Friday, November 30, 2012

Merlin Season 5: The Last Season

BBC announced this week that season 5 will be the last season of Merlin. I'm sure going to miss this show! I'm sad it's coming to an end, but I am glad that there are at least 5 seasons to watch over and over again. 

I'm looking forward to seeing how it all ends through the next few episodes. It's going to be hard to wait! And then I might just have to go back and start Season 1 again. ;)

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Les Miserables

I am getting so excited for Les Miserables to be released in theaters! Every trailer I see looks better and better. Not to mention this featurette which talks about how they sang live for every take, no pre recording! It looks incredible! I get chills every time I watch it.

 It opens December 25, 2012 in the US. I'm hoping to get to see it while I am at home visiting family for the holidays. My sister and I used to play and sing the songs growing up and I became obsessed with the 1998 version and the abridged book when I was 12, so I'm looking forward to seeing it with her. I'm reading the complete unabridged book now (yes, all 1463 pages of it!) but I don't think I will finish it before I see the movie. It's really good though! I'm enjoying it.
♥ Anna

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

The Willow Nest Photo Shoot

I have been super busy the past couple months, working on winter stuff for my shop and I was able to do a fun photo shoot with a friend while she was here with some of my items! (so much easier then taking pictures of things on myself!) We had a lot of fun going to the park, drinking Starbucks  and eating pumpkin bread. I think we need to live in the same town and make this a regular habit! ;)

I hope you're staying cozy!
♥ Anna

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Ella Beyer Fine Art

I know I've already posted about this on my other blog but, for those of you who don't read it, I wanted to share with you the art of my dear friend, Ella. She paints the most vibrant and inspiring places, I want to live inside her paintings!

She and her husband just moved across the country (much closer to me now!) so she is settling in to a new place and new life. I hope you will hop over to her inspiring blog and say hello and check out her Etsy shop! She has been such a huge inspiration in my life, I am excited to follow along on her blogging adventure!
♥ Anna

Friday, September 28, 2012

Costume Fabric Destash!!

 I have decided to part with some of my costume fabric stash. I just don't have the time I used to have to invest in some of these costumes and I would rather have a few to work on I really love and be able to finish them and start fresh with new fabric if I felt like it and not feel guilty about my big box of fabric I haven't used up!
Here are a few I am parting with, I wanted to give you all first pick!

Maid Marian Dress Fabric
2 pieces 
5 yds 60" wide Red/Burgundy Taffeta with velvet geometric design
1 1/4 yds 42" wide green suede like fabric with embroidered design
$30.00 +shipping

Elizabeth Bennet Pelisse Fabric 
1 piece
4 yds 62" wide brown heavyweight fabric.
$15.00 + shipping  SOLD

Robin Hood Jacket Fabric
1 piece
4 yds 60" wide Army Green Denim.
$30.00 +shipping

If you are interested in purchasing any of these fabrics or have any questions about them or any other fabric I may want to sell please leave a comment with your email address and I will contact you with further details!
♥ Anna Kristine

The Hobbit Dwarf Poster

I'm really looking forward to the first installment of The Hobbit coming to theaters this holiday season, I just ran across this poster and it made me smile. Look at all these characters!
Are you excited about the Hobbit?
♥ Anna Kristine

Thursday, September 27, 2012

Merlin Season 5

Merlin Season 5 starts in the UK on October 6, 2012! Is anyone else excited? 
Here are a few photos from the upcoming season.

♥ Anna Kristine

Friday, September 21, 2012

Hermione Knits

My husband and I just finished watching all the Harry Potter movies and like the obsessive knitter I am, the things that stood out most were things like sweaters, scarfs and gloves. 
One such sweater is this lovely one Hermione wears in Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows Part 1 while they are camping out in the woods.
It has a lovely fair isle design around the yoke, and it's the loveliest shades of grey. (Grey is one of my favorite colors to knit with!)
There is a pattern on Ravelry that can be found here for a sweater like Hermione's. So lovely. :)

 I also ran across a pattern for her fingerless mittens which can be found here. There are several patterns on Ravelry for her mittens, but I thought these looked the most slouchy, like hers.

Does this ever happen to you when you watch movies?
♥ Anna Kristine

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Snow White Patterns

 Simplicity just released two patterns based on the Snow White movies that have come out this past year. First, Snow White and The Huntsman, which I have yet to see but I think the costumes look amazing!

Simplicity 1773 (purchase here) is an awesome looking replica of the costume. And also includes a costume for the Queen.

The other pattern is for the blue dress from Mirror Mirror. 

Simplicity 1728 is a less detailed version but still gives you the same look and could be modified if you wanted it to be really accurate. (purchase here)
I hope you are all having a great week!
♥ Anna Kristine

Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Bead Destash!

In case you haven't noticed, I am doing some serious destashing! I decided it was time to sort through and evaluate what I will definitely use and what, even if I love it, I probably will never get around to using. So I hope you don't mind my destash updates! My latest project was to go through my are just a few things I'm getting rid of. 
A part of me feels sad because I still think they are pretty and taking pictures has made me like them even more. But then I look at my organized bead box full of beads with a purpose and I know I did the right thing. :)
If you're interested in some beads head over to my shop!
I hope you're all having a great Tuesday!
♥ Anna Kristine

Saturday, August 25, 2012

More pattern destashing...

Can you believe there's more? I can't. I have so many patterns it's unbelievable. I just listed a bunch more in my shop! See anything you like? Check them out here!

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

More Pattern and Fabric Destash

I went through some more of my patterns today and just listed a bunch more in my shop!
I also listed this gorgeous fabric, 7 1/4 yards of it! I think it would make a gorgeous costume, but I don't have the time or ambition to make anything from it right now so I'm hoping some one else will be inspired by it.
I hope you're having a lovely week! I should be adding more patterns and more fabric in the near future!
~ Anna Kristine

Monday, July 23, 2012

Patterns and Fabric Destash

I'm selling some of my fabric and patterns in my shop! I will be adding more soon as well so check back!
♥ Anna

Sunday, July 22, 2012

Maid Marian Gown: Complete

I finished my Maid Marian gown! You can see more photos here.
♥ Anna Kristine

Thursday, July 12, 2012

Costume Plans

I decided to document all of my fabric for costumes with pictures of what I plan to use it for so it will give me a visual of what the goal is and also just to share with you all the insanity of my fabric stash. *Sigh.*
These aren't in any order of when I plan to make them, they aren't really in any order at all. But out of these which ones would you be most excited to see made?

Sleepy Hollow Dress
I have plans to try and make a dress inspired by the Sleepy Hollow dress, I don't have enough fabric to make the entire thing with my striped fabric so I'm thinking of doing the bodice with the stripes and doing the skirt solid black or something. I can still add all the awesome black and white ribbon trims and I think it would be pretty neat. :)
Regency Gown
 I have had this fabric in my stash for ages to make a Regency Gown for myself. I'm thinking something like this dress of Emma's, only with short sleeves and detachable long sleeves maybe?
Elisabeth Swann Gown
This dress I'm a little intimidated by but I really want to make it! I found this fabric which is a close match awhile back. I already have made the chemise and corset. I just need to make the panniers to go underneath.
Regency Pelisse 
I was given this fabric awhile back and I thought it would make a pretty Regency pelisse. The grassy design would go along the bottom hem and the rest would just be the brown I think.
Maid Marian Gown 
I bought these fabrics forever ago to make a dress inspired by this dress Maid Marian wears in the BBC Robin Hood tv series.
Regency Spencer
 I am planning on making a Regency spencer jacket out of this green floral fabric and lining it with light green silk. I have some black trim I might add to it when it's finished too!
Elizabeth Bennet Pelisse 
I have always wanted to make this jacket Elizabeth Bennet wears in the 2005 Pride and Prejudice. I bought this fabric to make it and I ended up using part of it to make my pirate coat, but there is still enough left to make her jacket too!
Robin Hood Jacket
 I have this army green fabric to make a replica of Robin Hood's jacket from the BBC tv series Robin Hood. Isn't his jacket awesome?
Regency Apron 
I think this fabric would make a pretty Regency apron like Elinor's in Sense and Sensibility.
Regency Dress or 18th Century Chemise
 I have this white ripply fabric that I think would either make a pretty Regency gown or 18th Century chemise/nightgown.
 This fabric is so gorgeous, it's very thin lightweight fabric with a stripe woven into it. I think it would make either a gorgeous Marie Antoinette gown like this one, or a Regency gown like Lizzie's.
 I also have this blue linen which I'm not sure what I will use it for. Maybe it should be a men's waistcoat for my husband? :) What do you think?
Well that's most of it! I have a few more I didn't post because I'm not sure what I'm doing with them yet. But now you see why I really need to make myself sit down and sew some costumes!
Which one would you sew first? Vote on the poll on my blog to help me decide!
♥ Anna


Although I continually talk about movie costumes on this blog, I am not a movie reviewer. Not all the films I discuss are recommended and I do not choose to review weather they are appropriate or not for the simple fact that every person's standards are different. Something that is fine for me may be offensive to some one else and visa versa. If you would like to look into the appropriateness of a title, I recommend I have not seen all the movies I discuss, and am simply interested in the art of clothes in film. I will leave you to decide for yourself if you will watch the movie or not.


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