Thursday, May 21, 2009

Bye For Now

So where I am in my life I am unsure of...well...a lot of things. I just don't have the modivation to do everything I have to do and also blog. I will be keeping my blog up but don't plan on blogging much in the near future. Hopefully I'll be back soon.

Monday, May 4, 2009

Sweater Recons!

So I tried to get this post up sooner but our internet has been messed up the past week. Nothing to fancy. The top left was a large men's sweater, can be worn as a shirt or a dress with leggings. Top right was a long sleeve turtle neck that was to big for me so I cut off the sleeves and re-sized it. The bottom one was a large button up sweater, and is little hard to explain how I did but I'll try, I cut off the sleeves, seam ripped the sides then pulled the front sides together to meet in the back and the back sides are pulled together in the front so there are long pockets on the inside (make sense?).
I am working on reupholstering a chair at the moment, hopefully it will be done by next week. I also have a dress to post about soon :) and hopefully some more recons.
I don't have a good view of this one so I'll just post this picture. It was a men's large button up flannel that I resized..well tried to doesn't close :( but I still love it
01.01.2009 111
Have an awesome week!

Tuesday, April 28, 2009

A New Start

I've been away for awhile...a long while. I just didn't have the energy to blog, that and I've been blue and lazy the past...however long it's been. The weather is starting to look up and that seems to be helping a lot. I have new plans, new goals, I need a new start. My etsy has been doing okay, haven't sold anything handmade yet :( all my fabric has just been piling up..I decided a month or so ago not to buy anymore until I move some out, that was a very good idea and I stuck to it. I got my serger in the mail and I LOVE it to death! I've made a couple of things (that I don't have pictures of yet but will in a day or two, I promise no procrastinating) and although I haven't been buying sheets I have bought a few pieces of clothing to alter and revamp.
It rained all day this past Saturday, Sunday morning I woke up to step on a soaking wet carpet (I live in my parents basement). I did not realize how bad it was until I looked around, where there wasn't carpet there was at least an inch of water. Needless to say I spent my whole Sunday cleaning and ripping up carpet, fun times. I wasn't to thrilled about it but as the day went on I realized how much crap I have that I don't use and don't need. I hoard my fabric and nothing ever gets used. This is when I decided to clean everything out, I will not be selling fabric on my etsy anymore because I do not have the space for it and I would like to venture into other things. Right now having all that I do is unrealistic and it's probably not good for my health either.
I gave over 75% of my fabric to a local woman who makes things for cancer patients, I also ended up giving her 95% of my stuffing (I probably should have given it all to her). At least now the fabric will be used for a good cause and appreciated.
I have a 30lb box of knit fabric that is on ebay right now....30lbs!!!! I know what your thinking, yeah it was that bad....I had an addiction and I'm happy to say that I am recovering from it and don't plan on going back.
The hunt continues for a house, although I could defiantly be spending more time on that than I am, I'm in no rush but I will be putting more effort into it in the near future.
Milo is growing up sooo fast! I hope I've been making all the right decisions for him and he will thank me for it in the future but I have been struggling to justify certain things and decisions I have made involving him. I don't feel bad about anything I've done I just wonder if it's the best way to go about it.

Monday, March 9, 2009

A Little Update

I've been very busy and stressed out lately, that is the reason for my lack of blogging. On a lighter note I've made some etsy sales :)
I have stopped thrifting for now until I get some of my stock down (to a controllable size).
Here are some pictures of the scarves I made...awhile ago lol
I am planning on hosting a swap in the near future (possibly within the month). It will be a vintage fat quarter swap, ten people will be able to sign up (US only) and they will have to send ten vintage fat quarters from vintage sheets/fabric and will receive ten back. If you are interested please let me know. I will be hashing out the details within the next week or two and hopefully have it all set up by the end of the month. I hope to do this every month or every other month if the first one goes well.

Wednesday, February 18, 2009

WIP Wednsday

Today I will be finishing up some scarves from some sheets I've picked up here and there. Unfortunately I don't have many of these sheets so there will be a limited supply of the scarves. I will be listing one bigger one (orange and black) on my etsy and three smaller ones (yellow and black). I know that the yellow and black ones are 100% cotton, I am not sure of the other one but they feel identical. Now I'm off to sew them up!

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Thrifty Finds!

So I was just looking on my blog and realized A LOT of my pictures aren't showing up! Whats up with that?!?! I'll try to figure it out within the next few days but until then here are some recent finds (hopefully they'll show up!).
This sheet is like one of my previous ones (same type of fabric and pattern). I never put a picture up but I made a scarf out of the other one and I love it, I think this one will be made into a scarf also :)
I think this sheet would make an adorable dress, it has a very large floral print, I would say they're somewhere around at least 6"x6" each.
I think this is super cute. Not something I would do but it's very neat.
This beauty was picked up for me by my sister. She found it on the side of the road, how could anyone throw this away!?! Even if it is a little...used...its still a very sturdy beautiful piece I can't wait to get started on it! Any fabric ideas??

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

WIP Wednsday

No sales on my etsy yet, but I really need to keep listing fq's as much as possible so there's a larger selection. I made some new some the other day, green tea and vanilla bean (with actual vanilla beans in it for very mild exfoliating).
Green Tea and Vanilla
I'm hoping the vanilla will darken up a bit, but I really like how it turned out.
I can't really show what I've been working on because as of the moment it's basically brainstorming, I really want to concentrate on my etsy photos and do better in that area, I feel like I need more of a variety with them.
I haven't been working on much other than that. It's been a very rough week, I've been sick, not sure what I have but I think it might be a little stress related. I've been coming home and passing out right away, not for long but still to be that tired (after at least 7 or 8 hours of sleep) is not how I usually am and hopefully I'll be back to my old self soon.