Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Way-Out Wednesday: Slink Down The Alley, Looking For A Fight

Welcome to Way-Out Wednesday!


When you're having a rather craptacular day, the kind that not even your pool boy from a Scandinavian country, a whole bottle of Xanax, and/or a cocktail or 3 can fix, I find that this helps:


Now, on any other day I'd think "sure, it's a cute print, aqua & pink, awesome" and move on, not even paying close attention to their faces. But today was different. Something about this print made me linger a second longer and then I realised why I liked this print so much: the prospect of cats- not quite right cats, somewhat mentally unstable cats, cats with issues, reeeally angry cats- somehow is more entertaining today than anything my friend Jack Daniels could muster. Angry cats, with a side of theatrics. Cats that'll scratch your face off, man...right after they finish reenacting a dance number and the "gettin' cut" scene from West Side Story.


Vintage 50's Wacky Cat Print Fabric currently available on Etsy from seller Majik Horse Fabrics.

Sunday, July 11, 2010

Prints Charming Sunday: That Train Keeps A-Rollin'

Welcome to Prints Charming Sunday!

First, a quick announcement: this week I'll be rolling out new banners to use for our weekly themes (ie: Prints Charming Sundays & Way-Out Wednesdays). I've grown kinda bored of the ones I use now every week, so in the words of those damn Brady kids: "when its time to change, you've got to rearrange." Also: "sha na na na na na na na na, sha na na na na." (Got that song stuck in your head now? Ha! That's my gift to you.)

A second quick announcement (sorry! but it's a good one!): Stay tuned for the Vintage Giveaway this week! I've raced past 300 followers (you guys RULE), so as promised this week I'll be giving away something vintage and PINK from my very own collection!

On to Prints Charming Sunday!


Today's vintage novelty print pick is this Vintage 50's Train Ticket Print Skirt, available on Etsy from seller TMHL:


Cuuute! I've got a real "thing" for 50's skirts. As in, I hoard them. (In fact, I've bought them from some of you vintage sellers before!) The *only* reason I'm sharing this skirt with you all and not snatching it up for my own greedy self is because it's got a 24" waist. Siiigh. It'd take me another 4 months of hardcore work to get to that size and frankly, I'm sick to death of dieting and exercise, so this 26" waist is the best it's gonna get... unless I get a second wind to keep losing weight. Or get a tapeworm. Or half my ass gets cut off in a freak farm equipment accident. And since none of those is likely to happen, you teeny gals will have to fight to the death for it. Ready? Go.