Sunday, October 26, 2014

Gashlycrumbs

It's Tulle Time!!!!!!
striped tee ~ J Jill
white tulle over black tulle ~ made by me
leggings ~ who knows? who cares?
flip flops ~ guess what? Reefs!
 
Donchya just LOVE Tulle????
This time of year it is so important to add some tulle to your wardrobe for Halloween Costumes and Holiday Parties and Impromptu Tipsy Interpretations of the Nutcracker.
You just never know when you might need a some Tulle. 
 
I had plans to do a little tutorial on how to make a tulle skirt.
A white one with and elastic waistband and a black one with a satin sash waistband. 
But this tulle was being such a beatch that it turned into quite a tussle. A Total Tulle Tussle. 
 I kinda lost it. This was not the adorable DIY that I had planned.
So I scrapped the DIY. This type of thing happens more frequently than I'd like to admit.
I'll probably wear the black tulle over a skirt and the white tulle under. Maybe. Who knows.
Anyhoo....I decorated a Halloween Cake.
I am capable of making beautiful cakes. This is Not one of them.
mmmm....cake.
After my Tulle misadventure I Deserve Cake. Yes I Do. 
And Since it's Halloween let me tell you about my deep abiding love for Edward Gorey.
I love him so much! I'm sad that he is gone because I just want MORE Edward St. John Gorey!
The Gashlycrumb Tinies is one of my favorites.
I actually bought this little book for my kids when they were younger.
 I made certain that interspersed with Flopsy Bunnies and Madeline they had a healthy dose of Edward Gorey, Tim Burton and Lemony Snicket.
Hey, I'm just providing them with material for future therapy sessions.
You can see the whole book HERE
 
C is for CONNIE who ate too much cake
 
 
I'm off to crash the Halloween Party at Mis Papelicos' Share-in-Style 
 
 
 
 


58 comments:

  1. LOLOLOLOL ... Oh no poor Connie :0)
    Cause of death: overdose of prohibited baked goods.
    But what a way to go :0)
    Love your cake and love your tulle skirts ... if only I knew how to make one ;0)
    xx

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    1. I tried to follow a couple of tutorials on Youtube and they made it look so easy. Augh!!!

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  2. Yes, have a little lie down, Connie, you've been working hard! Tulle skirts (black and white) and Halloween cake, you are a woman of many talents. And I don't know the Gashleycrumb Tinies, but I feel I should - I am already feeling an affinity with Zillah.
    Connie, you look so lovely, and you make me laugh, which is a marvellous combination! It's always good to see you. xxxx

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    1. You would make an adorable Gashlycrumb Tiny. Hic!

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  3. Hahaha . . . that is my kind of kids book, Connie! I must get me a copy!

    Hmmm . . . cake . . .

    I have a love/hate relationship with tulle - love the look, find the sewing of it pretty difficult. I've sewn more than my fair share of it though, just ask that Angel with Red Hair! She wore a very tulle-y wedding dress that I remember pushing through my sewing machine. :-)

    Hope the sugar coma recedes soon. xx

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    1. Yes! I don't know what made me think that this was going to be an easy project. Nice to know that I am not alone in the tulle love/hate camp.

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  4. I tried to make a flower with tissue paper and tulle, which looked very easy in the tutorial but turned out not to be so easy in reality. Lovely to see you having fun and enjoying a lie down with some cake xx

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    1. Adding tissue paper to the mix would have driven me to drink!

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  5. S is for Sue that loved this entire post!!! Thanks for the giggles and what a very cool book!!

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  6. Just checked out your book and S really is for me, except I am a Suzanne not a Susan, but what the heck, I am in THE BOOK!!!

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  7. You are so funny Connie. I love your tulle skirt. Ypur cake must be so delicious. Happy Halloween!

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  8. Tulle is the stuff of my nightmares-did some lace making thing with it years ago that nearly made me blind. Never again.
    The cake looks swell-I like the cobweb design which is harder to perfect than it looks. I like how the cookbooks always tell you to "Just drag a knife across..." Sure, "Just." Yours looks perfect for the season.

    Oh yes, I miss my yearly calender that coworkers would look at confused, wondering just what *was* in the basket of the One Eyed Lady From Newcastle. Perhaps he left a hidden trove of unpublished work that will be discovered.

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    1. I knew you would appreciate Gorey.

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  9. Your posts are always so fun to read.

    I must find this book!

    I like the fact that you don't wait till Halloween to pig-out on sweets. Don't delay satisfaction.

    I find tulle hard to cut let alone sew.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  10. You are such fun and so gorgeous! Love the skirt - never worn tulle but its great for cleaning the bath - how rock and roll am I! xxx

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  11. Bwa-ha-ha!! Make sure you sweep up those stray Gashlycrumbs from the floor. Who needs poison apples when we have Gashlycrumb Cake? But, wait, you are clearly the princess in tulle so I'm sure you have a prince on standby to revive you. And I do think your cake is a work of art. I laughed at your tulle sewing tale. When it comes to sewing tulle, duct tape has never let me down.

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  12. You are so funny and I just love it! Thank you for bringing your bright sunlight my way and making me smile. And by the way, you look adorable in your tulle.

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  13. Oh well, there's a time when a girl just must have some cake... and eat it, too.

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  14. How I would love to share some cake with you wearing a tulle skirt and silver/ gold nails, ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
    You are soooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooooo ADORABLEEEEEEEEEE
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  15. Tulle, Cake, Inappropriate Children's Literature, Nap --- you never fail to amuse me and you look like a happy little ballerina in a sugar coma in that last photo!

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  16. Noooo! why is pretty tulle so difficult? I was going to make a tulle skirt, now I think I may avoid it for a while, I should dream of eating your yummy halloween cake and reading your amazing book (this book is awesome, I need it) I just need to learn to nap as pretty as you x x x

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  17. You're too cute!! I totally need that Edward Gorey book!

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  18. Connie, I love this post! You are like a breath of fresh air! And I really love your outfit! :)

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  19. Great, great, great!!!
    Oh, would I like a piece of that cake, then fall asleep and dream of an Edward Gorey world!!!

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  20. Oh marvellous, I'm glad it's tulle time! I thought it would never come! You look wonderful in your skirt, you remind me of that Marilyn Monroe photo where she is wearing one. If tulle is the same as netting, then I've sewn it, if it isn't I haven't. Hope I've cleared that up. I don't know this fellow Edward St John Gorey but it could be love at first sight. Your cake looks scrumptious, not surprised you ate too much! Xxx

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    1. Yes. Tulle and netting are the same cursed things.

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  21. This is all kinds of hilarious! Tulle I have never messed with but I agree with Tania there is something that reminds me of Marilyn in your picture! Go Connie! I'm a fan of Gorey because even though I look like rainbow bright I do have a dark side:). Cake! Did you really eat all of that? If so dang girl, that worth a twirl in that skirt!
    Xxoo

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    1. I have never ever in my life been compared to Marilyn Monroe.

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  22. Adorable post, Connie! I like your idea of wearing the tulle skirts over or under other skirts .
    Your cake looks really o.k...I wouldn't be able to prepare one that way! ( and that's probably why I never cook cakes )
    It looks delightful! I am not surprised you have eaten too much!! :-)

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  23. I can relate, Sistah! Sewing usually gets the better of me, but I'm sure you have more tricks up your sleeve than I do. Your cake is beautiful, and I'm sure it is a great honor to be the one who gets to eat the spider. Loved your post and the cautionary tale! (Or are you encouraging us to eat too much cake and lie around on our porches all afternoon with secret smiles on our faces and tulle rustling in the breeze?)

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    1. I need someone to come help me eat this cake!

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  24. God morning dear Connie, could you please revisit Share-in-Style and VOTE for your favourite look. Voting open until tonight. Thanks a lot.
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  25. Connie I voted for you on Sacrementos link up. I love your attitude, tulle and cake! I have enjoyed reading your comments on other's blogs for a while now. About time I made it over here! xo JJ

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    1. Thanks for the vote. Yeah. I'm pretty scary.

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  26. What a great story teller you are, Connie. Not to mention a sewist and cake baker too. Such a treat. Is it the Gorey in you?

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    1. I am very Gorey-esque. Aren't you?

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  27. I've never heard of Edward Gorey but now I'm off to search for the Gashley crumb gang. Poor Neville! I LOVE tulle, I've got a couple of petticoats, one black, one sort of sludge colour, that I love to swish about in. Adorable photo of you all toes and cake. I think you should become a children's writer.

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    1. A sludge colored petticoat would be amazing. You know, I've often thought of writing children's books. It's just that everybody and his dog writes children's books. Do we really need another one?

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    2. Yes, please.
      I've asked Father Christmas for Edward Gorey's 'The Object Lesson' - -so now R is for Rosemary who is getting Rather Restless while waiting to Read it!

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  28. How absolutely fabulous do you look my dear! Tulle with nautical stripes … is always a favorite of mine! You wear it marvelously!

    xo
    Tamera

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  29. Tamera you are the QUEEN of tulle and nautical stripes.

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  30. Who doesn't love cake? Love this post Connie!

    Clare x

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  31. You look tulle-riffic! And I want that cake.

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  32. Connie, I'm still shaking my head that I just barely found you and your blog. It's fabulous! Both in style and inspiration. I just love how you, as a stylish lady, can both inspire others with style and yet make us laugh as well. I'm so looking forward to following you.

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  33. First of all, I love tulle. But, I'm more into the decrepit and ruined tulle... Lolzzzz I think that cake looks amazing because I'm pretty much shite at all things artistic. I want to get that book for my kids!!!!

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  34. Hi Connie!

    I'm so not in the blogger sphere these days, i miss a bit, maybe i will come back one of those days, but maybe everybody will be gone when i do decide to come back...
    You look so cute in tulle and with cake
    Did you really eat all that cake;)....

    Much love

    Arianex

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  35. My dearest Connie, I am over the moon everytime you talk to me.
    XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

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  36. Merry Christmas, or whatever it is you celebrate (I'm a Solstice kinda girl, so logical), lovebug!

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  37. Dear Connie,

    I am stopping by to wish you a very Merry Christmas. Hugs. :)

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  38. Princess C :)
    Love the B & W Tulle!!

    @addictionfix
    xxo

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  39. what a fun post! Hope you had a great holiday and that 2015 is the best year for you!!

    Rosemary from
    www.nycstylelittlecannoli.com

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  40. Funny!!! Lovely story. Had to laugh. Thank you.
    Greetje

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