Saturday, April 30, 2011

Craft Heaven!!!

I am so excited for all the upcoming indie craft fairs that are coming up...if you have never been to one of these fairs you MUST go! They are unique craft heavens! Here are the links so you can find out which one is close to you :)

Unique LA


 I am so excited to take my mom to Unique LA for mothers day. She loves home made crafts just as much as me and I am so excited to spend the day with her. Maybe you could take your mom there too?

Kellie May

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Pretty Bobbins//Turquoise Edition

I have a huge color crush on the color turquoise! and I can't seem to get enough of turquoise jewelry either! So here are a few turquoise treasures I found for you to enjoy.

I got a bracelet like this for my birthday...I am so excited to wear it

These boots combine my love of cowboy boots and turquoise...amazing

I wish I had a 24 inch waist so I could buy this beautiful vintage dress from Etsy. I hope someone tiny scoops it up

I have a great turquoise dresser like this one in my adds a pop of color and I love it!

This beautiful turquoise vintage car is amazing....Makes me want to paint my chevelle turquoise...well almost
Kellie May

Sunday, April 24, 2011

dress update/ first outfit post!

Dress- Hand made
Shoes- Urban Outfitters
Petticoat- Thrifted
Belt- Thrifted 

I blogged a week or two earlier about a dress I was making from a 1954 pattern which I have now finished and am just in love with how it turned out. I think I will be making lots more dresses from this pattern ;) It is amazing how different old patterns are from todays patterns. First, and this may be my favorite part, you do not have to cut out the pattern!! this saves so much time and sanity. There is only one size in the pattern and you just pin it straight on to the fabric with out having to cut out your size. Then you just cut the fabric between the two lines on the pattern and the edges of the pattern simply fall away. I wish they still made patterns like this however you can only make one size from one pattern which can be a bummer. Usually I just find patterns in roughly my size and then just adjust them to my actual measurements. I am getting better at doing this...when I first started sometimes it didn't turn out so well :) Well...I hope you like how it turned out also

Kellie May

Happy Easter

Cute Easter scene that my Grandma had made into blankets for all us girls one year....still have it!

My home made Easter dress

My family Easter egg hunt at my grandma and grandpa's house

Vintage Easter Card

I love celebrating Easter with family and friends...every year my entire family gets together and has an egg hunt and dies eggs and eats!!! so much food! I look forward to it every year. In the past I was so excited to look for the eggs but now I get the most joy from watching the new generation of little tikes hunt for them. They get so excited when they find the big ones :) I hope everyone has a happy Easter and a makes wonderful new memories.

Kellie May

Saturday, April 23, 2011

Patterns! Patterns! Patterns!

I always love getting new patterns and I especially love getting new (to me) vintage patterns! Luckily I have a wonderful mother and great friends who always keep their eye open for such things :) THANK YOU! I love patterns from the 1950's and 1940's especially, however it is kind of difficult to find ones from the 40's. I just discovered some really great patterns today while I was sorting through boxes with my mother in my sewing room. I am super excited about one in particular (see picture above) that I will make for my cousin-to-be's wedding rehearsal in a couple of weeks...I hope I can finish it in time. I'm thinking polka dot fabric.................we will see. Also stay tuned for an update on the last vintage dress I made...It is finished, I just have to get an outfit post up

Kellie May

Friday, April 22, 2011

Etsy Love

There are so many amazing creations on etsy!!!...I love looking through the unique beautiful items for sale. Here are a few of my favorite items on etsy....just a few because if I put everything there would be now room left on my blog!!

This locket by Grigio Designs is one of my favorites. I already love and collect lockets but this one has an edgy twist...It looks dainty and feminine from afar but on closer inspection is it spooky...I love it!

I have always wanted a tattoo of a feather but these stockings allow you to have a tattoo with out the commitment!

Sohomode makes the most adorable and pretty vintage inspired dresses...these will surely be my bridesmaid dresses when the time comes :)

I can't wait to get this beautiful crown of stars from Giant Dwarf
Just a few of my favorite Etsy things...I hope you find something lovely on Etsy too!

Kellie May

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Doily DiY

I came across this amazing DiY on a blog called Dos Family and I just had to share it with all of you. I have not yet tried it because I am gathering a doily collection first but I cannot wait to try it!!! I love creative do it yourself projects and I always love a good use for a doily other than a putting it under a lamp ;) so I am super excited about this one. Below is just a taste of what it looks like to get your creative doily juices flowing! Enjoy

Monday, April 18, 2011

Sew Lovely

I am i love with vintage patterns...every thrift store, garage sale or antique store I go to I look for vintage patterns. I have quite a collection and even my friends and my mom look for them for me when they are out and about. I have had this particular pattern for a while now and have never used it until I found this amazingly quirky and unique fabric at my favorite fabric store the other day. I use "favorite fabric store" loosely because although they have mountains of fabric for relatively good prices..the ladies that work there can be kinda scary ;) I can't wait to start sewing on it tomorrow...I hope I can finish it in time for Easter!

I just love this fabric...It reminds me of a quirky Toile fabric and also of Snow White..I just love the trees and little animals 

Thursday, April 14, 2011

Vegas or Bust!!!

I just finished packing for my trip to Las Vegas. My long time friend (who just happens to be my cousin's fiance ;)) is having her bachelorette party in sin city. I have never really gone out in Vegas so this is going to be exciting! Plus..all of the girls going I have known since kindergarten (we were all girl scouts together) We are staying at the Flamingo which I am super excited about because not only does it have a water slide( yes I am going to Vegas and yes my favorite part is the water slide ;)) but because this is the hotel where my grandparents eloped in the 40's. What a wonderful part of our I goooooooo!!!

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Pretty Bobbins

1. Pretty Pretty Picnic Dress
2. Pretty Robins Egg Blue Mixer
3. Pretty Vintage Store

4. Pretty Attic

5. Pretty Deer (I am obsessed with these little creatures..the hard part is picking which one I want!)
3.No Source
4. No source

For my nerdy side....

aaaahhhhh I am so excited to see this quorra costume online! I have wanted to make a quorra costume ever since I saw the movie Tron but no companies had made the costume until now. I was even contemplating what kind of material I could use for the lights on the costume when I made my own. Although I am sure this is not the best quality costume..I am still excited to see that there is one out there. Still I think I might make my own.

costume available at 80'

Monday, April 11, 2011

Life as a Construction worker???

So today was a very productive and rewarding day...and I am not talking about the yummy lunch I was treated to by my future cousin in law/great friend.  Today I helped my friend put new grass in her backyard...we chose seed because it is waaay cheaper. Anyhoo...three girls...6 hours...and 25 bags of manure later..we had successfully laid down grass seed( well I hope it grows!) and we could not feel any more proud of ourselves. We are independent women and we got the job done! Although it may have been a long hard day we managed to make it extremely fun...theres something about listening to old spice girls songs while spreading manure that just makes it all better ;)

Kellie May

Thursday, April 7, 2011

These Boots are Made for Walkin.......

So it is no secret that I am in love with cowboy dad is from Tennessee so maybe it has a little to do with that :) I have worn them since I was little...I even had a pair of red and pink boots when I was little. And to be honest I wouldn't mind picking up a pair of grown up red boots as well! Here are a few pictures of boots that I just love...most of them are on brides maids which I just love and hope to do at my wedding one day. Enjoy

I sneaked one in there of me in my favorite boots!
Kellie May

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Bag Lady: What's in my bag

So I just got this amazing purse from....well they sell it at urban outfitters but I got it at tj maxx for almost 60 percent off!!! I had to have it and since I was cleaning like a mad woman for the last three days I decided to reward myself :) I am a huge fan of anything stamped leather! especially vintage clutch purses. So I thought I would share a few things that are in my bag...its a small one so not too much fits in there......

 1. Cell phone
2. octopus hair piece (hand made by my grandpa for my grandma)
3. sonia kashuk lipstick in truffle (the color that is allllwwwaayyyss hard to find!)
4. vanilla rose purfume
6. tiny comb...gotta keeps those bangs in line!
7. Favorite feather headband (forever 21)
8. Wallet

Saturday, April 2, 2011

Tea for Two Forever: A Bridal Shower

Much to my rescue my beautiful cousin to be and long time friend had her bridal shower today. It was a much needed break from the hours of cleaning I was doing for my dad's party on Sunday. The shower was a lovely tea complete with the yummiest finger sandwiches. I am truly happy to welcome one of my best friends into our family and I cannot wait for the wedding!!! I just hope my bridesmaid dress gets here in time...yikes! I also got the chance to wear one of my favorite vintage dresses again...compliments of the long beach antique swapmeet :)      Today was a wonderful day and I can't wait for tomorrow...then back to work on my etsy is in the works I promise!