January 25th 2013 archive

Vintage-Patch Giveaway Winners!

Yay!  It’s time to announce the winners of the Vintage-Patch Giveaway!  :)

But first, check out this quickie puppy refash I did!  Douglas is a tiny little guy with not much fur.  This means that when I take him outside he gets all shivery and cold.  I decided to make a little something for him.  ;)

A Warm & Cozy Puppy!  :)

A Warm & Cozy Puppy! :)

All I did was cut a sleeve off a shirt from my “To Be Refashioned” bin, added leg holes, and Ta-da!  :)  This is an extremely rough prototype of future puppy clothes that I plan on making from leftover scraps for the little guy.  :)

Alright, without further ado…the winners of the Vintage-Patch Giveaway are…

The suspense is killing you, isn't it?

The suspense is killing you, isn’t it?

*Drum Roll*

Cat

Victoria

and….

Bri!

I’ve emailed the winners, and will be dropping their patches in the mail asap!  :)

Thanks so much to Adelaide of Vintage-Patch for providing her awesome patches for this giveaway.  If you didn’t win (heck, even if ya did!), I hope you’ll all check out their website and order some fab patches of your own!  :)

Cheers!

The Grass is Greener Dress

Thrift Score Thursday failed to happen this week.  Puppy ownerdom has been realllllly time-consuming!  Don’t fret!  The puppy is settling in nicely, and I’m getting back to my old productive self!  :)  But, if you’re really deeply interested, my best find of the week was a Bialetti Stove Top Espresso Maker for $3.  Exciting, right? (meh)

Big Whup.

Big Whup.

Some of you guys might remember this post from about a month ago when I scored a big bag of stuff at the $1 a Pound Goodwill.

While there, I scored this dress:

Remember this?

Remember this?

Here it is again:

And here it is!

Refashion me!

Alright.  This dress is just a smidge too big and way more than a smidge too beige!  I decided I wanted to dip dye it, but I didn’t want any of the beige to remain.  Now, I could have just dyed it once one color, then dip dyed the bottom half, but I was feeling lazy adventurous and decided to try something new!  :)

Two dyes, both alike in dignity in my fair kitchen, where we lay our scene!

Two dyes, both alike in dignity in my fair kitchen, where we lay our scene!

Do you see where I’m going here?  I wanted the top part of the dress to be green, and the bottom to be brown.

So, I prepared 2 dye baths…

Mkay.

Mkay.

And I added my dress!

See?

See?

I left my dress in its bath for about an hour, then gave it a good rinse & dry.

I wasn’t done yet!  I still needed to take it in, which I did like so:

Pin!

Pin!

Stitch!

Stitch!

Cut off the leftovers!

Cut off the leftovers!

I pressed my new dress, and now it’s back and un-beiged!  :)

Wah-Lah!

Wah-Lah!

It's chilly.  Put on a sweater!

It’s chilly. Put on a sweater!

The bottom is definitely a little wonky-looking, but I decided it was wearable for a night of comedy at Trustus Theatre.  I reviewed their newest production, 5 Lesbians Eating a Quiche for Jasper Magazine.  If you’re interested, you can read my review right here.

My secret identity.

Margaret is my secret identity.

Hey…have you entered the Vintage-Patch Giveaway yet?  You’d better get on it!  3 random winners will be selected in just a few short hours!  :)  You DO NOT want to miss out on your chance to score a set of these rad patches!

Cheers!