Wednesday, September 19, 2012

September Update

Okay it's the middle of September and I've already committed to several shows for the upcoming holidays in November and December. Believe it or not I've been sewing all summer long to start preparations!
Even though I say every year that I'm going to do that, this year I ACTUALLY DID! Soooo smart!

I've been playing with new materials...vintage earrings, brooches, buttons and belt buckles, turning them into awesome hair clips and headbands. I've definitely been wanting to put this together for a while since I've been sitting with all these materials for years. I finally made the time to work on them and I'm pretty satisfied with the results! Check 'em out, friends.

Vintage Brooches, Earrings, Buttons, and Belt Buckles on Alligator Hair Clips

Vintage Earrings on Bobby Pins

Vintage Brooches, Earrings, Buttons, and Belt Buckles on Headbands

I also whipped up some card wallets made with vintage fabrics and complimentary buttons. Simple, but charming, and practical. My girlfriend and my roommate (two completely different styles/lifestyles) have each been carrying them for months now. Oh and thanks Amanda for gifting me with a lot of the material incorporated in these wallets.

Card Wallets

Also picked up some shutters at various thrift stores in the area and gave 'em some coats of turquoise paint!
These are going to be great displays for my upcoming shows!

I'll be posting my show schedule coming up in the next month or so and any other previews of the new merchandise I'll have available!
xo Amber

Sunday, April 22, 2012

Summer Skirts debuting at Crafty Balboa 4/28/12

Can you believe I've had all this wonderful vintage fabric tucked away...
It's true, but these skirts were worth the wait!

The colorful prints combined with the vintage trims are fun, flowy, and perfect to keep cool and fashionable in warm weather! I've even added some vintage pockets to some of the skirts for extra charm!

The skirts will debut at Crafty Balboa April Showers on April 28th from 11am-5pm at the Passyunk Fountain. I will also have an array of dresses, bags, and hair accessories and some other treasures just in time for Mother's Day!
Look for my white tent and new phea jean vinyl banner!

I'm also partnering with a new team bringing back the much anticipated Philly Swap O Rama Rama, Philly's largest clothing swap event! The swap will be held on Saturday May 12th from 12-5pm at the Broad Street Ministry.

I will be on hand to give tips and secrets on how to turn swap finds into exciting, one of a kind pieces that will stop strangers on the street, be the envy of all your friends, and make you look suuuuppperrrr hip, expensive, and all around awesome...whatever your style may be.

The swap is looking for volunteers for a variety of positions and in return for your shift you can swap for free! WIN!

For more details on the swap and to see what other local artists and community partners are on board this year please visit The Philly Swap's website!

xo Amber