Tuesday, July 25, 2006

flea market scores

ok, these are most of what i brought home:
this little box of patches, which was $1 for the whole thing. i really just wanted the one that says 'ICE KING' for my bf who truly is king of the rink. but this lady really wanted to get rid of stuff, so i got them all!

i got way more doilies than this; probably about 30 to 40. many of the booths had '$1 tables' and these were usually doilies, napkins, tea towels, etc. i love it when the stuff i want is low on the totem pole of desireability for most people. so i scored, since this was the main reason i went! now, you may be thinking 'what on earth does she do with all these doilies?' all i can say for now is, you'll have to be patient!

i love this little group of red things, all from the same lady. $9 for the lot, not that it was a lot until i compiled it! i think she made the quilted pin cushion, or one of her friends did, because there was a whole pile of them...

this printing stamp was the most expensive thing i bought ($12). but the man who sold it to me did the loveliest demonstration for me of how to print with it, first by hand and then with his mini printing press, that i decided it was worth it for the performance.

this red dotted-swiss dress is so sweet. someone made it by hand but never got to finishing the neckline... we'll see if i ever do. but for $5 i couldn't resist.

Friday, July 21, 2006

flea finds

last weekend we went up to Brimfield, the biggest and best flea market i know of. how i love flea marketing! though it was HOT. thank the heavens for lemonade and lobster rolls...

i think this greenhouse was my favorite thing. if only i could have brought it home! i dream of having one someday...

isn't she beautiful?

a fun pair of pups

this was the best set-up and display; what a cool bus to camp in, and i'm a sucker for a clothes line any day!

i'll try to post photos of what i actually brought home in the next few days.

Monday, July 10, 2006

my first post

ok, what am i doing here? a couple of things... let's call it the Mission Statement:

1. documenting and sharing things i am making or have made, with the general goal of trying to sell them!
2. discussing the day-to-day trials and successes of being an independent, small-scale designer
3. exploring my personal project of trying to convert to wearing ONLY clothing made by myself, friends, or other indie designers.

i think those are my major reasons for doing this, obviously subject to change at whim. we'll see how it goes... oh yeah, the picture above is my studio, a.k.a. my living room. yikes.