Sunday, July 25, 2010
Some goodies from yard sales this weekend! This was the VERY last one and we almost didn't go. I'm SO glad we did!
I also picked up some cute vintage fabrics & sheets.
Also hit up my fave vintage(ish) shop and got some goodies!
Tire belt buckle for Blaine. He loooved it and it took us a long time to figure out how to put it on. He says he needs to get a special belt. I found a youtube video that showed you how to put it on any belt. How sad are we because we can't figure out how to use a belt buckle? Answer: pretty sad :)
Then I found what I think is the matching set for the tall silver thermos I bought back here.
And last but CERTAINLY not least. Remember the Weakness Wednesday featuring the color yellow? Remember that train case I wanted? Win!
Ok, so it's not EXACTLY the same. And obviously - it needs to be cleaned, but it's a beauty and I squealed when I found it amongst the piles of stuff!
I think I need to take a break from thrift/vintage/yard sale shopping. I have so much stuff right now and I need to figure out how to organize it all.
Ok - I'll admit the car is really dirty. It had been sitting under a tree, unwashed for a while.
But basically they were both AMAZING DEALS. We bought the car for what the piano should've cost and we bought the paino for... less than my favorite lunch special at the Thai place by my work. LOL. Both need work. They're both going to be about $400 to fix up, but so worth it. Blaine is fixing up the car in the next few weeks and... the piano gets to be a centerpiece for now. It just needs a few keys fixed and to be tuned.
I was so excited, I had to share! My dad thinks the piano is an eyesore. I LOVE it and can't wait to fix it and learn to play one day!
Tuesday, July 20, 2010
-felt in the colors you'd like
-embroidery thread (you know - the stuff you used to make friendship bracelets with back in the good ol' days!)
-elastic (or button, snap, etc. - something to fasten it shut)
Overlap the ends of your petals and sew through the middle. Then sew through the center of the wrist piece too. Find the center by folding it in half :)
Then sew back through one more time so the underside looks like this and your needle is sticking out the top of your unfinished flower.
Sew through the other end of each petal. I recommend folding them at random, rather than starting somewhere and going around the circle. If you do that, it'll turn into a spiral, which actually would look pretty good too. I like the random look better, though.
It should look like this when you're done with each petal.
Then stick the needle through the center of your circle piece.
Sew down through ALL those layers.
Then sew a design around the circle. It'll add some cute detail and keep all your petals together.
This is what the back should look like.
Now, decide how you'll fasten it shut. You need it to overlap if you're going to sew a button on and cut a hole, or if you're going to use a snap. I'm too lazy for that stuff.
I decided to sew on some elastic. Not as pretty, but I can just slip it on rather than fumbling with a button or a snap of some sort. So I had to cut about an inch off each side of the wristband. Make it so when you wrap it around your arm the ends are about an inch away from each other.
Take your piece of elastic (2"-3" should be good - since it stretches, don't worry about it being too tight) and lay it on the underside of one end of the wristband.
Then fold over the sides and sew through. I went in and out a couple of times to make sure the elastic was secure.
Then flip the band inside out, as shown, and sew on the other side!
Turn right side out and Ta-da!!
This is what the elastic looks like. I made mine a little too loose, so don't be afraid to go a little tighter than you're comfortable with.
Now - when you stick pins in here, just do it like so. More horizontally than anything. Those several layers of fabric in the middle where the petals overlap should save you, but I still wouldn't recommend sticking them straight through.
This really only took me about 5 minutes! It's so inexpensive and cute, I think I'll whip up a few more.
If you have any questions, feel free to ask away in the comments!
Saturday, July 17, 2010
Today I had to work. I'm not a fan of going to work on Saturday while everyone is at home! I feel like I'm missing out even if everyone's just sitting around. Anyway - I work part time for a modeling/acting school and I had to work their graduation today. So I was there from 8am - almost 6pm. SO tiring. Especially since for some reason DURING the graduation, when we were in the theater there was no A/C. Disgusting. I stuck near the back doors so I could get some sort of air. I feel bad for everyone sweating in there, putting smiles on their faces for their kids!
I spent the day making these fake diplomas for them to hand out...
Yep. It was fun though. I liked the tulle ribbon I was using. It was so pretty when they were tied up.
And this was my outfit today... while it was about 100 degrees outside. Almost all black. Ew. (Excuse the horrrrrrrible quality.) But I did need to look fashionable/nice since it was the graduation at a modeling/acting school. Let's just say it was HOT in the leggings and boots.
We're thinking of hitting the 11pm showing of Inception tonight. I've heard good things so far. Not sure if I can handle an 11pm movie when I was up at 6am, though. We'll see. I doubt I'll fall asleep. I'll just get REALLY tired. Maybe I'll hit starbucks before we leave, if it's open. Hmmm...
In other news I signed up for Home Ec! I know how to sew, for the most part. But I did teach myself, so I'm sure there's a TON I don't know. I'm not 100% confident and I don't know how to do things like button holes, etc. I have so many pieces I want to alter, but I've been afraid I'll ruin them so I'm hoping this class will give me the confidence to do so. I do have my business sewing pet cage liners, but those are pretty much just straight lines so it's no biggie. Plus, I'm really excited to get to know the other craft students! I don't have ANY real-life crafty friends, so it'll be nice to find people I have that in common with! I have so many ideas that I will hopefully be able to bring to life with confidence that I won't screw up! Haha. I'm way too excited :) I'm going to LOVE this fall. I'm on break from "real" school since I don't transfer to my university until Spring 2011, so I'm taking a Graphic Design & a Web Design class, too. I'm self taught in those aspects, too. So it's going to be a semester of FUN classes, learning how to do things that I already love to do! I'm psyched!
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Sooooo good. But yeah... totally didn't now that's what you're supposed to do with that little side compartment. I spoon out a little honey, then dip in the yogurt and enjoy. I think I like my way better, but I may try that whole weird pouring deal. Either way, it's so yummy. I had two yesterday. One today. But the day's not over yet, haha.
One thing I LOVE LOVE LOVE about greek yogurt is that there's a ton of protein in it. Since I don't eat meat and I really don't like nuts, I don't really get much. One of these cups has 10g of protein!
What's the difference (taste-wise) between greek yogurt vs. regular yogurt? Honestly I don't know if they taste THAT much different. When I used to eat regular yogurt, I'd always get the fruit flavored kind and I always get plain greek yogurt. But for some reason the watery-ness (yes, I just said that...) of regular yogurt makes me get sick of it quickly. Greek yogurt is a lot thicker and I feel like it's also a lot more filling.
Tuesday, July 13, 2010
This weekend there was a huge estate sale of all vintage and antique randomness. Unfortunately I had a commitment on Saturday that prevented me from going the first day. I don't even want to think about the amazingness that I probably missed. But I did get to go on Sunday and I picked up a few fun things. Then we hit up a local vintage shop.
On top of that last Thursday I went thrifting with my poppa and sister. Then yesterday (Monday), I went out to Bakersfield with Blaine's momma and picked up some great stuff. Oh - and we drove through Sonic three times. For three Orange Cream Slushes! So good. So bad, too. It's ok though. Our closest Sonic is probably 30-45 minutes away, so I won't be having another one for at least months. It's all her fault, but I love her for it because they're yummy.
The Korn shirt, eyelet tank & grey and yellow striped shirt are my dad and sisters finds.
I'm in love with the green & purple speckled sunglasses. They're by Jaguar, lol, but I love them to death. They're kind of yellow tinted so while we were driving around they made the trees and grass look so luscious and green! Our brown southern CA plant life is so much better with those sunglasses on.
& do I even need to say anything about the Swizzle Sticks? LMFAO. Basically - it's a bunch of nude boys. With this weird frosted stuff that's in the shape of clothes. Then when you use them in liquid, the clothes come off. Too funny. Most of the clothes are faded off, probably from being so old, but I still love them.
Picked up the jewelry box. The music still works! I probably should either clean or replace the inside velvet.
my two favorite little things are in this picture. My mini tupperware keychain & the shovel pendant that says "I Dig You The Most"! So CUTE. Blaine was sad he didn't find it first so he could give it to me. Poor guy ;)
I love that dress. I hope it fits.
Two more thermoses. I love them.
Shopping the last several days has been SO MUCH FUN. I'm so worn out though. I think I should take a little break.
&&Don't forget to check out kintage for a new item everyday for the month of July! I'm also offering FREE SHIPPING in July.
Saturday, July 10, 2010
And here are the lovlies I posted today. I'm so excited to see my etsy shop start to fill up. It makes me so happy!
Thursday, July 8, 2010
However - I've started my pre-grand opening. I've also started it along with a "Christmas in July" sale! FREE SHIPPING IN THE US ON ALL ORDERS! If you live outside the US, you get a discount of however much it is to ship in the US.
As part of my pre-grand opening, I will be listing ONE item everyday starting today, July 8th, through the end of July! Meaning I should have 24 items in my store by my GRAND OPENING.
I'm still thinking up fun ideas for my grand opening, so we'll see what happens there.
Today's item of the day...
I was going for a Zooey Deschanel look. Obvs she's adorable and I'm not going to be that adorable, but I just wanted full straight-across bangs. I think I did ok.
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
A little sneak peak of what to expect:
I'm still trying to think of a HUGE, GIANT, MAJORLY AMAZING grand opening plan, sale and/or give away. We'll see what I come up with. I'm super excited, though!