Hey friends, I've missed you. There is no place like Blogland. Do you find yourself talking about fellow bloggers like they're your friends? I caught myself numerous times this weekend saying "My friend in England..." or things like that. Umm ok.
Look what I found this weekend in Berkeley at a thrift store.
A denim shirt with beaded bird appliques! I did think twice about buying it, it was $5.50. I didn't know what was higher in that store, the prices or the patrons. But it was the bay area, so thats the way it goes over there. Once I figured out I could make multiple things from all the birds, I bought it.
So far I have only made 1 pair of earrings but I have more birds to work with. Prob gonna try and make some necklaces.
I wore them to my boyfriend's parents house yesterday and my suegra liked them. Go me.
How to make earrings out of appliques from yucky granny shirts.
1. Carefully cut out appliques
2. Trace applique on a piece of felt and cut it out.
3. Pierce felt with jump ring.
4. Connect earring hook to jump ring.
5. Glue pierced felt to applique with a fabric glue such as Fabri Tac.
6. Wear them in public and see if any one cares.
top- swap meet
shorts- thrifted and cut (were capris)
belt- my moms old one
shoes- Charlotte Ruse but thrifted
My boyfriend made me wear a tank top under my shirt cause you could see my bra. He said he didn't want his family to think, "the stripper's here" when I walked in.
left side- thrifted bangle
right side- my great g-ma's bakelite bangles. My boyfriend said, oh are they representing Mexico's colors? I said no, they were my German great-g-ma's. Nice guess though.
Promise to paint my nails next time,