I wanted to tell you why it's been quiet the last few days on A Few Threads Loose. After recovering from the flu last week, my husband and I were reading the morning paper over coffee when we noticed an ad for German Shepherd puppies. Puppies! We've been wanting one for quite a while now and we've finally settled enough into our new home to seriously consider it. Minutes later we were in the car (enthusiastic much?) and on our way to nearby Salinas where we met and fell in love with a great little pup!
My dear readers, I present Butters "Spaghetti Pants" Depew!
|Please pardon the pile of boxes. Some things are just safer in boxes than they are laying around my yet-to-be organized studio.|
Within hours of bringing him home he was playing very enthusiastically with Vinny-the-cat, and within 2 days they became best buds, practically inseparable. When Butters goes to bed in his kennel, we have to pry the cat out so he's not stuck in there all night!
|Best buds, playing 'bop the puppy'.|
But enough about the giant bags under my eyes and the chew marks in my slippers, I also wanted to introduce you to a new sponsor!
Meet Phonograph Fashions! Kate, the talented proprietress of this great little custom made clothing shop, finds her inspiration in the styles of the early 20th century to create a wonderful 1920's-esque line of clothing.
In her about page, Kate says:
"Some of my designs are taken from the pages of antique sewing books, and some are based on illustrations or old photographs. Every garment is created entirely by me and is usually one-of-a-kind."
So what has Kate been inspired to make lately? How about lovely blouses in gorgeous colors that practically channel Daisy Buchanan...
|1920's Inspired Blouse - Image courtesy of Phonograph fashions.|
|1920's Inspired Lace Dress - Image courtesy of Phonograph fashions.|