Monday, June 28, 2010

Pillowcase dresses on Etsy

Check out 2 vintage pillowcase dresses just added to Etsy.

Antique store finds

Went to a few antique stores last week and found some things I really like.
This scarf has some bad stains that wouldn't come out, but look at the lace. It is beautiful. I've got some plans for this. Beautiful dresser scarf.
This is a very small scarf.

I love these napkins. There are 2 of each design. I'm thinking of making a tablecloth with them.

I have another tablecloth that is yellow where this one is red. I love both of them.

Who remembers Rainbow Brite? My daughter was so into Rainbow when she was small. She had the doll, the horse and the little character riding behind.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

New clothes for the girls

It was soooooooo hot yesterday and a good day to stay in, soooooo I made the girls these outfits. The skirts were simply measure cut and add elastic. The tops are McCalls 9369. Little girls look cute in these little short tops, but they didn't want any belly to show. I added lace to Ruby's and later added lace to Layla's. They weren't too crazy about their backs showing either. Ruby's is thrifted fabric from last week and Layla's came off the bolt at Joann's last Summer. Look at those tans. They just came back from swimming.

Monday, June 21, 2010

Celebrate Summer with 2 New dresses

I needed some cute Summer dresses. This one is from Butterick 5038. I had to cut about 2 inches off the straps and take in the sides about an inch. It has a zipper and was pretty easy to make. The fabric was given to me a few years ago. This one is Simplicity 5558. It's my favorite. It ties in the back and is very long from a thrifted sheet.

Monday, June 14, 2010

My Shop is Open

I've been wanting to open an etsy shop for a while and I finally did it. I know there's a lot of shops that sell the same thing I do, but I'm hoping you will try me out.

I want to add bags and pillowcase dresses.

I have a lot of local friends that wanted me to do this. So here it is.

Sunday, June 13, 2010

Goodwill thrifting

Kerosene lamp was $.99Love this sheet. I think it was $1.99This tag was attached to the sheets below. There were 2 sheets that were brand new. Not sure what country they came from. Date at the bottom reads 1984. The 2 sheets were $1.99 for both at Goodwill.
These 2 pillow shams $1.99 for both. They look new.

This tag was on the bottom of the rooster bowl below for $.99.

Saturday, June 12, 2010

Ribbon Organization

I bought some new ribbons a dollar each at Hobby Lobby last week and needed a new place for all of them. I put this rod up on my shelf with cup hooks and I can see them all.
Cindy Lou had this idea on her blog to wrap ribbons on clothespins. I found these at Hobby Lobby last week they were on sale for $2.35 for 24. I have a lot of ric rack, so I just dropped them all in one jar. I found the jars at Goodwill. The big one was $1.99 and the small one $.99. Now I can see what I have.

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

Finished quilt

I finished my pillowcase quilt a few weeks ago and simply forgot to post about it. So here it is. Ruby claimed this one, because the other one was Layla's. She said "It's just the one I wanted".

This is a twin size quilt machine stiched in the ditch. Thanks to Deb from Works in Progress for her tutorial. The second one I've made.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Scenes from the Relay for Life 2010

Yes, this is my Aunt Louise with the survior shirt and Aunt Betty sitting with her (my brothers in the background).

Friday, June 4, 2010

New curtains and Ruby's dress

Ruby let me know she was not wearing the shirt I made for the Relay. I had this pillowcase dress already made and added a little ribbon and a unicorn. Hope this makes her want to wear it. I may be making one for Layla. These were dish towels and I added the embroidery from my sewing machine.

Thursday, June 3, 2010

Wednesday thrift finds

This cute little glass picture came from Goodwill for $.99. It looks really old. No markings on it. It has a ribbon on the back to hang on the wall. Layla loved it. Wednesday Layla, Ruby and I stopped by Our Thrift Store and found this pillowcase for $.25 and 3/4 yard of fabric $.79.
Rooster calender dated 1974 for $.99 (the year I graudated high school).

Two tablecloths for $1.99 each. My Mom will love the one at the top.

Wednesday, June 2, 2010


We've had all this time to prepare for this event and now it's here. This Saturday at 5:00 PM. Our team (Old Hope Church of Christ) has made the most money so far. Everyone has done a great job.

I made these charms from glass and paper to sell at the Relay. Made shirts for my two smallest to wear at the event. Made buttons for everyone on the team to wear.