Saturday, October 30, 2010

Red Velvet Grand Opening

The sun was setting when I arrived at around 5:30 (hellloooo Winter!) and the light was beautiful.




I worked on this rainbow stripe dress a couple days ago, so in love with it.

Balloons coming out of a dollhouse? Yes, please. I think this should be a regular staple in the store decor.

Obsessed with the wedding section, which is still in its early stages.

This one's my favorite. Not that I have any use for it. ;)



Yes, these are as fun to use as they are to look at. I have a new dress! I will share it as soon as I let out the waist a little bit. Eep.



So sweet. (and salted caramel cupcakes? mmmm)

I am so proud of those girls (and boys!), it's really a dream. I don't usually feel comfortable in vintage stores, but the atmosphere is just incredible. It kind of makes you wish you could grab your sleeping bag and spend the night. Here's to a successful grand opening, and an even more successful future!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

lately: loved





mister kitty man (who has been a nuisance lately--he goes through stages--but I love him still)

quilt favs as of late

dreaming about having time to quilt again


working on vintage for the RVA grand opening this Friday. these are a few amazing scraps I've saved from hemming dresses.
L-R: cotton/poly gingham, cotton swiss dot, cotton velvet, cotton plisse (love), striped acetate satin
best part about working for RVA: getting to dig through all the vintage before everyone else
worst part about working for RVA: having to give it all back when I'm done working on it
[hope to see some of you there Friday night!]

lately: made




quilting bee blocks, going on a month late now.


'granny chic' pillow tutorial over at A Beautiful Mess.


after months of putting it off (I started this quilt as soon as I found out a baby was coming...and she is due,!), I finally put the binding on this little quilt. I love it. the miss-matched vintage prints, the off-center double line quilting, the matching front and back. it's on its way across the ocean as we speak. <3

lately: found


gorgeous felted wool throw blanket (considering how tiny it is, I'm guessing it wasn't intended to be felted...but I'm so glad somebody screwed up!) that matches my favorite chair perfectly; retro sewing books...crazy valuable resources!


a couch! that cost $9.97 and perfectly matches both of our arm chairs (we've been looking for a good 6 months)...but unfortunately only leaves room for one of the chairs in the living room.


thrifted Dritz tailor's ham and seam roll, $2.98 each; these have been missing from my supplies for quite some glad to get them second hand...not only did I save some money, but these are way more substantial than the new ones!

Monday, October 4, 2010

quicky sale!

Hey y'all.
Sorry for being a lame-o and posting zero craftiness lately. Miss Tasha explains it best (although she has totally been working more hours at our job than me and I should be ashamed yadda yadda).

I just noticed that all the gorgeous buttons left in my shop are expiring this week (some the 7th, some the 8th, and some the 9th). I really kind of hate paying double etsy fees, don't you?

So if you will help me out, and keep me from having to re-list them next week, I will pass the savings on to you (and then some).

30% off on all cards of buttons through Saturday. Refund will be given via paypal after your purchase.

Looooove you. I have some pretty pictures to post, soon, I promise.

Sunday, October 3, 2010

Red All Over (and Blue)


It was the strangest thing. Friday night, Mark put me on the guest list for a show he was playing at this odd, gothy strip-club called Rok Bar. And this is what I wore. I'm still not sure if it's acceptable to wear red clothing with red glasses. I'm also not sure if a plaid shirt dress is the most appropriate attire for a strip-club. However, I am sure that it was the most fun I've had at a show in a long while. So, that was a very pleasant surprise.

I had always imagined I would be incredibly uncomfortable being at a strip-club with Mark. But, as it turns out, it can be quite fun when you're just friends (and roommates).

It's been a couple months, now. It felt strange not saying anything about it. We truly are friends, and most people can't understand that. We are both as happy as single, working, 20-somethings with a messy roommate can be. We are supportive of each other, and still spend time together regularly. Tonight, Mad Men and wine.

My only twinge of discontent is the change of seasons. This weekend was full of the smells of Autumn to outdoor fire, leather, old books, the heater kicking on for the first time...but in my heart, Autumn feels like love. My fingers are frozen through, and my bed is cold. I know I wont be a 20-something single forever, but I can't help wishing sometimes that we'd made it through the winter. Instead, I'll be taking a couple extra blankets to bed with me at night, and looking wistfully at cute boys who give their jackets to their girlfriends.