Monday, April 23, 2012

Pennsylvania Abandon Turnpike

Two Sunday's ago, a large group of us traveled 3 hours out towards Pittsburgh on the turnpike to walk the long stretch of land that used to be part of the Pennsyvania Turnpike. It was closed down in 1968 when they needed to expand the lanes to ease congestion. We walked about 14 miles in total, and went through one mile long tunnel that left us in complete darkness when our flashlights were turned off.

Fun side note::: Some of the movie "The Road" was filmed in the Sideling Hill Tunnel... pretty cool, right!! :)

A. Turnpike2


We all had a ton of fun, and I peed in the woods 4 times (Great Success!!) It was really a great trip, and I highly suggest it if you ever have the chance!


Friday, April 20, 2012

A Fresh Start

Cream Floral

In the past few months my life has changed drastically. I've had to make many decisions that were extremely hard. There was a lot of time spent in the "crying bed" surrounded by the best of friends that I am SO LUCKY to have that have accepted me at my worst and have been helping restore me to my best. That's the most I'll say about my blogging absence, but life is good now. I am happy and so excited for the future and the now. It is simply fabulous being back in Philadelphia... the city I love. :)

Over the past few weeks I've set aside my crochet hooks and have replaced them with my sewing machine. I've really enjoyed working with it, even though we have had our fair share of arguments, we still love and respect each other. ;)

Here are some wire headbands I made out of vintage and vintage inspired fabric that double as ascots. A lovely customer even told me she would wear one on her wrist! They are now for sale in my Etsy shop, so check them out. They are perfect for the coming warm months and even make really great gifts. Some of the fabric is one of a kind, so grab them while you can.

Plaid Fabric

Lavendar Fabric headband

Lavendar Fabric (My personal favorite!)

Yellow Floral Fabric