Friday, August 31, 2012

Happy Wrinkly Belated Birthday!

I forgot to post something for you, Mom, here on Wrinkly. So here it is! Men in funny hats! Singing tunes! A calendar with important dates! Happy Belated!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Pinterest Challenge

Well folks, summer is winding down. I haven't been as crafty these past couple of weeks, so I am going to try and challenge myself this weekend. I am going to try and complete 5 Pinterest projects using only what I have already at home. These will include recipes as well, since I haven't done a Mommy Made it Monday in forever. Here are the five contenders:

1. The Basket Weave Card from Get It Scrapped. I have a bunch of strips from what I have completed of Miss L's baby book, let's see what I can do!

2.Complete my fairy garden a la Good Life of Design. I bought all the extras to complete my Fairy Garden, but my impatiens were, well, impatient.

3. Break in the 3 pairs of flats I have never worn because they are too snug as suggested by coffee, light & sweet.

4. Button up a lampshade. This had no link, so maybe this was someone's actual lampshade?

5. And finally, Muffin-Pan Potato Gratin courtesy of Martha Stewart. Mike bought a 10lb bag of potatoes because he couldn't find the 5lb bag, then went on a no potato diet. Huh. This is not the picture on Martha's site, so whoever took it, my apologies, someone doesn't know how to use Pinterest correctly.

Well, I will post my versions of these lovelies by no later than Monday, should I be successful. If not, I will tell you my tale of woe as to why they are not complete....(the cat ate my homework....aliens stole my potatoes for fuel....etc). Happy Labor Day Weekend!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Diner en Blanc

I am obviously late to the party, 24 years to be exact.  Apparently in 1988, one hundred friends met at a flash picnic in Paris.  They wore all white so they could find each other easily.  Fast forward to today and the guest list is in the thousands and The White Dinner is held in cities all over the world.  People sign up online to be put on the wait list.  They don't know the location of the dinner until the day of.  They bring in all their own food, wine, tables, linens and chairs.  They have to leave the site just as they found it.  People have to be as elegant as possible.  They wear gowns and serve 5 course dinners with candelabras.  Guess what? there is going to be a dinner in Chicago on August 24!!  Go here for the link to sign up.  I think this is so amazing.

Via here

Saturday, August 11, 2012

You Really Can Find Anything on the Internet!

I have been cleaning out the boxes in my garage while watching crappy movies on TV all day.  I decided to cruise some sweet sites on line and lo and behold I found this picture.  Amber has a fondness for all things Star Wars aannd hedgehogs.  What are the chances of finding both in one picture?  The only thing that would make it perfect is if it had a cat in it.  Check it out at The Wary Meyers Decorative Arts.

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Baby Legs

So a while ago (a long while ago), I bought some socks to make Baby Legs. I can't find the Pin now that gave me the idea, but I like Cut Out & Keep's version better. The next pair I make will be using their tutorial. For this pair I just cut off and zig-zagged the bottom, I like how their's has a cuff.

I know, the blue doesn't quite coordinate with pink plaid...

Clearly it was snack time.

This is what I get when I say "Smile!". M is looking sharp, and Miss L looks...scared?

Busy Bee

So I have been a busy little bee! Mom pinned this adorable reversible "high-low" skirt from Thumbeline, aka the bodebo reversible skirt

I loved the design, I loved the fabric, what I didn't love was the price tag, $118. Did I mention I quit my job in April? That the Divine Miss L likes to hand me squishy, squirmy bugs regularly? That she must stomp in every puddle she sees? While absolutely angelic looking, Miss L is no angel and I would have heart failure should she own anything that costs more than what I wear. Enter Joann's summer seersucker fabric and voila, my own reversible high-low skirt.

My top ruffle isn't as generous as the original, I figured Miss L's shirt was going to cover it. 

Still can't get her to pose. She just wants to watch herself dance in M's mirror.

More dancing, and yes, I am washing M's bed skirt, ignore the frightening teal box springs.

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Featured Quilting Blog

It appears that Amber is busy creating and I am busy collecting ideas.  All People Quilt is a great source for free and beautiful quilt patterns.  I love the color combos in these bright and cheerful quilts.  I especially like the colorful border on the one below. 

This quilt is made from fat quarters for a twin bed.

Here is a tricky one that is appliqued.  This one is beautiful but looks really hard.

Here is a Bubble Gum Pink quilt made from fat eighths.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

Pillowcase Dress

Another craft done! My first attempt at a pillowcase dress like the ones all over Pinterest, not too shabby! I might widen the armholes a smidge, I haven't reinforced them yet for that very purpose. When Michael saw the dress he asked when I bought it. I told him I made it to which he replied, "Are you sure you didn't buy that?" I guess this means I passed the 9 yr old boy test :)

 She would not smile for me....

 In these last two she is pretending to be the tooth fairy.
And this last pic is the beauties I found in storage when cleaning out my childhood. A Popple, 2 Pound Puppies, 2 Pound Purries, and Kerry Inez, my beloved Cabbage Patch Kid. There was a CBK pony, however Miss L didn't want him photographed.

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Scallops in Fashion

Scallops are making a comeback.  One of my favorite dresses as a kid was one my mom made me that had a scalloped hem.  I have been smitten ever since.  Look at the lovely fluttery one below.

The blogger who posted the picture below used it as an inspiration to make her own version.

Here is a 1950's Day Dress.  Isn't it lovely?

This collar is so sweet.  Maybe something to do for Miss L?

This one is several years old but still looks fresh. 
Vivian Temperley via here

This one is the most dramatic - a cross between scallops and rick-rack.