Saturday, December 26, 2009
My Shabby Shoe Stretchers are in this very pretty treasury: A Little Bit of Blue . After Dec. 31 at 3am this link will no longer work so visit and click now ! Thanks :-)
p.s. I wish I could figure out how to capture the entire Treasury. When I select the image, it disables the scrolling function :-( Help needed !
Friday, December 18, 2009
To promote our party wear collections, April Evening and RetroThreads (me) are collaborating. We both have a "Party Time Glamour" section and we've added a link to each other's sections in item descriptions. Her shop has lovely vintage gloves which she embellishes with vintage trims. I have a variety of items like gowns, blouses, shoes and purses. Take a look at April Evening's Party Time Glamour section and mine, RetroThreads's Party Time Glamour section.
Monday, December 14, 2009
An idea I've had for several years is finally going to happen. I always wanted a website devoted to nothing but showcasing the horrible clothing I run across in thrift stores. Rather than honor these items with monetary value, I simply take a pic, tag them "uglyduds" and post them here on my blog. More "gems" to come ! Stay tuned, and enjoy this beauty while you're waiting :-)
Sunday, December 13, 2009
I just set up a new section in my Etsy shop called Party Time Glamour. I've listed a couple new sparkly wearable goodies and have more to list over the next day or two. Time to start planning for New Year's Eve festivities ! Celebrate in your most dazzling vintage style !
Wednesday, December 9, 2009
Ready to wear to your next holiday party, that is, if you are very tall. This skirt is almost as tall as I am ! The fabric is that wonderful, rustling taffeta that makes a statement. If you're not tall enough for the skirt as is, it would make a great dress or holiday home decor. For more photos, check it out here.
Tuesday, December 1, 2009
Thursday, September 3, 2009
Meanwhile, take a look at a few things I found recently that don't need ironing ;-)
Thursday, April 30, 2009
Monday, April 27, 2009
Just a few days ago, I came across this adorable vintage stitchery kit of the classic "Hear No Evil, See No Evil, Speak No Evil" monkeys and just had to grab it. I listed it in my Etsy shop just two days ago and it got picked up for "Monkey Monday" on cuteable .
Thursday, April 23, 2009
It's my birthday today, so I started the celebration on Monday with my monthly thrifting trip down Route 1 from Alexandria to Woodbridge (VA) where I can stop at up to 6 thrift stores, plus get some Hot, Glazed Doughnuts (TM) at Krispy Kreme along the way. At one of my stops, I was pawing through the pattern boxes and nabbed this Barbie outfits pattern. I haven't checked whether all the pieces are there, but I can create something if I need to.
Friday, April 3, 2009
I was just accepted as a seller at Market Publique, a very chic website for vintage clothing auctions and fixed sales. I listed a cute red floral print cheongsam style dress with a starting price of $9.99. I hope I get a bite !
Wednesday, February 25, 2009
It seems the last couple items I listed on Etsy were quite popular. They were hardly up for long and now are heading out to their new homes. A lovely dark kelly green vintage blouse, and a matched set of brightly colored sheets are on their way. Still in the shop are some other interesting items recently listed: a vintage hand-crocheted US flag motif, some new patterns and one of my vintage apron tote bags, which, by the way, my tote bag tutorial was featured in a new crafty blog called Just Something You Made.