Tag Archives: sewing

Thrift Store Score

Yes, I am considering this a score.  $29 for a antique sewing table qualifies as such.  The machine still sews, and the table is in great condition.

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I already have a sewing machine, sew….(pun intended) I don’t think I will use the machine that much, unless I’m feeling very “Betty”(There is a great book called the Betty Book that I love to read from time to time.  Check it out if you can.)  We are using the table as a front entryway table, since we don’t have an entryway.  It acts as a handsome catchall for our keys and mail.

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I am still super stoked over this find.

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Another Diddie

A couple weeks ago I posted a necklace I made for my oldest friend.  In this post I mentioned also making her another diddy.  Well, I finally finished it and sent off the package.  I decided I would make her a small cross-body satchel.

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I want to open an Etsy store(I have been saying this for a while, but once I figure out what I want to call my brand, it’s totally happening) with the different bags/purses I have been making.  I wanted to get her opinion and I figured what better way than to give her a bag I made.  I insisted that she be honest, I am all for constructive criticism.  She was and it was all good.

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I dyed an old pair of R’s jeans, hand painted the gold stripes(although I came up with a more time saving technique if I decide to do something like that in the future)  and used part of a second hand leather jack for added detail.  Even though I bought the lining at Joann Fabrics, it was from the remnant pile so I feel like it still sort of remains true to my idea of recycling the materials.  The chain and zipper’s are new.

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I thought it turned well. Maybe not every ones taste, but structurally I feel it is pretty sound.

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Tell me what you think.

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