Friday, October 7, 2011

Save Home Companion!!!!!!

Ok, stop everything and please click here! It's urgent! I miss Mary! I miss her Home Companion! If we join together we can bring it back!!! This magazine has been such a source of inspiration for me for the past 12 years. It went under 3 years ago but I honestly look through my 9 years of back issues atleast twice a week. They never get old and they never cease to inspire me!

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Last month I blogged about the Alice in Wonderland Halloween party that I am planning. I am so excited to show you the top hat that I made to wear to the party! I sort of used the Better Homes and Gardens's tutorial for a mini top hat but tweaked it a little. I use glue instead of sewing it and instead of wire in the brim, I used cardboard (actually a cereal box). I used a velvet like material to cover the hat form and embellished it with vintage lace, braided trim, seam binding, vintage millinery and velvet and glittered leaves. I am going to attach it to a headband like this before I wear it :) I am getting into the "Wonderland" spirit by reading "Alice's Adventures in Wonderland" to Lilly. I bought her this pink leather bound edition (photographed with the hat) from Barnes and Noble a couple of weeks ago. We are now on the last chapter. She has loved it! She goes around the house pretending she is Alice. She eats litte sweet tarts and tries to open doors with my vintage skeleton keys. It is so adorable! This weekend we are actually going to a croquet party and she asked if we were going to be playing with flamingos and hedge hogs ;) xoxo Molly


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