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Tuesday, September 29, 2015

The 'Chic' Accessory: The Scarf

Here are some pictures of my Mom from the '60's and '70's...the inspiration for so much of what I create. And often the instigator to bring something back. It's time girls. It's time for the scarf to make headlines again...scroll down to see the latest CK Bradley accessory: the Scarf.













And as it so happens, we have just come out with 4 silk scarves at www.ckbradley.com for you to begin your love affair. 

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-I Love a Good Comeback, Bradley

Monday, September 28, 2015

Grape & Berry Pickin'


I didn't think I'd be 8 months pregnant climbing onto the hood of our old Willys Jeep to go grape picking...but then again, I didn't think we had a backyard LACED with concord grapes begging to be plucked and simmered and spread all over some yummy bread.  SO climb and pluck I did...my very content grape tester Jack lent me his bucket, and before you know it, we had picked 20lbs of grapes. 

Then we headed to Sweet Berry Farm for some raspberry picking so we could make some sort of raspberry/grape jam. When I get into something, I get INTO it. So we were on a fruit pickin' mission.






I didn't think I'd be 8 months pregnant climbing onto the hood of our old Willys Jeep to go grape picking...but then again, I didn't think we had a backyard LACED with concord grapes begging to be plucked and simmered and spread all over some yummy bread.  SO climb and pluck I did...my very content grape tester Jack lent me his bucket, and before you know it, we had picked 20lbs of grapes. 

Then we headed to Sweet Berry Farm for some raspberry picking so we could make some sort of raspberry/grape jam. When I get into something, I get INTO it. So we were on a fruit pickin' mission.


 60 jars of raspberry/grape jam later, it was time to celebrate with something that wouldn't stain our lips red...


-Chasing Grapes and Berries, Bradley

Thursday, June 18, 2015

"I DO"

For a girl who dreamed of eloping... two weddings is A LOT.
But my husband lured me in very tactfully. For our first set of nuptials he tempted me with...
 snowmobiles, 
a yurt with an aisle bordered by skis, and beautiful MONTANA.
Which of course got my head spinning with visions of Moon Boots, Pom Pom Hats, Apres Ski Suits, and best of all, a convertible Apres ski suit/wedding dress.

First I had to knit the Pom Pom hats...

Thankfully I had a very able helper-

The next project was to design the ski suit/dress: I started with the classic CK Bradley Apres 'Ski Boogie'... and added a wrap around ball skirt made of the same 'high tech' fabric.
Obviously I wanted a real wedding dress look, so going jacket-less was a fashion must.
(In the event you want to use parsley in your bouquet, as I was set on doing from age 5, use flat leaf parsley...the curly kind wilts FAST)
Then to outfit the flower girls in Moon Boots & CK Bradley Pom Pom Hats,
And get Jack the ring bearer settled in his sled.

Our guests arrived by ski lift, snowmobile & on skis
Lined up with daisies to reel me down the aisle...

And before I knew it, I said 'I DO'!!!

There were a lot of highlights...and many to thank, especially BC of the YC, but I can't say that arriving on a snowmobile wearing Moon Boots under a wrap around ball/ski skirt weren't high on the list.


Apres Ski Boogie Girls
Pom Pom Heaven

Oh...and lest I forget the men in KILTS! But that's for another day...



-One Down and One to Go, Bradley