Posts Tagged ‘vintage’

I went to Goodwill on Sunday (gosh, surprise!) hunting for fabric and notions. I’ve been to this particular Goodwill several dozen times over the past six months, and while it is pretty big, I was sure I had at least browsed every section of the store.

I was wrong.

There was still one, lone exception, lying in wait immediately after entering the front door: collectibles. Its very exclusive, they even have their own cash register! Now, I must admit, I was pretty unenthused with the whole bit- old bags, old plates, old shoes, blah blah blah.

My discovery waited for me at the jewelry counter, secure behind a sheet of dirty glass. Cufflinks. Honest to jeebs cufflinks. And an adorable picture to boot.

Crappy crappy picture! Taken on an old camera. I am so used to my HTB’s sexy, super expensive one that this little 3 meg just makes me sad.

I made a couple new pairs of bloomers, but haven’t gotten pictures of them yet. Oi, scheduling. They are fantastic, though, coming soon. They are doubly precious, as they broke a two day creating funk that had begun to get me pretty pissy. After Sunday’s careless hijinks left me with a pair of bloomers with the ruffle sewn on the hip (instead of the leg), Monday gave me huge, puffy, striped bloomers, that are just that side of ridiculous. They look like balloons!

I love sewing. I love making clothes. And the worst thing in the world is failing at a project, wasting a whole days worth of work time when I have such precious little time as it is. But my Tuesday bloomers have wiped the slate clean, and I am eagerly looking forward to an entire day off tomorrow to work for myself, instead of my boss.

Oh, and today I put in the paperwork to open my first retirement fund! Hooray, I’m all responsible and whatnot!


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Wow, it’s a little hard to believe this day is over. It has certainly been a busy one, once I managed to roll out of bed, anyway. I came out to the living room, to be greeted with an email letting me know that I had an order to get ready. ‘What? Already?’ I asked myself incredulously. And yes, it was true, so I got to work making a couple of tags. An hour and a half later I finished that, and have decided that I need to rethink the idea of hand embroidered tags- time consuming much? But they are so cute. Next time I make one I’ll take a picture to show it off.

Then there were seams to be double checked, threads to be snipped, and wrapping to be done. I decided it would be a good idea to walk the two and a half miles to the post office, which would knock out an errand and my exercise in a fell swoop. Plus fresh air and good sunshine, it was great! I listened to Gogol Bordello the whole way there and back, which is perfect traveling music for me. Whether by foot, plane or train. They were with me for much if my time in England.

While I was out, I stopped at Goodwill, and found a few choice goodies.

This lace is amazing! I have to figure out some great ideas to use it to its full potential.

And this little grab bag of vintage supplies- for a buck! I love it.  Not sure what I’m going to do with those repair needles though.

I finished an adorable skirt combo today, after I got home, took a shower and a nap that is. I will have pictures on Saturday, so stay tuned!

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