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Elle
Fraser Valley, Canada
Interests: * The Forties and Fifties * Vintage Fashion * Sewing, knitting, crocheting * Hiking and camping * Good wine and dark beer * My little dollhouse way out in the boonies * My gorgeous, high-maintenance and nutty rescue horses, the dastardly cat, the cuddly, photobombing rescue dog, the wee goat and lamb who magically appeared in early 2014, the alpaca family who remind me of Dr. Seuss characters and last but never least, my crazy, always entertaining and adorably sweet Boston Terrier
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One of my grand plans for 2015 is to post some more of my finished projects and voila! Look at me go, posting one before January is even over. Not nearly as prolific as Lauren, but a girl has to... Continue reading
Posted Jan 21, 2015 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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Happy 2015! Christmas has just been packed up down here on the homestead...one day late if you subscribe to the "it's bad luck to take your decorations down after Twelfth Night" superstition, but I decided to throw caution to the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 6, 2015 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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It's almost that time again...the time when the current year comes to an end and I spend a while with a lovely pint of something dark and my thoughts, trying to put together all the puzzle pieces of the past... Continue reading
Posted Dec 5, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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When it comes to things I like I'm all over the place. Of course I love vintage, the 30's-50's mainly and as someone who has 15 rescue critters on her little farm, I obviously have a soft spot for beasties... Continue reading
Posted Oct 17, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
Thanks so much Randi! My sister and I are really lucky to be so spoiled by him ;-)
Toggle Commented Sep 11, 2014 on Adornment at Elle Buckle Vintage
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It's no secret that I'm a huge fan of accessories, both vintage and modern. Here are a couple of recent detail shots of (mostly) sparkly things, courtesy of my Instagram. Brooch from my sis. New but full of vintage styling.... Continue reading
Posted Aug 4, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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I just love these. So much so that I contemplated keeping them. I thought about framing them and hanging them on the wall but I have far too many projects right now (of both the four-legged and textile variety) so... Continue reading
Posted Aug 3, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
Thanks so much Liz! The green sundress is adorable isn't it? It' isn't in my size either so I'll be standing right beside you, admiring it from afar!
Toggle Commented Jul 9, 2014 on Forties Loveliness at Elle Buckle Vintage
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I now have two Alpacas...apparently one of them is completely unimpressed with having his photo taken. They have arrived on the farm to guard the wee ruminants as well as to provide me with fibre that I'm not allergic to... Continue reading
Posted May 12, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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It's been a productive couple of days in my wee studio, getting things all set up and ready to go. I finally made myself a dedicated photography space which makes me twelve kinds of happy. Oh look, there's me...looking all... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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Well, the arrival of two Alpacas (one of whom strongly resembles Bart Simpson) and some minor barnyard flooding due to a torrential downpour this weekend mean I still don't have any photos to show you of my completed Sew for... Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
Thanks so much Miss Sophie! I think I'll be adding pockets to all of my skirts and dresses now, they're just so handy!
Toggle Commented May 5, 2014 on Sew For Victory 1.5 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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While there has be a whole lot of Forties focus on my blog lately, my absolutely favourite era for sewing patterns is the Fifties. While I adore the styles of the Thirties and Forties, my bust-to-waist-to-hip ratio places me firmly... Continue reading
Posted May 3, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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As I mentioned in an earlier post, I'm in the midst of a full house orgainization project. While some may choose to start such a project in the kitchen or the closet, I chose to start mine in my sewing... Continue reading
Posted May 2, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
Thanks Jennie! I'm a huge fan of seersucker :-)
Toggle Commented May 2, 2014 on Sew For Victory 1.5 at Elle Buckle Vintage
I suspect my glass of Pinot Noir may have contributed to my early bedtime ette ;-) I do like to sip a nice red while I sew but no too much for the reasons you write about! Forties patterns are difficult enough to sew when I can see straight... I'm hoping to finish the blouse up tonight and I will be sure to follow up with photos. As for the minions, thank you for your kind words! I'll definitely keep you posted on how they are doing. They're pretty wonderful little critters!
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Just a wee post updating you on my Sew for Victory 2.0 project. The muslin came together really well and fit almost perfectly with only my usual Erect (or short) Back Adjustment to be done. (I think I'll do a... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
Thanks so much! I'm over tights by now too, but we're still having a few random chilly days here which unfortunately make them necessary. Not for too much longer though I hope!
Toggle Commented May 1, 2014 on Sew For Victory 1.5 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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In the spirit of the Sew For Victory 2.0 Sewalong I thought I'd put together a collection of Forties dresses and patterns that are currently for sale on Etsy and are just perfect for the warmer weather we're heading into... Continue reading
Posted Apr 30, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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Last year, when the lovely and talented Rochelle of Lucky Lucille announced her Sew for Victory Sewalong, I hopped on board with complete abandon, choosing not one but two 1940's dresses to sew. Needless to say, I barely finished one... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
Thank you Beata! It's definitely one of my favourite projects so far.
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Once a loooong time ago I started working on a cardi from a vintage fifties pattern. Then, many moons ago I finished it...and wore it...a bunch. I love it and realized the other day that it deserved a blog post... Continue reading
Posted Apr 28, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
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Apparently we interrupted our regular scheduled programming for a bit of an unscheduled break, so I thought I'd dip my toes back into Blogland with a collection of a few Instagram shots of work, play and critters taken between my... Continue reading
Posted Feb 21, 2014 at Elle Buckle Vintage
That's so true Anthea! I have numerous printed pieces that just hang in my closet. I think I really need to keep my eyes open for solids when I go searching for fabric. The solids just seem so dull next to all of the lovely prints!
Toggle Commented May 12, 2013 on Fifties Friday at Elle Buckle Vintage
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One of the things about Marilyn Monroe that is often overlooked was her sense of style. Her enduring status as an icon and as a sex-symbol often overshadows the fact that she had a well defined sense of personal style... Continue reading
Posted May 10, 2013 at Elle Buckle Vintage