Wednesday, March 10, 2010

Sew me some Sunshine

I bought a cool Riccar Sewing machine for my hubby.  I found it on Craigslist.  The sewing table part of the machine is missing, but at $20, it's still a great deal.  It's vintage, black, and made of metal.  It's a "boy" sewing machine.  Ha ha.  I'm going to teach him the tricks I know and hopefully this fall, we'll take some sewing courses at the local community college together.  It'll be so much fun! 


I also scored this yellow coat.  No, not from Craigslist. :)  You're probably thinking, "Who needs a coat in Hawaii!", and the answer is ME!  Hey, I go on vacations too... and if I ever decide to go somewhere where a coat is fitting, then I'll have one on hand.  Plus, I love the color!  It's like sunshine exploded all over me.  My hubby is at work today, so the windowsill helped me snap these pics.  They're blurry... but somes blurrrr is goooood.



I did something fun to my hair today.  Something I hardly ever do.  I put it up... but in fun milkmaid braids.  Thanks Vanessa from The Haute Pursuit for this tutorial.  Check it out here.  Super easy and super fun.

Love, S

40 comments:

tam pham said...

such a fun coat! i love me all things yellow!

DiamondsandTulle said...

SO cute! And I am still constantly reminded that I was the only person at our wedding who needed a cardigan [at the luau]/ I still say it gets breezy and a lightweight jacket or cardi is essential!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Nina said...

Oh that's so cute sewing together, I've been wanting to learn how to sew! The yellow coat is very cute and so is your hair! :)

Louela Daniele said...

planning on getting back to sewing this spring! i miss it!
looove the coat! and love your blog!

loueladaniele.com

Leah said...

S, I love your yellow coat seriously I do. Akala ko pag kakita ko sa picture, ikaw ang tumahi. Bongga!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous bright sunny jacket!

Sher said...

You look so darling with the milkmaid braids and yellow coat!!

And I adore your 'boy' sewing machine, it looks so retro:)

xx

Lucia said...

You look so cute!! I love the yellow coat!! :)

hellolucie.blogspot.com

Jodes said...

i am so jealous of your hubby's sewing machine!
tres adorable.
that coat is to die for - big buttons and yellow?
it suits your sunny smile and your sweet braids.

such a great blog, dear!
you seem like a person i would be friends with in real life, so i'm following your blog because i can't wait to read more!

love&light

Kristy said...

oh so cute! i always have a soft spot for yellow mustard color :) and the 2 giant buttons make it look even more adorable! come visit me in Toronto so you can wear that coat ;)

vintage sewing machine? priceless! i love finding stuff on craigslist as well, though they can be pretty shady sometime (or most of the time? haha..)

www.monochromachic.com

Diane said...

aw you look so cute! the bright yellow coat and your cheery smile made ME smile on this yucky, gloomy day.

janettaylor said...

Lovely coat! So cute...

♥♥♥

elledee said...

aww that is beyond adorable! you look great in yellow

daisychain said...

what a gorgeous machine x

Iva said...

ohhhh it looks so bright and sunny!! how fun and great!!

Cafe Fashionista said...

Ah Sharon! Not only is that sewing machine a fabulous find (I love the fact that it looks so vintage/retro), your yellow creation is all sorts of fabulous! Oh, I think you need to make another and have a Giveaway so that one of us can win it - I adore it! And your hair looks incredibly cute by the way, my love!! :)

Stevie said...

Ahhh could you be any more adorable. Cute blog.

bryna said...

i love the color!

FashionJazz said...

U look gorgeous sweets!! xxx

Amy said...

Your hair looks so cute like that...and I am LOVE that coat. How can you not be happy wearing a coat like that? So pretty!!

xoxo
Amy

http://thebargainhunterextraordinaire.blogspot.com

micol zanzuri said...

nice!!!!!!

Fashion Therapist said...

You look sooooo adorable in that yellow coat and I wish my hair was long enough for milkmaid braids. I think that's why I'm growing my hair out.

Angela said...

super cute your idea!!!!! love your hair.... you're always so sweet!

Couture Carrie said...

So fun, darling!
Love your coat!

xoxox,
CC

Delightfully Tacky said...

I do love Front Street. As touristy as it is, there are so many fun shops (plus, Lapperts Ice Cream, which is an all time favorite). You should go to the beach to take pictures! The beach is always so beautiful!

Corie said...

I love the coat and your hair is really adorable.

Nubiasnonsense said...

Very cute and Sunny jacket

Erica said...

love your braids!

-Erica
http://allaboutitt.blogspot.com/

Natalie said...

so cute! love the bright yellow! and what an awesome gift to ur hubby :)

natalieoffduty.blogspot.com

nana said...

i want the sewing machine!
and love the outfit :-)
x
http://nanakkii.blogspot.com

Baby Says Boutique said...

cute coat :) x

Ilse said...

cute coat!!! looks good on you

tres tippy said...

you look adorable in that yellow coat! i love your blog, your energy is so positive and in the coat you remind me of sunshine! (which we currently do not have in NYC as it is raining!). i hope you have a wonderful weekend! xo

Taylor said...

love the jacket!! The color is so fun!!

jozen said...

LOVE that sewing machine LOVE the jacket even more!!

glad i found your blog...hi from your newest follower.

stop by and say hi when you get a chance!

augustalolita said...

adorable coat!! love the color :)

Nathalie said...

Wow, this coat really lets the sunshine explode. And I can so understand that you needed it... just in case :) And I am rushing over to watch the tutorial for the braids... looks so good on you
*Nathalie

The Owl's Closet said...

hi, S.! ooo definitely a good deal for the sewing machine. u guys are too cute!:) what a fun way to spend time together. the color of ur coat is so fun! definitely reminds me of sunshine:) ur hair is so cute, too! i know what u mean, when i was in hawaii last summer, i still needed a sweater during the cooler evenings hehe have a great weekend, S.!

TheOwlsCloset.blogspot.com

su-pah said...

Omg, that's adorable!!
Love the Chun Li (street fighter) hair too!

un petit lapin said...

Aaah, that coat is so fantastic!
It's really cheered me up XD