I grew up in the sixties and seventies. What a wonderful time. I never was a hippie because I was too young but I remember that my mother went to see the musical Hair. What’s more, my neighbour, some years older than me, was a hippie. He had a VW bus and a lot of girl friends he would take on holidays in his bus. The girls had long hair, long skirts and colourful dresses and shoes with thick soles. I heard them laugh and wanted to be one of them.
A few years ago I read the book „Drop City“ by T. C. Boyle. I enjoyed the story from the beginning. The author describes a hippie community in California that has to leave and moves to Alaska. Nobody wants to do chores excpet a few. Some work in the kitchen and prepare meals for all; the women. The men sleep and talk. Last but not least there were the drugs. It came as a shock and I instantly knew that I never woud have been a hippie.
But still I like the idea of peace and freedom. I know that my favourite singer Joe Cocker was in Woodstock (I never would have been there either, because can’t stand crowds. And then the dirt, the drugs …). I like the missmatched and colourful clothes the painted cars.
Some of you know my beloved Fiat Panda already. I’m sewing sweaters and cardigans, hats and such inspired by Katwise because I love her style.
These are two projects (photgraphs found on facebook) I want to make/copy. I don’t have a pattern so they will look different I’m sure. Hopefully, it’s too warm for the woolen cardigan soon why I ordered the material for the lighter garment.
I’m linking with a favourite Saturday at Mockingbird Hill Cottage.
If you want have a look at lovely decoration you won’t be disapointed.