Friday, July 17, 2009

a snail and a dress

I found this snail by a bus stop in Brighton on Sunday. He had climbed all the way up the tree to attach himself to this leaf. I liked being in his presence while I waited for the bus to come. Small creatures go through such great efforts to get places and seem so content in their simplicity. He seemed like a very happy snail. 
I bought this dress on Etsy a few days ago from Retro Renegade Vintage. It came today, and I think it might be my favorite vintage dress I've ever bought! It fits perfectly. It's made of blue wool and grey jersey knit, making it my official vintage dress for winter.
I love the collar! And the buttons! And the colors! And the triangular zig-zaggy pattern made by the collar and jersey knit. Sigh. I wonder who owned this one?
This week my class worked on a zine. They had the freedom to put whatever they wanted on 8.5 x 11" pieces of paper, and I'm going to make all their drawings into a zine that they'll all get a copy of at the end of class and display in their final show. I thought it was the funnest class so far, but I know they like the field trips better. :)
Happy Friday! I hope you all have a great weekend.
Love, Amanda
P.S. - I added "Google Translate" to the sidebar for those who prefer to read blogs in a different language! Last night I read my blog in French. It was fun, and is possibly a good way to learn French.

1 comment:

Kirsty said...

Your dress is gorgeous! Thats what I love about vintage stuff, they all have a past and a story behind them. I sit there sometimes wondering who owned the bag or dress and who it came from :)

The snail picture is really pretty. The leaf looks very green! :)

Love Kirsty .x.