|Upcycled Vintage Pastel Bobby Pins|
Tell us a little about yourself and what you sell
I'm a lady who loves vintage, quirky, funky things (and Disney World, not that that's related to crafting) . I work a full time job and am working on my masters, but I still find time to do a little crafting, because it's good for my psyche. I run 2 shops on etsy--one for vintage and then one for things I make out of vintage things. Currently, I'm doing barrettes and have started revamping western shirts. Occasionally, I'll make a handbag, but that's usually in the summer when I get a little free time to sit down at the sewing machine. Sewing is my love, but usually if I take the time to make something, I keep it for myself!
|Vintage Dress 8 M 1960 Preppy Pink and Green Golf|
I really do love vintage fabrics and prints. I would find lots of great vintage things that were either damaged or had outlived their purpose, but they were still beautiful. I started doing the barrettes, because I LOVE vintage earrings, but most of them are huge, and totally impractical today. A lot of times, I would find one sad and lonely gorgeous earring at a flea market or garage sale. What in the heck are you going to do with one vintage earring? And then I started thinking, "wow, this could look great in my hair." I've always loved hair accessories, but I had a hard time finding some that were age appropriate. Most were for little girls or teenagers, and at the time, I was 30. It went from there.
|Men's Vintage Upcycled Pearl Snap Shirt Medium|
My favorite thing is when people buy my hair accessories for a special occasion like prom or their wedding. I love knowing someone chose one of my items for something that they will remember for the rest of their life.
|Upcycled Vintage Red Handbag Purse Leopard Woven Straw|
I love going to the thrift store, antique stores, or swap meets. I see so many things there (and unfortunately buy them) that I think, "I could totally do something with that." Unfortunately, most of that stuff is in a gigantic pile that has been labeled "to do." One of these days, I'll get to all of it!
|Mod Bobby Pin Hair Clip Set 1960's Revamped Vintage Red|
My shop for recycled items is www.revamped.etsy.com and for vintage finds, it's www.evelynrosevintage.etsy.com
Thanks for sharing Geri!
See you next week,