My Work

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

Best Coast

I made this back piece on this denim button down last week! I even did some of the work while watching Coachella streaming and dreaming of sunshine.

Monday, April 14, 2014

New Display Piece

I'm always on the lookout for pieces to thrift that will help me display my items for sale. I saw this silverware caddy at Goodwill and new right away it was something to experiment with. So far it's been working great! I keep looking to other crafters and artists with curiosity to see how they display and it gives me so many ideas of how to separate categorize and display at different heights. Always a work in progress!

Friday, April 11, 2014

Fine Finds Friday

This week, I bring you finds from Thrift Shopper. This place always has the most consistently unique and quality vintage goods. I have no idea how they stock their shop, but I always enjoy it when I visit.

I brought home a piece to use as a display unit, originally a silverware caddy...more on that later. I also found a vintage curtain with a folky Mexican print that I'm going to use as project material. I'm contemplating using it as part of the body of the Frida Kahlo bag I'm working on.

Here's more on what they had.
 Vintage Sunnies
 Van Goh Watch
 Vintage Credenza/Stereo
This has to be one of the most impressively constructed vintage dresses I've ever seen. It kind of looks like a mess on the hanger but the detailing and design is so intricate, I bet it looks amazing on the body. I'd date it as 50s vintage.

Thursday, April 10, 2014

PACA Artisan Fair

The third PACA Artisan Fair was so incredible. The art, music and turnout was mind blowing. I can confidently say a good time was had by all. I think the longer you stick with the fair, the better the sales get. 

Come out for the next one on June 6th and put your $ where your <3 is. Shop local. Support local art.

We raised $258 for the Autism Society

My haul!

I did so well I had to create my own version of Cash Cats

Wednesday, April 9, 2014

The Society of the Crossed Keys

Wes Anderson never ceased to amaze me. Luckily Erie got The Grand Budapest Hotel in the theater a lot sooner than Moonrise Kingdom. I was so inspired, I had to make something.

Here are some of the things that sparked my interest and imagination.

Tuesday, April 8, 2014

Happy Easter

I made some bunting in celebration of the holiday!

And here's a little peek at my printing process. I developed it based on a negative process so the color and pattern of the fabric shows through the letters. I use paint over stickers. To use my materials most efficiently and and recycle, recycle, recycle, I've been searching for an adhesive to reuse the stickers. With this print, I found the perfect thing-- a spray craft bond. Eureka!

Monday, April 7, 2014

Hear Me Roar Jacket

This is my tribute to some of my animated heroines. The alt girl, the art girl, the smart girl, the awkward girl. Who isn't a little of all these things? This is who I create for. Roar on babes!

Friday, April 4, 2014

Fine Finds Friday

 This week's Fine Finds is brought to you by Goodwill.
Some vintage tees. I found a couple for myself too.
Cool vintage house wares
This would be great for jewelry display. 
A really great piece of 40 year old local history

Thursday, April 3, 2014

Bidness Cards

Yay! One step closer to getting my stuff together. I'm so thrilled with how they turned out. And like my products, they're printed on 100% recycled paper. Real to the core.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Foodie Tuesday

I must share this incredible recipe for Supreme Pizza Soup. It is incredible! Tastes just like pizza--and add a frozen garlic bread stick it becomes heaven. This recipe is super simple. I made an organic version with Applegate Farms sopressata and Upton's Italian seitan. Yum!

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Monday, March 31, 2014

Troop Dark Cycle Jacket

With this jacket, I wanted to put everything awesome in one sweet package. I used super unique and high quality pieces to customize this USMC camo surplus jacket. First, you got a salvaged uber cute kitty patch above the bottom front pocket. Insta adorbs. Then I added handmade wool elbow patches from a Mexican serape. Lastly, the mother of all back patches--a Dark Cycle design.

Friday, March 28, 2014

Fine Finds Friday

I didn't feel like going home after work, so I stopped at Salval. Here are some of the amazing things there that I left behind. I actually got lucky with a few finds myself--2 denim shirts with plans to patch and customize and an enjoi tshirt.

I'd like to say I made a super score with an 89/90 Paul McCartney world tour tee, but I can't find it anywhere. Believe me, it's going in the shop if it ever surfaces. I even called the store to see if they found it after close :(
 Wake up and smell the coffee vintage print.
 Frigging Adorable vintage London Fog swing coat for a toddler.
Leather t-strap vintage Perry Ellis flats. Size 8.5 I think.

Thursday, March 27, 2014

Patches Back in Stock

I've made new inventory of some sold out patches. Get a load of some new designs of all time faves. Get one for yourself in the shop!