Friday, April 13, 2012
This post is separate from the previous just because it's not really related. Basically, to catch up on the past year - had a baby, changed jobs, moved in with in-laws. Fun times are had by all. Our stuff is scattered hither and yon between our bedroom, basement storage and a storage locker. My vintage stuff should all be in the house, mostly upstairs to avoid festering in the basement, but it's hard to tell. Space is at a premium and some things just can't avoid the basement. I can't find a lot of my fabric. I just can't remember where it was put. I have some lovely vintage tropical rayon with fun novelty coconut buttons.... where, oh where are you?! Time is precious now that my commute is over an hour one way and I have a child to spend time with. I'm aiming to use up vacation time at the end of the month and get started on some muslins for summer dresses. I have three dresses I want to tackle and all will need adjustments. I don't usually have the patience for a muslin, but when I plan on cutting up vintage fabric, I force myself to avoid costly, irreparable mistakes. Hopefully soon I will have some vintage sewing goodness to post!
Linen handbag and straw shoulder bag from Rue23 Vintage on Etsy. I am always looking for shoulder bags. It's so inconvenient trying carry a handbag around. I am still considering buying a purse pattern and making one! The straw bag will be perfect for this summer, no?
Monday, January 10, 2011
Saturday, September 18, 2010
Monday, June 14, 2010
- All of Brian's army gear
- All of my reenacting stuff - hats, clothes, shoes, suitcases, purses, accessories....all of it
- All of my sewing and knitting stuff - patterns, fabric, pins, needles, yarn, sewing machine, buttons, zippers, EVERYTHING
- Books galore
- Random electronics like our printer, modem, etc
- Seasonal clothes
Considering that nine months goes by really fast, I decided to start cleaning out the closet yesterday. I figure that I don't really need an armoir for the baby. Does the baby care? No. Do I care? No, it's just one more thing I would have to spend non-existant money on. Just get me a slew of baby hangers and I can keep all the clothes in the closet. I'll probably get some of that modular organization stuff to store shoes, blankets, bedding, etc. On my trek through the closet I found FOUR - count them FOUR- pairs of vintage shoes that I don't remember buying. How pathetic is that? They all fit too!
I felt a bit foolish when I found all these shoes.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
Thursday, May 20, 2010
Ostrich and green velvet wedges. $85 from Thrush. According to the measurements on the seller's site, they seem to be a fairly wide vintage size 5. You have no idea how tempted I am to pick these up. 1. A wide size 5; 2. two tone green and tan; 3. love the way the straps cross in the front.
Celluloid palm tree pin. $15 from vintageclothiers. I've had a real thing for tropical themes leading into summer.