Sunday, December 17, 2017

title pic A Few of My Favorite Things…

Posted by Edelweiss Patterns on September 3, 2016

Hello, Ladies!

I wanted to share some of my favorite things with you in a slightly random post today, as these things are very inspiring for me and I hope will be to you as well!  These are a few of my favorite things in no particular order. :)

Flowers!  ~ One can never have too many flowers.  They lend so much beauty to wherever they are, and even in winter you can decorate your house with silk flowers from your local Joanns or Michaels.                                                                                                                                                                             flowers

Kathryn Morgan Videos


This girl is a former ballerina with the New York City Ballet, and has one of the most beautiful websites and Youtube channels ever!  She has an exquisite style, and does her makeup so elegantly – it’s quite similar to what I do on an everyday basis but I just love to watch them all the same.  Oddly enough, she and I share a classmate from ballet – a girl I danced with down in Houston in about 2000 ended up joining the New York City Ballet the same year Kathryn did!  Too funny!  Kathryn is planning her wedding right now, and I just love her wedding videos as well!  You can see her website here and her Youtube channel here.

 The Glamorous Housewife

This lady is basically a living 1950s housewife who dresses vintage every day and makes the most adorable cooking and homemaking videos!  She was a big encouragement to me after I became a wife last year, and suddenly was in charge of a three story town-home to keep track of and three meals a day to cook while working and running a small business! 😉  I really love how she encourages women to not get so busy taking care of the house that they forget to do things that will inspire and refresh them.  Her website is here and her Youtube is here.

 The Victorian Trading Company


This one goes without saying.  While I do wish they didn’t have some of the more Gothic things they carry, many of their products are like stepping back in time to Avonlea!

 Lisa Eldridge Makeup Videos

This lady is one of the top makeup artists in the world and has a delightful British accent!  She’s done makeup for members of the royal family and many other famous people.  I’ve learned so much from watching her videos over the last couple years, and she has a wonderful vintage makeup section on her channel as well!  Her knowledge of makeup is amazing, and she’s really an artist in the truest sense of the word.  Not all the makeup looks are something I would wear, but there are a lot of classy and gorgeous ones, too.

 Michal Negrin



An absolutely stunning website that offers some of the loveliest jewelry you’ll ever see.  I discovered this brand on a trip to Israel several years ago, and I’ve been a fan ever since.  The items are handmade in Israel in almost Victorian style.  They’re a bit pricey, but absolutely gorgeous!  Love this website! <3


 Afternoon Tea

There’s no official website for this one, but don’t we all need to take a break every once in a while and have a good cup of tea and a scone or two?




English Country Dancing is one of my current favorites, although my husband and I like to swing dance from time to time as well!  As Frank Churchill (from Emma) once said, “There are simply not enough opportunities to dance”, but if you search around there might be a good group in your area you can join!  If not, why not start a small group with a few friends and learn some of your favorite Jane Austen dances from Youtube tutorials?  You never know if it might take off. :)



While some may think these are frivolous, I’ve found I feel sooo much better while doing housework, sewing, and typing when my nails are professionally manicured.  It gives you a fun thing to look forward to every two to three weeks, and even though I’ve always had strong nails I find my nails perform so much better and don’t get hangnails when I have them professionally done.  You can get a Gelish nail polish manicure for around $25, and after a tip that’s around $10 a week if you get them done every three weeks.  There’s something so refreshing about getting your nails done, and they make me happy every time I see them when I’m typing for hours at a time. :)  (More picture ideas on my Pinterest board.)


{From My Instagram}

So there you have it!  A few of my favorite things!  I’ve realized there are so many things that make me happy that I really have enough ideas for two or three posts…  Maybe I’ll find time to do some more of these inspiration posts in the near future! 

Have a lovely day and happy sewing!


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