Hello petit sea turtles. It has been awhile, hasn't it?
Things have just gotten so busy, and this morning when I opened my eyes I saw my pink fairy calendar and realized it has been two whole weeks since I last wrote you! Oh my goodness! So I jumped out of bed and threw on a hoodie, and when I went to my window, expecting to see the budding greens of spring, I saw THIS!
What in heavens name? I do not know how, but we have ice everywhere and 3 whole inches of magical white snow everywhere... Just a few days ago it was 60 degrees fahrenheit!
So I put on my trusty purple scarf and went to play in the snow... I also spent my day reading the lovely words of Anais Nin and watching clips from old movies online...
"We are like sculptors, constantly carving out of others the image we long for, need, love or desire, often against reality, against their benefit, and always, in the end, a disappointment, because it does not fit them."-Anais Nin
The last two weeks have flown by fast with late night studying and cramming in homework, plus some awkward lessons in health class. Oh and bad news little ones: my 'him' does not like me as a valentine. -tear- I'm ok though, no worries. I also went to see 'Confessions of a Shopaholic,' which was extremely cheezy, but I loved Krysten Ritter's character of Suze. I wish I had pictures but I couldn't find any... Has anyone seen the movie and know who I'm talking about?
I also discovered JPG Magazine, and submitted two of my photographs for their upcoming issues. I was hoping and wondering if you cute kiddos would vote for me? You just make an account super quick and vote 'Yeah!'
1. http://jpgmag.com/photos/1499197 "A Swish of Fins"
2. http://jpgmag.com/photos/1499233 "Time for Tea"
I also recieved the loveliest things in the mail this week... I reached into our little mailbox and discovered the most delightful of suprises! My mother's magazine, Ladies Home Journal, featured Ellen as their CoverGirl! I was very excited... And according to the article she has an original Andy Warhol painting in her home, called Tennis Shoes!!!!! Sooo jealous! I love Andy Warhol... I also got some new glasses! (They're fake... Shhh, our little secret.) They sort of remind me of Sarah Palin or Tina Fey, which is very good. I wore them with a pastel blue sweatshirt and flower-y scarf on Friday.
Made into polaroids with the help of Poladroid... The tiles behind them are my flickr favorites, and my desktop background. :]
Oh my goodness, I forgot the most amazing part of my week yet! I went shopping for some new shoes, since my black Chucks that I wear every day are so worn-out they are developing holes in them, and you can see my pink sparkly socks! No good. So I went to the store and was very disappointed to see they didn't have any basic black tennis shoes like my old ones... I was about to leave when I saw these amazing beauties sitting atop a display... Their hot pink canvas with minty green detailing, and the little glittery cupcakes with sparkling icing! OH MY GOSH. I ran over and grabbed the shoe and asked the lady if they had any more, and she said that was the last one, and I checked the size and saw it was my size!!!!!! I snatched them up and paid for them right away... I think it was definately FATE.
Ok, lets just LIST the reasons why these shoes are so amazing, shall we? 1. They incorporate ALL of my favorite colors--mint green, violet red, hot pink, pastel pink, glittery white, light blue.... Yummmmm. 2. They are legit Converse All Stars; classic Chucks. 3. Umm hello? There are CUPCAKES WITH SPARKLY ICING. 4. Did I mention they are my perfect size? Yeah...
Love at first sight...
Alright little zoo animals, thats all for now. I'll exit with a delightful photoshoot with Zooey Deschanel and Dear Diary Moments, as usual...
*Make an origami animal and somehow incorporate it into your outfit.
*Go an entire day pretending to be a character that you made up. Don't tell anyone, just act and dress as that person would.
*Turn an ordinary object into a piece of jewelry. A dream catcher, a paper doily, a tiny spoon or fork, etc.
*Kiss and hug as much as you can.
*Buy a goldfish and take pictures with it.
*Write me a letter. Email me for my address. :) drseussfanatic(at)yahoo(dot)com.
xoxo and little reindeer antlers,
Saturday, February 28, 2009
Hello petit sea turtles. It has been awhile, hasn't it?
Posted by Maddie M. at 10:04 PM
Friday, February 13, 2009
Happy Valentine's Day, my sweetest loves. What are you little ones doing today? My afternoon consists of watching Juno, painting, listening to the Ditty Bops, and finishing up the zine. All of this while being single! Whoo! Here's what I've been up to...
Ok, here's something cute I think all of you should DEFINATELY watch, ok?
Posted by Maddie M. at 8:19 PM
Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Hello kittens. Just a quick little post to tell you I've added some new vintage items to my etsy shop, so I'm going to do a tiny shameless advertising plug. ;]
Working on some painted clothing too that should be up by Valentines Day! And some little valentines to for you and your sweetheart...
the VINTAGE Summer Dreams Lemon-Drop Dress.
A dreamy lemon-drop yellow vintage dress. Perfect for running through fields of daisies, sipping iced tea, eating strawberries. Or beaches, or big cities. Absolutely adorable.
18.5 inches from underarm to underarm. 14 inch wide waist.
3 feet 5 inches tall from shoulders to hem.
Fits S-M, some Large.
Next, the VINTAGE Green Plaid Super-Sleuth Jacket.
Sooo adorable. Perfect for skipping through vintage shops and boutiques with an ice cream cone in hand or layered with billions of wool scarves and a hat in the winter...
Tuxedo style, cropped, with triangle-like cut at hem.
Fits S-L, flattering on most shapes. :]
Also, the VINTAGE Minty Kisses Polyester Blouse.
Color closer to mint green than light blue.Super Cute, especially for enjoying lollipops and layered with necklaces of pink and strands of pearl as you kiss your sweetheart atop the head or enjoy being single as you watch old episodes of I LOVE LUCY in black and white.
And FINALLY, the VINTAGE Blue and White Summer Sweetheart Blouse.
Just the right top for chillin on the beach, (you could use it as a cover-up!), or riding bikes with your best friends through the crowded city streets.
Fits size S-L, flattering on most shapes.
Well thats it for now little ones! Just wanted to share. Hope everyone has a SUPER day.
Here's some Dear Diary Moments, just because i love you.
**Give yourself 30 minutes and write super tiny stories about different fictional girls.
**Make some scrumptious valentines and give them to your sweetie. Or if your super-single like moi, make them for yourself.
**Assemble a canopy over your bed. See Threadbanger: http://www.threadbanger.com/decor-it-yourself/episode/DEC_20090204
**Drink some tea and enjoy the rain. Or the sunshine. Braid your hair and add ribbons.
**"Live Juicy." -SARK (http://www.planetsark.com/)
PS---I've gotten FAN MAIL this week! Can you believe it? I have FANS! Its made me oh so happy, you don't even know. I love you ALL. Why do you love my blog?
Posted by Maddie M. at 3:59 PM
Sunday, February 8, 2009
Oh so excited for a new week. I have bought a new black tank top with silver polka dots on it and I am ready to party it up... I have a teeny bit left to do for school tonight before I can relax and perhaps work on the zine... Speaking of which--how would you guys feel about it being an online zine? It would still be handmade, just scanned in and in PDF format... And another question: Is there a way to charge for online zines, or no? Just curious, I am new at this. But it looks oh so much better in color so far, (not done yet!), which means printing is going to be crazy expensive. WHICH means that we'd have to raise the price by alot. Meaning they wouldn't sell. Phew! So oui, I'm looking into making it an online zine....
On a lovely little note, I have been double tagged! Oh my goodness! First, sweet little Chloe has created a tag all of her own! Can you believe it? I am so honored to be chosen as one of the first fairies to answer it...
a little picture of my silly face, just for fun
describe your personal style. ok let me see. i'm a big fan of anything lace-y and pastel, vintage, used, antique accessories, indie, etsy-ebay-thrifted, and I love Converse. There is no outfit complete in my opinion without some good chucks. I'm actually not a huge fan of jeans/pants but they are all I wear mostly. Darkwash jeans rolled up at the cuffs. what are the staples in your wardrobe? My pastel pink jean jacket. Ask Chiclet. In fact, I wear it too much. And my black Chucks, haha, again. I love them. what's your signature look? Brown hair, dimples, and something pastel. :] what inspires you? Children, art, music, and photography. I've considered being a fashion photographer or a photostylist. I love the way kids can wear the craziest outfits, especially girls with their ruffles and pink-pink-PINK! I love it. So jealous. As far as music, I really love making outfits inspired by lyrics, in fact, I need to start doing that in real life and not just polyvore.com :] who is your fashion muse? i have multiple, are you ready for this? Ellen Degeneres, Tina Fey, (menswear ftw!), The Ditty Bops, my Fairy Godmother, Gala Darling, Shirley Temple, Andy Warhol, my Inspiration Diva Trish, and Edie Sedgwick. There are probably more, but I cannot think of all of them. :] favorite purchase of all time? Lets see... I really would have to say my flower crown from an antique store. I'd seen them in editorials and vintage images and ALWAYS wanted one, and then I saw a beautiful one at an antique heaven. Snatched it right up. Next to that, I'd have to say my bear mask or ribbon-print converses... biggest splurge? Definately my pink barbie typewriter, I thought it was going to cost me $6, but I forgot to add in shipping overseas.... Oops. :] what's your beauty routine? Alarm goes off at six, I wake up, make my bed, get dressed with as much effort as I can muster up that early, put on makeup, check my email, do my hair, spritz on some cake perfume and brush my teeth, slip into my converse chucks, and eat an energy bar on my way out the door to school. That, my friends, is what I call a glamourous lifestyle... what jewelry do you never take off? I actually don't wear much jewelry. I wear a lot of scarves, but as far as jewelry, there is one item I never take off and hopefully never will... My white lung cancer awareness bracelet. Both Chiclet and I have one. Our fairy godmother has lung cancer. (Possibly pray for her?) She is doing alright and we are loving her, such a fighter. She can do it. what are you wishing for? A black slip I can wear as a dress, to lose some weight, and a Betsey Johnson tea party dress. what are your obsessions? pastel colors, good music, perfume of an icing scent, mint green nail polish, cotton candy, and love.
I'd like to tag the lovely Stevanny from NotebookDoodles. (http://notebookdoodles.blogspot.com/). Such a lovely soul. Thanks Chloe! Next, my darling Lottie strawberry friend has tagged me... Cutie pie. Its called the 'four tag'...
B: Four people who email me regularly: little lottie, chiclet, my inspiration diva. only three, oh so sad.
C: Four favourite smells: cupcakes baking and icing on top, spring in the midwest, big city smells, and freshly sliced oranges...
D: Four places I would rather be right now: chicago, paris, in the arms of my soulmate, and lying down in a field of wildflowers watching the clouds go by...
E: Four people I tag: Lottie at http://theteadrinkingenglishrose.blogspot.com/, Ana at http://thesearesilverwings.blogspot.com/, Sparkle at http://stardustsparkle.blogspot.com/, and Thumbelina at http://missthumbelina.blogspot.com/.
F: Four TV shows I watch: The Ellen Degeneres Show, 30 Rock, The Office, and Saturday Night Live. Thats right. :]
And GOODNESS! I have gotten an AWARD from Lottie too! Sorry sweets I had to shrink it a bit to fit it in my sidebar, but here it is in all its goodness and love...
I think I shall give it to sweet Lenore... http://lenore-lolita.blogspot.com/. She is truly a delight in my little world and we are such city soulmates I cannot believe it. This is my birthday present to her. Happy Birthday Lenore! kisses and big wishes!
To the rest of you, I wish you well. So sorry this post didn't have the most substance ever... I promise, soon I will have the zine done and some fun for all. For now, here are some Dear Diary Moments! I realize I've been adbandoning them, but here they are again, back like good old times...
**Spend an evening in a bubble bath, devoting all your thoughts to what your life would be like living in a tree house.
**Search for quotes that inspire you. Now somehow make them into jewelry. Show me what you come up with... Written on brooches, embroidered onto a felt-heart necklace?
**Listen to 'Four Feet Left' by The Ditty Bops and 'Ocean Size Love' by Leigh Nash. Imaging your life in five years. If you like it, good for you. If not, start making it different.
xoxo, gum drops, sleepy dreams and butterfly kisses...
Posted by Maddie M. at 8:09 PM