Monday, 30 April 2012

Mosaic meme

Many years ago I came across a rather fun image-based meme that I thought would serve rather well as an introduction to me.

Here's how to:

1. Type your answer to each of the questions below into Flickr Creative Commons Search.
2. Using only the first page of results, pick one image.
3. Copy and paste each of the URLs for the images into Big Huge Lab’s Mosaic Maker to create a mosaic of the picture answers.

The questions:

1. What is your first name?
2. What is your favorite food?
3. What high school did you go to?
4. What is your favorite color?
5. Who is your celebrity crush?
6. What is your favourite drink?
7. What is your dream vacation?
8. What is your favourite dessert?
9. What do you want to be when you grow up?
10. What do you love most in life?
11. What is one word that describes you?
12. What is your favourite word?

Here’s my mosaic:

 I've shown you mine. Now show me yours!

Picture sources:
1. Betty Hackney, 2. Shop front of the New York Marble Bar and Ice Cream Parlor, Queen Street, Brisbane, ca. 1912, 3. Tonsåsen Sanatorium, Valdres, Norway, 4. White, 5. [Portrait of Barney Bigard, Ben Webster, Otto Toby Hardwick(e), Harry Carney, Rex William Stewart, Sonny Greer, Wallace (Leon) Jones(?), and Ray Nance, Howard Theater(?), Washington, D.C., between 1938 and 1948] (LOC), 6. Carnaval: vrouw in matrozenpak / Mardi Gras: woman in sailor suit, 7. Frolicing [sic] in the surf at Oldsmar, 8. Man and woman at Warwick Farm racecourse, 9. Dulcie Deamer, c. 1920s / by Leighton Studios, 10. Pen en papier / Pen and paper, 11. Sail Wagon, Brooklyn (LOC), 12. Rollen tapijt en traplopers

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Perils of Being Boring

In the immortal words of Trent Reznor: My butt hurts.

Reason: yesterday I started on a new hat. It's going to be a wool and faux-silk cloche and since I don't have a table to work on and always pattern and cut on the floor, I spent a few hours yesterday crouching on the floor. This was not something my gluteus maximus appreciated and today I am paying the price.

Anyway, I'm freestyling this (as in, I made up the pattern myself on the go), but I was inspired by this picture.

I'm only halfway and I have to undo the last two rows of stitching because I made pleats where I now realise there should be no pleats. Anyway, here's how it looked when I'd pinned together the wool parts:

I think it'll come out nicely, although let me tell you that undoing stitches in wool felt is a pain in the...

Yes, that's right. That was where this post started., wasn't it?

Saturday, 28 April 2012

Me; a Very Dull Old Person

Dull Old Person (abbrev DOP); elderly individual with boring interests who would like to party like it was 1929, if she could only fit the occasional party around her sewing and historical documentary watching
I started this blog as an outlet for the most blatant sort of self-obsession. Why on earth anyone would ever want to read about my vintage obsession, my sewing projects, the books I'm reading &c; I have no idea. There are no parties, no scandals. There is the occasional outfit post, very bland updates on very bland activities and a lot about my newfound obsession with everything '20s. You see, I am indeed a very Dull Old Person wishing she was a very Bright Young Person living some 90ish years ago.

But this is the internet so blatant self-obsession is pretty much The Thing to indulge in. I mean, everyone is doing it, darling. Clearly the fashionable approach these days.