Saturday, January 30, 2010

Happiness... going to the fabric store and coming out with only what you needed....
I'm working on some Regency stays for a customer and I ran out of thread and binding. It feels so good to come out of the store with exactly what you needed and is going to get used as soon as you get home.
I also picked up some big clear plastic storage bins so I can get all my crafts organized and boxed up. Only 1 1/2 months until I start moving!

Thursday, January 28, 2010

the day has come...

I've officially designed my first knitting pattern for fingerless mittens...

I'm so very pleased with it. It took a number of tries and figuring but I finally got it basically written down. I'm going to work on making it easier to understand and then I might sell it as a PDF in my shop if I can figure out how to do that. But for now I'm just having fun making them. Pretty soon I might try some variations with cables and such.
*sigh*....I love knitting. :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2010


I got pictures of this and put it in my shop. See pictures HERE and visit my shop HERE. :)

Masterpiece Theater Oliver Twist

I was just reading a post about this version of Oliver Twist and it suddenly hit me that I haven't seen it. I missed it last year which is quite sad because Oliver Twist was my favorite Dickens growing up as a child. I like the look of it by all the pictures I've seen and I really want to get my hands on a copy of the dvd. Our library seems to not have it at the moment. I may have to ask them to order it. :)
Have any of you seen it? And what did you think?

Monday, January 25, 2010

Pemberley Couture Sale!

Now through February 14 I'm having a huge sale in my shop to help me purchase a car as well as clear out some things as I'm getting ready to move. Be sure to pop on over to my SHOP and check out the SALE SECTION. :)
All my hand sewn costumes are on sale and quite a few other things. Enjoy! :)

Saturday, January 23, 2010


Here is a peek at the mittens I'm making for Christmas presents for my two lovely friends who are off at college and need something to keep their hands warm.
For the green mitten I used Vanna's Choice yarn (color Fern) using the Cabley Mittens pattern

I made the grey mitten with Lion Brand Wool-Ease worsted weight (color Oxford Grey) using the Cozy Cabled Mittens pattern.

Now I just need to make one more of each. Hmm...mittens are so satisfying to make.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

The problem is...

I spend too much time on the computer daydreaming about what I want to make and not enough time in the sewing room.

Pictures from/of: The Devil Wears Prada, Silk, Marie Antionette, Pride and Prejudice, Penelope, The Secret of Moonacre, The Duchess, Kristen Stewart, The Holiday, Goya's Ghosts, The Women, Little Women, Australia, BBC Robin Hood

Monday, January 18, 2010

Golden Globe Awards

The awards were good last night though not great...I don't know why it just felt like something was missing. Normally I can't leave the couch during awards but I spent most of the time in the kitchen making pasta running out every now and then when somebody I liked was presenting. But I guess it's been a bit of a weird year film making wise. There hasn't been a ton of movies I wanted to see so I didn't have a ton to be excited for. But it's always fun to see everyone get dressed up....:)

Anna Kendrick looked stunning! I haven't seen 'Up in the Air' but I was thrilled to see her nominated. I think she's so funny and cute.

My absolute favorite gown of the evening was Nicole Kidman. I just think she's so lovely and elegant. And she's actually wearing a dress I wouldn't be ashamed to wear.

The most exciting win of the evening for me was Robert Downey Jr. for Sherlock Holmes. My brother took me to see the movie last week and be both thought he was brilliant!

So to wait for the Oscars....which are by far my favorite awards. I can't wait to see who will be nominated and who's hosting. :)

Monday, January 11, 2010

Golden Globe Awards 2009

If you have known me for awhile then you most likely know I'm a total movie awards nerd. I love watching them...they are like my "super bowl" every year and I turn into a total couch potato when they're on and if your not serious about watching better leave the room because I don't want to miss one silly word of those long boring speeches. ;)
The Golden Globe Award winners are to be announced this coming Sunday, here are some nominations I'm thrilled to see on the list:

Little Dorrit
- Best mini-series or motion picture made for television
Emily Blunt, The Young Victoria
-Best Performance by an actress in a motion picture drama

Robert Downey Jr., Sherlock Holmes
-Best performance by an actor in a motion picture-comedy or musical
Little Dorrit is possibly my favorite mini series to date and I just saw The Young Victoria today and I think Emily Blunt definitely deserves an award. I confess I haven't seen Sherlock Holmes...yet. But I'm going to see it this week and I've heard great things about it. I'd be super happy for it to win an award. I always tend to cheer for what I've heard of in the awards. It's soo exciting when what I want to win actually wins.
So we shall just have to wait and see...

Saturday, January 2, 2010

For me...

I've been thinking about some things I want to make for myself because I have quite a few pieces of fabric and not enough clothes. But one of my resolutions is to lose a few pounds so I may wait until I'm back to my normal size before I start anything. But I can plan and dream, right?
I'm really in love with this grey tunic at the moment...I may have to make myself something similar. I'm so into grey right now.

I've been knitting a ton lately...I made my sister a scarf for Christmas and I am making myself a pair of mittens. I'm using the Phenomenon pattern and I'm making mine in a charcoal grey. It's thicker yarn and has some wool in it as well so their extra warm and cozy.

I've already completed one but I haven't gotten a picture yet so there it is partially done. I'm busy making a couple other pairs of mittens for friends by request and then I'll get back to it and finish the second mitten. The pattern is amazing and really written out well. The only thing I didn't like was the cross stitch pattern across the palm. Pain in the neck to do. But I haven't been knitting very long so maybe it will get easier the more I do it.


Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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