Tuesday, December 18, 2012
Tuesday, December 11, 2012
Wednesday, December 05, 2012
|FFF 2012 was EPIC!|
|Lovely Julia is a first-time fester. She really got into the spirit!|
|Joanna presents her masterpiece.|
|Olivia and Bobbi. Thanks for the treats!|
|Kaitlin and Amy. We really need to take a closer look at Amy's gems....|
|On the left is "Edward Cullen Feather Fairy." On the right is "Bearded Lady Feather Fairy..."|
|"Conjoined Twins Feather Fairies" complete with birth certificate.....|
|It's okay Amy....we don't think this is weird AT ALL....|
|Another first-timer - Penny...hey where is your hat?|
|Leah gets the prize for completing the most fairies!|
|Molly aka "Sexy Wings"|
|Molly and Mo. Because there is nothing like feather fairies for mother/daughter bonding...|
|Janice presents her masterpieces of featheriness. Is that a word?|
|Kaitlin....a veteran fairy fester.|
|Carey had our first injury - hope your finger is okay...|
|Gail is another rookie - great job Girlfriend!|
|And sadly the fest came to a close...thank you everyone!|
Which FFFers arrived in wings?
Who arrived later and happened to have a pair of wings in her car that she promptly put on?
Who brought the bagels?
Whose idea was the "tunnel?"
Which festers ran through the tunnel?
Please leave answers in the comments.
Sunday, October 21, 2012
(Thanks to Kaitlin for modeling!)
Check out Kaitlin modeling for me in 2004!
Monday, September 24, 2012
|Here is my second attempt at deconstructing and reconstructing a black velvet pencil skirt.|
|Here is the opposite side.|
|Another view of the front without the black lace jacket. The beaded piece in the center is a lovely vintage piece that I have been hoarding. Finally found a way to use it. I think it really makes the skirt special. What do you think?|
Sunday, September 23, 2012
And after some cutting, sewing and adding vintage laces, buttons and trims, they look like this:
I have quite a stash of vintage black laces that I've collected over the years. It's about time I invented a use for them. Of course the MOP buttons also found their way onto the skirt as well as this darling little bow...
Since it's hard to get the hem even, the next one will have a more deliberately asymmetric hem. Also, I think I want more fullness in the ruffle.
Please stay tuned...
Saturday, August 04, 2012
I've made a few more of these Vendor Aprons with my stash of vintage 80's character fabrics.
Do you recognize these guys? They are Rainbow Brite "Sprites."
Years ago I made bags featuring these guys and sold them on eBay.
The inside of the apron has this super-secret pocket for all of the "Large Denomination" bills that you are sure to earn at the craft show!
Saturday, July 28, 2012
New zippered and pocketed aprons made from vintage linens, fabrics, and trims for craft show vendors!
What is the message that the bluebirds bring?
"Shop" of course!
What is that? A frog and a mushroom?
Yes. Amazing! I think this is my favorite.
This one is vintage barkcloth, an embroidered bird, cross-stitched roses and a daisy pincushion.
Vintage trims and patches. I love the red and white cross-stitched waistband.
So much fun. More to follow....
Sunday, July 15, 2012
Friday, July 06, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Monday, February 13, 2012
Many times I will see these with the fabric shattered or worse - replaced. Other times an arm is broken.
I was fortunate to find this darling about 25 years ago, in original condition. Not perfect, of course, but pretty nice.
What do you think?
Sunday, February 12, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
Friday, February 10, 2012
Thursday, February 09, 2012
This design is so charming and so current, it's hard to believe that it is vintage!
I made my own version of a stuffed wool heart...
It was a kit from Bird Brain Design. Easy!
Random Vintage Valentine Sentiment:
You really are so very sweet,
So charming and so clever,
I hope you'll be my Valentine
And love me just forever.