Saturday, May 23, 2009

Show and Tell "Take 2"

I know I said I was going to post show and tell on Friday, but sometimes the days get away from you. I'm sure a lot of people can relate. I love boutique clothes, but I don't love the price tag, so I'm always trying to figure out how to create a unique look for my girls. I love fabric (and I will confess sometimes I will just buy 1/2 yard of fabric that catches my eye....and stash it for a rainy day. Most of the time I don't know what I'm going to do with it. I bought this fabric at Broadbents in Lehi (I think one of the best fabric stores in the area.) and knew I wanted to use it for something for the dotters. I was reading the Farm Chicks blog and saw this cute idea. Off to Walmart for some inexpensive tanks and skirts (tanks-$3, skirts-$4). I used wonderunder to fuse the fabric onto the clothes. I then outlined the patch with a zig-zag stitch. I bought some cute ric rac and pom poms for the skirt. I didn't have a skirt for 1dotter, so I made this fun headband. I sewed a strip of fabric and put together this white flower. The middle is a very cool red vintage button. I think the outfits came out cute and the dotters really love them.

Many, many years ago (when I lived back east) I used to sell really cool vintage clothing. I have always loved the hunt for that special treasure or cool vintage sweater. I would go to thrift stores often, and I always found great stuff. Fast forward some years (I won't tell you how many.) and I still love to go to thrift stores. Unfortunately I don't have as much time as I like and we live in a very vintage savvy time right now. So cool vintage stuff in thrift stores is hard to come by these days. I mostly go to DI now and once in a while I hit the jackpot. This past week, was a good week and I thought I would share some of my finds. You can still find some cool stuff there. Happy hunting!

I found this bag of trims and lace for $4 !!! Lots of cool vintage stuff in there. I can't wait to use it!
Close up of vintage trims and lace, I love the brown flower ribbon! I think it would look cute on jeans.

I picked up this cute crocheted beanie ($1) the knitted bag ($1) and 2 bridal crowns ($10 each)
I'm post the finished products of what I have in mind for this stuff!

How funky! I couldn't resist the fabric top hat! I'm going to redo it. ($1) I also found this cool hat cloche form. ($1)


Michelle said...

The outfits really turned out great!!! Your work inspires me... i'm already thinking creative thoughts!

Marianne said...

Those skirts are dang cute! I want one for Clara.

Cushman Family said...

I love your Friday Projects! The skirts are sooooo cute, I love them! I've been in a blogger funk, but committed to catching up this week!

The Reeds said...

I love what you made for the girls. So cute. You are always full of such good ideas. That is so sweet of you to hold a b-day present for me.
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charrette said...

You are amazing!

So fun to see you the other night! I'm still sad we couldn't go out afterward. We need to get together soon!