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sheer beaded top

sheer beaded top

Such a beautiful piece, I didn’t even care that some of the beads were loose. And after about an hour with a very tiny needle and some thread, they’re all secured. Now I just need something to conceal the fact that this top was apparently sewn onto something else. The bottom hem is a bit funky where the “separation” happened. Maybe some stretch lace?

Peach-Lime Gorgeousness

Posted: June 21, 2013 in Uncategorized

Just got an order for a custom shawl from one of my favorite people. This is going to be a beauty (I can say that, right?). Check out this palette! I love having customers with such exquisite taste!!



Patched jeans!

Posted: June 19, 2013 in Uncategorized

Patched jeans!

Yes, just in time for summer — a wool necklace! But when the muse strikes, she strikes — and she doesn’t seem to pay much attention to the seasons. So here we are with a partially done, reversible necklace, made with the most gorgeous yarn (thank you, KadabrosWoolYarn!!). One side is decorated with vintage buttons and the other is going to dazzle with many tiny lavender beads. That side’s not done yet, but here’s the general idea:

IMG_1976Now back to work! Lots more partially done pieces to finish this weekend!




A big box of vintage doilies and lace arrived the other day. It’s amazing how much work must have gone into making these pieces, so I’m trying to use them in ways that highlight that. The first project is a bit of an experiment. I’ve had this vintage purse for a few years. It’s in excellent shape overall, but the beige jute, or whatever the fiber it’s made from is, is discolored. It’s not terrible, but it’s not very appealing, either.


I’ve taken the bag to a shoe repair person, but he said it couldn’t be cleaned without ruining it. So here’s what I’m doing — covering the white portion with a gorgeous old doily. It’s a bit tricky sewing it into place, but it looks so much better than leaving the center section a dirty white. The only problem is you can still see the dirty white parts through the doily. Maybe this one needs to be put on hold until I find a better solution.

IMG_1585Good news! I found a purse restorer who was able to clean the white areas of the purse and now it looks great! Soon to be posted at my new TheCraftStar shop — Back in the Day Vintage.