Saturday, February 7, 2015

Thrifting Haul

Good Morning!!  I'm so excited!  This is my second post in less than a month!  Let's see if I can keep this up.

I thought I'd share a portion of my latest thrifting haul with you this morning.  I recently discovered the joys of shopping in second hand and thrift shops for clothing and other items.  I seem to have pretty good luck when it comes to the clothing.  

I found this cotton blouse from Venezia, and I can't wait for the weather to warm up enough so I can wear it.  It will be perfect for a Spring coord.  Here are some close-ups so you can see the details.

At the waist.

The sleeve.  It's really pretty isn't it?

I also scored several new sweaters, two of which are cardigans.  Here is the first one.

You can see the sequins all over it.  I took those off (anybody need any sequins for a craft project??) which took forever.  Here it is after.

It's such a lovely, soft sweater, I can't understand why they'd sew sequins all over it.  It's a silk, nylon, angora, lamb's wool blend, and a gorgeous soft pink color, too.  Sorry for the poor photo quality,  I couldn't get the lighting right so the color would show correctly.  I'm going to add some lace trim to the neck-line of it and I'll post those photos when I get it done.

The second cardigan needed some work done on it.  The knitting was coming undone in two or three places, so I had to 're-work' it.  I just love the colors and the patchwork pattern.

I need to finish the top I'm making to wear under it so I'll have a better coord to show next time.

Thanks for looking and have a great day!

Monday, January 19, 2015

I'm Getting Stuff Done!!

Okay, so it's been over a year since I've updated my blog.  *Insert a really embarrassed face here!*   I really haven't had too much to share, but I have a few things.

I didn't do much in the way of crafting or artwork the whole of last year.  I was in a kind of creative slump I guess.  Anyway, my New Year's resolution for 2015 is to 'Finish 15 in 2015'.  In other words, to finish 15 un-completed projects that are laying around here (and have been for quite some time). 

I started with a little accordion-fold set of houses that I've had in the works for quite some time now.

Please ignore my messy work area.  I was very anxious to get the photos of my project so I could post them.

My second completion for 2015 was this little shadow box.

I used a box that a brooch had come in as the main part, added the arch and other elements, and used wooden spools for the wheels (no, they don't turn).  All the images used in this project and in the little houses are from Paper Whimsy.

I have several other projects that I've completed so far, but I'll save those for a later post.