Tuesday, June 30, 2009

I guess you'd call it a tutorial - but don't get all excited...

because this might be one of those things that's obvious to everyone but me so you might have seen it before. still, I was pretty proud of myself on sunday when I repurposed a recently purchased pair of screw back earrings:

I bought these on etsy from JPsuniqueboutique but once they came I realized, for me, they were too big to make into post-type pierced earrings. then it occured to me not to remove the whole screw back at all, but to use it as a way to make it a leverback.

step one = snip:

step 2 = reshape:

step 3 = add:

all done!

Monday, June 29, 2009

recently thrifted

from the thrift store:

from an estate sale:

from a church sale:

the first time I saw that chair at the thrift store it was sold...I was sad but also kind of relieved since the last thing the living room needs is another chair.

but on subsequent visits it was still there.

finally last weekend I looked at the tag & it said that it hadn't been picked up within the allotted time so it was back for sale. so I bought it. the orange cushions even match the chair I got last year, so I called it fate. although, I guess fate's just another word for no self control...

Friday, June 26, 2009

{a not so fake} fake'in friday

the other day my sister sue reminded me that I actually have a history of photographing small things & pets...together. I even found {real 70's polaroid} proof:

{have a great weekend!}

Thursday, June 25, 2009

thursday = embroidery

I finished lottie!

{overall size is 16" x 20"}

and, I've got some more cute vintage embroidery animal patterns for you:

happy stitching!

Wednesday, June 24, 2009


silk screen printed greeting cards from the thrift store:

{I can't make out the copyright date but they were made by SCM allied paper}

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Monday, June 22, 2009

the random number generator has spoken...

but first, I can't do a post without a photo:

okay, here we go...

winner 1 is comment #60:

congratulations ann - the sprinkles bag is all yours!

winner 2 is comment #59:

congratulations mimi - you're getting the thrift bag!

winner 3 is comment #77:

congrautlations locathecat - its the cross stitch naked bag for you!

winner 4 is comment #38:

congratulations alyssa - the embroidery naked bag it is!

as always I wish everyone could win!

hopefully the second best thing will be that soon the totes will be available in the shop...that's the next big thing on my to do list so watch for more information coming soon :)

{winners please email me your shipping addresses}

more photos of small thrifted things

Sunday, June 21, 2009

me & my dad

just want to send a big I love you, thank you & happy father's day out into the universe for my dad...

Saturday, June 20, 2009

a saturday etsy update

unlike a certain furry someone, I've been busy today updating the shop with the first batch of prints.

I'm still willing to order prints for people if an image you like from my flickr isn't listed, just email or convo me :)

hope you're having a nice weekend so far!

Friday, June 19, 2009

fake'in friday

{have a great weekend!}

Thursday, June 18, 2009

thursday = embroidery

there has been some progress on lottie although not as much as there should have been:

I've been distracted by other projects lately but hopefully I'll have some time this weekend to catch up.

now then, here are your weekly vintage embroidery patterns:

happy stitching!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

recently thrifted

it seems that lately my thrifting has been mostly artwork...its not that I've been looking for it any more than usual, it just seems that its been finding me more than usual:

my favorite:

and wow - thank you all so much for the postive response to the designs! I think its convinced me to have some totes printed for the shop :)

including {thanks to vanessa's suggestion} a knit version:

sorry mary, no plans for a needlepoint version at this time :(

UPDATE: sorry to cause confusion...the knit version is NOT included in the giveaway.