Thursday, October 8, 2009

Fabric destash

I found a ton of fabric at the thrift store the other day. I am selling a bunch of it for $2 a yard on etsy. For all my friends in vegas, I can hook you up with a better deal if you see something you like. I'm mostly trying to break even. I kept a few pieces. Also I cut up some of the sheets I've been collecting into fat quarters.

Tuesday, October 6, 2009

I love playsuits!!!

I know these happen to be the most impractical piece of clothing, but I love them. All clothes should come perfectly fitted in one piece. Isn't this the cutest pumpkin and strawberry you've ever seen. The pumpkin is made by I'm your present on The strawberry is made by Sew-Oeno also on

Wednesday, September 30, 2009

I added a ton of crap to the shop today. These cannisters are my favorite. I am way into vintage tins, and have collected a ton for sale.

Wednesday, September 23, 2009


So I'm on facebook now, and I'm already regretting how many friends I've got. I guess it really doesn't matter. I granted a friend request to someone who's name sounded farmiliar, it turned out to be someone I barely like in real life. Whatever.

Monday, August 31, 2009

Home Made presents for Ella's Birthday

Vintage pillowcase dresses for Ella. These were so easy. I made them each in like 20 min. Here is a link on how to make a similar dress.

I also made her this tinkerbell outfit. I like making her barbie clothes, because I know they will last. Barbie hands rip out the sleeves of those cheaper barbie clothes all of the time. The wings are already coming apart, but they are just whip stitched on. I think I will take them off and and make ones out of tights and a wire hanger to slip on over her shoulders with elastic.

She wasn't very enthusiastic when she received the home made presents at her party, but hopefully they will last a long time, and she will remember when she's older.

Friday, August 28, 2009

I finally finished these!!

So I never saw fabric banners like I saw my sister-in-law Candace's on Etsy. They were so adorable they inspired me to make ones out of vintage handkerchiefs. That was about 1 year ago, and they are finally finished. Sparklepower on the left, and LiliaRose on the right.

Thanks so much for the inspiration, Candace. I'm sending you a banner I made just for you.

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Ella's birthday party pictures

Behind her are streamers with white balloons at the top. It was overcast. I thought it would look like a raining cloud, but it didn't. Stacey made the awesome cake. It tasted awesome.
I love the girls in this picture. Katlyn was shaking with excitement, and you can see Makayla wants to open presents too.
I made a flounder pinata that the kids kicked. Some of the moms were nervous, but no one got hurt. I still stand by what a genious idea it was.
I forget how excited kids get for parties. I love the restraint that it took for just Ella to blow out the candles. Noah seems to be just as happy blowing into mom's hand.

All in all it was a good party. The kids had a good time. I got some good pistures of the kids. A few are on my flickr. Text me your email if you want to see more.

Monday, August 17, 2009

Ella's Birthday dress

Ella picked out the fabric and everything. She made me guess what was in her pockets today. I really wanted her to know how old she is today. I thought the giant 3 would do the trick.

The best part of this picture is Ella's knee. She still has a fat crease from when she was a baby. Long body short legs. Also Ella casually used this picture to flip the bird. Another P.S. I rushed to finish this dress this morning so we could go out in it on her actual birthday, and ended up putting the zipper in backwards. I'll have to flip it before her party on Saturday.

Wednesday, July 22, 2009

Deer MAsk

So I finally finished this special order. This is probably the project I dreaded the most. I think I am done with Custom orders for a while. I am thinking about sharing this pattern that I came up with.
Construction: I made this out of polyester suede. I found some sheer black for the eyes. I cut up a wire hanger for the antlers. I used the thickest fusible interfacing I could find. This is a copy of a mask in The Mates of State video "get better".

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Work in progress

I accepted a custom order on etsy. A deer mask copy from the video "get better" by Mates of State. I finished the pattern today. I made a head from cardboard and tape, and pinned some fabric to it. We shall see.

Monday, June 15, 2009


Ella is learning to ride a bike. She has a lot of me in her though. She is afraid of everything. Pedaling is too hard.
I also found this picture. I cropped it down so you could see the punk face she is making.

I started potty training a couple of weeks ago. She is doing great, I guess all the waiting I did was good.

Saturday, June 13, 2009

Something new

I added some blocks to my etsy store today. They feature the illustrations of Richard Scarry and Amy Butler. I have 10 sets of this "series" that have so-called careers on them. It is from a vintage book, so all of the job characters are very gender correct. My favorite careers are witch, indian, and tourist, so if you are buying these for your children they don't have to set their goals too high.

One of the the "careers" is mother. In a school performance all of my class got up and told the school and parents what they would be when they grow up. I picked this one. Not a very popular pick. It look me 20 years to figure out I could pick something else. I'm here anyway.

Monday, June 1, 2009

Custom order

I finally finished this awesome messenger bag. I loved it so much, that I am working on three smaller versions.
I was inspired by Wonder Woman's costume. The front flap is the torso. The strap is the arms (including arm band and bullet ricochet detail). The inside front pockets are modeled after her boots. Seams are encased in WW's lasso of truth. The best detail is the applique of WW herself. I wanted her to be my own desogn, but still the same iconic WonderWoman.
This was a huge undertaking, and will for sure be the only one of it's kind. The 3 I am working on now are note book sized and will not include zippers, The awesome wonder woman applique, or the bullet appliques on the strap.

Wednesday, May 20, 2009

And The Winner Is...

Ginger!!! Please send me your address via e-mail (loveliliarose at yahoo dot com).

I am so grateful for all of your praise and constructive criticism. If you are feeling a little left out, most of the trim in this giveaway is listed in my shop. Most for only 25 cents a yard!!!

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Vintage trim giveaway

This is about 21 over 3 yard pieces of vintage lace, ribbon, and trim. All pictured above. I have been hoarding a lot of ribbon over the years, I think it is time to share. I am also including a vintage cross-stitched cotton square neck collar. It is all held in a Swedish gingersnap tin. It still smells like gingersnaps.

***To enter please check out my etsy shop, and leave a comment about what you think on this posting. One good thing and one bad thing. An extra entry for posting this raffle anywhere on the internet.

Oh, and the raffle ends next Wednesday May 20th 12:00 p.m. (pacific).

Tuesday, May 12, 2009


...And the winner is Candace!!!
thank you all for checking out my blog. I am posting another raffle today. It will be a bunch of 3 yard pieces of lace, ribbon, and trim in a really neat tin.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Little red Riding hood Raffle

As part of my destashing, I am also cleaning out my shop. I can't remember how long ago I made these blocks.

Little red riding hood. 1985.

I did the blocks in order.
Block One: Cover Page, Little Red Reading.
Block Two: Red meets the wolf.
Block Three: Wolf meets grandmother
Block Four: Red meets wolf in disguise.
Block Five: Hunter slays the wolf.
Block Six: Red is Saved!

All six Blocks are 3.5x3.5x3.5

I am also including the rest of the book. T

These blocks are glazed in 5 coats of mod podge, Matte finish.

1. just post a comment to this post.
2. To enter again, check out my shop and leave a comment of what you saw to prove you were there. (It could be the same post as the first option)
3. To enter yet again, you can post a link to this post on your blog and let me know you did this. (could also be included in the original post)

Raffle ends Tuesday May 12 , 12:00 midnight (pacific time)
Winner will be picked at random.

I will be raffling a bunch of vintage ribbon after this ends, so check back.

New stuff

I am moving at the end of the month, so I'm adding more of my own hoarded things to my etsy shop. Next stop is to go through my ribbon and fabric. I've been storing all of my thrift store finds like they are gold, so it's time to spread the wealth. I'm selling all of it really cheap in hopes to get rid of it quicker. These and about thirty other patterns are $2 + buy five get one free.
I also hit the jackpot on vintage tins. So if you are into that, check it out.

Monday, April 27, 2009

Vintage Necklaces

I am getting rid of quite the collection of vintage necklaces on etsy. Some recently aquired, and some my own that have been hanging around a while only being worn a number of times. These are my favorites. The owl necklace actually can flap it's wings.

Friday, April 24, 2009

Gavi came over today

Ella's friend Gavi came over and spent the day with her while Gavi's mom was at work. They had a blast. Ella loves Gavi so much. There is quite a bit of an age difference, but Ella's mom doesn't hang out with any other moms with girls.

I took pictures of them in the play area by my house. I have about 200 more photos. I always get carried away. Good news is I finally got some great pictures of ella in her Halloween costume. I can't believe she still fits in it.

Monday, April 13, 2009

Ella's Easter Dresses

I made 2 Easter dresses for Ella because they were so easy, well actually I made 4. These 2 dresses are reversible. The other side is vintage sheet prints that are equally cute. Candace would be proud. Every mom who owns a sewing machine should make their little girl this dress.
This is the pattern I used. Instead of cutting out backing, I cut out 2 fronts, and 2 backs. Only 4 pieces!! Sew the sides like they are 2 different dresses, and then you put the two together and sew around the top. Flip it right side out (this can be a little tricky). Top stitching optional. Then hem the two together. Last add buttons.

If I could go back, I would use big sew on snaps and sew them on first (that way there would be no show of stitching on the button. I put a button on each side, and it's a little tricky to button)

I actually think it is just as much work to make it reversible as it is to make this dress period. This should be a two hour sewing project even for novice seamstresses.
My nephew Sam has a matching tie. Made out of some cleverly wrapped together fabric and elastic.

Happy Late Easter Everyone!!

Friday, April 10, 2009

Can you see the lady in the crowd I found this face?

I wanted to show you where I got the inspiration for the faces of these nesting doll pillows. I wondered, "what did Russians look like when they first started making these dolls?". So I googled paintings from that time period and found these.

Thursday, April 9, 2009

Nesting Doll Pillows

It's been a long time soming, but I finally finished these pillows I've been working on. What do you think? They are really big. 1 foot to 1 1/2 feet tall!

Thursday, April 2, 2009


SparklePower is having another amazing giveaway. She keeps raffling off this poster that I love. Check out the giveaway at Petit Elefant's Blog. This blog is pretty amazing also.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Ella's first painting

Ella really wanted to paint with me today. I went and painted the set of Savior of the World without her. If you go see it I painted the rock, the door, and the Ship (Not that I want any credit or anything).

We painted afterword outside, which is something i wanted to let her do for a long time. She's no Marla. I guess I need more help from Marla's dad on how to coach my kid into awesome abstract painting. Marla was 3. Ella's 2 1/2. I guess we still have time.

Anyway, she had an awesome time. She put so much pink into that paint, that the paint ran purplypink everywhere. She also kept saying "tada" like she was putting on a show for us. I put more pictures on flickr.

P.S. If you don't already notice, that is a very big girl still wearing a diaper. What you don't know is that this is a very stubborn girl who's still wearing a diaper. Any suggestions would be great.
Also I don't want to hear you are a better mom than me in this category, because I already know it's true.

Thursday, March 26, 2009

I really wanted her to love these faker tattoos I got her, but I had to take them away. She would have tattooed her whole body. I decided a girl with as little skin as she does only needs 4. One for each limb. I think she tried to stick one on her chest though, It looks like someone squashed a spider there.
She lives in a different world.

I finally took some pictures of Ella. I didn't bother to do her hair though.

Monday, March 23, 2009

I know it's been forever, but I promise I will be back soon.

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Charity Auction

I am giving away a couple of things in a charity auction. Someone I know is battling Leukemia. A few of us got together to help out with the hospital Bills. You can read about it here if you are interested in the whole story. To Bid you need to go to Karalee's Blog. The auction will end on Saturday at 12:00 pm Pacific time.

I am Auctioning a couple of Large quilt square Pillows. (They are the largest size in the stack) The pillowcase is homemade using a vintage 1930's quilt square and framed in cobalt blue. The pillow is backed in bright aqua green and top stitched in orange. 100% cotton. Pillow forms are included. Go here and here to bid. They are being auctioned off individually, but would make a great pair. I will ship these for free if you don't live in Las Vegas. U.S. Only.

Other items for auction include:
A Photography Package
3 Pocket rags SET#1
3 Pocket rags SET #2
Set of 5 Handmade Cards SET #1
Set of 5 Handmade Cards SET #2
Set of 5 Handmade Cards SET #3
Set of 5 Handmade Cards SET #4

Friday, February 27, 2009

Is anyone 90% Sure......

On what the heck this is. Tell me if you think it's A) a horse B) a donkey C) made up, not a "real" animal.

Maybe it's obvious to everyone but me.

Saturday, February 14, 2009

Happy Valentine's Day

To honor this bogus holiday My Cousin, Melissa is hosting a Giveaway on her blog. I am giving away These Large 3.5" Blocks I covered in a vintage 50's book titled "Funny Bunny" Illustrated by Alice and Martin Provensen. (The same couple who illustrated "The Fuzzy Bunny") I love Vintage illustrations, and happen to be a huge fan of couple collaborations. There are 3 things you need to do to be apart:
1. Put a link to the giveaway on her Blog on your facebook account.
2. Put a post on your blog about the giveaway.
3.Check out my etsy shop and find something you like.
4. Post a comment on Melissa's Blog Post About what you liked and where to find your comment on facebook.

It takes a little time to do this, but it is so worth it. These blocks are coated 5 times in mod podge just to make sure they have an awesome texture and are non-toxic to you little ones. So we'll call it even.

Also Check out her papercuttings. I think they are really awesome.