Saturday, October 31, 2009

Siouxsie and the Banshees - Halloween

Happy Halloween Everyone!!! Here's a little blast from the past from the punk rock goddess herself, Siouxsie Sioux. Enjoy! -S

Wednesday, October 21, 2009

Creepy Crawlies!!

I just finished these creepy spider gauntlets for my dear friend Alyssa in San Francisco.   I thought they would be perfect for her since she loves Halloween-y things (all year round) and cuts hair, which she can easily do with these fingerless gloves.  Aren't they too adorable??  I'm very pleased with the result, and I sure hope Alyssa likes them too.

Speaking of Halloween, I still have a lot of work to do on my costume. My to-do list include making radish earrings and Spectorspecs.  Can you guess who I'll be???????? More to come on that.
P.S.  You won't be hearing from one of V.V. sisters for a while since she's off in The Netherlands for a month.  I sure am missing her!!!!! -S

Tuesday, October 13, 2009


These muffins are so yummy and not too sweet.  I slightly altered a recipe for sugar-free banana muffins by adding blueberries and a little bit of honey.  Now, don't get me wrong, I love sweet baked goods, but sometimes it's good to have something a little less sweet (especially if you pair it with hot chocolate).  Plus, muffins are the perfect fall treat!

I was so happy with the results, both how they look and how they taste, I thought I'd share the recipe:

4 Bananas, Mashed
1 tsp. cinnamon
1 egg
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. salt
1 1/2 c. flour (white or wheat)
1/3 c. melted butter
1/4 c. fresh blueberries
1 tsp. honey (optional)

So easy to make.  Just mix the wet and dry ingredients seperately, then mix together.  I added the blueberries at the very end so they don't get too mushy.
Makes 12 muffins in medium size muffin tin.  Bake at 375 degrees for 15-20 mins.

Now, just make yourself a cup of tea, sit yourself in front of an old movie, and enjoy!!! - S

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

Halloween's A-Coming!

I'm starting to get excited about one of my favorite holidays!  I think I'll keep my costume a secret for now, but I wil say that it is Harry Potter themed... can you guess?  Well, I thought to get into the spooky spirit, I thought I'd share these fun vintage pictures of some very sassy ladies.  Aren't they delightful?  I'd love to know what your holiday ideas are.  Please do share! - S

Sunday, October 4, 2009

Vintage Happiness

Over the summer I've become quite the garage/estate sale junkie.  And during those times, I came upon some real finds!  One thing that I always have my eye out for are vintage patterns.  I remember the days when I could walk into my local thrift store I easily find some adorable patterns straight out the 1950's, but these days they seem harder to come by.  So, I was so pleased to find a whole stack of patterns for sale that I haggled down a bit on the price.  These are some of the better ones, at least by their picture on the front.  I don't know if I'll ever get around to making any of these (I still need to assess if all of the pattern pieces are there) but the fashion illustrations are so fun to look at.  I especially like the hairstyles- what great inspiration! 

I have another very special item that I acquired thanks to my friend Marge that I will hopefully blog about soon... here's a hint:  HATS!!! -S

Friday, October 2, 2009

Peddling My Wares...

Here's a little glimpse of my booth at an antique mall called Town Peddler.  I hope y'all stop in and check it out if you're in the area.  It's a little messy right now since I just moved everything from one corner to another, but this gives the general idea.  I'd say the majority of items currently featured in my booth are from the 1950's, though it's constantly evolving. Gotta love that Lassie paint-by-numbers! --L