Sunday, July 31, 2011

Indian Summer

We've had record temperatures here in D.C. with the heat index reaching up to 113 degrees Fahrenheit!
UGGG. This has kept me indoors and busy.

I'd call this an Indian Summer and hence the inspiration behind my latest collection .

So if you find yourself indoors keeping cool check out my Etsy shop for some of these designs.

You'll also notice I've "MELTED DOWN" some of the prices... for a limited time. Right now is the time to get that Ninja Star Necklace ($24) you need ;)

Indoor Flash market event at the Hillyer Art Space in Dupont.

Admission: $2, refreshments provided

Fashion Show at 2:00pm

That's all ! Try to keep COOL!

Thursday, July 14, 2011

Winner Winner Chicken Dinner

OK sorry it's taken me so long to pick! So many great jokes. Loved this giveaway but it was tough to pick!!! I had a joke everyday that kept me chuckling. I anxiously shared many with my friends and family. So thank you everyone for participating!

And now for the winnerS! Yes I have 2! I had a hard time picking just one so there's a winner and runner up! DRUMROLL......

#1 Cindy -Congrats your (thumbs) joke made me laugh the most! The joke was:
It takes 7 secs for food to go from mouth to stomach. A human hair can hold 3kg. The penis is 3X the length of a man's thumb. A femur is hard as concrete. A woman's heart beats faster than a man's. Women blink twice as much as men. Humans use 300 muscles just to balance while standing. Women will read this entire post. Men are staring at their thumbs. ;)

Runner up: Andrea and her "bug joke"!

The talking millipede- I don't know why but i just could see this little guy in my mind putting on his shoes... ready to go out! ridiculous i know but my humor is a little 1st grade ;)

CINDY-Email me your choice of necklace from the photo below.
ANDREA- Send me your first and second choice of necklaces from the photo below

If i don't hear from you guys by Friday of next week i'll have to pick my next favorites. ;)

Hope everyone is having a great summer!

Monday, July 11, 2011

D.I.Y. Deconstructing the Vintage Clip On Bow Tie

So as everyone anxiously awaits to hear who the winner is of the Joke Contest Giveaway (deadline is July 14th - Bastille day - so you still have time to submit your wit and win!) I thought I would share my my recent Vintage finds from Vermont this past 4th of July and what I made!

I found a few vintage clip-on bow ties at my favorite little shop in Woodstock, Vermont - "Who is Sylvia". Of course my husband scored a sharp gingham one! The other two I decided to deconstruct and "rehab" them into something I could wear.

First I unstitched the middle band to remove the clip and wash them.

After you have washed and dried (I used woolite and layed flat to dry) I sewed the bow to cinch in the middle. This keeps the shape of the bow and also makes it easier to assemble.

Then I hot glued the middle of cinched bow to a headband... sewed the band over the center of the bow and headband....AND...

TA DA! I love them. A fancy pants retro headband!

Stay tuned for July 14th when I'll announce the "funny" winner of a Sharp Shark Necklace of their choosing!