Friday, December 28, 2012

Today I was a country french girl.

Sorry for the way too long hiatus friends! I am back and I will be posting more regularly now that Christmas is over. Today my sister managed to snap some photos of my outfit so we decided I looked french. The beret was a spur of the moment idea because I could not find my pink hat that I wanted to wear. I am glad it ended up going so well with the outfit.

 Beret- thrifted
scarf- geekiana etsy shop
earrings- gift
skirt- 1950s circle skirt made by me
boots- Shoe Ocean amazon store
gloves- J C Penny
cardigan- thrifted

It has been cold enough to snow here on the East coast and we are supposed to get more tonight. My sister and I walked to the grocery to stalk up on onions as we eat those a lot. We are making french onion soup for dinner tonight.

My earrings are something I have had forever, but hardly ever wear. Today I decided I better wear them again.

To think I almost gave away this skirt because I had no idea how to wear it. Now I know it gives a french country look when paired with a beret and boots. LOVE!

 Look for me every few days with OOTD and videos. I plan to do a makeup haul as well as my christmas gifts in a haul too.

In Christ,

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

All I Want for Christmas Tag

Hi Everyone!

I did another tag on youtube and I hope you all enjoy my answers to the questions.

Hop on over to Kimm's channel  too if you are interested.

Merry Christmas!

Hollywood vintage pattern 407 cut out!

Hello everyone!

I have sucessfully finished a 40's slip from the pattern I talked about in my previous post and I have cut out a dress from this vintage hollywood pattern 407 tonight. I can't wait to get it sewn up in time for a christmas dance, a christmas party, and christmas. I am sewing it up in a navy blue with a silver stripe, which I cut out on the bias to make chevrons with the gored panels in the skirt. I can't wait to get it done!

God bless!

Saturday, December 15, 2012

1940s Wardrobe Shoes, Hat, and patterns

Hey everyone!

I thought you all would enjoy another vlog. I showed my thrifted vintage style shoes, a hat I bought on cyber monday from amazon, and the patterns I am using to sew up two new dresses for the reenactment I am attending in January.

God bless!

1940s wardrobe planning

So I am getting ready to go to my first World War 2 reenactment in January and I have been planning my winter wardrobe for it. I will be there 5 whole days for this immersion event so I need two dresses,   2 skirts, 2 blouses, a few cardigans, and a coat and shoes. Here is the website for the battle of the bulge if you are interested. 

Here are my two dream dresses for the evening dinner/swing dance Saturday night. 
You can see both of these patterns on pinterest on my board if you re interested. My user name is SingingDaily91. 

I love the dress above because of the sweet heart neckline and the twisted side detail. I wish I could drape patterns to make the dress on the left above. 
The dress pattern below is also pretty similar, but not exactly. 

The dress below is another I found via pinterest and I am in love! If only I could make this and have a place to wear it! I just have to find the pattern somewhere.

Now the practical things I am actually sewing. I am cutting out my bullet bra and red dress today. 
I definitely need a warm robe for those chilly evening in the barracks after the days events. 

I have been wanting to sew up the below pattern for some time and I am glad I have this pattern in my stash. I will sew it up in a navy polyester with a silver pin stripe. 

I plan to start on my under garments today. I might also cut out a slip. I will post pictures of the pattern later.

You can buy this pattern via etsy. 

I hope this post was fun to read and I will definitely post updates when I have items to show and share.

God bless!

Friday, December 14, 2012

Liebster Blog Award and Tag

Hi everyone! Vicki over at SunShine and Shadows  has awarded me with the Liebster Blog Award! I was excited to do this tag and share with you all so I did a video vlog response. 

Here are the rules:

1. You must post eleven random facts about yourself.
2. You must also answer the eleven questions the awarder has given you and make up eleven questions for your awardees to answer in turn.
3. Tag eleven fellow bloggers.
4. Notify them that you've awarded them.
5. No tagging back.
6. The eleven blogs you tag must have less than 200 followers.

First the 11 Random Facts About Myself

1. I broke my nose when I was 12 playing baseball, so its actually crooked. :)
2. I was not homeschooled until 6th grade and went too public and private school before that. 
3. I used to play with juggling sticks/devil sticks.
4.  I used to love manga and anime when I was a kid and drew manga style cartoons. 
5.  I used to be a morning person and now I am becoming a night owl. 
6. I have a sister. 
7. I have never been much of a reader. 
8. My favorite color is light blue.
9. I don't own a bicyle. I know how to ride one though. 
10. My favorite soda is coke. 
11. I don't like pickles. ;)

Vicki's 11 Questions-

1. What is your favorite kind of fruit or fruit juice? Orange Juice

2. Did you have a dream when you were a child of what you wanted to be when you grew up, and have you achieved or are you achieving that dream? I am currently majoring in vocal/piano teaching and want to become a recording artist and teacher. So when I was a kid I always wanted to go to Nashville,TN and record. So I am getting towards that goal of recording my songs, but I will be doing them at my house with my own equipment. 

3. What is your favorite article of clothing? Dresses

4. A random stranger walks up to you and hands you three plane tickets to your dream destination - where is that destination, and whom do you take with you? Ireland!!!!!! I would bring my sister Bethany and my friend Lindsey because they have always wanted to go to Ireland too. 

5. If you are in college, what is your major? If you are not in college, what is one subject that you are passionate about? My Major is in vocal and piano teaching/performance. 

6. What is your favorite kind of weather? Winter! Yes I am crazy I know. ;)

7. If you could attend any one concert of your choosing, whom would you go see? Leeland!!!! Hence, the reason why I used Leeland only music for my vlog. 

8. What country/countries do your ancestors come from? Ireland, Scotland, and Germany and a little native american indian.

9. Is there any one theological question about the Bible or something in it that has always puzzled you, and if it's not too private, could you share it? Calvinism as always puzzled me, especially the doctrins of predestination and election. 

10. How long is your hair? It goes down to my waist when its wet and its about half way down my back when curly. 

11. What was the last book that made you cry? Nope its never happened! Sorry. Its happened during plenty of movies though. :)

My 11 Questions for my Tagged peeps-

1.What is your favorite food?

2. What is your favorite thing to do in your spare time?

3. What would be your ultimate day trip with a friend?

4. What country do you live in?

5. What country have you never been to that you would totally want to visit before you die?

6. What is your favorite movie?

7. What is your favorite thing about Christmas?

8. Is Christmas your favorite holiday? Is not what is your favorite holiday?

9. What is your favorite type of music to listen to?

10. Do you sing or play an instrument? If so what instruments do you play or what vocal part do you tend to sing? For instance soprano or alto? Bass or tenor if you are a guy.

11. Do you have any pets? If so what kind?

The people I Tag-

Sorry Ashley! I can't tag you because you have so many followers. 

1.Rachel from Maid For More
2. Marianne fromEsme and the laneway ( Sorry I said Esme in my video Marianne, for some reason I did not remember your name was Marianne, I feel really bad.)
3. Katie from Beautifully Pure
4. Victoria from JusticePirate
5. KatySue from Not All Who Wander Are Lost
6. Beth Ann from Genuine Beauty
7. Sarah from Romantic History
8. Casey from Casey's Elegant Musings
9. Nina from All Tumble Down
10. Shey from A Skirt A Day
11. Olivia from Fresh Modesty

I hope you all enjoy doing the tag and reading and watching mine! Boy was this fun!

God bless!

Thursday, December 13, 2012

Get to Know Me Tag

So I saw some other youtubers doing this tag and I thought it would be fun to do so enjoy! I also tag Ashley from Bramblewood Fashion.


Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Thrifting Tag vlog

I decided to do the em-famous thrifting tag, which has been going around youtube today. Enjoy! Please let me know if you want me to do a vlog about my views on modesty.


Monday, December 10, 2012

Winterlicious Tag vlog

Hey everyone!
I love doing vlogs and tags, so here is another one that has been going around youtube. Enjoy!

God bless!

Of scones, warm days, and terrariums

Yes I have taken the plunge and delved even deeper into the addicting world of the internet. I now have my own pinterest account and it has proved to be dangerous. :) I have been having to limit my time on the computer even more. One idea popped up the other day to make a terrarium and I had to try it. Here are the results.

My rosemary plant in the sunlight with some vintage lace to give it some air. 

Scone Recipe for "Classic Cream Scones"

2 cups all purpose flour           1 large egg
1/4 cup granulated sugar          1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 teaspoons baking powder       1/2 cup currants (optional)
1/3 cup unsalted butter, chilled    1 egg mixed with 1 teaspoon water for glaze (optional)
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 heavy whipping cream

Step 1-Preheat your oven to 425 degrees Fahrenheit first. 
Step 2- In a large bowl, stir together the flour, sugar, baking powder, and salt. 
Step 3- Cut the butter into 1/2 inch cubes and distribute them over the flour mixture. 
Step 4- With a pastry blender or two knives used scissors fashion, cut in the butter until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. 
Step 5- In a large bowl, stir together the cream, egg, and vanilla. 
Step 6- Add the cream mixture to the flour mixture and stir until combined. 
step 7- Stir in the currants if you are using them. 
step 8- With lightly floured hands, pat the dough into 1/2 inch thickness on a lightly floured cutting board or on the counter. 
Step 9- Using a floured 2 1/2 inch diameter biscuit cutter or glass cut our rounds from the dough and place them on the prepared baking sheet. 
Step 10- Gather the scraps together and repeat until all the dough has been used. 
Step 11- Lightly brush the scones with the egg mixture, if desired. 
Step 12- Bake for 13-15 minutes or until lightly browned. 
Step 13- Remove the baking sheet to a wire rack and cool for 5 minutes. Using a spatula transfer scones to the wire rack to cool. Serve them warm or cool completely and store in an airtight container. 

This recipe yields about 14 scones. 

I had a craving for something sweet and English the other day and I made plain scones with blackberries on top. We have berries all year round because we freeze them so they are accessible all the time. Yum!

How to make a terrarium on pinterest via Atlanta.

My user name on pinterest is SingingDaily91 if you are on there and want to find me. 
Enjoy the recipe and do try out making a terrarium if you have time or have the desire.

Thursday, December 6, 2012

I received an awesome package in the mail!!!!

Thank you Ashley!!!!!!! This was such a fun thing to open after studying hard for my exams tomorrow. What a nice treat!