Friday, October 31, 2014

Sponsorship on Small Things with Ginny

Cozy House Curios is now a sponsor on Small Things by Ginny! Here's the introductory post for November. There will be a more in-depth post and giveaway sometime in December. Exciting!

Wednesday, October 29, 2014

Yarn Along: What We Wore

I'm in the process of making a batch of non-pastel baby and children's hats to go in the shop. These are perfect for fall and winter! The yarn is so soft to work with. I will definitely be getting more once I've used it all up!

Ravelry link

For light reading I reread "What We Wore" the last few nights. It was published in 1984 so it's written from that point of view, but it's a very enlightening and entertaining description of what women wore in the 50s, 60s and 70s. There are even excerpts of letters in each chapter written by dozens of women giving their unique points of view. The illustrations (movie stills, advertisements, etc.) are plentiful. I only wish I knew of a comparable book from the 80s and 90s! Since I was born in 1974 I only caught the tail end of the era covered and was rather young to be thinking about clothing at the time. I found my copy in the thrift store but there are very inexpensive used copies online available.

Tuesday, October 28, 2014

Miniature Turtleneck Sweater

Just the right time of year to cozy-up in this turtleneck sweater.

If you're no more than 6 inches tall, of course!

Constructed exactly the same way the full-size ones are, just on needles only 2mm in diameter.

Looking around

 Every so often I like to walk around the house and yard with the camera and see what catches my eye.

Saturday, October 25, 2014

Greek Fest

Our parish's Greek Fest was today (technically still going on at the time of my writing this) and I think everyone had a great time. We added something new this year: an area of children's activities such as games and face-painting. The kids definitely approved!