Saturday, April 27, 2013

Spring Outdoor Market

Mom and I headed out early to Benton for The Red Barn Outdoor Market.  It's held out in a field scattered with antique vendors, handmades, shopping, food and music.  It was a muddy mess, overcast and cold but we still had a very good time.

Monday, April 22, 2013

Decoden iPhone Cases

I'm on a roll embellishing iPhone cases with charms, beads and rhinestones.  Doing just one led to four with the purple one a gift for a good friend.

Saturday, April 20, 2013

Antique Chandelier Earrings

The knitting needles continue to sit on the sidelines while I find inspiration in making other things for a change.  I found inspiration in some chandelier-type earrings that I saw on Pinterest and made them my own.

Friday, April 12, 2013

Austin Inspired

Travel inspires me.  I can go to a place, take it all in and feel a vibe.  Then I bring ideas home and make something that reminds me of my trip.  This time, with the artistic help of embroidery designs by an Austin artist, Sublime Stitching, I was able to recreate a day spent in Austin, Texas on South Congress Avenue (SoCo).  From the hip strip of eclectic shops with Dia De Los Muertos art, western flair at Allens Boots, reconstructed rockabilly clothing boutiques to the largest urban (Mexican free-tailed) bat colony that departs nightly from under the SoCo bridge. 

This hand embroidered western shirt captures it all.

Sunday, April 07, 2013

Texas Antiques Weekend

 Mother / Daughter Road Trip - April 3-7

Our first antique stop in Warrenton, TX

Gypsy Photo Booth

Junk Gypsies
The Antiques
Oh, the boutiques and dressing room trailers!
JunK-O-RaMA PrOm
A magical night of glamour and music under the Texas sky
Round Top Antiques Fair
Round Top, TX
Kenny Chesney Concert - Austin, TX 360 Amphitheater

Lonestar Round Up Car Show

Yarn for some new knitting projects from Hill Country Weavers

Shopping in downtown Austin
Dinner on the river, bridge bats and a pedi taxi ride along Congress Avenue
1,588 miles of love, laughs, fun and adventure!