Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Thrift Store Scores ~ Buttons

Buttons! 
These buttons are some kind of metal. Wow, genius right? Okay, I actually don't know anything about the buttons... I do have a pattern in mind to use them on! :)

Update: Thanks to my sister Samantha, I now know the buttons are called "Golf King's Royal Crest Buttons". I don't know how she figured it out! But she did. 
If anything, for fifty cents they'll look great in my button holder.

Update: She also found, you can order them at C&C Metal Products 10 for $35!! ...I really found a score and didn't even know it! 
According to C&C's website the design is a royal crest. The crest has a kings crown, a golf bag, a flower and two teed balls. Do you see that X in the middle?  That's actually two golf clubs! I had no idea!

Smiles,
-'- Jewel

Saturday, December 13, 2014

House Skirt


Earlier this year my Grandmother gave me bag of fabric.

I was immediately drawn to this house fabric knowing it would make a cute skirt. There was just one problem; it was a scrap. I didn't think there was enough for a skirt...or so I thought.

I was talking with Mom, while going through my patterns and she suggested that I try using Skirt A of McCall's M6438.

As you can see, there was enough and I love it!

This skirt is my second finished clothing article, my first zipper and my first hook and eye!
Of course, the "firsts" didn't come without sacrifice. For one, I had to take the hook completely out because... I... uh... sewed it in backward. :-l And the zipper, I'm too embarrassed to tell you about... We live and learn, people. ;)



Sending a shout out to Samantha who let me borrow her backyard over Thanksgiving break!
Smiles,
-'- Jewel

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Thrift Store Scores ~ Vintage Aunt Martha's Hot Iron Transfers 'Le Chef'

While over in the craft area of my favorite thrift store, I noticed a basket hanging on the peg board with some patterns in it. Going through the basket, this package caught my eye! 

It's a vintage Aunt Martha's hot iron transfer of the cutest little chefs! 

The transfers can be used for embroidery, needlepoint, wearable art, fabric painting and more. 
My older sister Tiffany was learning to embroider a few years back. I begged her to start again and make these for me! I even bought a embroidery hoop for her as extra incentive! Haha
Colonial Patterns, the company that made Aunt Martha’s, is still in business and is reprinting the Aunt Martha line. They are located in Kansas City, Missouri, sort of close, to home! :)
Toodle loo,
-'- Jewel

Saturday, December 6, 2014

Little bit of red and a mountain of cream {Sister-o-graphy}

We spent Thanksgiving week in Austin at Samantha and Edwin's. Kimberly came up from school (in south Texas) and spent it with us too! It was fabulous to see her! 
And...apparently I'm now taller than her. ;)

/  shirt: little mountain print shoppe [here] /  skirt: friend  /  shoes: payless    /  earrings: coldwater creek   /

/  shirt: little mountain print shoppe [here]  /  skirt: black market  /  shoes: payless shoe source  /   

After not seeing Kimberly for a long time our photo shoot was far from normal. ...or maybe this is pretty normal? ;)

 Have an awesome weekend,
-'- Jewel

Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Thrift Store Scores ~ Hook & Eyes

I know you are probably wondering why I bought hook & eyes at a thrift store. Normally I probably wouldn't have. But a quarter for a brand new box that usually retails at $1.88. I couldn't pass them up! :)
Smiles,
-'- Jewel
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