Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Monday, January 27, 2014

Scribbles and Bits

(Alligator, Lamp, Elephant, Xylophone)

Sunday, January 26, 2014

Quick Study

Looking for that perfect piece of fashion heaven, a delicate one of a kind gem, that is well made, stylish, and comfortable? Well friends, look no further because your search ends this instant (and when I say "instant," I mean when you get to the end of the page...).  My dear friend Caitlin McCall is the brains, beauty, and sewing wizard behind Quick Study (your new favorite clothing). As you can tell from the dresses above, Quick Study clothes are sure easy on the eyes. My favorite part... not only are the clothes good looking, they are well crafted,  and what's this you say...functional?! All of Caitlin's clothes are bike friendly designs in textiles that are made to withstand work, play, and this kooky weather we call are own. Rumor has it some of the dresses have secret pockets sewn in to hold things like wallets and whisky alike (sold). On top of all that goody goodness, these days Caitlin is doing a project (Dress to Ride) where she features interviews with local women wearing Quick Study clothing talking about there experiences as  bicycle riders in Portland (and looking fly while they do it).  Check out her online shop and never look back! 

All of the Quick Study photos (and Dress to Ride snaps) are shot by the magnificent and talented Shola Lawson (a dear friend, and Delicate Doily herself). 

Thursday, January 23, 2014

Boy Oh Boyer

 Happy Birthday to my dear friend Emily (Boyer) Johnson. I love you and hope today is filled with good things like cakes, songs, beers, and cheers! While searching for the perfect Emily B pictures, I stumbled upon photo 3 above (you dressed as Sylvester Stallone in Over the Top)... You're the best.  

Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Soul Train

Soul train, not to be confused with that hit dancing show in the 70's (yep, Soul Train), but boy oh boy I wish it was! I went to Seattle for work the other day. Such a treat. Important numbers to remember: three hours,  forty eight dollars, two states...easy peasy. 

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Robert & Johnny...For Your Listening Pleasure

Hold on to your (sleep) caps, this one's pretty dreamy folks. 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

B & N

It's a stretch but the cats above (Marcel and Olive) are contorting their bodies to make a B (for Brooks) and an N (for Noel). Just some dear friends, who happen to have two dear cats. 

Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Oldies but Goodies

Recently received copies of these beautiful photos. The top is my mother and aunt in Australia in the 1960s. The photo below is my late grandmother same place same time (she sure was stunning). 

Monday, January 13, 2014

Masked Bandits

Here's the thing, while Delicate Doilies quietly collects more goodies to get into our shop, we have been fine tuning our face mask making skills (and refining the fine lines in our blimey faces). We are getting rather good at this whole face off thing (not to be confused with the action packed 1990's movie featuring John Travolta and Nick Cage), and are experimenting in both ingredients and colors (see above for living proof).  So far we have learned that apple cider vinegar is a miracle worker, and cinnamon (photo 2) burns like the dickens (and I'm not talking about Charles). 

Saturday, January 11, 2014

Gram About It

What have I become? If the words "Coo Coo" are at the tip of your tongue, heck I don't blame you. Francis Dale Dart-McLean Harris is now basking in technology these days. Please take a moment to follow this dear sweet feline FRANCISDALEDMH (hearts will melt and swoons will sway). 

Tuesday, January 7, 2014

Ring A Ding Ding

It seems to be a bad busy habit of mine these days to get  consumed with work and holidays . All though the last two months seem like a gobbledygook blob of work, visitors, friends, and holiday get together (all fantastically wonderful and exciting things), I'm here to to say that it's a new year (old news, I know), and I'm ready to get my blah blah blog back on. In case you've been waiting with baited breath  over the past seven days.... Here are my resolutions for 2014 (it's going to be a good year):
1.Read more books. With that, I shall try to carry my book in my bag, and whenever I'm waiting resist (RESIST) that sweet, sweet technology mumbo jumbo and read instead. 
2. Write more (including but not limited to, letters, this blog, and love notes to my sweet man).   
3. Worry less. 
4. Take good care of my body. I intend to run more, run faster, yoga like the dickens, and try to add some  more greens in my diet (cliche I know, but I do think this will forever make the chopping block of life long resolutions).
Without further ado,  a few (and when I say few I mean few) snaps of some of the shenanigans over the past two months.

Mind you,  a lot more has happened (though 
I seemed to have left my camera out of much of it).