Tuesday, January 31, 2012
I loved making this apron ! I know you all have some of these pretty vintage slips laying about. I know you were going to make a pretty dress some day. Well I waited to long, I can't wear a slip dress at my age. Oh but I do love to wear an apron. I wear them at work, out junking and baking. I featured my directions in my article in the newest issue of Stampington&Company's "Apronology." I am so grateful for all the opportunities Stampington provides for artist and crafters to share our stories and projects. I can't get enough of their issues!
Just got a hold of the new issue of "Apronology. " I have been honored that Stampington&Company had choosen my "Lingerie for the Kitchen" apron to be featured in this years issue. I have read all the articles and set aside this week for sewing. Nothing like one of Stampington's many magazines to get the juices of inspiration flowing. I feel an all nighter coming on. Thank You, Peggy
Saturday, October 1, 2011
Okay we finally got rain in Texas the nite before I was sceduled to do my first booth at the "Ride for Recovory," I packed the truck in the rain. The wind had just blew my tent a foot and Lola my dress form fell over. This was a biker rally to benefit Solutions of North Texas, I though maybe the women might want to shop Vintage. I sold all the Vintage Harley stuff first! I made a few sales and met a lot of women who do like vintage. I had to teather my tent to Cathey's of Winning the Fight just to stay in one place. Behind me there was a car show, of course they didn't have to show up at the crack of dawn like me.
We all had a lot of fun and I learned so much! I think I should try a tag sale event next time!
Tuesday, April 5, 2011
You must check out Janets blog at shabbyfufu.blogspot.com for a chance to win some goodies. One of her ceramic artist, Farnaz Farzad has painted a lovely tea set...Oh la la. You also may win the new book by Fifi Oneill. AND LAST NOT LEAST, the new issue of Romantic Country magazine featuring Farnaz Farzad....Have you entered yet....the 15th is coming up fast.
Friday, April 1, 2011
Every Christmas there is something special under my tree from Henleys. My Mom has comissioned artist to do a Sea Ranch Christmas ornament anually for years now. This is how she met many gifted artist. These always sell out, you have to buy early. Sea Ranch is a beautiful Resort,second home comunity on the coast. I spent my last two years of High School working and living in the community. The number of full time residents has been increasing. I will blog next about coming of age at Sea Ranch.
I am so proud of My Mom's second act,I only hope to have a comparable act of my own. Someday when I retire from flying I'm going home to learn the business from my talented Momma!
Here's Momma w/ Mary Engelbreit in Atlanta, I sure miss her Home Companion Magazine!
Wednesday, March 23, 2011
I had to just create one I could stand. I used burlap for the base of the bag. It sews up so nicely, I had never tried it on the machine.
I just got a rubber stamp with sheet music images on it, so I stamped some muslin w/some of Tim Holtz's tea dye Distress Ink.
It worked, but was a little plain.
On secound thought I added some more stamped muslin and a scrape of my favorite yellow material. A small amount of yellow tulle simply tied around the bag. Oh I am much more satisfied!
Now it is too Pretty to put in the Pantry. I think I will try useing some Vintage Hankies out of my collection next.....some simple blanket stitches.
I will keep playing with them useing more Vintage Elements so I can add them to my Etsy Store!
Happy Spring Cleaning All,
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
If you are in the DFW metroplex its worth a trip to Jusin for a visit to JJ's. Theres an Antique trading post around the corner and they have a great spot for lunch in the back!