Thursday, May 20, 2010
These are bleeding hearts from one of my plants that didn't get hit by frost earlier this month.
For the next two weeks I'll be in the state of hot weather and southern accents, also referred to as Texas. Never been to it, let alone been down south (unless you count southern California, where we lived for a number of years, as "down south"), so I think it will be interesting!
OH! And I forgot to menton earlier this week that there is a 10% sale going on in my etsy shop this week ending on Saturday, as I already mentioned that I'll be gone for the following 14 days or so, and the shop will be closed during that time. Just thought I should say something. =)
Thursday, May 13, 2010
Wednesday, May 12, 2010
It's been fun too. =)
Just before my chicken noodle soup for lunch, I finished this Anthropologie inspired peasant blouse. By no means to I care for some of their items, but they usually have some aMAZing blouses that are unfortunately way beyond my buget!
I did some free-hand embroidery on the sleeves, there is vintage rick rack in the front and back, and remember those vintage mother of pearl buttons? I sewed them on in front. You know, just for that finishing touch.
Saturday, May 08, 2010
Tonight as I was washing my black dressy shirt from being worn when I played in a wedding last weekend, (it has taken me this long to hand wash it ... yes, I've been THAT busy) I remembered a tip that came from one of my sisters sewing friends (thankyou Elizabeth S.!). Have you ever washed items, especially polyesters, to only find that the underarms still have a "left over" smell? The friend gave us the tip of spraying vinegar directly onto the area(s) and then washing as normal.
Tonight I happily found that it works!
Thursday, May 06, 2010
(Will I still update my etsy shop? Oh yes! You may depend upon it! It be not be a steady supply, but I do have some things like aprons and peasant shirts waiting to be sewn, so keep your eye on it.)
Saturday, May 01, 2010
And isn't this the sweetest little coat?! I'm guessing 50s or 60s, maybe?
It may not be real old-old, but when you can't get oak wood for as cheap as the glass enclosed bookcase was (and did I mention that it was on sale too?), why who could say no? And yes, this picture was taken as we were putting books in. She still has a vast majority of books that we couldn't squeeze in.
She'll just have to get another bookcase.