Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Another Dumpster Dive
A good friend of mine called and said...Found you a new project! ( as if I didn't have enough going) When I saw this piece of work I almost turned round and ran! It gave me the creeps to touch it! I used a carpet knife to cut the old fabric away and underneath looked pretty good. Couldn't help myself, had to do it. Isn't it gorgeous? It's amazing what a little elbow grease can do.
Stepped out on the porch today and Hubby said.... hey, I got something for you. I looked in the back of his truck and guess what? That's right. Another dumpster dive. I'll share it with you when I get it done. Take a look at the before and after of this one.

Sunday, April 14, 2013

Outdoor Market


Had a great time at the Outdoor Market yesterday. This was the first time I'd done this one before. It was like the Interstate Fair. People were everywhere. Needless to say I did great in sales, and was so encouraged to keep on keeping on! Made tons of great connections and was able to spend quality time with my friend and partner in,well, almost every fun thing, Amanda. She had the booth next to mine. Still needing to move some merchandise cuz there's more creativity whipping up inside of me just screaming to get out!
I hope all of you crafty peeps are enjoying this beautiful Spring weather (or at least in Florida it's Spring)
Gonna get back to the Studio soon and I'll keep you updated on what's going on ! Be blessed and remember, God has a plan and purpose for your life.

Friday, April 5, 2013

Fashion Revamp Champ

LOOK! What I've been up to! I'm so excited. I've gained so mch weight and all of my clothes are too small, I'm retired which means "budget", so....I am now the FASHION REVAMP CHAMP! Check this out ...................

It all began with a 12 year old skirt that I NEVER wear.

And a bright springy top with stains on the front ... bout to go in the garbage. Goodwill wouldn't want that thing!

I started chopping the skirt off, then chopped the bottom of the shirt off, sewed it together, added some length to the sleeves and guess what?

I'm gonna put this beautful tunic with some black pants and awesome jewelry and wear it to church on Sunday. Praise the Lord!

 This began as a mans, long sleeve turtle necek t-shirt. Chop-Chop-Chop! Cut a V-neck, made 3/4 length sleeves, gathered some strips of knit fabric for floweretts, used some left-over buttons for the center, and guess what? That's right, I wore it yesterday to a friends birthday party YAY!  

I love ,love this one. Found this at Goodwill store for $4.00. Again. oversized men's shirt with collar and button down with cuffs. Chop-Chop, off went the cuffs, buttons, collar and sleeves. On went vintage trims and lace. Ma-velus Da-ling! Humm... maybe I'll pair this with some black pinstripe slacks and wear this to church on Sunday. Oh my, so much fun, humm.. maybe my sweetie will take me someplace special so I can get all dazzled up in my new duds. I'll let ya know!

Now, this is absolutely my fave -o-rite! Found this shrug tucked way back in the dark side of my closet. Been there forever! Seriously. The matching tank was way too small and too short, and the solid green part of this duo, was another hand-me-down that well, I couldn't really enjoy because it was so HOT! So once again, 'from the dark' side". CHOP CHOP CHOP . I can't wait to wear this. I'm not kidding ya'll, this is soooo much fun. Chopping, and slitting, and pokeing, and just plain, using up some of my fabric stash.  I would love to hear some of your revamp stories. Gotta go, SEW! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                          COMING SOON

                                                      Alysis Outdoor Market
                                                       Saturday   April 13th
                                                           Pace, Florida