Friday, April 6, 2012

Here are some things I've been working on...

So, I have been super busy creating new things for my shop, "Peppermint Pink" on Etsy. New hats out of re-claimed fabrics.....

New dresses and slip dresses out of vintage slips....

and hair accessories too!

Stop by and take a peek....

Monday, January 9, 2012

More Holiday Boutique Photos

Here is another table at my boutique - this one was the "Vintage & Tattered Romance" table....though I think I took this pic after it had been picked over quite a bit...

My friend Karen showing off her wares: burnt orange vintage slip-dress, vintage pearls and hand painted cross.

I absolutely had to show off my "candy-bar". I saw this in a magazine and had to do it! I loved it and kept it up (in fact all the decor - even including the pom-poms) the whole holiday season. The framed "Noel" was supposed to be my wreath this year for the front door, but was too light and kept sticking out from the wreath hook. Oh well, live and learn..

another one of the "candy-bar"..

Where have I been, you ask?

So, I spent allot to time during October/November trying to get ready for my Dec. 4th "Shop in my Closet" Boutique. It turned out to be so much fun and I ended up having way more things to sell than I thought! Well, I would rather have had that, then not enough. (I think I spent half a day just turning out various necklaces and earrings...manic).

My friends Suzie and George posing with their wares: my up-cycled heart scarf, prayer box and Bliss tiny picture.

Decisions, decisions...

My sweet friend Amanda, in from Vegas, posing with the painting she just bought "Asian Scene". Loved seeing her and boy, did she walk away with a lot of goodies!

Just one of my displays...I really loved how it all turned out! From decorating with pom-pom's, to how every corner had a different kind of theme. This table was sort of a cute-kitschy, colorful one. Will post more pic's in next post....

Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Grinch me

I almost forgot this one in my below gift really can't go wrong with this, right?
By amazing artist Jason Edmiston

Some of my favorites for the Holidays

1. Violet Pie

2. Imagine Studio

3. Ditzy Redhead

4. Babes in Vintageland

And, for more fantastic finds for the holidays you can check out the rest of the Etsy Treasury here...

Friday, November 11, 2011

Scrap Materials: Project 4: Floral appliques (puffy heart leftovers)

Ok, so once you have completed your puffy hearts you will have something that looks like the above left over from your scraps. I wanted to somehow re-use this also (always thinkin'), so the below is what I came up with. It is almost a pin-wheel looking thing.

You just overlap and pin as you go to get a sort of flower look and then sew. The leopard-style one I sewed a heart cut-out on for the center. I also started fooling around putting flower on top of flower to see what kind of effect I might get and that also looked cute (not pictured). This idea makes a cute, unique brooch pin, add to a hat, sew onto clothes...whatever!

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Scrap Materials: Project 3: Puffy hearts

Pretty cute, huh? I am a sucker for recycling, upcycling - whatever you want to call it. Anything that I can make from scraps, or something left over, I will do it!! I hate to see anything go to waste. These little cuties have been made from some material scraps, stuffed with more material scraps!

Now actually, some of these are not stuffed too. You can do either way, but I just like to use my scraps somehow. It is the most fun to be able to use two different, but similar - or, if you are bold, two totally conflicting fabrics. It just adds some pizazz to your design. Be sure to check this blog for my next post to see how I use the scraps from the left over fabric from the heart cut-outs..

***Box or hearts can be purchased here and here...


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