Dames, Planes and Automobiles Summer Issue and Hot Rod Calendar

Hey Y’all,

Sorry that there has been ZERO blogging forever on my part… I am so busy and my regular day job does not afford me the extra time I used to have to blog. But once in awhile I hop on here and post-date some stuff so you can see what I’ve been up to!

I’ve been working on the Summer Issue of Dames, Planes and Automobiles. Featuring my usual layout and artwork, as well as an article on The War in the Pacific. A fun romp through the sand and surf with gorgeous dames, fighter planes, curvy cars, and a ton of great articles on living the vintage lifestyle, local artists, and groups that help out Veterans and active Military.

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Our cover features this awesome shot by  666 Photography with cover girl Shana Nicole, a fellow Houston Texas pinup.

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Dames Planes and Automobiles February 2014 Issue

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I’m so proud to be a part of this amazing magazine. It’s my second issue and already I can tell that this is a project I’d love to be a part of for a very long time. If you’re at all interested in US military, aviation or automotive history, the vintage-modern lifestyle, learning about local artists and musicians from the east coast to the west as well as abroad, you should definitely like us on Facebook and pick up an issue or two. A portion of proceeds from all of our publications are donated to fine charities and non-profit groups supporting U.S. veterans and active military. Please see the Dames, Planes and Automobiles website for more info.

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Sewing With Vintage Patterns: A Spotlight on Elegant Musings

Last month, my vintage ladies’ group, Bon Vivants, held a sewing get together, which I hosted. Melissa of the great vintage lifestyle blog Technicolor Cutie, was the group organizer.  You can read her blog entry about the event here.

Yasmin, Me, Melody Beth and Melissa, courtesy of TechnicolorCutie.blogspot.com

I have a sewing machine, and there was a time that I collected vintage patterns for the artwork. I also hand-sew toys, like this owl. Or this cat. I’ve hand-sewn toys and dolls out of found fabric, vintage buttons, and cast-off sweaters since I was about fifteen. I also learned to crochet when I quit smoking some years ago (to keep my hands busy), and I’m able to knit a basic stitch.

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