Sunday, March 24, 2013

Busy Bee

Seems I've been apologizing for being away more than I've been at my post writing blogs. But of course, busy. when I wasnt working, I had the luxury of being able to blog because I wasnt doing much else. Now please dont take that as a knock at people that dont work. I realize its hard to convey tone in text.

I've been longing to revamp my vintage shop and really make it cater to pin-up and rockabilly in addition to offering true vintage wares. I have lots of fabric set aside for bows and scarves, I just dont seem to have the time to actually sit down and start sewing, or rephotograph bows, or post some new vintage items in the shop. It's maddening really, but I'm grateful to have a job that now affords me a little extra money to indulge in revamping the store.

I finally caught up on my laundry this weekend, and washed my quilts and comforters, and got everything vacuumed.  I try to keep up with it, but with two dogs, they shed everywhere!

I wanted to mop floors, but just ran out of time. Maybe next weekend.

I'm very much jealous of my fellow Dolls headed to Viva. I wish I couldve gone this year, but no such luck. Riot is just around the corner though, and I hope they post the schedule soon, so I know what day Deke is playing and can plan accordingly. I want to do some recon on the vendors as well, to see if its somewhere I would be interested in vending my stuff.

In an interesting turn of events, I find myself lately looking into some 60's fashion to supplement my 50's addiction. Especially styled after Joan on Mad Men. Kind of a sexy wiggle style.

I stumbled across this great pencil skirt pattern, and naturally purchased it

Mccall #3830, View C

On sale right now on the website for $1.88

It has the right look and length, without the high waist that is NOT flattering on a bigger Betty such as myself

I'd like to make one in this fabric:


  1. Don't apologize for being busy. Sometimes I don't have the time or energy to do anything. So I just won't blog or do much house work. Luckily, my hubby doesn't mind. As long has he gets some Mexican food he's good.

    I've been having this urge to clean everything. The other day I cleaned and rearranged the linen closet, laundry closet and small pantry cabinet. Today I dusted all the ceilings, ceiling fan and vents. Yeah. I don't usually clean that well.

  2. You never have to apologize for being busy, I totally get it. I have so much material sitting on my craft table just waiting, its been there for months. As long as you have plans it'll get done.

    Hellcat Vintage