Shoes For Fashion Trend 2009

Shoes Fashion Trend 2009

Footwear goes surreal this coming season. The more extravagance and crazy you look the better. Opt for dramatic designs and exaggerated heels. Hardware embellishment is really hot, too.

Puss-in-boots style makes its glorious comeback in fall 2009. Long boots win over stilettos.

Moreover, designers let you go further and try thigh-high black suede skinny leg boots, one of the hottest key looks for the winter. Channel the inner Catwoman, girl!

Fall/Winter Fashion Trend 2009-2010

Fall/Winter Fashion Trend 2009-2010, Fashion Trends, Women Fashion Trend
As people say, get the things you may need ready in good time, time you checked out the hottest looks for this coming fashion season.

Experts say this coming fall and winter will be all about strong silhouettes and sophisticated glamour. Decadent features are present in many F/W 2009-10 key looks and reflect the current economic situation.

However, 80s disco style and bold looks will anyway find their own place in your wardrobe if you want to follow the fashion tendencies in full. It’s like all about girl power! See what I mean.

Fashion Trend Paint Box Colour Blocking and Fondant Colours

Fashion Trend Paint Box Colour Blocking and Fondant Colours

Richard Nicoll was a prime example of a designer using colour blocking. However, many other fashion designers have injected statement colour into Spring 2009 clothes by using bright bold hues. While a few other creators played to the neutral palette.

Left - The pink way, striking colour blocking with blushing pink beige, rose to hot pink. All three pant variations are by Richard Nicoll. Note how we have two looks working here - the mixing of fondant tones in large colour blocks, and also the mixing of vibrant brights. Observe also the important boyfriend blazer style jacket.

Colour blocking with strong brights of hot pinks, orange, mango, tangerine and lime are popular. You will also see other brights such as lapis, Yves Klein blue, Santorini blue, lemon yellow, lime, orange and aqua jade tones. These garments can be worn alone or blocked together with the enthusiasm of the Dutch designer Mondrian.

In conclusion, expect bright colours that pop, shock and electrify to cheer up dull days. Mix and match bold colours in the latest silhouettes to add zest and a new tang to your existing wardrobe.

Fashion Trends For Spring and Summer 2009 Ideas

Fashion Trends For Spring and Summer 2009
For 2009 the statement-making looks of last season have drawn us into the concept of boldness in all areas of fashion. Et Vous rose one-shoulder top £16 - Matalan Spring 2009 Collection.Dynamic garments like the one shoulder asymmetric dress give the designer ample opportunity to enhance the one shoulder with braids, bows, ruffles and fringes. This asymmetric look also extends to swimwear with pretty add-on floral forms. To the right you can see an inexpensive Matalan top. Observe how fabric roses, and surface texture like bows are a repeating ornament used in many areas of women's apparel.

For evening wear and special occasions, the one shoulder dress is already a winner and destined to take over from bandeau bustline prom styles. I discussed this development in earlier trend pages, when I predicted that the one shoulder Grecian style was a fashion fad to watch. Each season it has grown in strength as a viable alternative to the bustier strapless bodice. Now, having been given the ultimate seal of approval by Michelle Obama, it's likely to be the hottest evening glam for a year, and possibly a good portion of the twenty-teens decade. Also look out for this one shoulder design amongst bridal fashion collections.

Grown up glamorous fashion focuses on dresses, ornate jackets and knee length easy coats, sleeve/shoulder and hemline interest. Fashion looks are becoming LESS careless, more ordered, more statement making with futuristic glamour at the helm.

A bit more about J.J. Friis

There was a very nice and very well-attended funeral service for J.J. Friis this morning. At the reception afterwards, there was a table full of photos of him, including this older one (above) with his parents. Since I don't know how long the Register will keep J.J.'s obituary on their website, I'm posting it below:

Friis, James Jessen, of Orange, who was active for many years in Orange County musical and historical organizations, died Monday, July 27, 2009, at the age of 81, from the effects of a stroke.

Friis was born in Santa Ana on March 1, 1928, the son of Leo Jessen Friis and Lena Jane Carlson Friis, who had come to California from Iowa in the 1920s. The family resided in Anaheim.

Musical studies began early in his life, with drums at age 4, later piano, and by the time of his graduation from Anaheim High School in 1946, he also played the organ. He graduated from Pomona College in 1951 with a Bachelor of Arts degree with an emphasis in music composition.

Friis also held leadership positions in the Musical Arts Club of Orange County, Santa Ana Community Concerts, and was a past dean of the Orange County Chapter of The American Guild of Organists. He also served as organist (and frequently choirmaster) of several local churches, among them St. Michael's Episcopal church, Anaheim, St. Joseph's Episcopal Church, Buena Park, and the Church of Christ, Scientist, Laguna Hills.

With his father, Friis founded Friis-Pioneer Press in Santa Ana, a firm noted for the publication of books of Orange County history. He served several terms as president of the Orange County Historical Society, as well as the Old Courthouse Museum Society, and was a member of the Anaheim Historical Society, the Orange Community Historical Society, and the Historical Society of Southern California.

The Native Sons of the Golden West, a fraternal organization of those born in California, was a major interest of his life, and he served several terms as President of Santa Ana Parlor #74 and as Grand Organist for the statewide organization. Friis was also a member of Anaheim Masonic Lodge, Long Beach Scottish Rite, and Al Malaikah shrine, Los Angeles.

Friis is survived by his wife, the former Harriet Lampert, who is also an Orange County native.

Funeral Services are scheduled for 11 a.m. Friday, July 31, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal Street, Orange. Visitation will be held from 3 to 8 p.m. on Thursday, July 30 at Shannon-Bryan Mortuary, Orange. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations may be made to Trinity Episcopal Church, the American Diabetes Association , or the Charitable Foundation of the Native Sons of the Golden West (mail to Santa Ana Parlor #74, c/o Treasurer, 14932 Gainford Circle, Irvine, CA 92604).

Huntington Beach's Main St. Post Office (1935)

A number of postal employees are spreading the word that Huntington Beach's Main Street Post Office (1935) at 316 Olive Ave will close in October. Here's some of the traffic from the HBTalk listserv over the past couple days:
Marinka Horack wrote: "...The postal staff ...also said that the...building would be sold to the city. The downtown post office is a beautiful historic building and it would be a terrible loss if it were to be torn down... Does the building have historic status protection?..."
Chris Epting wrote: "That's an interesting building--a WPA project that actually has a sister building, exact same design, in Santa Paula, CA. Any official announcement about the closure yet?"
Mary Adams Urashima wrote: "The California 'New Deal' projects marked their 75-year anniversary in 2008, and they are still trying to identify all sites. The only one noted for Huntington Beach so far is the recreation building. Chris, do you know what year the post office was constructed? I believe the federal government must post a public notice for the sale of surplus property, subject to bids. However, there is a clause that allows for negotiated disposal of surplus property to "tax-supported agencies"-which would be the City. See section 203 of the Federal Property & Administrative Services Act (update 2000).
"With the present economic situation and the federal government trying to cut costs, the City might negotiate a great deal on a historic federal property. I would think a WPA building could easily qualify as a historic building, definitely worth preservation through grants or redevelopment funds."
John Earl wrote: "I wonder if there's a way to prevent this. Closing the downtown post office will create a great inconvenience for many who live in the downtown area."
Chris Jepsen wrote: "With a couple exceptions, the City of Huntington Beach has a poor track record with historical preservation. They've made noises in recent years about improving that reputation, but who knows if that will happen. In short, if you want to save the building, start *now*.
"The Post Office was built in 1935. It was designed by Louis A. Simon and built by L.F. Dow of Los Angeles. I believe it was built as a PWA or WPA project. Simon also designed the U.S. Federal Courthouse in Downtown L.A., the Canoga Park Post Office (1938), the Whittier Post Office (1935) and others.
"I'm very sorry to hear it's closing, because -- from a resident's perspective -- it was one of the last functional bits of Downtown."
[Photo of the building's dedication appears below.]
Mary Adams Urashima wrote: "...Louis A. Simon designed many of the depression-era post offices and other public buildings that are now listed on the National Register of Historic Places. He also designed the Internal Revenue Building in Washington, D.C., but let's not hold that against him. : )
"Here's the info from the Depew, NY, post office historic register nomination document (it's not as old as HB's downtown post office, but is listed):

"Louis A. Simon served as Supervising Architect from 1933 until 1939, but he had
been associated with the office from 1896. Simon was Superintendent of Architects in the office between 1905 and 1933. From 1915 to 1933...Simon was responsible for the direction of much of the design work. Most of Simon's buildings were designed in the Colonial Revival style and, on occasion, in a restrained or more stylized classically derived style. The use of a standard pattern for these buildings reflects the increasing simplicity of design and standardization of form which are characteristic of post offices of this period, the most prolific era of post office construction in the nation's history.

As early as 1930, the federal government had implemented a massive post office construction program to help offset widespread unemployment caused by the Great Depression. By the end of the decade, however, with the onset of World War II, Congress postponed indefinitely the construction of most post offices not yet under contract."

John Scott wrote: "[The town of Kearney,] Nebraska... was faced with a similar problem with their post office which I would guess was built about the same time as ours... Several retired professors... recognized the treasure that the city had in this old building and decided it must be preserved. ...This Post Office is now an art museum..."
Chris Jepsen wrote: "Huntington Beach needs a non-profit preservation group like the ones in Anaheim and Santa Ana. The group's primary goals would be to educate the public and government about our historical resources and to work toward preserving those resources. They could also promote local adoption of the Mills Act. And occasionally - and especially in the beginning - they might need to hire lawyers to make sure the city is complying with the historical aspects of CEQA.
"We did a program on historical preservation for the City at the Art Center early this year. Unfortunately, only a few people saw it because it wasn't promoted. I'd be happy to give that talk again if there's an audience for it. (I'd need a bit of advance notice, since I'd want to involve at least one additional speaker.)
"Another point: If H.B. is so dedicated to tourism, we should recognize the enormous economic value of 'Heritage Tourism' and put it to work for us. That means playing up our historic resources rather than bulldozing or remodeling them."
Epilogue: The the wake of these emails, I'm now hearing that the City and some postal employees deny knowledge of the situation, while others are verifying that the building is going to close. As things get clearer, I'll keep you posted.

We Have A Winner.... And Asian Baby Girl Shower Centerpieces!

We have a winner of this week's blog candy: #42 - Jessica. Isn't #42 always the right answer in the Hitchhiker's Guide to the Universe? Hummmm... Silly random selector.

While I have you here, I wanted to share the centerpieces I made for an Asian themed baby shower I hosted at work. We decorated our conference room in over the top Asian and had an assorted buffet of Asian foods for lunch. The husband and wife work in our office and they are so sweet. They are also "out of the box" thinkers so an Asian themed baby shower suited them nicely. Now we have to wait another 6 to 7 weeks to meet sweet baby Sophie!!

Yorba Linda / Santa Ana Canyon field trip, Part 2

This is part two of my report on Saturday's field trip to see the remains Anaheim Union Water Co. canals in eastern Yorba Linda. (Click here for part one.) Today's photos show some of the interesting, mostly unrelated things we saw along the way. (There will be more about irrigation in what will be the third and final post in this series.)
The photo above shows our group near the "trail head." The construction in the background replaces apartments that burned down during the recent fires.
The photo below shows a few trees from the large Valencia orange groves that still occupy some of this area. They've been mostly neglected for years, but there's a plan underway to revive them as organic groves and start selling the fruit again.
My surveyor friends may have to help me out with the photo below. Does anyone know what a metal disk marked "F P No. 1" in an iron pipe means?
It's been a long time since cattle roamed this land, but here's a brittle bone that turned up in an area where the brush had burned away.
At one point we came across a clearing near the railroad tracks with lots of stone fire rings. Some were old and nearly obscured by hard-packed soil. Others, like the one shown below, were newer and more obvious. There were about seven rings total. I pointed out that this was a lousy place to start a fire. Steve said the rings were probably used by "knights of the road." Then it hit me: We were standing in the middle of a genuine "hobo jungle." If only John Hodgman had been there to appreciate it. I hummed "Big Rock Candy Mountains" most of the way back to the car.

Thanks to Susan Faessel for the first three photos in today's post.

Christmas In July at Custom Crops

Have you been by Custom Crops and viewed the new projects (with cut files and directions) that were released on Monday? I have Christmas in July Package Tags!!!

I used brads on the Snowman to represent the coal buttons.

The Ornament is accented with silver paper trim - isn't it nice on the topper and the scrolling detail?

The Christmas Tree was accented with different colors of the stickles. I thought the stickles represented the tree lights.

And finally the Joy tag; I love the joy tag! I just love the word JOY!

To view the directions and download the cut file, follow this link to my page at Custom Crops and click on the project title. I would appreciate it if you would leave a comment at CC, they really do track the comments!

James J. Friis (1928-2009)

Orange County has lost a good man and a great champion of its heritage. James Jesson “J.J.” Friis died yesterday, July 27, at 10:00 a.m., several days after a stroke sent him to the intensive care unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Orange.
[Update: J.J.'s funeral will be held at 11am, Friday, July 31, at Trinity Episcopal Church, 2400 N. Canal St., in Orange. Internment will be at Fairhaven Memorial Park in Santa Ana at 2:30pm, following the service. Visitation will be available at Shannon Bryan Mortuary on July 30, 3pm-8pm]
The only child of noted Orange County historian and attorney Leo J. Friis (1901-1980), J.J. was born on March 1, 1928. He grew up on Clementine St. in Anaheim, near the city park, and graduated from Anaheim High School, Fullerton College and Pomona College.
On Oct. 6, 1973, he married librarian Harriet Jane Lampert in Orange.
Beginning in the 1960s, J.J. ran Friis-Pioneer Press (originally called Pioneer Press), which his father started in Santa Ana. He was first co-owner and then owner of the press and print shop. Under the Friss-Pioneer Press imprint, J.J. published many classic works of Orange County history. (See list below.) He also published books on other subjects, but I’m not as familiar with those. The print shop closed in the 1990s, but he published a reprint of an earlier title as recently as last year.
J.J. was extremely active in local historical organizations. He was the longtime chairman of the Old Courthouse Museum Society, was involved in the historical societies in Orange and Anaheim, and was still on the board of the Orange County Historical Society (OCHS) at the time of his death.
J.J. had also been active in the Native Sons of the Golden West since the 1950s, and served as their Statewide Organist.
Musical and artistic, he was involved in numerous musical organizations over the years and was dean of the Orange Coast Chapter of the American Guild of Organists.
In recent years, J.J. had a number of health problems, but he continued to be active in the community. As recently as our last OCHS board meeting, he was contributing thoughtful advice and giving us the benefit of his experience on a variety of issues before the board.
As Anaheim Historical Society president Cynthia Ward writes, J.J “was something of a legend. His ‘larger than life’ persona will be missed by all.”
Below is a list of some of the Orange County historical titles published by Pioneer/Friis-Pioneer Press:

  • Dr. Herb: Memoirs of Herbert A. Johnston, M.D., by Margaret Johnston (1961)
  • The Village of Garden Grove, 1870-1905, by Leroy Doig (1962)
  • George W. Barter: Pioneer Editor, by Leo J. Friis (1962)
  • Orange County Through Four Centuries, by Leo J. Friis (1965)
  • The Town of Garden Grove, by Leroy L. Doig (1966)
  • Tilda from Tustin, by Inez Pierson (1966)
  • Rawhide and Orange Blossoms, by the Quill Pen Club (1967)
  • The Charles W. Bowers Memorial Museum and its Treasures, by Leo J. Friis (1967)
  • When Anaheim Was 21, by Leo J. Friis (1968)
  • Yorba Linda, Its History, by March Butz (1970)
  • Newhope Days; An Adventure in Living, by Leroy L. Doig (1971)
  • Newport Bay: A Pioneer History, by Ellen K. Lee (1973)
  • David Hewes: More Than the Golden Spike, by Leo Friis (1974)
  • Anaheim's Cultural Heritage, by Leo J. Friis (1975)
  • Kleinigkeiten, by Leo J. Friis (1975)
  • The Olive Mill: Orange County's Pioneer Industry, by Wayne Dell Gibson (1975)
  • Villa Park: Then and Now, by Louise Booth (1976)
  • Anaheim...And So It Was, by Dixie Edwards (1976)
  • John Frohling: Vintner and City Founder, by Leo J. Friis (1976)
  • The City of Garden Grove, by Leroy L. Doig (1977)
  • Three Arch Bay, An Illustrated History, by Karen Turnbull (1977)
  • Historic Buildings of Pioneer Anaheim, by Leo J. Friis (1979)
  • At the Bar, by Leo J. Friis (1980)
  • Jeems Pipes of Pipesville Visits Santa Ana, by Leo Friis (1980)
  • The Ranchos of Don Pacifico Ontiveros, by Virginia L. Carpenter (1982)
  • Campo Aleman: The First Ten Years of Anaheim, by Leo J. Friis (1983)
  • Westminster Colony California 1869-1879, by Ivana Freeman Bollman (1983)
  • A Child's History of Placentia, by Virginia L. Carpenter (1984)
  • Centennial Cookbook, by the O.C. Pioneer Council (1988)
  • History of the Rosenhamer-Oberberger Family, by Dolores Rosenhamer (1990)
The photo at the top of today's post shows Harriet and J.J. Friis at the OCHS "Author's Night" event last December. He was discussing his recent reprint of Karen Wilson Turnbull's book about Three Arch Bay.

Anaheim Union Water Co. field trip, Yorba Linda

On Saturday, a group of local historians went snooping around Santa Ana Canyon in Yorba Linda for signs of the Anaheim Union Water Co. canal, which dates back to the 1850s. (For background on the AUWCO, click here and scroll down a little.) Fires burned away a lot of brush earlier this year, exposing many relics of earlier eras.
Our group gathered in front of the Susanna Bixby-Bryant Ranch House & Museum (1911), which we used as "base camp." The photo above shows the group at the museum, gathered around Carl Nelson, former Director of Public Works for the County of Orange and member of the History and Heritage Committee of the American Society of Engineers. The expedition included (from left to right) O.C. Historical Commissioner Pamela Harrell, author and Anaheim Planning Commissioner Steve Faessel, Anaheim Heritage Services Manager Jane Newell, the aforementioned Carl Nelson, O.C. Historical Commissioner Don Dobmeier, OC Parks Ranger Ron Nadeau, and "Cemetery Angels" Melanie Goss and Ann Nepsa. Susan Faessel and were both taking photos and missed being in the shot.
We carpooled out to the far eastern end of River Bend Dr., went through a small gate and continued east on foot, parallelling the railroad tracks. Almost immediately, we found a hole where the tops of the covered portion of the canal had caved in. Eventually, we found several others as well. The photo above shows Steve headfirst into one of the larger holes. (He was in full Tom Sawyer's Island mode.) Below is a photo of another such hole, uncovered in the fire.
The hike started out quite easily, but became slightly trickier as the trail disappeared. Yes, the fire burned out a lot of brush, but it's growing back quickly in places.
The photo below shows the site of the zanjero's home. There were a number of big burned trees around the site. Note the open ditch running along the base of the bluff.
If you trek out this way, I'd recommend closed shoes, long pants, and a bit of care in avoiding snakes and poison oak. Luckily, I think we all managed to avoid anything worse than a few burrs and a little sunburn. This was especially impressive in Ann's case, since she made the hike in flip-flops!
The images above and below show an interesting concrete structure along the canal. Nobody knew quite what to call it, but it reminded me of a complicated weir box on steroids. Perhaps someone out there will know what purpose it served. Water pipes come out of the bluff above and seem to empty into a small ditch cut *around* the box. The inside of the box isn't terribly deep, and it seems more than a few people have taken shelter in it from time to time. Corrugated metal sheets were placed over the top for shade or privacy.

I'll probably post more photos and commentary from this field trip sometime in the next few days. (We saw a number of other interesting things as well.) Meanwhile, if you'd like a sneak peak, click on over to the AUWCO set on my Flickr site.
My thanks to everyone involved in this short expedition. It's amazing how many bits of history can still be found in the parts of O.C. that haven't been completely covered with tract housing and strip malls.

Support your local historical collection

Chrysler just destroyed their own historical archives.
Admittedly, that doesn’t have much to do with Orange County history, (the subject of this blog,) unless you count the millions of Chryslers that have driven our roads since the 1920s.
However, it serves as a cautionary tale about short-sighted organizations that try to save money by axing their priceless (yet inexpensive-to-maintain) historical archives. After all, who knows what "penny wise and pound foolish" cuts still await California as our economy circles the drain?
According to Bob Elton at The Truth About Cars, Chrysler's new owner, Cerberus (named for the three-headed dog at the gates of Hades), "eliminated its archivist position. They stopped funding the documents’ maintenance. The company limited access to their archives and then stopped it altogether. Worse was to follow. With little notice and no planning, Cerberus literally abandoned the engineering library at the Chrysler Technical Center. The library was shuttered and the librarian laid off. And then the real crime: all the library’s books and materials were offered to anyone who could carry them away… Within a week, a collection spanning decades was scattered to the winds; the books and other materials will never again be available in any coherent, comprehensive form.”
As one reader responded, “Destroying any archival material for the chump change it would take to preserve it is insanity.”
Another wrote, “Heritage is an asset at which the bean counters have never been able to attach an actual $ sign to, therefore, as far as they are concerned, it’s not [important]... The documentation being sold, trashed, lost, stolen, and given away… borders on illegal. At the minimum, immoral.”
Remain vigilant folks.
(The photo above shows the Chrysler Corp. building at, 1111 N Brookhurst St., in Anaheim, during the 1960s.)

BBTB Blog Hop, Blog Candy.....And a Wedding????

Hello blog hoppers! Welcome to Busy with the Cricky - you arrived *just in time* to celebrate a wedding with me! Have you heard? The Restroom door symbols eloped to Bora Bora!

When Regina assigned this weeks Bitten by the Bug challenge cut, the man and woman, I immediately thought of the restroom door signs.

I cut the man and woman in three colors: light blue, white, and black as well as the shadow cut. I used scissors and trimmed the black and white cuts into the clothing shapes. I used a piece of ribbon as the veil, and added stickles to create an overall bridal dress shimmer.

Did I mention the blog candy??? I am offering a set of 12 blank cards and envelopes, in the cutest paper prints, complete with a storage container. Just leave a comment below and I will select a random winner on Thursday.

And finally, now that you have dropped by and helped to celebrate the wedding, you should continue on your way to the next stop on the blog hop. Who knows what wonderful things await you at the blog of the kind and amazing Regina!!! Enjoy your trip!


Jutri grem na Kolpo najverjetneje do nedelje oz. do takrat, ko zmanka denarja :DD
+ jutri je moj rojstni dan. :) vse najboljše zame! :D

Lepo se imejte do takrat! :*

wearing my new skirt!

vintage blazer, skirt made by me :), asos shoes

Yorba Linda, Clyde Fairbairn, Ghost Town, etc.

I'm getting up early tomorrow to join other local historians on a small adventure in Yorba Linda. We're going to hike to some old irrigation canals that were uncovered by brush fires earlier this year. (Yes, I actually plan to be awake on a Saturday morning.) In honor of this event, I'm posting a few Yorba Linda photos today. The image above is from the Anaheim Union Water Co. and shows the Yorba Linda Reservoir around 1907. The photo below is from Yorba Linda Lake in 1910.
Jacob Stern and his fellow investors founded Yorba Linda in 1908. Future president Richard Nixon was born there five years later. Below is an ad for the community from 1909, probably just before the town's marketing efforts were taken over by the Janns Investment Co.
Interested in the history of Olive or citrus labels? Check out Daralee Ota's latest addition to her Olive Through The Ages website. Both she and Gordon McClelland (who I still want to meet someday) contributed new stories about late Olive resident Clyde Fairbairn.
There's an interesting but somewhat esoteric research project going on at the Outside The Berm blog. It seems there's some confusion over the history of the old "Katella Gate" at Disneyland. If you're interested, check out both the first post and the second post (including the comments) on this topic.
I know some of you are fans of vintage Knott's Berry Farm, so I thought I'd pass along the news that a film production wants to turn Ghost Town into a movie. Part of me hopes the film is made, turns out great, and renews interest in Ghost Town in the same way the Pirates of the Caribbean movies gave the original ride a fresh new audience. Another part of me remembers theme-park-inspired films like Country Bears, Mission to Mars, Haunted Mansion, etc., and hopes the whole idea just fades away.


Evo pa sem se lotila svoje prve stvari na šivalnem stroji.
S fantom sva šla v Begunje po blago (natančneje v Zgoše).. Joooj kakšna izbira! Eno blago je stalo 150€ na meter :O
Doma sem se potem takoj usedla za šivalni stroj in nastalo je tole krilo :)
Vam je všeč?
Barve so v živo malo drugačne: zlata/zelena/temno lila.


Končno sem si omislila šivalni stroj! Nabavila sem overlocker znamke Janome. Danes že ves dan obrobljam na metre blaga, kot bi bila obsedena:D Sicer ven ni prišlo še nič uporabnega, sem se pa zabavala :D
Zaenkrat je bila najtežavnejša naloga napeljati vse štiri niti, ostalo je šlo pa lepo. Jutri grem najverjetneje v nabavo blaga. Rada bi delala stvari iz Jersey-a, doma imamo pa samo neke stare pole neelastičnega blaga. Komaj čakam :)
Sprobala sem vse od pletenine do svile, pa je vse tipe blaga lepo obrobil.. Sedaj si moram omisliti še en navaden šivalni stroj, ker je s tem, ki ga imamo doma najverjetneje konec. Začel je spuščati šive,... star je..
Z mami imava plan da bova kupili eno Elno srednjega cenovnega razreda naslednji ponedeljek v Merkurju, kjer imajo tisto akcijo, kjer si izžrebaš popust. Saj vem, da bom verjetno ven potegnila 5%, ampak poskusiti je treba. :D Ta čas bom pa pridno vadila obrobe na overlocku.

Ne da se mi prevajati. Grem spat, ker me jutri čaka polno ustvarjanja. Najraje v torek sploh ne bi šla na Kolpo za pet dni in bi doma šivala zapestnice/verižice/torbice/krila/majice/... :D

BTW v kratkem bom naredila en mini giveaway in eni od bralk podarila unikat zapestnico by me :D

Happy Birthday Orange County history!

Depending on the exact location of Portola's camp in Christianitos Canyon, either today or tomorrow is the 240th anniversary of Orange County history itself.
On July 22, 1769, Gaspar de Portola and his expedition camped in the canyon, near what is now the border of Orange and San Diego counties. They found an Indian village there, where Fr. Crespi baptized two gravely ill children -- the first baptisms in California. (Hence, the canyon's name, which means "little Christians.")
The following day, they continued their march northward, and were (by that point) definitively in what is now Orange County.
Both Portola and Crespi kept diaries, and the expedition's engineer, Miguel Constanso, later wrote up the official narrative of the trek. They were the first Europeans in Orange County, and the first to record the experience. And without records you can't have history.

Beary Tales, Fun Zone, Laguna Beach, etc.

Remember the Knott's Beary Tales dark ride in the Roaring '20s area of Knott's Berry Farm? Well, a few of the critters from that attraction are making a comeback. Read more about it on the Register's Around Disney blog. (The photo above shows "walk-around" versions of the bears in 1976.)
I did my longest speaking engagement (so far) today at CSUF. I spoke for two hours on the history of Orange County, from pre-historic times to the end of WWII. Given more time, I could have brought it up through the current day. It seemed to be well recieved. If you have a historical group that would like to hear part or all of that talk, let me know. I'd hate for all that prep-time to only be good for one program. I also have a popular hour-long talk on Googie architecture, and a half-hour talk about the Orange County Archives. I prefer not to just be free luncheon entertainment for general interest groups, but if you have a group with an interest in local history, let me know.
Ken at Outside The Berm has posted some swell old photos of Balboa's Fun Zone.
While looking for photos of Laguna Beach "greeter" Eiler Larsen, I stumbed across a blog called Dumb Angel, featuring lots of great old images of Laguna Beach, Balboa and the Rendezvous Ballroom. (Semi-NSFW Warning: There is at least one photo of a nude girl among those Laguna photos.)

Lake Weekend Brought Christmas in July

I had a wonderful time at Lake Murray last weekend with my scrapping girl fiends: "My friend Kathy", Beth, Sally, Peggy, Suzanne, and Pat. We were one busy bunch of scrappers! I actually only completed four scrap pages, but that was because I was focused on Christmas in July! I made 24 Christmas Cards (eight each of three styles), and 18 sets of gift tags to give as gifts at work. Somehow I feel like I am ahead of schedule now.

The one of the two double page spreads I created was of my daughter and her friends as they were preparing for the annual Steeplechase event this spring. I found this dress paper at Scrap Your Trip and just loved it. I thought it was perfect for these photographs.

As I stated above, I made three different Christmas card designs. I actually cannot decide which design I like best. The first design consists of a circular Merry Christmas stamp, stamped on smooth white card stock and cut with a nestie. It is mounted on a larger nestie and has a pop package in the middle. I used Basic Grey paper and off white cards.

The second design utilizes one of last year's purchases, this beautiful Christmas tree stamp from Stampin' Up. It too was stamped on smooth white card stock and mounted on a nestie cut. The background paper was purchased at Michael's, and I cannot recall the company.

The final of my three cards grew out of a mistake. I had planned to make bag toppers and accidentally cut them too small. So I decided to use the light blue cuts as backgrounds for stamping. I used the same Christmas tree and mounted the tag on navy card stock stamped with white snow flakes.

I wish I could show you my tags, but they must wait.