Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Awesome day....

Michael Miller 1950's Kitchen

Isn't this fantastic fabric????  It's loud.  It's kitschy.  It has my red Kitchenaid mixer on it.  It RULZ.  Therefore, I have to make a dress out of it.  I know it's probably more appropriate for kitchen curtains or an apron, but um, screw that.   This is why I sew.  To annoy others' eyeballs.

I went to the Renegade craft fair today.  I love going to these things and getting inspired by all the creative folks out there.  Cool painted spoons to be used as garden markers, vintage books made into spiral-bound journals, necklaces made with old typewriter letters, this purse...

Friday, May 20, 2011

Mr. Fluffypants

This is Mr. Fluffypants, my Silkie roo.  It rained the other day, and he promptly became a third of his normal size.  I think he looks rather rock n' roll. 

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Dress fabric

Here's a close-up of the dress fabric. Fantastic kitschy illustrations complete with gaggy drink recipes. How can a girl go wrong? (the louder the print, the happier this girl is...)

Monday, May 4, 2009


Well, I couldn't resist. I had to get some more peeps! Last year, I got 4, which ended with 2. Honk has had no desire to sit on her eggs and be a mother so I'm helping her out a bit...I got 2 Ameraucanas (blue-green eggs! Easter every day!), a White Brahma and a Buff Cochin. The last two will have fuzzy pants and feet. I think just looking at chickens with pants will make me giggle. They're inside right now under a heat lamp that keeps them a toasty 80-90 degrees. In a month or so, I'll put them outside in a small area away from Woostah and Honk so they can get used to the idea of each other. Then the feathers shall fly!

Saturday, February 28, 2009

Way belated Valentine's.

A belated Valentine Woostah. I made him a quick simple tiara cuz I was too busy to do anything elaborate. Otherwise, I would've bedazzled him with sparkly rhinestones all over and painted his beak red. Just kidding. Ugh. Isn't he handsome?

Tuesday, January 27, 2009


My downstairs bathroom walls were hideous. So I painted them a cool 60's surf blue. They were still hideous. Crappy bumps and ripples and nailholes and such. What's a girl to do? Rip up 60's Ladies Home Journals and slather every inch with Mod Podge!!! What a definite improvement. Always something to look at, and such delightful fashion inspiration for my daily dressing. Uh huh. Oh yeah. Then to waterproof, I mixed 1/3 Mod Podge with 2/3 water and used a paint roller to go over the whole thing. It looks bubbly and uneven when it's wet, but dries quite nicely. Now my walls are fantastic and only I know what crappiness lurks beneath...

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Muu-Muu to Go-go!!

Would ya look at this hideous, shapeless column of sheer frumpiness? What a total waste of amazing psychedlic tree fabric! I felt like I was drowning in a sea of eye-scorching polyester. Muu-muus are meant to be hacked and chopped up for a higher cause. Thus, the transformation to go-go frumptasticness. Now I just have to figure out what to do with the leftover fabric. Reusable grocery bag? Rooster hat?

Monday, January 19, 2009

Yves St. Laurent, eat yer heart out!

Um, $800 for a pair of gloves? So not my style! I grabbed a pair of vintage gloves and some old zippers out of my notions drawer and commenced to sewing. I made a big slit up the back and sewed a hem, then sewed the zipper in. Pretty easy. My old Singer Featherweight sewed right through that thin leather with no problem! I used to hear all the time how hard zippers are and was always afraid to put them in. They're actually not that bad, if you can keep things straight. On the right is my version of $800 gloves, for approximately $5 and some time. (most of it to find 2 matching zippers, no easy feat)

Sunday, January 18, 2009

This is Woostah. He and Honk the hen are my darling pet chickens. I originally had 4 chicks but 2 didn't make it. They have been held and played with since they were babies and so they're quite tame. Woostah lets me do pretty much anything I want with him as long as I stroke his wattles. He's a sweet boy and I plan on making some more hats for him. Excuse the dirt in this picture. It's hard to keep a hat on a moving chicken and take a photo at the same time! Plus, I'll make a better hat next time. This one I did in all of 2 minutes with spare vintage material and a cotton ball. Didn't even hem the bottom. The nerve....