The other day, I saw another flickr member's photo of her daughter in a reconstructed shirt dress. I found a men's shirt at Goodwill, and used this tutorial to whip up this dress. It turned out pretty well, but it was super hard to photograph it on the moving toddler!
Friday, June 29, 2007
So the other day I was having thrifting fever. Ava and I drove to a nearby city and went out to a Goodwill that usually has good crafty stuff and books.
They had moved the books to the front, so we started there. We found a great 1980s Sunset kids crafting book, and a 1960s Hardy Boys book. I have actually never read the Hardy Boys, so I picked it up for a light mystery read.
Next we made our way to the men's shirt isle. I was searching for a shirt to turn into a dress for Ava, for my little brother's wedding next weekend. I found a perfect shirt, and will post pics as soon as I'm done with the dress.
I saved the best for last-the crafty isle. I found an embroidery hoop to add to my collection, which will become fabric art someday. Then I saw it. Up on the top shelf was a large plastic pickle jar. It was full of tons of buttons! I snatched it up quickly, looking around to fend off the other button hounds ready to attack me. There wasn't anyone else in the isle. I couldn't believe I had just scored such a find!
When I got home, I went through the jar. Lots of nice vintage looking(I'm not a judge of actual age, just looks) buttons galore. I still have to take photos of the best actual vintage buttons on cards that were in the jar. There were some great ones!
Anyway, it made my week, and I can now officially say I am a vintage button collector!
Saturday, June 23, 2007
I have just listed this absolutely gorgeous set in my Shop, as an auction. It is so lovely, I almost want to save it until Ava grows into it! I did this collaboration with the talented Lina of LuLubands. She makes some totally adorable headbands, that last from infant-hood to pre-teen!
Please visit the shop and check this extra special set out!
Wednesday, June 20, 2007
Tuesday, June 19, 2007
Yesterday Ava and I met with our friends Jenny and Madelyn. We had chai and scones, then made our way over to the grassy park in my little town.
I did a collaboration with another crafty mama, and I needed a model that it would fit(2t). As you can see, it fit lovely Madelyn perfect! The dress is mine, and the cute flower top is a LuLuband.
We meant to have it listed this week, but hyena cart has been down, so check for updates!
Madelyn was such a good sport, she was very curious about my camera. She just kept walking around me in circles checking it out!
Friday, June 15, 2007
It has been a while since I have posted here. Last week was my dear husband Andy's vacation, and we had great fun camping and cleaning our house. We had more fun camping than cleaning, but we were long overdue for a complete house overdrive, and it feels great to be in a home again.
I also just finished my last final for the term, last night. I feel like I haven't been breathing all term, and now I can relax a bit more. I get one whole week off before a splendid summer biology course. The lab is right next to the human anatomy lab-ah the smell of formaldehyde in the humid summer air!
On a lighter note, I have begun my summer of sewing! I started opening some custom dress slots on my hyena cart, and have made more luscious quilted triangle bags. They are available at The Purl District, and will soon be in my Etsy shop.
Today Ava and I are sailing off to the craft store for some ribbon. I am making a to die for brown with pink polka dots dress to go with an adorable custom made Lulu Band. Keep your eyes open for this great collaboration coming soon.