I haven't sewed anything with a pattern in a long time and now I remember why. They are a pain in the ass at times. But I survived and I think I made the necessary changes to it I will use it in the future again. The pockets are my favorite part. I used recycled fabric from my daughters old shirt.
My sister encouraged me to go to the dark side, this was a close as dark I could get for now but I love it. It kind of reminds me of my daughters when they were little and they had a cat. That poor cat never had a chance. The piece is full of vintage finds, and I waxed over the top of it.
i LOVE PUTTING ALL THE FUN STUFF IN A BOX FOR MY SISTER. tHE BEST PART IS ADDING RIBBONS AND EMBELLISHMENTS. i FOUND A GREAT aRT nOUVEAU DESIGN AND aRTHUR rACKHAM BOOK. i HAVE ALSO PACKED UP A FEW VINTAGE vERA DESIGN LINENS, AND VINTAGE vOGUE PATTERNS. a FEW OTHER FUN ITEMS.
I used an old gold belt and added junk jewelry using jump rings. I need to purchase gold clasps. I find it unbelieve in all that junk I did not find one. I have not decide if I will keep it or take to the thrift store. I suppose I could wear it and see if it is me.
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I volunteer at a non-profit thrift store in Vero Beach Florida. A key project is Viva Kids, a child sponsorship program in the Dominican Republic for poverty stricken children. We support two Children Centers where these children are offered food, education, and medical attention in a loving environment who would otherwise receive none. http://www.facebook.com/pages/To-Every-Nation-Thrift-Store-for-Missions/261564223893655