Friday, October 22, 2010

We have a Winner!!!!

After putting all of the entires into my hat and with the help of my siblings - we've drawn out a winner.

I'm so excited to announce that my friend Rebecca has won the purse giveaway! I'll be sending you the purse hopefully sometime before I leave for the SAICFF next week. =)

A big thank you, to everyone who entered! We hope to have another giveaway sometime again, as this was such fun!


In little under a hour.....

the purse giveaway ends.


Thursday, October 21, 2010

Cute Flats for Autumn & Winter

I was browsing through the payless shoes website and found some really cute flats! I just had to share my favorites with all of you!

1. Caelyn Wedge - So cute even if they are wedges!  =)

2. Audrey Knot - Simply darling & in purple - my new favorite color!  =)

3. Feebe Bow Flat - I've always wanted red shoes. This might just fill the bill.  

4. Delilah Flat - Ooo, these are so cute & charming! <3

5. Flake Ballet - These look so cute, comfy & just like slippers! 

6. Annabelle Flat - How fun & classy! 

7. Cypress Bow Ballet - Darling. Though a little on the Summer side. 

8. Anise Bow Flat - Classy and pretty! 


Don't forget to enter our giveaway that ends tomorrow. =) 


Rebecca of Sewing in the Past tagged me. Thank you, Rebecca! =) I'm supposed to answer her eight questions. Then write my own set of eight questions for eight bloggers to answer. Sounds fun.  

1. what time period would you travel back to? (why?)

Umm. Probably the 1940s. I love the clothing, cars, movies, well, everything. I think it would be interesting to be a girl during WWII. 
2. what five things make you extremely happy?

Jesus. Family. Sewing. Traveling. Food. 

3. you find out your great-uncle twice removed on your mother's side died and left you something huge. you arrive and you discover it is a roll-down desk. what is your reaction? 

WOW! I can be a newswoman like in My Girl Friday. Or try to solve a mystery like in an episode of The Dick Van Dyke Show.   

4. have you ever met a celebrity? been somewhere famous? 

Depends on what kind of celebrity you mean. In the Hollywood & music world. No. But, I have met authors - Jasmine Baucham & the Botkin Sisters. In the sewing world - Jennie Chancey & the Long Ladies.  

5. your favorite recipe, please?

My chocolate chip cookie recipe. 

6. what's an obscure movie that nobody has probably ever seen that you really like...?

Don't really know. Oh, maybe the 1940 Pride & Prejudice! That is like one of my favorite versions of P&P. 

7. something you want really, extremely, exceedingly, terribly bad.

A trip to Europe. 

8. a dream that you wish to come true...occur...? (not necessarily a "nighttime" a "daydream" dream)

To have a bedroom up in an attic. I can see the room all pictured in my mind - it is so pretty. =)

My eight random questions -

1. What is your favorite book, besides the Bible? And why is it your favorite?
2. If you could live any where in the world for a month, where would it be? 
3. What is a weird food combination that you enjoy eating? 
4. If you could receive/sew any movie costume in the world, what would it be? 
5. If you could own any painting in the world, which one would it be?
6. What is your biggest fear?
7. Are you a morning or night person?
8. What is your favorite time of the year?   

Now the eight random bloggers I will tag to answer my random questions - 

1. Lindsay @ Content in Christ 
2. KatySue @ Not All Who Wander Are Lost 
3. Bess @ Bess' Bag
4. Rebecca @ Singing In His Name 
5. Marie @ Marie Loves
6. Heather @ Heather's Blog-O-Rama
7. Polka Dot @ Life is Too Short Not to Wear Red Shoes 
8. Lillian @ Nothing to Fear 


Saturday, October 16, 2010

Modest Fashion Week - Ashley (Day 7) (Sweater Top)

- What I'm Wearing - 

Purple Sweater Top - Borrowed from Gabrielle {Kohl's}
Jeans - J.C.Penny
Purple Leaf Earrings - AmandaBeth Boutique
Fabric Ring - Samantha of Emariecreations {giveaway}
Black Snowman Socks - Gift 

Well girls, today is the last day of Modest Fashion Week. It was so much fun doing it with you girls. We'll have to do it again this winter. How does that sound? =) Today is just a relaxing day around the house. I'm busy sewing today. What can I say, sewing is relaxing to me. =) What are you doing today?

Link up your final outfit for today below. 


Friday, October 15, 2010

Modest Fashion Week - Ashley (Day 6) (Antho-inspired Top)

- What I'm Wearing -

Brown Antho-inspired top - Made by me
Jean Skirt - Coldwater Creek
Brown Knee-Highs - Kohl's
Tan Wedges - Target
Dangle Earrings - Mudd {gift}
Flower Ring - Samantha of Emariecreations {giveaway}


I can't believe that tomorrow is the last day! How sad. It was really cold outside when we took these pictures this afternoon. It looks like fall weather is back and hopefully to stay. I'm looking forward to this evening when I will be having a slumber party with my sisters. Watching old movies and eating popcorn. What do you do on a Friday night? 

Oh, and don't forget to enter our purse giveaway. =)

Link up your post for today below. 


Thursday, October 14, 2010

First Vlog

Hi everyone!

I have put together my very first vlog this evening. So enjoy and let me know what you think of it. =)


Shabby Apple's Dare to Design Contest | 1960s inspired dress

I was so excited that Shabby Apple was doing their Dare to Design contest again this year! I didn't have a chance last year, so I'm excited to join in the fun this year.

My dress design for Shabby Apple dresses is inspired by the early 1960s. It features a full pleated skirt {which falls just-below-the-knee}, cummerbund around the waist, slight scoop neckline, invisible zipper up the back, and short cap sleeves.

I think this dress would look lovely made up in light teal cotton with the cummerbund made up in a polka-dotted fabric of the same color. Or, in red cotton with a white and red polka-dot cummerbund. Then again, blue cotton with a blue and white polka-dot cummerbund would look charming.  Of course, any spring time color would be great for this amazing dress!


Bramblewood Fashion Boutique Giveaway! - Closed

Hello everyone! We are giving away a purse from our shop today! Soon there will be purses for sale in our shop. But for now, we are giving one of you a chance to win the very first bag we have made for the shop. =) How exciting is that!?!?

The bag up for grabs is this lovely jean purse. Trimmed with vintage lace and lined with a colorful orange print {the same fabric as the skirt I'm wearing}. The strap is long enough to wear it crossed over your body like the above picture. Or, worn on one shoulder, like the pictures below.

This purse would be great for church, school, work, conferences, or just for a day of shopping. You can fit a water bottle, notebook, wallet, book, bible, cell phone, and few more things in this wonderful purse! My sister and I love this design; as you can fit so much in it.

To enter and win this purse:
  • Leave a comment below with some way to contact you. (blog, email, etc...) {Mandatory to enter} 1 entry 
For more entries do one, or all of the following in separate comments: 
  • Post about the giveaway on your blog, facebook, tumblr, twitter, etc... and leave a link.  3 entries each 
  • Heart our etsy shop. 1 entry 
  • Be a follower of our blog. 1 entry  
  • Tell us your favorite thing about Fall. 2 entries  
This giveaway is open only to residents in the USA. Sorry. And will end on October 22nd at 10AM EST.  

This giveaway is now closed.


Modest Fashion Week - Ashley (Day 5) (Denim Jacket)

- What I'm Wearing - 

White Ruffle T-shirt - Ann Taylor 
Jean Jacket - Borrowed from Gabrielle {J.C.Penny}
Orange Print Skirt - "Route 66" skirt {made by me}
Cowgirl Boots - Children's Place
Leaf Earrings - AmandaBeth Boutique 

Today I can say, the cooler weather is back! It is so nice for it to feel like like fall outside, instead of summer. =) I'll be spending the day inside though doing some more sewing. Yesterday, I came up with a design for Shabby Apple's Dare to Design contest. The deadline is tomorrow. What can I say? I get a thrill with doing things at the last moment. I also get more inspired. =) 

Link up your outfit for today below. 


Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Modest Fashion Week - Ashley (Day 4) (1944 Jean Jumper)

- What I'm Wearing -

Jean Jumper - Made by me
Red T-shirt - Kohl's
Brown Belt - Maurices 
Cowgirl Boots - Children's Place 
Pearl Earrings - Gift 

Well, it seems like I can't post any earlier then around early afternoon. Oh well. I love this jumper. It is so comfy and vintage without being too vintage.  Tomorrow I will have a surprise for all of you. Well, I better get back to working on the surprise. =) 

Link up your outfit for today below. 


Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Modest Fashion Week - Ashley (Day 3) (Jean Pencil Skirt)

- What I'm Wearing - 

Blouse - Kohl's
Jean Pencil Skirt - Made by me
Brown Belt - Maurices 
Leaf Earrings - AmandaBeth Boutique 
Black Heels - Famous Footwear 

Well, it looks like I'm doing another late post. Today I started cleaning up my room - why does my room always get messy after I'm sick? Oh, well. This afternoon I will be sewing away on several projects. =) How nice it is to be back in my sewing area. It is also warm outside. Where did the fall weather go to? 

Link up your outfit for today below.


Monday, October 11, 2010

Modest Fashion Week - Ashley (Day 2)

- What I'm Wearing -

Orange Print Skirt - Borrowed from Gabrielle
White Blouse - Kohl's
Jean Jacket - Borrowed from Gabrielle {J.C.Penny}
Orange Scarf - Target
Tan Wedges - Target
Pearl Earrings - Gift

Good afternoon everyone! Sorry, to get this post up so late. I didn't have time this morning to take pictures before work. And we have guest over for this afternoon - we are sewing formals together. That means I'm squeezing in this post during lunch time. =) 

It is a beautiful day outside, though rather warm. Perfect for any fall activity. What do have planned for today?

Link up your post for today below. 


Sunday, October 10, 2010

Modest Fashion Week - Ashley (Day 1) (J. Jill Skirt)

- What I'm Wearing -

Skirt - J. Jill
Cream Ruffle Tank - Gap Outlet
Cream Cardigan - Gap Outlet
Heels - Famous Footwear
Cameo - London, UK {Blue velvet ribbon - L.A.}
Pearl Earrings - Gift

Welcome everyone to Bramblewood Fashion's second fashion week! If you need more information about the event click here

I hope everyone is having a lovely Sunday. It is the 80s today - very unlike fall weather. It looks like this whole week is going to be on the warm side. How sad. As I was starting to enjoy the cooler weather. 

Now everyone it's time to link up your outfit for today!  We can't wait to see everyone's outfits! =)


Saturday, October 9, 2010

Autumn Modest Fashion Showcase - Ashley {Day 7}

- What I'm Wearing - 

Teal Top - Liz Claiborne 
Jean Halter Vest - made by me
Jeans - J.C.Penny
Heels - Famous Footwear
Owl Necklace - made by me 
Leaf Earrings - AmandaBeth Boutique 

Well, I'm feeling much better today. As you can see, I got of bed and dressed in something other than pj's. =)  This evening I was able to finish my Young Victoria dress and pictures should be coming sometime soon.

See you all tomorrow for our modest fashion week.


Autumn Modest Fashion Showcase - Gabrielle {Day 7}

~What I am Wearing~
cream shirt ... Liz Claiborne 
Purple halter vest ... made by yours truly, but it is Ashley's vest ;)
denim knee length skirt ... made by yours truly 
Purple plaid scarf ... Kohl's 
brown flats ... Payless

Now, this outfit is suppose to be for day 7 of Marie's Autumn Modest Fashion Showcase, however, it seems as though she has not posted her outfit; thus the linky thing.  

Anyway, I hope you like my outfit.  I do; except the fact that I think it makes me look short.... Hmm. I think I shall have to stick to wearing heels with this skirt. 

Oh! If anyone happens to be at a Kohl's sometime soon, you might want to look for some lovely skirts they have!  They are long and modest!! *jumps for joy* And to add to the fact that they are (on me anyway) at my ankles (though at my mother they were several inches above...) they are of lovely plaids and of very soft material!  You might want to check it out.  ;) I hope to have pictures of my skirt tomorrow for Bramblewood Fashion's modest fashion week.  I hope y'all plan on attending! 

Now am I forgetting anything? Ah, yes.  This post marks Bramblewood Fashion's 300th post!  Exciting. 

Love and greetings from,
~Gabrielle Renee

Friday, October 8, 2010

In the Good Old Summertime {1949}

After the recommendation of one of our readers I taped In the Good Old Summertime {1949} off of TCM.  And today I watched it for the very first time. I loved it!

Starring Judy Garland & Van Johnson. In the Good Old Summertime {1949} is a musical remake of The Shop Around the Corner {1940} with James Stewart & Margaret Sullavan.  Can you believe it!?! They made a remake only nine years after the original.

It's the turn of the century America in Chicago when Andrew and Veronica first meet - by crashing into each other. They develop an instant and mutual dislike of each other right away. Which only grows when, later on, Andrew hire's Veronica as a saleslady at Oberkugen's music store. What they both don't know is, at night they both engage in an anonymous correspondence - with each other.  =)

For all you historical, or modern sewers out there. You will be excited to see a turn of the century sewing room. Plus, Judy has some really pretty clothes that she wears in the movie.

Also you can see Judy Garland's daughter in the closing scene. And she is the cutest thing ever! =)


Thursday, October 7, 2010

A Girl's Life Fashion Week - Going Out to Eat {Day 7} (AMFS Day 5)

- What I'm Wearing -

Green Dress - Gabrielle made it. {She drafted her own pattern}
Cream cardigan - Gap Outlet {Had for a year}
Tan wedges - Target {Had for a year}
Owl Necklace - Joann Fabrics {$3}


I love this dress! Gabrielle made it for herself, but sadly she grew out of it. So she gave it to me. =) When we are going out to eat, I usually don't wear anything special. Except for holidays, then I usually dress up when we go out. 

Thank you for all your well wishes for me to get better. =) I'm still sick and hope to get better before my fashion week this Sunday. =) 



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