Friday, March 24, 2017

Mr Adorable

This guy has to be in on everything I do. Setting up to take listing photos? He's right there. He could be in a dead sleep in the next room, but by golly, he knows when I get out the camera and start working.

And who could blame him? Look at that face!

Altering a costume dress? He has to weigh in on that too! And he knows he looks good in pink :)

He's even made it into my shop as a model. Here he hawks a vintage Hull kitten planter. A fair likeness, don't you think?

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The Moon and Dyeing Doilies

Well, we have sprung forward, passed March's full moon and are looking at Spring square in the face! I have daffodils and crocuses! I know some of you are looking at a snow storm...but it won't be long now, hang in there!

I was having tea in my vintage moon mug and ploughing through a pile of stuff I hadn't excavated in awhile, when I found my old "Love Tarot" set. I thought I had given it away. I think that a lot about stuff, then find it under a bunch of other stuff in some forgotten corner :) At any rate, this set has collaged artwork which is truly appealing. I'm glad I kept it.

As well as sorting through forgotten stuff, I have taken up overdyeing things again. I have an enormous collection of vintage doilies and have begun dyeing them. Conveniently, most vintage doilies are white or beige, and take dye very well. Here I used olive green iDye:

I'll probably make some of these available in my shop eventually when I get a good bunch together.

Monday, March 6, 2017

A Muddy Heart

Hearts turn up in the darndest of places---I was just walking down the rainy, muddy street yesterday and saw this:

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Wickedest Witch Theatre

Wow! If I had been anywhere near Madison Wisconsin in late February, I most certainly would have gone to this performance. The Kanopy Dance company of Madison performed one of my all time favorite fairy tales "Vasilisa the Beautiful", also known as "Vasilisa the Brave":

Baba Yaga is the classic Russian witch character found in many Slavic tales who lives in her iconic hut with chicken legs. This performance looks like it mixed up styles and genres---and I love how they did the hut!