Wednesday, December 22, 2010

1930's Hair Style

Yesterday I did a set for a 30's style hair style with finger waves in front and pin curls in the back.  Here are the results.  I think wave clips would have been better but I had seen a tutorial on using the duck bill clips so I thought I would give them a go.  I did get some waves but I think it could have been a bit more wavy since my hair is very straight I may need to purchase the clips one of these days.

The Set


Tuesday, December 21, 2010

Hot Toddy's anyone?

So I have had a horrible cold this week.  Last night I woke up in the middle of the night and was coughing non stop.  So I got up and looked at different home remedies for my cough and found most suggestions were for a Hot Toddy.  It certainly seemed like the most pleasant suggestion.  Though I will have to say that since it was 3 am and I did not feel inclined to visit an all night grocery store I had to make due with lemon juice instead of fresh lemon and Kentucky bourbon for my whiskey.  I had plenty of honey on hand seems I had bought 2 or 3 bottles and they kept getting tucked away in a cupboard so when cleaning up and organizing a few weeks ago I found I had 3 bottles.  I used a decaf English Breakfast tea since I was wanting to go back to bed afterwards although in hind sight I think I had some chamomile that would have probably been nicer if I had looked.  Well needless to say it worked like a charm and I was able to continue my beauty rest.  Well cheers and good health to all.

Saturday, December 18, 2010

This is my first blog and first post ever so please go easy on me.

Well I am not sure that anyone will be interested in reading this but I am starting this to encourage myself to continue to experience what I love and much of that is vintage related.  I feel as if I have strayed from my path for the last 5 years raising children, being married, working a full time job that some seems to take more and more of my time and energy, taking care of a house has diverted my attention for a while but now I feel a bit more focused and wish to pursue my passion for all things vintage from the mid century and golden era.  I have started some sewing projects, I have tried crochet but my mentor, Aunt Marybeth just told me it may not be my thing but I will continue to pursue time willing.  I also love collecting vintage everything from sewing machines to furniture, my house used to be lovely but now with two young children I find it a bit of a challenge to have it as I would like it.  Well that is enough for now next post I hope will include some of my endeavors in the realm of sewing I am currently working on two muslins one a 30's blouse and one a pair of 40's pants.  So hopefully my next post will include some end results.  Happy Holidays to all, until next post take care.