What’s Better Than the 80s?

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Ok, I’m going to let you in on a little secret: I’ve got a love affair going on with the 1990s!  Can we bring back some of those wild fashion trends again?

Again? I guess that’s putting my age out there,  but hey, I’m not hiding it.  I was just sitting back reminiscing over 90s music, movies, being care free in school, but most of all, those crazy fashion trends: inside out clothes, O.P.P jackets, skorts, party shirts, crop tops, body suits, baggy clothes, and jumpers.  Yes, I still have a pair of overalls that I couldn’t bear to part with buried deep in my bin of winter clothes.  Soon as that underground 90s resurgence goes live I’ll be prepared!

I’ve always said the 80s was all about an anything goes self-expression, but the 90s had a bold, rebellious look that can’t be compared to any other decade. Bad Fashion? Maybe if by bad you mean good! Clothing was certainly different and at times ridiculous when you look back, but different was cool. It was the rebelliousness of wearing that baseball cap backwards, that jumper half hooked, and ripped jeans that made the 90s cool. Unfortunately, I think both decades really set the precedence for “dressing down”. People rarely dress up for things these days.  And when you do dress up you are met with wide-eyed stares and questions of “Where are YOU going?”

If you love 90s, are curious about some out there trends, or want to take a trip down memory lane, check out this list.


In the following link, noted trends range from the late 80s to late 90s.


– Nizzy


Testing out Bloglovin’

Creatively Motivated is using Bloglovin’!

Follow my blog with Bloglovin

While I do use the WordPress Reader and quite like it, it doesn’t always mesh well with feeds from other blog sites.  I’ve seen mention of Bloglovin’ on numerous craft blogs and I thought I would see how it works for me.

Right off the bat there are mostly things I like and some things I don’t.  I like that:

  • I can keep track of what posts I’ve read
  • All pictures show up
  • I will see notifications when there are new unread posts
  • I can search for similar blogs based on the ones I already follow

I don’t like the ranking.  It seems like it makes blogging more about gaining follows than sharing content.  I know every blogger wants more readers and visibility, but I would rather have (or in addition) a list of random content than have it show the same top 50 all the time.  I follow some of the heavily trafficked blogs, but I like variety and I like finding new people on the rise!

Anyway, I’m still in the early stages of using it.  I just signed up today so I have to play around with it a bit more to find out how much I really like it.   Please feel free to let me know you also use this site!



Craft Book Catalog Complete

So I’ve finished cataloging all of my craft books, a task made much easier using a bar code scanner on my phone.  I love that I didn’t have to spend too much time doing it.  Of the knitting and crochet materials I have there were only three I couldn’t find in the ravelry database:

Stoles and Shrugs

Knit it! Felt it!

Mon Tricot Baby Knitting

What’s nice is that instead of opening a zillion magazines and books looking for something to knit I can do a search right in ravelry to see what’s available.  Check out the full list here and feel free to share a link yours!  What’s one of your favorites in your craft book library?