and a couple larger) things that were wrong with Florence for Christmas. He fixed the barking light brake, touched up the paint, fixed the locks, replaced the starter, and when I get it back from having the carburetor rebuilt, (hopefully) it will be good to go for awhile. And then I've just got to get the swing of the manual choke, and I'll be good to go.

That being said, I feel like I still need to post my annual Christmas list, so here it is!

1. Vintage School Girl Dress $35.00
at One Rare Bird Shop
2.Vintage Granny Squares Afghan $37.00
at folk city
3. Bakers Twine $13.00
at Talking Twine and Trim
4. Armed with Technology Tea Infuser $14.99
at ModCloth
5. Grandma's Wartime Kitchen $9.95
6. 1940's House $20.00
7. C7 Light Bulbs $4.69
Someday I will go to replace one of my C7 Christmas light bulbs, and I will be out of replacements! I WILL CRY ON THAT DAY! I've got to stock up now!!!
8. French Curve Set $10.96
9. Vintage Camera Pencil Sharpener $18.00
from FredFlare
10. The House of Seven Gables $2.50
11. Far Far Away III Snow White Japanese Fabric $7.12
from Miss. Matatabi (but I've also seen it at Cool Cottons on Hawthorne)
12. Far Far Away III Clothesline Japanese Fabric $3.68
from Miss. Matatabi (but I've also seen it at Cool Cottons on Hawthorne)
13. Hark a Vagrant by Kate Beaton $11.73
p.s. I find her comics quite amusing. You can see them here.
14. Floral Molded Swim Cap $9.99
This summer I decided I need a vintage swim cap to go with my vintage bathing suit. Not that I actually swim much, but my hair does NOT like to get wet. (I like the mauve one.)
15. Fish Bath Plug - Stuck! $14.95
16. Better Bath Deep Water Bath $5.00
Ever wish your bath tub didn't have that overflow drain, so you could fill more water into your tub? I have! This has got to be one of the best ideas ever!
17. How to Knit by Debbie Bliss $3.50
This is my favorite beginners knitting book so far, and if someone gets it for me for Christmas, I can stop borrowing it from Amy!
18. School Girl Shoes Pris: 849 kr (I think they're sold out.)
I also think these are the cutest shoes in the world!
19. Vintage Tea Gown $149.95
from Victorian Trading Co.
I ADORE this Vintage Tea Gown, it reminds me of something from Downton Abbey. But they don't come in my size, so I'll be pretty safe from ordering one.

What does everyone else want for Christmas?

Friday, November 25, 2011

blog #493 >> Craft Show

This poor little blog has been left to fend for itself once again, while I went gallivanting about.
I had a fine time and now I' back to get caught up for the Christmas season.

First off, last weekend I did a craft show at Ardenwald grade school. I know, I should have posted about it BEFORE the event. But I was so busy trying to get ready for it, I forgot. But I'll be doing another one next weekend at Overlook House in North Portland, Dec. 3-4 so you can mark your calendars for that one. I've also replenished my supply of goods to pedal at these two shows, including this adorable woodland bag, a lovely apron made from vintage linen and tea lace, walnut boats, book flags, new hair clips and hair bands, and more pig pot holders (made from vintage pig fabric!)

And here is what I came home with from Ardenwald craft show: this lovely painting by Jennifer Finn of imogenlovley. Last year she bought Mrs. Annabelle Witzel from me, and this year she painted this fantastic picture of her, and gave it to me! I just want to say in caps: THANK YOU! I LOVE IT! and I already found the perfect place to hang it in the living room.

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For a bonus post I have carrots from the garden, and a cool looking bug I found.

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p.s. I also have a new post on The Joys of Jell-O here!