Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Mama Klu's Saturday Adventure Series - Chapter 1

After a delicious lunch at Postino in Phoenix; Kaitlin, Ryan, Joanna and I headed for Zinnia's at Melrose where Amy and Jill joined us for shopping!

There is a vintage clothing store inside called Antique Sugar. The girls had a great time trying on dresses. Here are Ryan and Joanna getting ready for the prom.

Amy as Olive Oyl...

Kaitlin as Princess Jasmine...

Ryan as Princess Marigold.

Okay, I just made that name up...

Kaitlin couldn't resist this hat. Could you?

The girls carried on with coffee at Lola Coffee Bar and I headed home. Gotta plan the next adventure...

Saturday, February 19, 2011

Retro Indie Market Report!

Last weekend I traveled to Florida to visit my dad and to work with my friend, Darlene at the Retro Indie Market.

Where's Darlene?

The event was held in a large historic school building. We were on the second floor.

All of my photos were taken before the show opened. Afterward, we were just too busy to get out!

Darlene is an antique dealer. Here are some shots of her booth:

Here are some of the booths near us - I wish I had more photos!

These dolls sold out quickly. They were only $15.00!!!! So cute!

This is Amanda, one of the organizers of the event.

This is a vendor named Stefanie...

and her booth...

The line of shoppers waiting to get in stretched around the block. It was a little bit cold for Florida and they were anxious to get in!

Were there cupcakes? Of COURSE there were cupcakes!

Thank you to Michelle and Amanda and everyone who made this event such a success!

More photos here.

Monday, February 07, 2011

Blue Hearts

My collection of crocheted heart pincushions is, I admit, a little excessive. Here are the blues.

Saturday, February 05, 2011

Red Necktie Handbag

Trying to keep a red/pink/purple theme going until Valentine's Day. Don't know if I can keep it up. OXOX

Friday, February 04, 2011

For a Special Girl....

...because nothing says "You are Special" like a custom designed backpack in your favorite colors and featuring your favorite characters.

And nothing goes together better than pink velveteen and red piping.

Thursday, February 03, 2011

Purple Necktie Skirt

Sometimes my customers aren't sure about the waistband tie. I have designed it to go in the back (over the zipper) and to tie in a mock Windsor knot or a simple overhand.

Wednesday, February 02, 2011

Valentine Handbag

So cute! All novelty neckties. Look closely and you'll see the "Conversation Hearts."

Tuesday, February 01, 2011

Aqua Handbag

I'm coming off a 2-week sewing binge. Don't know what got into me. After making an aqua necktie skirt I did a re-design on the handbag pattern. It's a slightly different size and shape.

And don't think it's easy to find aqua neckties...

What do you think?