Tuesday, September 28, 2010



I was browsing through pattern books recently and came across these two patterns. One is a vintage 1948 pattern and the other had those adorable Mary Janes. Patterns were 40% off so of course I had to buy both!  Must get ready for the grandbaby on the way, and since we don't know if it will be of the pink or blue variety , I had to make some of each.

My OCD kicked in and this is the result.

Introducing the Studio 911 line of couture baby footwear.

These polka dot Mary Janes were my prototype. After struggling with my machine trying to sew through all the layers, I decided felt would be a lot easier. Not really happy with the way these turned out.

These black shoes were created in memory of Julie's famous Macy's cashmere sweater, wherever it may be. Sigh.

"Baby Blingy"

This one is dedicated to Megan's childhood obsession with all things dog.

"The Barkley"


" Mommy's Little Angel"


"Sweet Pea"

"Play Time"


"Spice Baby"

"Little St.Nick"

Our two daughters have an aversion to wearing stockings and as Mr. Glad always said, "When you plant beans you get beans."  Soooo.......


Just when I thought I was finished, those darn Vikings went and signed Hank whats-his-name.

"Go Kendra!"


The felt used to create these booties is recycled from post consumer plastic bottles.

Jeremy, this song is for you. :@

Friday, September 10, 2010

Oh, no! Fell off the Wagon.

Now, I know I said I was going to stay away from the antique shops for awhile, but look what somebody left on the table this morning.

Oh, that was me.

Well, I slept in ( vacation day ), did some laundry, and headed to the fabric store for supplies. Look what I saw on my way.

It was already noon and there was surely nothing good left, so I might as well check out the house. As Gomer would say "Surprise, surprise, surprise!"   I couldn't pass up this old cabinet for a mere $18.00

The cracks are only in the many coats of paint.

How 'bout these beauties for Julie's old magazine rack at $1.50 each?

Great autumn color on this old candy tin!

A little clock to add to my collection for $3.00. There should be a mama bird feeding her little babes in the nest, but somebody thought Bambi would do a better job. Maybe cute in the Zothman nursery for future outdoorsman or woman.

Gotta head out for my AA ( antiquers anonymous ) meeting at 3:00. May the force be with me.

Saturday, September 4, 2010

My New Truck

Yes! I finally have a truck to haul all those treasures that find me. Well, maybe small treasures.

It is a little rusty. It's missing the front grill and in desperate need of a front end alignment. But the color!

Oh, missing the tailgate too.

But it is certainly sturdy enough to haul two extra large rolls of toilet paper.

Sorry girls, this one's mine. :@

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