Between my dentist appointment (not fun) and Beauty Blogger event hosted by BlushPretty (fun!) I had a couple of hours to spare downtown – so I went shopping at Winners (Canada’s version of TJ Maxx/Marshall’s). I don’t usually buy clothes at Winners because you really have to go through the racks to find items and it can be overwhelming – but they had a lovely stock of spring items out today, so I’m glad I had time to spare.
Crochet lace dress – (ignore the jeans LOL) I can’t resist lace – I think I’ll wear this with leggings and sandals.
What I loved about this MAXSTUDIO shirt: the color, the attached camisole, the material. What I didn’t love: the flouncy sleeves and elasticated bottom – VERY unflattering for my body type. Didn’t purchase.
Another ALMOST from MAXSTUDIO. Loved the lace material, the cream color and the sleeves. Didn’t love the elasticated waist or inappropriately placed crochet flowers (thankfully you can’t see them in this pic…but they were in the chest area). Didn’t purchase.
Was entranced by the gorgeous mint – finally a warm-toned version of this season’s hottest shade. In this picture I’m wearing the medium, but I was able to find the smaller version and purchased it instead.
By the way – I’m LOVING the F21 necklace I’m wearing in these pics – I first saw it on Lilly and was finally able to track it down – I’m seriously thinking of purchasing a back-up version – it goes with EVERYTHING!
After shopping, I had just enough time for some sushi with hubby before heading to the blogger event. It was SO good that I ate a bite (or 3) before I remembered to take a pic!
Now on to the blogging event – I was invited to attend a 2-hour beginner’s sewing class at The Sewing Studio along with Elaine from TOBeautyReviews, Arianne from Glitter Geek and Anjali from Rock that Look. Look at what I made – a brush roll!
I have not touched a sewing machine since 7th grade – and yet somehow I made this brush roll ALL BY MYSELF! From threading the bobbin, threading the machine, adjusting the stitches, pinning, adding velcro – we learned it all in 2 hours! I can’t get over how simple and easy Becky and Stephanie made it for us…my mother has been trying to teach me for YEARS, but it never made sense until today (sorry Mom – I love you!).
|More photos from the event. Image Source: twitter #beautybloggerslovesewing|
I have a special interest in learning to sew – because I’m still working on my Design Project and am itching to make my own cushion covers…now I have the confidence to try!
We were sent home with a very generous goody bag containing sewing supplies – I must confess I’m not familiar with a lot of them – although my son claims one of them is a pizza cutter and my daughter thinks another is a playdough tool (note to self: hide new sewing supplies before the kids wake up!). Thank you so much BlushPretty for inviting me to this event! And if you’re in the Toronto area and want to learn sewing – contact The Sewing Studio (416-901-0758).
Can you sew? Have you purchased any mint clothes this season?