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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Shop the Look-Urban Architect

Back in the days of pen and ink instead of computers
 and keyboards,
 the Architect's days were long and tiring. These 
artist of brick and 
mortar built our country with templates and tools
 that would be a mystery
 to today's architects.

The tools may be obsolete in their original purpose,
 but they are works of 
art themselves.  The feel of aged wood, metal,
 and primitive line drawings
 translates well into today's modern 
vintage style. 
 You can shop this look 
in my Etsy shop and others.

Sunday, July 26, 2015

A little shoe makeover

I love fun shoes but they can be a bit expensive, and I can never find exactly what I'm looking for.
so I decided to take a stab at making some myself. I had some old sketchers that were very comfortable and in a plain gray, and I had some old bark cloth fabric that was fun and funky and I went to work.

Step one was to make a template, I did this out of a piece of scrap fabric, and then transferred it onto a piece of paper

. The same template can be used for both shoes, just turn it over.

Cut your fabric, and then using Goop Glue or or favorite craft glue begin gluing and the fabric down where it should go. Pin as you go to hold it in place while it dries. For a finished look, I followed the original stitching of the shoe leaving portions exposed as well as the tag.
Let dry and then I hand stitched the edges with a running quilt stitch. This will give those edges a little extra strength. I left the edges raw to fray naturally

If you don't have a pair of old shoes, Hobby Lobby is now selling canvas blanks for just 9.99 and they look very  much like Toms.

I think these are now my favorite fun shoes.

Sunday, July 12, 2015

Recent Fun Finds

 The people of East Texas are opening up their garages and homes and the finds are abundant these days.  I mostly post my recent finds on my facebook page and instagram but I thought I'd give my blog readers some eye candy with my recent finds. 

 Above you see 3 vintage Television Antennas and a fun pair of bouncy spring shoes.  I also found that orange thermos that goes great with my accidental thermos collection seen below.
 I love good retro stuff and that snack set is the bees knees.
 Some kitchen kitsch
 Old sign letters are always a fun find
You know I love Vintage office goodies
 And some architectural table legs, and that red thing is an old pogo stick.
Can't wait for next weekend to find more goodies.

Look for these items and more in my Etsy store soon.
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