I’m back in love with vintage. There was a while there when I felt like I needed to grow up and dress my age. I tried it and it didn’t feel like me. Recently, I stumbled upon China Pig Vintage. Her ensembles make me want to play with fashion again. I want to wear a cross between crazy vintage fashion and librarian-chic outfits.
I am so excited to finally announce that Shabd Simon-Alexander is coming to Kittery to teach a dyeing workshop. Amelia Davis of Folk and I will be hosting the workshop at Buoy Gallery on Mother’s Day weekend (May 10 + 11, 2014). Shabd is an internationally renowned textile artist and designer. Her recently published book — TIE DYE — is a must have for modern crafters. More details very soon — but for now SAVE THE DATES!
If you have any questions about the workshop or want to reserve a spot for you and a friend email me at email@example.com. SPACE IS LIMITED.
I went to my first auction today. It is the annual (I think) Regal Danish Modern Auction which is held in Franklin, NH. I’ve known about it for years but was never able to go before, for whatever reason. The actual auction was intimidating but I can easily see that if you do your homework and know what you want then you can really walk away with a good deal. The piece I was most attracted to was something I literally have no room for in my life. It was a Danish granny-chic sofa that I would put in my imaginary second-hand wedding attire boutique called – Hello Again.
I’m digging the exaggerated split hem trend. It makes me want to buy a second hand sweater and cut up the hem. I would carefully hand sew the edges to keep them from unraveling, of course. I think it would make the sweater lay nicer on the hip. And with a soft long sleeve tee underneath it would be warm, comfy andstylish.
It was just the inspiration we needed to dive into a project.
We started with wire hangers. We bent them by hand into plant like shapes and stuck them into foam. Then we covered the wire with aluminum foil and then paper mache. We let the paper mache dry over night. The next day we painted them. It was that easy.
Designed and painted by our neighbor, Lucia (age 12)
Designed and painted by Douglas (Age 13)
This last one was a joint effort by me and Alex. We plan to give it to Granny for Valentine’s Day. Shhhhh.
This was our first attempt. We hope to make many more. Well worth the little effort involved.