Tuesday, December 10, 2013

Shirt re-do - Denim drab to fab

Another shirt from drab to fab.

Now this little baby is a denim jacket.  It goes with so many things.  Success.

Sunday, December 8, 2013

Rustic Hutch boutique - Dec 2013

 I had a really fun time....but it was cold!  We started the day out in the low 30's. By afternoon, I think we were in the low 60's.  It was a great day.
Me in the back of the booth

hair accessories display

Left side display

Side display with ladder baskets and lamps

altered domino display

lamp and paper display tables

Whimsyfunk booth display
Thanks to everyone who came by. 

Saturday, November 16, 2013

Rustic Hutch - Cash and Cary festival

Today was the Rustic Hutch cash and carry festival.  It was so much fun.  Here are a few shots of my booth.

Me in my booth, petting the teal Styrofoam head.

Helpers are fabulous... especially TALL sister Sundee kind of helpers.

Some of my chando's, lights and other items for sale.

My Chando rack.  All of these were electrically reworked and beautified.

Tara chatting with her Neighbor. 

Here is a full shot (with me inside booth).  Notice the pennant garland I made last night out of old sheets.

Come out and see me next month.  December 7 is the date from 9-5.  It is going to be fun!  Baseline and Gilbert road in Mesa.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Shirt redo - From sloppy to stylish- Multi color plaid

So, I have been on this re-do, up-cycle kick.  Recently, I have been remaking old sloppy shirts into ones that fit me just right!  Here is an example of a shirt I recently remade. 
multicolor plaid front

multicolor plaid back
 This shirt had some good bones, the collar and front tucks were a step in the right direction.  I removed the sleeves and cut out the excess on the sides.  I then took the tucks that were already there and took them all the way down, front and back.

Shirt back, tucks running the length.

To give the shirt more interest, I made the tucks in the front into Mexican tucks. (Which means the are sewn opposite to give a wavy illusion to the fabric).

After that was done, I cut off the sleeves to make them short, but I retained the cuff.  Why do more work than necessary.  I finished all of the seams and tacked down the collar. 

I wear this one all the time now. 

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Happily Ever After - Black and White envelope album

I have been working on some little albums... that I am selling at boutiques this fall and in my Etsy shop.

I wanted to show you all of the pages that are inside.  

Happily Ever After mini envelope album cover

transparency over silk and paper flowers

Microbeads and flowers
Page 1

Page 2

Page 3

Page 4

Page 5

open pages with envelope inserts partially extended
Extra embellishments, flowers, patterned paper, ribbons

view of opened album

Ribbons on rings - Album side
 This one is being sold on my etsy shop.  Go check it out.Click here to acquire this Black and White beauty.

Wednesday, August 28, 2013

A Perfect Joy - Mini Album

I recently completed a little photo- scrapbooking - album.  I love the way it turned out.  I thought I would share the finished project with you.

So... Do you want one?
...check out my etsy store because I have a very few to sell.  Grab one before they are gone. A Perfect Joy- mini album

Remember - Girls Trip Memory Album

This was a trip I took with my sisters and Mom. We are just now getting around to filling it with the pictures from our adventure. Here are a few shots, the cover mostly. Keep looking, others are being posted too!

We went to Washington DC and to Baltimore, Maryland.

Yep! We made it to New York City!




Mary Poppins Musical.
Central Park.
Little Italy.

Off to Gettysburg and Fly away Home!