Sunday, December 21, 2014

What the Art Teacher Wore #127

 Monday Mayhem: Oh, the Monday before break, always a beast. But I seriously had so much stuff to do that I couldn't seem to focus on anything else but my Titanic-sized To Do list. vintage dress: etsy; belt: Pin Up Girl Clothing; tights: Target; shoes: thrifted

Hey, y'all! I hope you dudes and dudettes have had a super fantastical week before the holi-daze that you're sure to experience. I feel like I definitely bit off more than I could chew this past week (blogging everyday? giving stuff away? what was I even thinking?!) but I've really enjoyed every bit of it. And I hope y'all have as well. I truly appreciate y'all playing along. I've got a coupla more fun goodies in store for you before the big day (including in this post!), so be sure to keep dropping by!

In other news, I recently discovered that my craziness has been shared on Buzzfeed's 21 Teachers Who Nailed the Holidays (I'm #14 and #15, yippie!). Something tells me y'all aren't surprised, le sigh.

So, without further jib-jab, here's a lil what I wore and a look-see at today's giveaway. Until tomorrow, friends!
 Well, Hello There, Boots Tuesday: So I was not completely prepared for the response that these kicks would receive. The kids loved them and the dude at the grocery store really loved them. My feets? Well, by the end of the day, not so much. dress: made by me, DIY here; belt: thrifted; tights: Amazon; boots: ebay
 Don't Nobody Get Paint on this Skirt Wednesday: I mean, really. This here outfit is not art room safe. And, yet. Ima wear it anyway. Just everybody keep their distance. tacky Christmas sweater: DIY heretulle skirt: DIY here; gold-leaf shoes: DIY here
 Santa Called, He Wants His Clothes Back Thursday: Oh, whatever, Santa. I look way cuter than you in this, you just peanut butter and jealous (anyone else so sad about not being able to see The Interview on Christmas Day?!). sweater: Anthro; blouse: thrifted; skirt: DIY here; boots: Lucky Brand
 Guten Tag, Friday: The last time I wore this dress, I was asked if I worked "at one of those sausage places in the mall". Um, no. Just an art teacher. Sorry to disappoint. dress: A lovely find in Germany; two-toned Christmas tights: Amazon; fishnets: Target?; boots: Seychelles
 Sunday on the Appalachian Trail: The hubs and I are in Gatlinburg, Tennessee for the weekend before joining the fam for the holidays. We've been spending our days hiking the AT (not staying overnight, mind you. I do enjoy me a hotel bed). Today we discovered that this patch of the trail had been decorated! It made me so happy, we had to stop and snap a picture!

And now for today's giveaway...
 A vintage collection of Workbasket magazines! These lovelies have retro knitting, crafting and sewing patterns on each and every vintage-lovin' page. Here's how you can enter to win:

1. Lemme know what your fave crafting/artsy pastime is. Do you knit? Sew? Decoupage? When you have time, what are you creating?

2. Don't forget that lovely little email address so I can reach you!

As for yesterday's giveaway, the winner is...Darlene! Congrats, my friend and enjoy your art doll and fabric stash!

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  1. All of the above! I started with sewing and crocheting as a kid, became obsessed with scrapbooking in my 20s and now am back to sewing. But I also dabble in stamping, cardmaking, painting, cross stitch and various home DIY projects. Love you holiday attire! So festive!

  2. I really love your posts and the dyi projects. If you want to try knitting again let me know. I have not lost a student yet, but I did come really close to not being able to teach one student how to knit this year. Juli

  3. I make a piece of art every day, usually drawing/painting/mixed media...but I do love to do beadwork!!!


  4. Fiber! Anything fiber!!! Knitting, crochet, weaving, felting, I love it all!


  5. I NEED to collect vintage knick-knacks, then a assemble them / turn into artworks later. But, my less crazy sounding hobby is crochet. I love to yarn bomb things. Merry Craft-mas!!

  6. Wow! Such an awesomely festive post! Love your outfits (always) and congrats on buzzfeed! And those magazines! I knit -- and eep! that reminds me, I need to finish a christmas gift!

    Thanks for yet another great giveaway! I'm at dramanpr at aol dot com.

  7. Looks like Santa got into a little moonshine on the Appalachian Trail! During these breaks I find myself in an art frenzy mostly coin mixed media collage incorporating mono prints, Gelli plates printing, and incorporating old magazine images from the 60's and 70's. My email is BTW WE had some people over last night and we sat and did SPIROGRAPH designs for over an hour. Do we know how to party or what?

  8. Hello,

    Oh! I love these! My favorite arts and crafts psst time would absolutely have to be sewing! I just love making clothes!

    My email address is

  9. Crochet, knit, cross stitch ... Scrapbooking

  10. I sew. Love love those magazines. What a great giveaway. Thanks for the chance. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com).

  11. Sherrie12/22/2014

    Hi Cassie. I have quite a collection of fabrics and craft goodies that I would like to will to you (don't get excited, I'm not planning to pass on anytime soon), but I am at the point that I think about what would become of them. Also, I am culling through the collection to see what I might let go of now. I don't have a lot that's wild and crazy, but some nice stuff, silks, wools, fake furs, and other goodies. Contact me at so we can discuss if this interests you. I love what you do and know of no one else who would make such good use of all my stuff.

  12. I sew anything and everything, I quilt, crochet, embroider. That's about it. :)

  13. I would love to sew better, but ya haveta do it to get better! I collage , draw and paint in my home studio every day after school and several hours on the weekend. In the middle of a commission piece right now! Love your site!


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