Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Grace Kelly Barbies!!!

Mattel has done Grace Kelly as a Barbie Doll! Grace Kelly is such a style icon. The dolls come with three highly recognizable and significant outfits.

Grace Kelly Barbies

I need to do some more research on her clothing. Her style was never over-the-top. She always looked so elegant. The blue on this dress is amazing!

Being the sucker for vintage sparkly jewelry that I am, I love her accessories in this picture.

Friday, August 12, 2011

Sorel Fall 2011

You have GOT to watch the videos for Sorel's Fall 2011 Ad campaign. Amazing!

Sorel Fall 2011

Makes me want to decorate something.....

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Knitting Socks

I love to knit socks, but haven't done any knitting of socks for a few years. Miss E outgrew the last pair I made for her and Mister e has been wearing them. So I dug out this luscious melon-pink sock yarn that I bought when Miss E's feet were much smaller. There was enough yarn to make two socks when she was 2 or 3 years old. Now she is almost 9, so we had to improvise hence the large red toes.

I was working on the second sock outside and thought the yarn colors looked lovely with the potted plants.

The quality of work on these socks is rough to say the least. Good thing I was using up yarn and not using some fancy new purchase. I need to practice, and maybe try another sock pattern. This one wound up being too chunky looking... or maybe my tension is too loose. Will have to get back to you on this.

Tuesday, August 09, 2011

Issuu Test

Look at this cool thing from Issuu? I used a .pdf from Debbie Stoller as the test material... but it's so cool!!!!

Thursday, August 04, 2011

Very cool Vimeo video

Look at this amazing video!

MOVE from Rick Mereki on Vimeo.

Click through to the other two: EAT and LEARN. So inspiring.

Wednesday, August 03, 2011

Table Blueness

The table is installed!

I think the top needs one more coat for 100% coverage, but it is beautiful!

We used it last night for dinner. I can't wait to put a vintage tablecloth on it and set up my outdoor office for an afternoon. Much better than the basement.

Monday, August 01, 2011

Fabric Goodies and Backyard Progress

A few weeks ago, I scored these two pieces of vintage fabric at the Portland Antique Expo:

They are each 4 yards in length... very narrow, less than 36"wide and never been used. The brown one has a fade line down the middle, but I think I can cut around it. The print quality is very high and they feel super soft after I washed them.

I am please to report that I no longer have a motorcycle parked on my patio! The screen behind the fireplace is also finished.

We still need to seal the screen, but the weather hasn't been really reliable. The white column propped against the fire place will go into the flower bed behind the wicker settee and will someday have a fabulous birdhouse perched on top.

And!!! the table has legs!!!

I sanded, primed and put on the first coat of paint today. Tomorrow I'll add the second coat and take pictures. It's been three years coming on this table, and I'm in the home stretch. I will post more pics on the cozy patio once the table is in place.