I'm having some real issues focusing these days. I have some pretty grand ideas, and am feeling super inspired; however, my mind is in overdrive. I need to reign it in.
But, look at this freakin' dress! I'm wanting to make some vintage-y style house dresses for myself to wear when I'm here doing stuff at the house. I'm trying to avoid the yoga-pants-and-oversized-tee-shirt- everyday look. So I started searching online for patterns. It turns out there are a plethora of patterns out there for 40's and 50's styles, but a severe lacking in 20's and 30's. I love the look of the 40's/50's, cinched waist, prominent shoulders, very crisp. But I really want the 30's style drop-waist, less definition kinda deal. Not in a matronly way, but in a hot way, like the dress I linked above. I love it.
This morning we woke up to a frosty misty wonderland. Feeling really October around here. I'm thinking of concocting a spooky Halloween get together up here at the homestead. The cabins and old farmhouse could be super scary. I actually am pretty sure we do have ghosts around here, though I will never tell my children that, lest I be tortured about it for the rest of our days here. Is it disrespectful to turn the homestead into a Halloween show for a night? Perhaps too gimimicky? My other thought is to just keep it real, by actually honoring the folks that lived here and giving a guided story of their lives, without spooking it out. I suppose I could dress up, and maybe I could get Andy in on it, and the kids? I like where this is going.
I am currently super inspired by this book as well. It has some amazing DIY techniques for creating really neat projects at home.
Ok, time to mosey on. Happy Monday.