Friday, May 28, 2010

out & about

have a wonderful weekend!

p.s. it's the memorial day long weekend here in the states so I'll be taking monday off too :)

Thursday, May 27, 2010

thursday = embroidery

I finished embroidering another custom order:

now I'm moving onto some projects for an upcoming baby shower that's not until july, so probably won't have much to share for awhile...

although you can always count on a weekly vintage pattern - this week in the immortal words of david bowie - let's dance!

and because I am a child of the 80's this is the image of david bowie that always comes to my mind first:

I'd forgotten about that muppet tossing & kicking...those pants though - those I totally remember ;)

happy stitching!

Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Tuesday, May 25, 2010

recently thrifted

did a little research, however didn't find an explanation for why they choose to give it a name that sounds more like a feminine hygiene product than a camera...

Monday, May 24, 2010

gypsy shags

{copyright 1972}

Friday, May 21, 2010

I heart fridays...

and cupcakes :)

{hope you have a delicious weekend!}

Thursday, May 20, 2010

thursday = embroidery

recently thrifted stitching:

and this week's vintage embroidery pattern:

happy stitching!

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Monday, May 17, 2010

recently thrifted

I learned a lesson thrifting recently...

don't judge a table by it's side view:

Friday, May 14, 2010

out & about

{have a lovely weekend!}

Thursday, May 13, 2010

thursday = embroidery

my latest custom hoop is on it's way to a new home:

I'm hoping my thrifting turns up some new paint by numbers soon - they've been few & far between lately...

on the other hand, I did find an envelope thrifting recently for an embroidery co. I'd not heard of before:

anyone familar with them?

the logo would be very sweet stitched up I think, so I made it this week's vintage sample:

happy stitching :)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

a picnic, pleather pants, a banjo...

and every sweater named for a car - it's not right how excited I was to find this!

fury pullover:

continental cardigan & grand prix pullover:

nova pullover:

cougar pullover:

vega pullover:

maverick vest:

roadrunner pullover:

{copyright 1972 columbia-minerva corp.}

Tuesday, May 11, 2010

some pink

{yeah, um...let's pretend I did not just post another thrifted clock}

Monday, May 10, 2010

I was going to do laundry...

but then my newly thrifted clock told me not to:

it can also tell me things like:
eat out
shut up
skip shower
sleep naked
wake dancing

must. obey. clock.

Friday, May 7, 2010

he might be "the one"

I have hesitated to mention the thrifting search for my version of the perfect vintage alarm clock because I'm a great believer in the power of the jinx - but I think I'm ready to announce this latest one might be mr. right :)

and they lived happily ever after...

{have a wonderful weekend!}

Thursday, May 6, 2010

thursday = embroidery

I haven't been doing much stitching lately - I need to get some new projects going & finish some abandoned ones. I did do a couple custom orders though:

I love all the different word/image combinations people ask's so much fun & I'm very grateful to be part of creating something unique & personal for someone's home :)

now that I'm back to regular blogging the weekly vintage embroidery sample is back as well:

{note: while the image looks small it's actually 15" x 5" when you download it so don't be fooled}

happy stitching!

Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Tuesday, May 4, 2010

signs of ca

hey sis, thanks again for stopping the car constantly, turning around all the time & taking way longer to get anywhere than it should so I could take photos of signs:

{there are additional signs over on flickr}

this concludes the photos from my trip to california...I hope you enjoyed them :)

Monday, May 3, 2010

long beach, ca flea market

even more of my flea market photos on flickr...but you probably already knew that :)