10.16.2009

Happy Birthday Vixen Vintage!


It has been a whole year since I wrote that first post late one night while trying to not shop on Etsy. To celebrate I would like to do a little giveaway.
About year ago Lark Books contacted me and asked if I would design a tap pants pattern for a book about handmade lingerie. Of course I jumped at the chance and made a pair. Unfortunately the ones I made were not in a fabric that fit with the style of the book (a bright floral silk recycled from a torn up 40s dress), so the tap pants did not make it in the book. But the nice people at Lark Books sent me a copy of the book anyway!

It is full of fantastic projects, like a frilly garter belt, bra made of doilies, bloomers, and of course knickers, camisoles, and nightgowns. It has a guide for fabric, techniques, and is full of pretty, romantic photos. The book is great for a beginner or expert, and very clear directions! So I am giving away a copy of Sweet Nothings to one of my lovely readers.
All you need to do to enter is comment on this post. Then on Friday the 23rd I'll pick a winner at random! Happy Birthday Vixen Vintage readers!

xoxo

106 comments:

Angel said...

It's a shame your design didn't get picked!

I'd love to win a copy!!!

Sirens Sexy said...

congrats on the 1 year anniversary!!! I would have loved to see your design featured :)

Karen/BobbinBombshell said...

Would love to see your design! Happy Birthday Vixen Vintage!
xoxo
Karen

Sparks Photography said...

Happy birthday and congratulations!

Amanda and Didier said...

Hooray! Happy birthday!

chloeisabear said...

Yay for free things!
Yay for one year anniversaries!
<3

Mel said...

Yay congratulations!

Laurence said...

Happy Birthday, may your blog have a very long life.

Kass said...

happy birthday =] ha

graciee. said...

happy birthday vixen!
i would really like to see your design!
xx

Rosina Lee said...

Happy birthday Vintage Vixen! Thank you for 1 year of amazing outfit hair inspiration.

XX Rosina Lee

Emma Deer said...

Happy Birthday! Your blog helped me find Wiggle Perfume. I live in Portland so I like to see what places you go. I just finally went to Ace Hotel a while ago.

I would love to win!

crazyhatman said...

oh wow, a year? congratulations!

winning would be awesome!

eithlinn said...

congrats on your first year!Your blog is one of the first blogs I check when I log on to bloglovin, hope to see you continue blogging for many more years!

niki said...

as it really been a year? happy birthday!

Rose said...

A big congrats to you! You know your going to have to show us your design now ;) its such a shame it wasnt able to go into the book (which looks lovely).

Rose

Hanne said...

From day one, I have been happily following your posts. You inspire me, Solanah! I can't believe that is has already been a year..oh how time flies. I look forward to the future! yay!

Pretty Pirate said...

Happy blogo birthday darling! I love to see your lovely posts, it makes me feel so at home in my favorite place. The photos are so familiar. My mom lives on Kauffman and 19th. I can t wait to come home for the holidays and shop at the store, maybe have a chance to chat you up and reminiss about how excited I was when the first little vintage store in town opened up. I'm so happy it has lasted this long and continued to thrive. I always buy the most amazing things when I am there. It is definitely one of my "must do things when I venture home.

Brook said...

oh man!! do you have pictures of them anyways??? I would love to see them!! that book looks great as well!

Jenny Olofsson said...

Hi, what a wonderful give away:) and congrats on the 1 year anniversary!! I hope you show us your design soon, it sounds lovely.
A lot of love~

Kelley Anne said...

Oh I'd love to win that! Congratulations on your anniversary.

Sofie said...

Wow, you really wouldn't guess that you've only been blogging for a year! It seems like longer.

Happy birthday!!!

Why don't you show us a picture of your design? =) =)

Never stop blogging, you're one of the best out there!

xoxo /Sofie

tegan said...

Happy Birthday to your Blog!

Zohar said...

yay! happy birthday! :) You're doing a great job!

Andi B. Goode said...

Happy blog birthday, Solanah! =]
I'd sure love to enter.
-Andi x

Madeleine Miranda said...

Oh wow, I'd LOVE to win! And happy birthday Vintage Vixen :)

I'm a follower too :) (extra brownie points for me?! hehe!)

Have a lovely week-end

Amanda said...

Oh, I love bloomers! This would be such a useful addition to my bookshelf. It's going on my Christmas list for sure :)

Do you have photos of your design? It would be awesome to see them, too.

The Momma said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!

Meredith said...

Happy Birthday!

Thanks for all the inspiration and ideas!

Wink said...

Happy blogoversary! Best wishes for many more. And please, revisit those tap pants for us!

Amanda said...

Happy Blog-o-versery! I've been very excited by the idea of making my own underthings lately. And I'll add my voice to the chorus asking to see the tap pants you made for the book anyway! :)

VOGUE VIGILANTE said...

Happy Birthday Vixen Vintage! I'm always delighted to peek at your blog.

Screen Siren said...

Happy birthday blog! I would have liked to see what you made, they sound cute!

stephanie said...

Congratulations on your first year of blogging! I have been wanting to start sewing lingerie for a while...so it would be fabulous to win this book!

Thanks for blogging such nice and lovely things. I'm looking forward to your next year of blogging!

Paula said...

Thank you for this wonderful blog, congratulations on the first anniversary.

I would love to win a copy of that book. It seems quite lovely

bsblove9 said...

Happy, happy birthday!!! I just started to read your blog about two months ago, and I have to say it's absolutley lovely!

Carla said...

happy Bday!

Lizzy said...

Congratulations!!!! I want to tell you that I LOVE your blog, your pictures and of course all the clothes you show us here.

melis731 said...

Thanks so much for having this giveaway! The book looks great :)

Della said...

I would love to see the one you made!

That book looks lovely. :)

Abu said...

Congrats!

I love your blog. Would also love to win the book, I collect slips..usually I guess cos they're pretty and not mad expensive...but I would love to make my own!
Aoife

Arianna Elizabeth said...

Happy Birthday!

art*deco*dame said...

Happy Birthday

feathergirl said...

I'd love to see the tap pants you made (and I'd love to own a copy of that book)!

selfamputation said...

You should show us your tap pants!
Congrats on 1 year!

caramelizedvintage said...

Happy Blog Birthday! I think we're all very glad you have started blogging. You should post the design you sent in! I am very curious to see.

Moni said...

Thats a shame, you should publish your own book, maybe a ebook. I know I would like to buy it.

hasoon said...

Congrats! :]

Meghan said...

Happy birthday! And thanks for running this contest!

Elizabeth said...

Happy anniversary! You're so nice to give away a book like this!

Tart Deco said...

Oh my goodness- that book looks delightful! Please enter me in for the giveaway.

Congrats on 1 year! L-O-V-E your blog!

Amanda said...

I think your design sounds fun.

Congrats on a year of vintage fabulouness!

Sofie said...

btw, i did a little b'day blog post for you here: www.sofie-ohdarling.blogspot.com

xoxo/Sofie

Dollface said...

O hai! You should post a picture of your pants design I know we'd love to see it. It's so interesting that after only a year you've become such a staple in the blogosphere! That takes dedication. Have a nice day, that book looks all kinds of fascinating =]

Uterus13@aim.com

Jana said...

Happy Birthday Vixen Vintage! It's too bad your design didn't make the cut. It would be wonderful to see it. :D

DearBitsy said...

So many birthdays this week! I'll be 17 Monday!

Lindsay said...

happy one year anniversary!! we all look forward to many many more lovely posts.

-lindsay

Donell said...

Happy birthday! I'm glad your blog was born for all of us to enjoy.

Frances Baker said...

Congratulations on making it for a whole year! I'm so glad you started blogging, your blog is always one of my favourite reads. I can't believe your design didn't get picked! Silk tap pants sound so great, I really want to see them now!

Mary said...

I'm glad you birthed a blog!
I enjoy your posts. I would definitely be on the beginner end of things. I really need to learn how to sew.

Miss Claire said...

Happy Birthday! Please show us your design! xx

rino said...

i´d love to read that book

hope your design will be picked next time:-)

hasoon said...

P.S. Passed you an award right here. I've a feeling you've had it before, in which case don't feel obliged to re-fill the facts and links! :o

TarahKins said...
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TarahKins said...

Happy 1 year! I adore your blog!

Courtney said...

It's a pity your tap pants didn't make it in there. *sighs* I wish people would be more specific about what they are looking for when they make requests like that. I'm sure they absolutely darling, none the less.

Quixsa said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY DEAR! oh the brilliance that came out of trying not to shop and busy yourself with something else

The book seems fascinating but I would like to see what you were able to make with a torn up 40's dress!

s said...

and many more!

Miss Dee said...

Happy birthday to the blog! That book looks lovely!

Brittany said...

Happy Blog Birthday! You should post a picture of the design you made. :)

Colleen Hamlin said...

Happy first birthday and many happy years ahead of you and your wonderful blog!

Rochelle said...

Your blog is my favorite. :)

chandra-miller said...

Happy Birthday!

Jenni said...

woo hoo! Pick me! Pick me!

Rebeccak said...

Happy Birthday! I hope to see you celebrate many more! I am always excited when a new post pops up! :)

Gatsby and Me... said...

oh hello. don't suppose anyone else has asked for a copy? If not, I guess I could have it..:)

elizabeth said...

Oh it looks like a wonderful book! Please enter me!

Little Miss B said...

Well done on reaching 1 year. I'd love to see the tap pants pattern.

KAREN! said...

i would love to see your design too! and i'd love a copy of the book :)

Jane said...

happy birthday vixen vintage!

Stef said...

Happy blogiversary! Any chance you'd post the tap pants pattern? As a bike commuter and skirt-wearer, I'm convinced that pretty undershorts are a thing that needs to make a big comeback. ^__^

Brooksie said...

Yes! I would love to win this great book. I am also Looking forward to seeing your design, you are so talented!

krystinofthegauls said...

Tap pants, right?! Oh, if only I could find me a good pair.

Heather said...

Congrats on the one year mark! I'm actually in the process of making a pair of tap pants myself :)

Catherine Blair Pfander said...

bonne anniversaire!

so love the site!

xx cbp

http://howtoaskartists.blogspot.com

C.Elizabeth said...

Yay happy birthday i've been watching this blog for a long time :)keep it up!

e_tilse said...

I would have loved to see your tap pants. Happy birthday!

Elizabeth

Twila Jean said...

memememememe :)

Cassidy said...

happy birthday !!! :D
i hope you'll be celebrating even more birthdays in the future , i love your blog <3

A Broad Named Betty said...

Consider me entered! And as already vocalized, Buon compleanno!

Derrilyn said...

We would love to see your design on the blog. I would love to have a copy of the book.

6p00df3522335a8834 said...

Congrats on your One Year Anniversary! :)

Nadja, Lillen och Lillens pappa said...

Happy Birthday Vixen Vintage!
And hooray for giveavays!

Rachel said...

happy blog birthday! i make vintage tap pants what do you think?

http://ladyjanelingerie.etsy.com/

Kait said...

Happy B' Vixen Vintage. I share October as a Birthday month, and just got a lovely sewing machine. I would love to have a copy!

Best
-Kait

The Red Velvet Shoe said...

Would love to see the garment you created, even if it didn't make it into the book! This looks like a lovely read, please enter me with fingers crossed!
Michelle

Lisa said...

yay!

Melanie said...

Wow! I just stumbled across your blog and have been reading for HOURS. I love love LOVE it! So sorry your design wasn't featured, I'm sure the publishers don't know what they missed out on!

Felicia_Ceballos said...

You're blogs is one of my absolute favorites

HAPPY BIRTHDAY!! :)

casey said...

Oh! How exciting! Firstly: Happy Blog Birthday! Has it really been a year?! (That means I've been reading your fantastic blog for nearly a year too! ;) Hurrah! I have to say: your blog is one of my top favorites. :)

Please enter me in the giveaway... this book sounds right up my alley. hehe!

- Casey
elegantmusings.com

19fortiesAngel said...

Happy Anniversary! I am so thankful that I found your blog a few months ago.... you are one creative and treasured spirit. :-)

VintageGrace said...

Happy One Year!
Love the blog and your amazing outfits :)

norah said...

OMG that book looks AWESOME! though i'm sure it would be even awesome -r if it included your tap pants pattern.

great blog! happy birthday!

jasmine.kadabra said...

this book was made for me.

Erika said...

Belated anniversary wishes! I hope you had a nice day! =)
The book seems very in line with one of my upcoming projects for winter; a 30s slip in silk, with handmade lace (made by me...). So I'd love a chance at it! =)

va said...

Happy Birthday and Congrats to you !:)