i was a little late getting on the Mamma Mia train, but i finally saw it last night and all i can say, is that, if i had the money, i'd be on the first flight to greece! UNBELIEVABLEscenery... but, my favorite part, of course, was the set design.
the textiles, paint colors, antiques left me drooling for more...
Josef Frank textiles (remember this anthropologie chair!?) hanging on the clotheslines....
checking in on my google reader this morning, exploring new blogs and i come across camp comforts- a fantastic little fashion news and inspiration site, when i see this:
i literally almost pee myself with excitement, thinking that some stylist has seen outside of the box and used my cape in a shoot for women!
the cape (and full ensemble) is credited to APC. lovely. ok, maybe i am nutso, but all I can say is it looks awfully similar to this (by me):
now, not to get confused with my last post... i am all for cheering on the little guy, the stay-at-home mom, the crafter, who is inspired by a piece of (high) fashion and wants to set out on their own, on their little SINGER with pin-pricked fingers and attempt to re-create.
go for it.
i wish i had the time.
but, when a huge fashion company takes more than inspiration (we are talking down to the buttons here, kids) from the little guy, i get pissed.
on my VERY long list of projects this holiday season: a wreath
i don't yet know if we will have a christmas tree in the traditional sense in our very small apartment, so do i go for the smell of pine with the wreath or, do i go for color, whimsy or just flat out cool? these are getting my juices flowing...
Join Providence-based children's clothing designer Sarah Waldo and craft blogger Christine Chitnis for a night of sewing and wine hosted at Sarah's craft friendly studio! All materials will be provided to make one of the sweet little dolls pictured! The dolls were designed just for this class by Sarah and Christine.
In addition, wine and cheese will be served! Make this holiday season extra special with gifts that are lovingly handmade. Each class participant will also get a copy of the doll pattern we use to take home...that way you can make one for everyone on your list!
i really cannot believe that christmas is right around the corner! winter is totally NOT my favorite season, but this is giving me something to look forward to:
the annual CRAFTLAND is a consignment-format craft show featuring some of our favorite crafters/artists from around the world. i am all about having a handmade christmas this year, but i know i will not be able to tackle my long list of projects alone... for any of your living in or visting our beloved city of providence, ri this holiday season, check it out!
i'm in the market for a new hat and mittens and i came across these: SERIOUSLY...how cute are they!?! and, they perfectly describe how I feel as these cold mornings start taking over.
and the mittens?!?! these may be the perfect christmas gift for a city-living friend! BONUS- they are all handmade by women for women international- a socially conscious organization that helps women in war-torn regions rebuild their lives by giving them financial and emotional support, job skills training, rights education, access to capital and assistance in small business development.
i have finally come to terms with the fact that we are going to be in our little apartment at least another year. so, to cheer myself up, i am finally framing all of my favorite etsy purchases, sketches from art school and photographs to personalize my home a little more. i am starting with the bathroom walls which have stood nudie for way too long (3 years!). we have a Caribbean thing going on with the paint colors in the bathroom, so I have picked a selection that I think will work nicely. here is a sneak peek... photos of the actual space when I get my mats in the mail!