There are so many great blogs, tumblrs, and websites I frequent that don't always make it onto the sidebar (they will, they will!) so being the start of a new year, maybe I can introduce you to some.
Shelley knows her way around vintage fashion, plus size sewing, and illustration. If you enjoy a peek into vintage catalogues, this is the blog for you.
Exactly what the title implies. Your eyes will pop out of your head looking at the images of vintage fashion on this tumblr. This is where I go when I'm having a bad day, or the internets are being angry/stupid. Sometimes, you just need a Worth ballgown to make everything OK.
Costume Captures is no longer posting, but the archive...oh man, is that incredible. If you've ever desired to get a better look at a costume from a film, this is the place to go. I've had Cleopatra on the brain for a while, and I find this blog most helpful with my..."project." Yeah, you'll just have to wait and see. Meanwhile, give this blog a look.
Be warned, you cannot read this blog without immediately clicking over to eBay or Etsy to start hunting down everything you see. She has an incredible collection.
Burlesque performer, pin-up model, knowledgeable hair and makeup artist-Lady Lace has tons of great things to read whether you participate in burlesque or not.
Vintage sewing site where you can share your projects, get advice from others, and find tons of inspiration. This is also a great way to discover new vintage/sewing blogs.
She didn't just cook, you know. Having this available on line is quite nice, and helpful if you find yourself mired in a smocking project (don't ask). I do like the Anchor needlework book, and some of the more recent stitch guides, but if you're a serious needlework nerd, it doesn't get any better than Isabella Beeton. But really, stay clear of smocking-that shit will drive you crazy.
Vintage photos your thing? Want to know how people wore they styles in their daily lives? The Hysterical Society is a great place to start. Be warned, you can lose hours there.
And in other news, we had a pair of hawks camped out in the tree over the feeder again. We shooed them off, but they have been known to eat smaller birds. This has been happening quite a bit. I suppose it is practically like setting the table for them.
I hope they weren't after this fellow
Danny snapped this picture of a mourning dove. He considers it his best-ever photograph.
It is supposed to be -10 degrees F. by daybreak. Maybe I'll just sleep in, and try to miss it.