Monday, May 21, 2012

Cozies for Sale

 My work has place to post items for sale and for free.  With some inspiration from friends I've decided to try selling a few of my hand knits.  They are small little cozies that I've knit up and are great for wallets and change purses or as a cozy for your phone or camera.  I haven't gotten any responses yet but hopefuly one might come this week. I'm selling them for $10 right now.  I'll let you all know if I get a sale!

I'd like to start selling hats by fall and winter of this year.  My ultimate goal is to start a line of vintage inspired sweaters based off the 1940s sweater girls. Since this is a goal I've had for a long time but haven't hatched it yet I've deceided to start slow....with these cozies.

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Date Night

Went out with my boyfriend this past week. We went to a cute little Italian place called Rose Angelis. Its located in Lincoln Park and used to be an old house. All the rooms have been painted with Italian scenes. The food is so good! My favorite is Mezzalune al Burro but this time I tried Tortellone Con Salsa di Noce.  It was good but the cheese filled pasta and cream sauce was very rich. We had a few glasses of wine and left happy.

Here is what I wore, I was so excited to wear my crinoline under my polka dot full skirt. I also wore my 'Lilly Munster' bat necklace. Its not the best picture but I had to have this necklace when I saw it. It came from The Architectural Revolution on Clark Street.

Sunday, May 13, 2012

Happy Mother's Day

Hope you're all enjoying the day with your Mom.  Here is a picture of my maternal grandmother, Millie.  I'm not sure how old she is in this picture but I think it shows how much I take after her.  Most people say I look like my Mom but my Grandpa will always say I look like Millie. When I have a little girl I plan on naming her after Millie.  Wishful thinking, hehe. Have you picked out an old family name for you future kids?  

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Sanibel Island, Florida

My friend had a BEAUTIFUL wedding on Sanibel Island at the Casa Ybel resort at the end of April.  The weather was perfect the day of her wedding and so was the view from her room.  The picture above is off of her balcony.  She go married right out on the beach. Its hard to see from the picture but the beach is right out there behind me.

This picture is what I wore to the rehearsal. She gave all the girls in the wedding party matching flip flops with silver starfish. The dress is from H&M and I'm wearing it with vintage pearls and a floral headband from Charming Charlie's. 

It was hard coming back to cold Chicago but its been getting warmer since I've returned. Below is a picture of a bird of paradise (my mom's favorite flower).  On the last day we also saw an alligator! He was just hanging out in in a pond by the resort.  

Now that I'm back its time to work on more knitting and sewing projects.