Monday, April 6, 2009

Hello World...

I think I own the cutest little jacket in the world...

6 April 09

6 April 09 2


My brain is a smidge foggy today – I’ve started this post a few times already and don’t really know where its headed. I’m very much ready for a holiday at this stage, so I say bring on Easter and then all of next week because I am taking a very much deserved break! I plan on eating lots of chocolate and doing lots of sewing.


Some of you probably think I’ve forgotten about opening up my little shop because I haven’t mentioned it for a while – but don’t you worry, I’ve been slowly working away on it. I have ample supplies of vintage and thrifted fabric, belt buckles, zips, buttons and even cotton. I think you’d probably be able to call most of my skirts vintage because mostly everything I’m using is vintage! I’ve made up an initial skirt pattern which I need to test first and then I’ll being making the skirts during the beak which I’m very excited about – I can’t believe I have less than two months before I open the shop and I haven’t even started sewing, where has the time gone?





I’ve started watching Mad Men too - I’m probably just over half way through season one. We aren’t in love with each other yet, we are just holding hands and taking it slowly, episode by episode. I’m one of those people that expects amazing things if someone rants on about something for long enough (which people have about Mad Men) and then get disappointed if it’s not what I was expecting, I also tend to love things that get really bad ratings because my expectations aren’t high for them. As I continue to watch though I am liking it more and more, we just have to get to know each other first.


XX

Jen


38 comments:

  1. So cute jacket! I die for it!

    xoxo: Janet

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  2. That jacket is really cute! I love the orange collar.

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  3. Oh my gosh I think I saw that jacket on Trademe!
    I was going to bid on it too.
    It looks much nicer on, very cute.

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  4. I agree, that IS the cutest little jacket in the world! :)
    Have fun with all your sewing. You must be excited about opening up your shop! :)

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  5. I wish you a lot of success with your shop. I think you have a really good attitude about it. I love your photos, you are the most "lady-like" blogger I've seen.
    Thank you for visiting my fashion blog, come back anytime. xo

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  6. Wholly wow Jen! Where di you aquire THAT!? :O Its so pretty-fulllllll!!! >_<

    Yay for the update I had briefly wondered about that! Get to it missy! :P

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  7. That IS the cutest jacket ever! Love the orange accents

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  8. Thank you everyone!!

    Piglet - yes, you sure did see it on trade me, i got it for all of $22 which i was over the moon about, i was totally geared up for a bidding war :)

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  9. Oh yes you jacket is wonderful. Like a little seaman.

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  10. That's so exciting, that you're opening up a shop! Will it have a website? :)

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  11. You are right. You have the cutest jacket ever!

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  12. Hi there-best of luck getting the shop prepared in time my dear! The jacket was a fab find and looks gorgeous!

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  13. You do have the prettiest jacket! And an amazing picture of buttons as well :)

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  14. VERY adorable. I have a pink plaid little coat which is not so far behind though ;) but I think of it as my "impossible" coat. When it's finally warm enough to wear it and I think "yay! spring" it instantly becomes too warm - even in Sweden. I struggle on though, wearing little t-shirts underneath :)

    ♥ maria-thérèse www.afiori.com

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  15. very cute. You very spring-like. Looking forward to seeing the shop too.

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  16. Thanks for letting me know. I think I fixed it.

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  17. i love the touch of red around the neckline! =)

    http://pinkchampagnefashion.blogspot.com/

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  18. Ooh I love the jacket, Jen! It's totally you. :)

    I'm so excited about all your vintage fabric and notions. They look amazing. I always have such a hard time finding vintage notions. Are you buying them online?

    Ah, Mad Men. I have a love/hate relationship with it, too. It's a really pretty show to watch, but the acting is rather wooden, the hairstyles are nearly always completely wrong and the morals are nonexistent. That's why I usually stick to the oldies. :)

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  19. what a pretty outfit--that jacket is exquisite!

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  20. I love that jacket! :)

    Thanks so much for dropping by my blog! I'll have to follow yours, it looks exciting!

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  21. What a great jacket, darling, so nice and cute.
    You look adorable.

    xoxo

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  22. This coat is beatiful! and with dress is a fantastic combination!

    V*

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  23. Lovely jacket! Sailor-type collars are the best. Sorry I haven't commented in ages, I do read all your new posts but I'm so busy that I've been dreadfully lazy with comments. B-, must try harder. :)

    Hope all is going well with you and your work! :D

    A xx

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  24. oh my goodness! that is such a cute cute cute jacket! uber-jealous over here ;D

    good luck with the sewing! immense collection of buttons ;-)

    thanks for the lovely comment!

    xxxc

    http://clothestohealabrokenheart.blogspot.com/

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  25. That jacket is so darling!
    My sister calls Mad Men boring, but I love the pace it moves at and the way it gives you insights you have to interpret for yourself...it's definitely a different type of show than most on tv today.

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  26. I started watching Mad Men early...because I met one of the producers of the show...that is my only brush with a real-life celebrity.
    And that jacket, words fail me - lovely!

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  27. i love this. i love your blog!

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  28. Hi honey -I've tagged you, see my topical post. :)

    xoxo: Janet

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  29. Easter is the best excuse to eat chocolate, I am looking forward to it as well. :)

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  30. that jacket is adorable indeed! i can't wait to see what you sew. i love sewing projects!
    xx
    chloe

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  31. Omg! Please tell us where you found that divine jacket!!

    And, by shop do you mean Etsy shop? I'm on my way to opening one, too, but I think it'll be another few weeks for me! Is Mad Men a tv show? Haven't heard of it!

    xo, mavi

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  32. Indeed, that is an awesome jacket.
    I feel the same way about television shows too (hence my recent disappointment with The Tudors) so I've kind of been waiting to watch Mad Men.

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  33. What a lovely parka! You look amazing :)

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  34. Very cute jacket indeed! Good luck with your store preparations...you're so lucky you can sew!!!

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  35. The skirts sound SUPER cute, can't wait to see/buy them! I admire your self discipline/industriousness, this is why my ambitions of owning a shop are eternally in fantasy stage!

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  36. Oh, this jacket is just too adorable! You look perfect in this!

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  37. That coat is too perfect! And you're so crafty! I need to get crafty again.

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Jen