Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
$3 RUMMAGE SALE
Stopped by a church rummage sale on Saturday before work and I spent $3.
$1 vintage hat
75 cent vase, it's about 5" tall and has no markings.
25 cent Mar-Crest sugar bowl. The basic black slip was $1. Yeah, to second hand.
Spent a great deal of Saturday afternoon working on this
Figuring out how to sewing the trim onto stretchy fabric. I used pinkish thread and sewed through the flowers, then switched to green and sewed all the leaves, one at a time. The was after I cut all the extra net away. The finished costume will be awesome.
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
Monday, September 14, 2015
THRIFTED FINDS AND AN OUTFIT
Hands up if you love to rummage through a thrift store!! Here's what I found in Charlotte over Labor Day Weekend.
A vintage tie and a cute 1/2 price swimsuit that fits. I haven't owned a swimsuit in 20 years. Seems pointless as I don't know how to swim, but for $2.25 it would have been rude to leave it.
Orange sweater with metallic yarn. This is a good example of why I buy by fit not size. This sweater is a size 22/24. I usually wear an 18. Don't let sizing drive you crazy.
Jewelry: pocket watch necklace and spider under glass necklace are from Hot Topic. Silver earrings are from who knows, the moonstones are from The Doctor and the fake Greek eyes are from Michael's
Tiny pomegranate on my tiny pomegranate tree
Found lamp base w/$3 shade.
BFF found the lamp base next to the dumpster at her condo and the shade was $3 at Goodwill. The lamp works.
Sunday, September 13, 2015
LABOR DAY VACATION
Last weekend was a three day weekend, so, of course we went to visit our friend in South Carolina. Last time I went to visit in July we had a classic movie night. That time the movie was Rosemary's Baby, this time it was Desperately Seeking Susan. Guess we've been in a New York state of mind. We also binge watched an amazing Netfilx show called Sense8, which you should check out.
Of course, we thrifted. Which will be another post. This post will be about the visit to the Mint Museum Uptown. We saw a special exhibit called Body Embellishment. I thought you'd enjoy seeing some of what was there.........
Nor could I wear this piece, but wouldn't that look awesome with a Renn Faire costume?
This ring was made from knitted nylon.
4,000 knitted nylon balls.
Terry cloth tongues with beaded spit
The full name is Craft and Design Museum. Here are a couple of pieces I really liked.
Yarn wrapped animals
What's a design museum with out some clothes? From the old fashion to the hyper modern
1920's flapper dress
Hyper modern dress made with a 3D printer. It was difficult to photograph the dresses. This is the only one that was worth keeping. It is made out of plastic and doesn't look very easy to wear.
*Give up on what the neckpiece is made of? German yogurt containers.
Seeing as last work week was only 4 days, I had to work extra fast. I made 3 coats in one afternoon. Well, I made them to the point they could be fitted. Now on to finishing all the fitted costumes and see what new stuff I'll get to make. Of course, photos will happen.
Wednesday, September 9, 2015
WEIRD DOLL WEDNESDAY, PART 164
My problem with uploading photos to the blog continues. I think i just need to sit down and fuss with it.
For now, enjoy this rather odd young lady. Part of her hair is plastic and part is yarn. "Whatever" she seems to be saying.