Thursday, July 12

Currently


Making:  I spent the night making flower crowns from floral tape, flowers, and wire last night because... well... because it was the exact kind of project I needed.  Plus, flower crowns are so darn pretty.

Anticipating:  An ice cream date we have planned with my mom tonight.  The girls will be getting a good dose of ice cream and grandma time.  :)

Learning:  Some new sewing skills.  I've decided it's time for me to start making some of my own clothing-- not for sale, just for my own pleasure.  :)  (The picture below is just an example of smocking, not something that I made from scratch.)


Listening to:  Fiona Apple obsessively because we are seeing her on Saturday!  I'm so excited!!  Plus, we are going with some of our dearest friends, so it's going to be a fantastic weekend.

Wearing:  My new Tumbleweeds sunglasses non-stop.   I've been putting in contacts JUST because I want to wear them.


Plotting:  An amazing birthday surprise for a friend.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE surprising people!  It's one of my very favorite things in life.

**Inspiration for this post originally came from Danielle Hampton of Sometimes Sweet.

43 comments:

  1. I'm going to see Fiona Apple on Tuesday and I'm so so so excited. I'm sure she will be great!

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  2. I want to start doing some pleasure sewing also. No pressure, just fun. I also want to make some of those twisty hair ties you posted recently for my shop. So simple and customizable. Thanks for all your inspiration. Is like a better view of that dress you made.

    Vintagehoneybee.blogspot.com

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  3. Oh dude--those sunglasses are awesome!

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  4. Those sunglasses are seriously awesome. Totally contact-lenses worthy.

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  5. I just can't bring myself to try contacts, but I would deal with being half-blind just to wear those awesome shades.

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  6. I love flower crowns, but have no idea where to wear one-- thats when being a kid was the grooviest-- wearing tutus & tiaras & having people say how cute you are...just can't get away with it as an adult lol

    http://aclosetintellectual.blogspot.com/

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  7. that dress is gorgeous! and i have the same shades from beca, aren't they amazing!

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  8. I got a pair of Tumbleweeds glasses through Fab.com a couple months ago and have used every excuse to wear them. I even spent a Saturday inside wearing them while I cleaned the house. I love, love, love, love them.

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  9. Holy crimeny those glasses are SO cool. Gonna have to get me a pair of those. Also, I'm getting the sewing itch also.
    Thanks!
    Trish

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  10. Yes yes... surprises are the best. Especially birthday surprises. I have thrown about 5 or 6 surprise parties in my day! Good times those things are! :-)

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  11. and wonderful flower crown! I want to make some, too. But I can't find any flowers to use, maybe I should buy them online. do you have any tips? http://lealuu.com

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  12. Fiona doesn't get half the attention she deserves, and she gets better and better. Do you like the new album? It's so different, but I love it. Please update us on how the show was, I missed it when she was in my town!
    http://curatestyle.blogspot.com/

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    1. I seriously LOVE the new album. I was nervous because I wasn't crazy about the production on the last one, but this new one did not disappoint!

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  13. Those sunglasses rock. I love surprising people too. Sounds like your friend is very lucky!

    My boyfriend just bought me a sewing machine for my birthday (I have been talking about learning to sew for over a year now)... so no more excuses for me. I can't wait to learn some fun techniques once I get the basics down. Are you going to post some of the things you make with your new sewing skills? I certainly hope so! =)

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    1. Oh, yes! I don't think I could stand NOT sharing! ;))

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  14. Making things for fun is just the best. I've been wanting to start making my own clothes. I've been wanting to do a lot of things though haha. I love the pattern. Pineapples scream summer :)

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  15. Those sunglasses are amazing! I must have them.

    -Lindsey
    Et tu, tutu?

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  16. That paper crown is gorgeous! And the sunnies are so adorable :)

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  17. I love surprising people too! I have had some great ones, but so far no one has succeeded in surprising me... someday, I hope! :) I love those Tumbleweeds sunglasses so much!

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  18. I always love your Currently posts...and YOU!

    Have the best weekend sweet friend! xoxo

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  19. Hey good luck with your clothing adventure! I use to do little pieces for me too, it's so fun!
    I love smocking point, when I was little I had a lot of dresses with handbroidered smocking point, here in Spain we call this kind of point "Nido de Abeja" wich means literally "bees nest", so cute, don't you think?
    Loving your sunglasses!
    xoxo, Bea

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  20. Oh what a beautiful crown! Are they fake flowers? I love making my own clothes even though they aren't perfect I love when people compliment them or ask where they're from haha xxxx

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    1. Yes, they are fake flowers. Oh, and I totally agree-- making your own stuff is very satisfying!

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  21. Gorgeous projects! Have fun seeing fiona apple :) x

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  22. lovely project! those sunglasses are amazing xoxo

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  23. The sunglasses are so so cute and I love your flower crown photo :)

    Jo. x

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  24. that dress was probably only made cuter by the smocking. love the hidden face photo. so sweet.

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  25. You are such a cutie. It's ridiculous.

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  26. I love that you were able to add smocking to your dress - yet another reason I need a sewing machine! I just did a little outfit post from my visit to Joshua Tree, take a look on my blog if you can!

    xoxo
    www.prettylittlefawn.blogspot.com

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  27. funny that, how i just went from danielle's blog to yours :)

    lovely crown, im making a few for fun too. am not paying £6 a crown for one in shops!

    xx

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  28. Where did you get that fabric! its amazing

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