Thursday, July 29, 2010

Going on Vacation!!

Hello everyone! Gabrielle and I are going on a two week vacation with our family out to California. We are planning on doing some posts while on vacation, so look out for those. We will also post pictures from our trip once we get back.

We will have our etsy shop closed during the two week period. So if nothing shows up in our shop, that's why.

~Ashley & Gabrielle
picture from Google images.

30 Day Challenge - Day 10 & 11

{A childhood memory.}

Playing baseball in the backyard with my family. Going on vacation with my family across America.  Acting out scenes from Anne of Green Gables with my sisters. Sword fighting with my siblings. Making countless movies with my siblings that are never finished. Watching fireworks on July 4th. Catching fireflies on a warm summer evening and placing them in a jar.  

{Favorite eras for fashion.}




{Favorite Fictional Hero and Heroine.}

For heroes my list is quite long (in no order). =)
  1. Gilbert Blythe (Anne of Green Gables)
  2. Jasper King (Five Little Peppers)
  3. Mr. Edward Travilla (Elsie Dinsmore books)
  4. Mr. George Knightley (Emma)
  5. Harry Sandwith (In The Reign of Terror)
  6. Archie Forbes (In Freedom's Cause)
  7. Roger Hamley (Wives & Daughters)
  8. Mr. John Thornton (North & South)
  9. Jimmy "Bean" Pendleton (Pollyanna)

List of favorite heroines.
  1. Anne Shirley (Anne of Green Gables)
  2. Polly Pepper (Five Little Peppers)
  3. Pollyanna (Pollyanna)
  4. Emma (Emma)
  5. Molly Gibson (Wives & Daughters) 

I'm so happy to have finished the blogging challenge. It was fun while it lasted, though it would have been easier if done in the 30 day time frame, instead of 11 days. =)


Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Winners of AOGG Fashion Week!

Well everyone, we have our winners now! Are you excited to find out who they are? I know I am. =)

For the Modern Anne category we have a tie. Meaning we have two winners! Hurray!!!


Beth Ann of Genuine Beauty

For the Costumes of Anne category we have a four way tie! =) How exciting!

Marianne Dashwood of The Dashwood Sisters

 Our winner for the Crafty Anne category is....

Samantha of Simple Delights

How Anne Effect Your Life category we also have one winner. 

Beth Ann of Genuine Beauty
For our last category Drama Club, our winner is one who made me catch my breath, and almost freak out! 
  Marianne Dashwood of The Dashwood Ladies

Congratulations girls!!! You may all take one of the banners I made below to display on your blog.  Just save the picture you want on your computer and upload onto your blog.


This was so fun much girls! We must do it again soon. How about a Modest Fashion Week in October? Sound good? Let me know if you would be interested below in a comment. =)


30 Day Challenge - Day 9

Day 23: {A way in which you want to be remembered.}

I want to be remembered for the following. My love for my family. Being a faithful daughter. One who wants to help others in dressing modestly. My love of sewing, reading, and history.

Day 24: {A movie no one would expect you to love.}

Gosh, I don't know.

I do enjoy a good mystery like the Sherlock Holmes movies with Basil Rathbone & Nigel Bruce

And I love a good World War Two movie. One of my favorites is Go for Broke! {1951}.

As is Thirty Seconds Over Tokyo! {1944} a favorite too.

Day 25: {A recipe.}

One of our favorite recipes around the holidays is Strawberry Pretzel Jello Salad. Yummy.


Monday, July 26, 2010

30 Day challenge - Day 5, 6, 7, and 8

Day 15: {A person you admire.}

General Robert Edward Lee. A man of honor and duty. When things went bad he didn't blame anyone, he took all the blame. Also before he made important decisions, he would pray and read his bible to find out God wanted him to do. 

Day 16: {A song that makes you cry.}

Here's a secret. Songs, books, and movies they all don't make me cry. My sisters say I have no feelings. But I do. =) So there is no song that makes me cry.

Day 17: {An art piece.}

I love this sculpture by Edgar Degas!

Day 18: {A time when you felt passionate and alive.}

Ha! I still do! =) 

Day 19: {A talent of yours.}

I have an engineering mind, so I can figure out just about anything I want by myself. 

Day 20: {A hobby of yours.}

My biggest hobbies are: sewing, reading, history, and anything crafty. 

Day 21: {Something you know you do differently than most people.}

Before I was gluten-free I would have this delicious combination from Panera Bread. I loved having Black Bean soup and a cinnamon crunch bagel toasted with butter. But this the strange part, I would dip my bagel in my soup. Yum! Or, I would dip the same kind of bagel in the frozen Amy's mac-and-cheese. Yummy!  

Day 22: {A website.}

My favorite website besides blogger would have to be one of the following:


Friday, July 23, 2010

What I'm Wearing | Parisian Chic

-What I'm Wearing- 

Oh La La - Shabby Apple (won in a giveaway!)
Brown Beret - Kohl's (borrowed from Gabrielle, as I can't find my black one.)
Polka-dot Scarf - Target
Heels - Naturalizer
Pearl Earrings - Gift
Cameo Necklace - London, UK
Black Belt - Came with another Dress

This is my first Shabby Apple dress and I love it! In fact, I wouldn't mind getting another one. =) Oh, how do you like the picture of me in front of the Eiffel Tower? My two youngest siblings think it is the coolest thing. ;-) Well, I have to make this quick. I'm having a camp-out with my siblings tonight. This time with my two youngest siblings. We will be watching episodes from season three of Daniel Boone. Fun! See you all later!


Don't forget to vote for your favorites from Anne of Green Gables Fashion Week! You only have until Tuesday at Noon.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Vote for your favorites from AOGG Fashion Week!

Hello everyone! It is now time to vote for your favorites from the AOGG fashion week. I don't know how you all are going to choose your favorites, as everyone did such a great job! You can vote for your favorites until Tuesday at Noon. So hurry and vote for your favorites! 

  • Modern Anne 
Milisande - Day 1
Beth Ann - White Sands - In A Cherry Tree
The hollister abolisher - Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 6 
Emily - Day 1 - Day 2 - Day 3 - Day 4 - Day 5 - Day 6 
Marianne Dashwood - Day 2  
Bridget - Puffed Sleeves - Modern Anne Photoshoot    

Rebecca Jane - Modern Anne  
Atlanta - Edwardian Inspired Outfit - Retro Inspired 
Samantha - Modern Anne
KatySue Pillsbury - Day 4
Natasha - Day 4   

  • Costumes of Anne 
Milisande - How to Recreate The Argument Dress for Today
The Pleasant Times - AOGG Dress
Leila - AOGG Costume
Marianne Dashwood - Pictures of Anne's Brown Vest Outfit - 1914 Dress  
Miss B. - The Annewardian: What Makes It Look Good
Sarah Grace - AOGG Inspired Prom Dress
Bridget - Historical Anne Phootshoot 
  •  Crafty Anne 
Heather - Plum Puffs at Teatime - Anne and Diana Topsy Turvy Doll 
The Pleasant Times - Raspberry Cordial Recipe  - Petticoat Tutorial
KatySue Pillsbury - How to Wear a Hair-stick Tutorial
Samantha - A Tea Party (part 1) - A Tea Party (part 2)
Bridget - Pearl Ring Tutorial

  • How Anne Has Effected Your Life. 
    Heather - How Anne Has Effected My Life  
    Jordan Elizabeth - Bosom Friends
    Beth Ann - 10 Things I Love About Anne Shirley  - Anne Shirley - A Kindred Spirit
    Milisande - 10 Things I Like About Anne Shirley
    • Drama Club
    KatySue Pillsbury - House o' Dreams - Anne Trivia
    Leila - Anne Drawing - Anne Poem
    Marianne Dashwood - Green Hair
    Samantha - A Peek Into Anne's Diary
    Stephanie Ann - Anne Drawing and Music 
    Bridget - Anne Drawing

    The polls are on the right and you can vote once for each category.  Good luck choosing just one for each category.  =)


    30 Day Challenge - Day 4

    Day 12: {A song that you want played at your wedding(or was played).}

    Um, let me think here. Probably As Times Goes By - Casablanca Soundtrack and Always - Deanna Durbin. As these are two of my favorite love songs.

    Day 13: {A guilty pleasure.}

    Drinking chai tea while either sewing, or blogging. 

    Day 14: {A vacation you would like to take.}

    I would love to take a trip to the following places. =)

     All over Italy

    Paris, France

    Go back to London, UK

    The English Countryside






    You get the idea. Pretty much all over Europe. =)

    All images except number 1 and 4 are from Google images.

    Jane Austen Tour | Marianne Dashwood Costume

    Feelin' Feminine is hosting a Jane Austen tour (like my AOGG fashion week) and I will be joining in for a few days. =)

    The first thing I will be sharing is my Marianne Dashwood outfit, that I copied from the 1995 version of Sense & Sensibility


    I recreated this outfit of Marianne Dashwood back in 2008, for a trip to Williamsburg, VA. I only had one problem. I forgot to add sleeves to the pelisse! But it's OK, as it still works with out the sleeves. =) 


    Patterns I used:
    Elegant Ladies Closet Pattern - (Click here to view more details)
    Regency Spencer Pelisse Pattern - (Click here to view more details)  - I changed the design of the Pelisse to match the one in the movie, Sense & Sensibility (1995).


    White strip voile for the dress and yellow broadcloth for the pelisse.

    ::My Version::

    Now, these pictures are my Senior pictures. Which explanations how my hair suddenly got so long, and why I have different glasses on. =)

    These pictures are definitely some of my favorite pictures. And don't you just the house in the background?!? A bunch of girls call it Pemberly, and we wish could live there. =)



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