Clothing · Vintage

Happening Lately

After reading my post about Alice’s Suitcase, my aunt gave me a basket full of my grandmother’s scarves! They are all gorgeous and I’m sure if my grandmother was with us today, she would be telling me each one’s story. How I miss her stories. One of my fondest memories of her was going to her house the day before Christmas Eve and helping her put the ornaments on the tree. The ornament wouldn’t be able to touch one branch until she had told me its entire story. I wish I could remember those stories now.

As soon as I am able, I will be photographing and cataloguing each scarf and creating a new blog series, Alice’s Scarf, but for now, here is the basket full.

I recently took a trip to my local second-hand store and found a few goodies. Among the finds were three wool skirts, one of which fits me, a wool hat, 2 head scarves, 2 neck scarves, one white eyelet full slip, one blue night-dress with lace trim, and one silk shirt dress with matching belt. As I was finding these things, I knew some of them wouldn’t fit me, but I was in the “repurpose it” mode and thought I could take it apart and use the fabric for something else. I still haven’t decided what I want to do with the garments that don’t fit, but for now, they are happy hanging on my door next to my grandmother’s black cocktail dress. I did take a few photos of the wool skirt that fit, however, I only really liked one that turned out, so here it is. ^_^

Keep checking back for more on my new series, Alice’s Scarf, as well as my VPS (Vintage Pattern Series) that I’m working on. There is still a box full of patterns to do! ^_^

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The Craft-In Craft Fair

Well, I participated in the first ever Craft-In at the Drive-In Craft Fair, unfortunately for me, it wasn’t too great. The show was a lot of fun, and there were some awesome vendors, but I think some of my products were a little too specific. Everyone that came by the booth kept picking up my roving and asking, “Oh, is this yarn?” ^_^ I politely replied, “No, but you can turn it into yarn.” They expressed how they could never be able to do that, and set it down and walked away. ~_~ But, that doesn’t mean that if I have the right audience, I can’t do another show! So bring on the Fiber Fairs!

Anyways, here are some pictures of the show. My boyfriend did a great job with the photos, as usual! ^_^ If you see any items that you absolutely can’t live without, check out these shops to find them! Melissa’s Kre8tions and Spinning Sisters

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Raffle!

I’m doing a raffle and here’s the scoop:

What?: A raffle to promote my Etsy shop and collect money to try and jump start my small business endeavors.

Where?: Online! If you will be one of the lucky recipients of a Phat Fiber sampler box for April and get one of my samples, you will receive a complimentary raffle ticket! If you do not receive a ticket and would like one, they may be purchased for $.25 a piece or 5 for $1.00. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket, you may either convo me in my Etsy shop, or e-mail me at mhiester AT gmail DOT com.

When?: The raffle begins now and the last day to purchase tickets will be May 15th. The first drawing will be held on May 16th. The winner will have three days to claim their prize. If they do not claim their prize within three days, I will draw another ticket until all of the prizes have been claimed. I will announce the drawings on my blog starting May 16th with the number from each raffle ticket.

Other Important Information: There are only 80 tickets available, and 50 of those tickets went into the Phat Fiber boxes. If you would like to purchase some tickets, do so quickly! Please make sure to hang on to your tickets because they are not replaceable!

Now, onto the good stuff. What can you win? There will be 3 prizes and they will be drawn as follows:

The first prize is a handmade Business Card/ID Card wallet with a magnetic snap closure. This cute business card wallet was made by me and designed by Michelle of Keyka Lou Patterns. More wallets are also available for sale in my shop. The design is Alexander Henry’s Tillbrook collection featuring toadstools and flowers.

Business Card Wallet

The second prize is a hand carded batt in colorway “Unicorn”. This batt is a mixture of Falkland Wool, 100% Superfine Purple Heathered Merino Wool, and firestar for added glitz. This batt is very soft and dreamy. There is a total of 4 oz.

Unicorn Blended Batts

And the final prize will be a hand spun skein of yarn. The exact content is unknown, however it is wool. This is a 2-ply skein and very soft. It is teal plied with white and weighs approximately 3 oz. There are about 130 yards.

Hand Spun Teal and White

If you have any questions about the items or the raffle in general, please e-mail or convo me through Etsy. Thank you and goodluck! ^_^

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March Phat Fiber and Etsy Sneak Peaks

I thought I would give you a sneak peak of the upcoming March Phat Fiber box and the samples that you might be lucky enough to receive! Enjoy!
March Phat Fiber Samples
March Phat Fiber Samples

 

Closeup of 'Mini Roving Batts'
Closeup of 'Mini Roving Batts'

 

Here is a closeup of my hand spun samples
Here is a closeup of my hand spun samples

 

Hand Spun Samples from Melissa's Kre8tions
Hand Spun Samples from Melissa's Kre8tions
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My blogspot on Phat Fiber!

Hey, check out my blogspot on Phat Fiber! She does such a wonderful job writing about everyone’s samples, I feel so privelged to have such a wonderful blogspot.