Wednesday, February 18, 2009

"NOS" and stuff

Good Morning, I have been a bad blogger lately but we have been so busy!

Last week while I was at the thrift store I bought a 1973 Avon craft kit for .50. So this past weekend I decided to put it together. The pattern had the fabric with the pattern already imprinted so all you had to do was sew it up, cut it out, and stuff and embellish. It turned out really cute.

His name is "Nos". The reason behind the silly name is when I told my son he was made from all vintage 1973 parts, he said (being a car guy) "Oh he's nos" I said "What?", he said "You know, Nos, new old stock". So that's the story behind his name. I will confess I felt a tiny bit guilty about cutting up and making a mint, in the box, vintage pattern, but I got over it. And I did have the good sense (for a change) to cut a paper pattern of all the parts before I put it together so that I can make another one sometime.

I have also been doing some growing!

Here are my tomato seedlings! I am so glad they came up well. I saved my yogurt cups to start them in. I have heirloom Brandywine, Big Boy, and Beefsteak. I also have some peppers that are just beginning to come up too. It really gets me anxious for spring!

Hope everyone has a great day!


Friday, February 13, 2009

Friday Show and Tell

TGIF! Good Morning everyone!

When I was little and stayed at my Grandparents house one of my favorite things to do was play paper dolls. And not the kind of dolls that you bought and cut out, mine were cut out of the Sears, JC Penney and Montgomery Ward catalogs. I could hardly wait until a new catalog would come out so that I could have the old one to cut up.
Believe it or not, I saved all my paper dolls from the 1970's! Tuesday when I was home sick I thought about them and went searching and sure enough I found them. Opening the lid to those boxes was like taking a trip back in time. I saw so many of my "old friends".
Check out those 1970's clothes! I love them!
This particular model, modeled for many years and was my favorite, I thought she was so beautiful (and still do)
I also loved the dolls dressed in long dresses. I especially love the lt blue dress third from the left. I would so wear that now!
Look at all the "patch work" clothes. I really like the patchwork dress on the little doll near the center.
Showing ones middiff was even popular in the 70's, but not at my house! Though I do like that red bandana fabric skirt.
Look at all the pink and check out the wide legs on some of those pants along with the ever popular mini skirt!

Do little girls still with paper dolls anymore? I played with mine until I was a teenager! I would cut out the dolls with the outfits I liked, then I would show my great aunt and she and I would get the fabric and make them!

For more fun show and tell head over to Theres no Place Like Home

Hope everyone has a great weekend!