Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Back on Etsy

Hi folks! It's been a long time since I posted out here. The school year kept me very busy. Now it is summer and I've been going through an ultra-creative phase! (Some may call it obsession.) Making things is just so much fun.

I'm back on Etsy selling some vintage items right now. I've also been making a lot of jewelry and plan to post some of that, too. This picture shows one of the bags I'm selling plus three of the jewelry items I've made (the bracelets).

Selling these vintage bags started on a trip to my hometown. My sister and I were hunting through thrift stores and found a treasure trove of amazing bags in great condition! She mentioned that we should buy them and sell them on-line. I poo pooed her idea stating that it was too much work to sell stuff on-line. But then I couldn't get the idea out of my head! So, we took our cash back to the store and bought up about 13 amazing bags.

I have also recently embraced my love for fashion. For many years, I loved looking at fashion but never spent any time actually trying to look fashionable. Well, that has changed! I am now obsessed with thrift stores and garage sales - finding necklaces to turn into bracelets, dresses to modify into tops, and buried treasure. I went through my own closet and rescued some items that were destined for Goodwill - I cut them, sewed them, and turned them into things I love to wear (I'll snap some pictures to post).

Here are a few blogs that have been inspiring me:

New Dress a Day (If you are interested in altering clothes, this is the blog for you!)
Ruffles and Stuff (Cute DIY ideas)
I Spy DIY (I especially like their accessories posts.)
A Pair and a Spare (Love her photos, DIYs, and style)


  1. You fancy lady, you!

  2. This is so much fun!!! I am going to live vicariously through you and pretend that I, too, am fashionable. I love your 7th grade glasses. Hot?! Hot damn!!!

    As someone who has worked at various animal shelters, etc., let me also say...it's rather touching to see that you must have the most well-cared-for guinea pigs in Minnesota. If only everyone put so much thought & care into their pets!


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