Bags n babies

D and I stopped by the new Daiso Japan store in Torrance last week. they have cute little metal clasp frames for $1.50, so I bought one and tried it out. I suck at glueing. and next time I’ll make my own shape (less pear-y), but this time I followed the pattern that comes with […]

KCWC finale: Vintage patterns….

C and I had a morning date to the antique flea market, and while he was busy inspecting and buying a vintage cash register (seriously, for work), I stumbled upon these gems. Priced at $2-3 each, I absolutely could not resist. none of them are the right size, but I can grade the size 1’s […]

“cute” skirts…

Last weekend, I went dancing, which I’m trying to get back into after 7ish years off… I had 2 kids since I was a hardcore dancer, so I definitely don’t fit into all my old vintage or repro skirts and dresses… I currently have TWO skirts that are “cute.” (not stained from kids, fit well, […]

more fabric…

I got a phonebook from my dad’s house a few weeks ago, and finally started tearing it apart… First I ripped out a big chunk, but it didn’t come out neatly, so instead I took out lots of little chunks, 5-15 pages at a time… then I cut them into squares… I’m going to use […]

my idea of heaven….

MomenTel:310.328.0500Fax:310.328.05011323 El Prado Avenue, Torrance CA 90501 Open Mon-Sat, 10am-6pm (free sewing classes too!) I bought several fat quarters (only $2 each!) and several regular quarters, and 1 yd of the owl print, planning on making one side of D’s sunhat from that, but then he wanted trains… Prices were as expected… obviously more than […]

Some kiddo Xmas presents

I don’t remember if I mentioned it here or not, but a few weeks back the Urban Craft Center celebrated their 1st anniversary with a RIDICULOUS sale. The Weir doll kits were 75% off, which made them all under $10 (some were like $3… I wish I’d gotten more, they would make awesome b-day presents… […]