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.