Friday, February 28, 2014

I ❤ #noveltybroochfriday

I'm not sure how I stumbled across Novelty Brooch Friday but I did and I was instantly in love. Each month, people share their brooches on Instagram with the hashtag #noveltybroochfriday and the ladies behind Tunabake Times and The Fawn Times pick a winner of a fun brooch.

I don't wear a lot of brooches myself--I think I have only three and two I made myself--but seeing the sweet, creative handmade and vintage ones people wear has inspired me to start a collection. As the sort of dork who has Christmas socks, I find it a fun way to be festive.


I bought this brooch of Etsy a few years ago when I was doing a big presentation at my job having to do with food. It seemed like an appropriate good luck charm. Of course, I keep wearing it because I'm a foodie and I'm always hungry.

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I love fruit jewelry. It's so much fun. And since I already have fruit earrings, a fruit brooch might be nice.
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I'm in love with the idea of using a circular brooch like this as a place to hold your glasses! Genius.


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This 40s Bakelite scotty dog brooch is pretty darn adorable.

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Rhinestones for sparkle, because, duh, ladies need sparkle.

Do you collect brooches or participate in #noveltybroochfriday?




Sunday, February 2, 2014

Emu Baby Model Contest

The 1970 first prize  winner of the Emu Model Baby Contest went to this lovely little girl wearing a lovely summer dress.

http://uk.ebid.net/for-sale/vintage-emu-knitting-pattern-8390-dress-19-21-117243847.htm

The 1969 winner went to this lovely girl called Samantha James. I wonder what the prize was?


Vintage children's knitting/crochet patterns at ebid  all buy it now with best offer option and combined p&p.