Monday, December 12, 2011

Another Pretty Wit Giveaway

Hi again! There is another giveaway over at Pretty Wit! We are giving away a braided cable cowl! So, head over to this post and sign up to win! Then, go check out all of the other amazing giveaways going on over at Sew Mama Sew!
 P.S. The giveaway over at Liesl Made is still going on as well!

Saturday, December 10, 2011

A Pretty Wit Giveaway at Liesl Made

Hello friends! I just wanted to give you all a heads up about our giveaway going on over at Liesl Made. We are giving away a $25 certificate to use in our shop Pretty Wit. Head on over there to sign up!

P.S. We will also be having a giveaway on our Pretty Wit blog this Monday! So come back then and enter to win!

Tuesday, November 29, 2011


 Have you ever thought about the word 'jungle'? Say it slowly to yourself a few times. It's a strange word. Jungle... jungle. Ha ha!  But that's beside the point.

These are the plants I have in my room. They are a Happy Thought. The nice thing about it is it keeps the air very fresh. Which is nice because my room is right above the kitchen. Food smells really good when it's cooking and when you're eating it, but after that... not so much. So, it's nice to have plants. And this is a very random post. So there.


Monday, November 28, 2011

cabins nestled in the woods

Oh my... You have to go look at these pictures on lieslmade. They make want to cry and be there right this very second.


Saturday, November 26, 2011

a book page garland

Hello there! I hope you all had a lovely Thanksgiving. Ours was splendid! A lovely day, a yummy dinner and a delightful time!

Tomorrow we're going to go cut down a Christmas tree with the fam! 
"It's so exciting it makes me giddy!" -Persuasion (...What else?)
 We've also been working on Christmas presents which is one of our favorite pastimes I have to say...  And I remembered some pictures I took of a present I got last year from my sweet sister-in-law! A handmade gift of course... and such a good idea! Genius in fact!
It is made out of pretty, blue paper and book pages from one of my favorite books: The Voyage of the Dawn Treader! Although the pictures don't do it justice.
 And here it is hanging so nicely above my bookshelf. Very appropriate I must say. =]
 She cut out various sizes of circles, bent them in the most charming manner, stapled them onto brown twine and voila!
Isn't it the cutest? I love it!

 My favorite line in the book... the opening words: "There was a boy called Eustace Clarence Scrubb, and he almost deserved it."

Well, happy days to you all! I wish you all a good night and merry morning!

Monday, November 21, 2011

Hello my lovelies! Pretty Wit is having a sale right now. It's a Pre Black Friday/Cyber Monday sale. All of my hand knit items (plus a few other goodies) ship for free! Take a gander if you have a mind to. And don't forget to go over to Liesl Made to get a 25% off coupon for Pretty Wit not to mention a great tutorial for a beautiful pleated bag! She's so clever!

Friday, November 18, 2011

Snow, snow, snow, SNOW!

 We woke up to snow today and it's beautiful! It's breath taking no matter how many times you've seen it! Unfortunately I didn't take this picture... isn't it pretty though? All this snow puts me in the mood to eat this:

Watch this:

Wear this:

And make this: 

Just click on links to be taken to the source. The Fair Isle cowl is only $12! Can you believe it? Have a pretty day!

Saturday, November 12, 2011

Links, Inspiration and News

Hello friends! We have a new look!

Here are a few things I wanted to share with you today. 

This tutorial for a beautiful headband.
This shirt looks fun to make!
I want to make..and eat this all by myself.
I'm making these right now. 
And, oh goody! We are on Liesl Made right now. Check it out and get the coupon code to use in our shop Pretty Wit!


Sunday, October 30, 2011

Well hello there! Something is finally stirring on our Pretty Wit blog! Go on over to see our happenings.


Tuesday, October 11, 2011

We have the sneezles..

This poem is published in Now We Are Six by A. A. Milne

We have the Sneezles.
And the Sneezles is what we have. 
Don't get them. Them, you don't want.

I want you to have a lovely day no matter if you have Sneezles or Wheezles or Measles or PHTHEEZLES or any other thing ending in eezles. 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Start with addressing and stamping the envelope..

Start with addressing and stamping the envelope. ‘What! Before writing the letter?
Most certainly. And I’ll tell you what will happen if you don’t. You will go on writing till the last moment, and just in the middle of the last sentence, you will become aware that ‘time’s up!’ Then comes the hurried wind-up – the wildly-scrawled signature – the hastily-fastened envelope, which comes open in the post – the address, a mere hieroglyphic – the horrible discovery that you’ve forgotten to replenish your Stamp-Case – the frantic appeal, to everyone in the house, to lend you a stamp – the headlong rush to the Post Office, arriving, hot and gasping, just after the box has closed – and finally, a week afterwards, the return of the Letter from the Dead-Letter Office, marked ‘address illegible.’!” ~Lewis Carroll

The art of letter writing...
But alas! It is lost! And why should it be me that has stumbled and found it?This is not only a lost art but it is a fun lost art. Enjoyable to the writer, and even more so to the reader. How did this become lost? And what is more, who lost it? ...this is a tragedy indeed.. How is one to find it again, being so buried in the brambles? Why do we forget our 'sail mail' address? Because there simply isn't enough opportunities to use it. To write it, to speak it, to think of it. When was the last time you wrote a letter to your friend? Your sister? Your mom? Your sweetheart?Maybe the reason you don't write letters is because no one ever replies. This... I cannot find a solution for. Except perhaps if they are inspired by this propaganda. Maybe you have never written a letter.. That is too sad a thought to even think about.. But if it is true, I wish you would! For you are missing out on a most pleasurable task.

Joe: One mystery store, Sleuth, at 78th and Amsterdam, a children’s bookstore, Shop Around The Corner. It’s been there forever.

Joe’s grandfather: Cecilia store.

Joe: Who is that?

Joe’s grandfather: Cecilia Kelly, lovely woman. I think we might have had a date once. Maybe we just exchange letters.

Joe: You wrote her letters?

Joe’s grandfather: Oh, mail, that was called mail. Stamps, envelope.

Joe: You know I’ve heard of it.

Joe’s grandfather: Cecilia had beautiful penmanship. She was too young for me, but she was enchanting.

Joe: Enchanting.

~You've Got Mail (Wonderful film!)

I hope I have inspired you to write a letter today. Nothing cheers someone up like a good, old-fashioned letter.

For tips on writing a letter....

You have only to consult Emily Post on Letter Writing Etiquette.

Have a wondrous day!

Monday, August 8, 2011

Have you seen these shoes? Go and win them!

Want to *win* your very own pair of leather Devonshire 18th century shoes? Then help us spread the word about the pre-order going on right now!

About the Prize:

The Devonshires are a leather 18th century shoe based on museum examples from the 1760s through 1780s. They're made of top-grade dyable leather, with a beautiful, smooth Italian leather sole for dancing, and are hard-wearing, water- and mud-proof, for even the toughest of outdoor re-enactments.

Pre-Order the Devonshires through August 10, and get the special $100 price. We're only making 200 of these shoes, so don't miss the chance to own one of only a couple hundred pair on the planet! Visit to order.

Aren't they pretty?

Monday, August 1, 2011

Oh me, oh my! Monday Movie-eth.

Hello everyone!
Happy August! I hope you are all having a great summer!
We have all been crazy at our house (not that that is very different than usual...). We are getting ready for our friend Anna's Wedding! We've been sewing like mad women, watching Disney Princess movies and laughing our little heads off (Have you seen Tangled? It's hilarious!), gardening, drinking iced tea, playing music, playing with our nieces and nephews. It's been fun... =]
What have you been doing? I hope whatever it is- it's been fun!

Ok, I'm off the the great out-of-doors to get some weeding and mowing done!

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

a day in the rain..

Here are some silly videos put to a pretty cool song.. *tee hee hee* Enjoy!

Monday, July 18, 2011

It's Monday...*smile*

It is another Monday. Here is your Monday Movie Moments of Madness and also your Madness Moments of Movie Monday.

Here is a song from The Court Jester (our almost favorite) musical.
I'll Take you Dreaming sung by Danny Kaye

Happy Dreaming,
Genevieve, Marguerite and Aimee

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Quoth she..

In our house, this is what is said every 100 seconds or so.
If you haven't seen Little Women starring June Allison you should. It's so good. ...GOOD.
♥ Aimee

Sunday, July 3, 2011

Bad poetry for a sad story

I, full of the best intentions
Made many things this year
And took pictures of most I could mention
Yes, pictures for posting here

But alas! I'm chagrined
My intentions had gone awry
They were flung to the wind
And you are not to ask why

So, there you have it, my finished projects of 2010! Click on the picture to view larger.


Thursday, June 30, 2011

Aimee - Finished Books of 2010

Books I read in the year - two*thousand*ten
I love books! Jane (who is the brilliant, Genevieve, one of the authors of this blog.) did a really neat post that told all the books she had finished in the duration of the previous year.
These were the lists from 2009 + 2010.
See Jane read. See Jane and Lizzy read...

Here we will see Aimee's finished books of 2010. I know it isn't near so LONG and EXTENSIVE as Jane's but I dare say, it'll all turn out well. *grin*

Shall we descend into the vortex?
Finished Books of Two Thousand Ten

Robin Hood by Henry Gilbert --- This one was very good! I would love to read other adaptions of the famous legend. Ah to live in the greenwood and be as merry as an outlaw! 6

The Dove in the Eagle's Nest by Charlotte Mary Yonge --- Marmee gave me this to read for history. It was very good. The story had many twists and turns--some of them agreeable. 7

The Maidens Bequest by George MacDonald --- Oh! Annie Anderson! Who couldn't love her character? George MacDonald is a genius author. 7

The Hobbit by John Ronald Reuel Tolkien --- Marguerite read this one to me and Genevieve. I have never read a book by JRR Tolkien and i must say he is a favorite already. (We're now reading, 'The Fellowship of the Ring'!) 8

The Code of the Woosters by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse --- Absolutely hilarious. He likes using sentences like, 'Jeeves shimmered off.' and 'Jeeves breezed in.' and 'Jeeves poured into the room.' and 'Jeeves was ushered in by clouds.' 7

The Wind in the Willows by Kenneth Grahame --- I read this in Maui! It was so good! Every time you see a mole you shall think of sensible Moley. He is such a lovable character! 'Wise ol' Bagger, kind Rat, sensible MOLE!' the 1995 cartoon of 'The Wind in the Willows' is splendid! great gift idea. 9

The King of the Trees by William D. Burt --- Neat allegory. The Griffins were beyond cool. I'm curious to read the rest in the series. 6

Rebecca by Daphne duMaurier --- Of course, since the 1940's film 'Rebecca' is one of my favorite movies and definitely my favorite Hitchcock, i loved the book. The author really out did herself. It wasn't outrageously creepy but it did have some suspense and creepiness under each corner of the pages. Ah! one of my Favorites! 9The Bluebird and the Sparrow by Jannett Oke ---This one was sad.. but good. She has been a favorite author of mine for years now. 4

Meet Me in St. Louis by Sally Benson ---If you liked the musical, you will love this one! come to think of it...if you didn't like the musical, i think you would still love it! GREAT! 9

The Overland Escape by Lee Roddy ---who couldn't like Lee Roddy? I must say The Ladd Family Adventures are still my favorite. 4

The Tale of Despereaux by Kate DiCamillo ---I don't know why i never read this one before. It's so lovely! 7

Far from the Dream by Lance Wubbels ---yuck. not so good. I tried to trade it in at a used book store but when we got up to the counter it was no where to be seen! Consequently, Genevieve had dropped it in the library drop by accident. tee hee hee! 1

Lord Emsworth and Others by Pelham Grenville Wodehouse ---"Jane says, he's a baa lamb." I couldn't get enough of P. G. Wodehouse if i wanted too! This is one of the best! 8

The Witch of Blackbird Pond by Elizabeth George Speare ---This story was very neat! My favorite character turned out to be someone I did not expect. 7

I received a wonderful copy of 'the Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club' from Marmee this Christmas. And now that i have sunk my teeth into a Dickens (my first!) I hope to be reading more classics. Next year, and the years to come, I should especially like to read,
North and South by Elizabeth Gaskell
Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte
Peter Pan by J. M. Barry
Jo's Boys by L. M. Alcott
The Wizard of Oz by Frank L. Balm
Little Lord Fauntleroy by Frances Hodgson Burnett
Emma by Jane Austen
Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare
Tom Sawyer by Mark Twain
The Jungle Book by Rudyard Kipling
The Voyage of the Basset by James C. Christensen
Lorna Doone by R. D. Blackmore

some other titles,
The Reluctant Dragon by Kenneth Grahame
Etiquette by Emily Post
A Picture of Dorian Grey by Oscar Wilde
The Magic of Ordinary Days
The Sackett Series by Louis Lamour
The Lone Ranger by Striker
Cheaper By the Dozen by Frank Bunker Gilbreth, Jr. and Ernestine Gilbreth Carey
The Princess Adelina by Julie Sutter

Happy Reading to you all!