Wednesday, July 09, 2008

Heat of the Moment

I am so hot lately. I guess I got used to the central AC at my parents and now it's back to window units and sweating lol. I'm trying not to let that keep me from being productive. As always, my to do list is long.

I was able to list several new things in The Shop.

Vintage petal scarves, embroidered dresser scarves, sequin trim, buttons and more! I have loads more to put up there, too. It's nice to down size my personal collection and very fun to thrift with the shop in mind. I love seeing old things turned into something new. Please click here and see how Vallen used some trim from The Goodness Shop to make a GORGEOUS summery peasant blouse!

Now I haven't just been thrifting, I have created a few things myself. I've done a few swaps and I'm working on a third. I also made this bag for my sister:

My favorite part is the inside:

The bag is crocheted from Lily Cotton Elite which of course they don't make anymore because I like it. Hmpf. The handles are from a bag I thrifted, the pink polka dot lining is thrifted and the little birdie was cut from a thrifted linen calendar tea towel. I just zig zagged him in there. I really love the affect! So now I'm searching for more linen pieces to cut up and use in this way. I've been looking for a bit of a "signature" and this is pretty cute though I'm sure there are loads of people out there doing it. LOL

So now onto the next project . . . . I've got a few things on the burner including a series of posts harkening back to crafting in the 1950s. I won't tell you any more now but I think you'll get a kick out of it! Also planning to attempt my very first pattern for a stuffie or doll. Wish me luck!



Thimbleanna said...

Very cute purse Rebecca!

flanthrower said...

Cute bag and cute colors! The bird is definitely a nice touch.

Clementine & Mandarin said...

you have been a busy bee! that bag is super duper cute and look at all the stuff in your shop. too cute for words.

when am i gonna see you again?

Melody said...

Well isn't that the cutest bag. And the polka dots inside and the sweet little bird doesn't get any better than that.

Nice work Rebecca. Thanks for sharing.

Wendy said...

I did see Vallen's shirt, very cute trim!
Hey, your bag is awesome, the little bird on the pocket! I haven't seen anyone else do that -
a nice surprise when you look inside...

Barbara at Oodles and Oodles said...

That purse is great - I love how you thrifted everything you needed for it and came up with something so nice!

Puff said...

That's a cutie! I sent you an email a couple days ago, but I seem to have 2 email addreses for you all of a sudden. I just forwarded it to the other one.


Vallen said...

Oh, that is very cute. I will keep my eyes peeled for some of that yarn for you.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I love when the inside is just as pretty as the outside. For some reason I am a sucker for jeans that have an inner waist lining of pretty material. Granted it is thrifted, but I still find myself drawn to it. Gorgeous bag.

Diane said...

Love all the vintage finds! And you get a "well done" for the bag. The inside could not be any cuter. It's great fun to read about your finds.

Jane said...

Commenting again to say I love your new header!


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