Saturday, January 29, 2011

"Not so Shabby" Booth

As many of you know I have a booth in downtown Zeeland at a store called " Not so Shabby"  I have been there since September and I have had a ton of fun finding things for my booth and making things for it too.  The store recently moved to a much larger location- we tripled the size- and I now have more room for displaying my items for sale.

Here is moving day Jan 3, 2011......note my stuff is all in totes and I have my coat on someone elses table.... oops!!!!!!

After I unpacked all the totes, and staged my space it looked like this.....

Each one of us has to name our "shoppe" and mine is called "Details"- fun things for you and your home.  I make purses, pillows, fabric flowers, recycled wool mittens, paper covered barn stars, and I sell a few small antique items as well.  I have since added many more things to the booth , a few which you can see here.....

I added a chalk board made from a recycled 1980's goose picture, a finial that was gold and is now repainted heirloom white, a "thrifted" locker basket  with decorative balls, and a fun upcycled "travel" frame from Hobby Lobby.

The best part about the whole "Not so Shabby" store is that they have some real fun items and they are very reasonably priced!!!!

Until next time.......


Monday, January 24, 2011

A winter scarf project

Last week while browsing thru my local thrift store, I  noticed they had a rack of t-shirts that they obviously were trying to get rid of since they had them on sale for 10 cents each!!!!!!  I had seen in a local store a scarf that was made out of old-shirts and I thought "how cool!!"  Not for me I am too old for that sort of thing( my husband informed me of this) but what about for one of my nieces or another "cool" younger person.

So I picked up 4 of them (only three are pictured.  the other one hit the cutting floor before I realized I had not taken a pic!)  And 40 cents later..........I took them home.

So I stayed up until 1am cutting and sewing until I had a scarf  that looked like this.......
What I did was cut a rectangle that was 12" wide- you could cut them narrower if you would like a thinner scarf- and various lengths long depending on the size of the t- shirt.  I cut two pieces out of each t-shirt that were the exact same size. I then proceeded to make two scarf pieces using one piece of each t-shirt.  I then sewed them together, right sides together, leaving an opening for turning.  I turned it right side out and then top stitched all around the perimeter and in the process sewing the opening for turning closed.........Voila.....a cool new scarf for a young person!!!!!


Tuesday, January 18, 2011

My New Blog!!

This is my very first attempt at posting on this blog.....boy has this been a learning experience!!  I never realized how little I know.  I promise my next post will be about a real fun and different project I completed today complete with pictures .  For now I posted a picture of the cottage master bedroom just so I could learn how to do it!!!  Woopee!! So for now that is all!!