Thursday, April 30, 2015

Good Reads

I've had a bad rash of bad luck with sewing lately, luckily I think I am finally out of the rut. I just finished this adorable dress and I am very happy with the outcome. I used McCall's 6955, the same pattern as my mint dress, only I used the circle skirt option. This was my first time doing a skirt on the bias all by myself, the last time I did one my mom was there to guide me though it. My mom has a broken finger right now and a big over-sized cast so she can't sew. 

 The fabric is vintage (or at least a few years old) that I picked up at a thrift shop for $1. It is a soft apparel fabric, you can tell in that amazing drape. The print is French novels, the most noticeable being one from Jules Vern.
Look at that twirl.

 This is the second time I have worn my new to me Poetic Licence shoes. I am so happy I found this pair in my size on eBay for a decent price. They were pre-owned but barely worn and even came with the box. Now I need to track down a pair of the purple ones.
Eyes: Coastal Scents Ultra Shimmer Palette
Lips: NYX Butter Lipstick in Licorice
Nails: Fergie by Wet n Wild, Blue Eyed Girl
(which match my shoes perfectly)


Necklace- My Mother's
Dress- Handmade, McCall's 6955
Belt- From another dress
Shoes- Poetic Licence, Pretty Woman (secondhand)

Our garden is growing with leaps and bounds. We got our first fruit today, three little yellow cherry tomatoes.
Aren't they beautiful?

Here are some more that will be ripe in not too long.

Mini eggplants 

 Indigo rose tomatoes, they ripen dark purple and red

My phone started freaking out recently and won't push any notifications. It has always had a problem on wifi not pushing notifications but now it won't push them at all. I won't know for hours if I have e-mail and Instagram won't tell me till I launch the app. I don't know why it changed because I have not changed any settings. I hope I can get it sorted out soon before I throw it against the wall. I'm thinking it might be a local network problem so I hope they fix it soon!

Some Bunny Loves You!

Tuesday, April 28, 2015

Super Sweet

This weekend was very enjoyable. They weather wasn't the best but we managed to have a good time in spite of it. Saturday we went to a friend's house for a cat movie marathon. The power went out for about an hour at the start of one of the movies so we pulled out Muchkin and had a good game. 
Sunday we met up with Hubby's parents as well as my parents for the Tallahassee Community Chorus's performance of Mendelssohn's Elijah. The performance was stirring, everyone was outstanding. The featured vocalists all had beautiful voices, I especially enjoyed the tenor. There was a lull in the bad weather Sunday so we were able to get some photos of my outfit.
The weather has been warm enough to enjoy sleeveless dresses. I love my cupcake dress and it seemed like a good day to pull it out. I accented it with my new darling bunny ice cream cone brooch from Amy Rose Studios.
I finally am noticing my hair getting longer, it also has it's natural wave back (I didn't style my hair in these photos). I took healthy hair for granted in the past but after such a bad year last year I never will again.

Outfit details:
Urban Decay eyes
NYX round lipstick in Snow White
Dress: Made by me, Butterick 4443
Belt: Target
Clutch: vintage
Shoes: Vivienne Westwood, bought secondhand
It was a little hard to get good pictures because the area by Westcott was swarming with grads getting graduation photos taken. I guess the newest trend is confetti photos? Everyone was tossing tons of it all over, I wished they had cleaned up after themselves, I bet some poor birds or squirrels are going to end up choking on some of it.

 Some Bunny Loves You!

Saturday, April 25, 2015

Adventures in the Past

These are the last of the photos I took on earth day. The museum has more historic buildings than just the farm.

There is an 1890s school house on the grounds. The Concord Schoolhouse was built in the county for children of former slaves.

There is also an old church on the grounds. It was rebuilt in 1937 from parts of the old church and when it was moved to the grounds of the museum it was restored by Florida A&M University as a bicentennial project.
I was very excited about walking through the Bellevue Plantation house but it was closed for painting. I walked over to view it from the outside and take a few pictures. The painters were kind enough to let us in, they just warned us about the areas that were wet.
 I would have gotten a full shot but there were painter's tarps on one side. 

 Bellevue was the home of Catherine Murat, a princess by marriage. I often visit her grave in a downtown cemetery but it was very interesting seeing the house she lived in. It is a modest two story home, the house was kept as close to original as safe to do (a sprinkler system has been added), it is filled with exhibits about daily life on a cotton plantation.

An all time favorite thing of mine to explore is the Seaboard caboose. It is a beautifully restored 1920's caboose with artifacts to examine, you are even free to climb into the cupola but my friend and I opted not to this time. 

On your way to the farm you pass the store, it is set up to be like a 1900s general store. It is filled with exhibits of goods you would have seen in a store at that time. When I was younger the building actually was the real store for the museum, I remember saving up my change to buy old fashioned hard candy.

 It was such a fun day, I can't wait to go back. The Tallahassee Museum is near and dear to my heart, I went to preschool there.It is a shame I don't go more often, I think I may have to buy a membership soon so I can go whenever I want. 

Some Bunny Loves You!

Friday, April 24, 2015

At the Farm

The past couple of days I've been pretty busy. Today my mom, dad, and I all did a Costco trip then we went to our favorite vintage shop, The Other Side. I found a pair of boots that are perfect for a Mad Max styled costume I'm working on and a great captain's hat. No outfit post though, I've been in jeans and band shirts, although I do have more photos from my earth day adventure.

I love the old fashioned farm on the grounds. It is a recreation of a rural north Florida farm from the 1880s. While the buildings were closed the day we went the farm is often bustling with reenactors working in the blacksmith shop, tending the animals, and cooking in the farm kitchen.
 The kitchen and the living quarters are in separate buildings. 
There is a small garden patch by the house that has seasonal crops.

Next to the garden is the mule pin and the grain mill.
Mules are beautiful animals, but terribly unfriendly.
Gate weight

 On the opposite side of the farm are the livestock. The farm has a fat hog, a sassy dairy cow, goats, sheep, chickens, and geese.
 This goat is one of the newest members to the farm, he was a little baby only a few months ago.

The cow was being unsocial so she hid in her stall.

The barn shelter is full of antique farming equipment.
 We spotted a welcome visitor to the farm, a white squirrel. The Tallahassee Museum is well known for it's population of white squirrels, they are fewer in number then when I was a child but still you almost always spot one on a trip there.
A skink was chilling on a beam of the blacksmith shop. I am not a lizard person so I kept my distance.
 The museum often offers blacksmithing courses, someday I hope to take one along with Hubby. We both have keen interest in the craft and I do have it in my blood, my biological father was a blacksmith.

I have one more post worth of pictures. Tune in soon for more of the historic buildings on the grounds.

Some Bunny Loves You!