Sunday, July 19, 2009

It's here and it's not unamazing

My dears,
I've been putting something off for way too long. Making this corset wasn't as hard as I imagined it would be.

Thursday, July 9, 2009


I'm trying my hand at corsets today. Black leather with pink plaid edging. I handmade all the bias tape. This is really my first attempt at more than one thing. I wanted to be a costume maker and now FINALLY I feel ready to jump in. I guess when I do jump into a project everything usually turns out OK. Maybe if I went to school to learn these skills I wouldn't always feel so hesitant.

I can't wait to post pics of my kick ass corset.

Saturday, May 30, 2009

First Sale in my new store!

Ms. Monroe.. so called because I was really reminded of Marilyn Monroe when I saw it. (just the robe the slip is another listing altogether) Oh how I jumped from shock when I saw I had a sale!! Jumped out of my chair I tell you. I consider my stuff to be eye candy.... fun to look at but hard to buy since it clothes and you can't try them on online. However this little number is one size fits most so maybe thats the plus here :) I fit it and I'm an 18 and this model is a 7/8

Friday, May 29, 2009

Kitty Bags!

I'm working on some new bags and totes for my bag section.
I'm fond of this print because I've never seen it used on diaper bags before.. maybe I just don't get out much... anyway I like it!

Tuesday, May 26, 2009

This is the beginning...

I've been pondering a new etsy shop and a new blog for a while now. Plenty of excuses .. too busy, kids are keeping me up at night.. not enough skills, no models. The list goes on but i tackled each one of my excuses and here it is :)

I knew I needed a good inventory so I combed through the thrift store and the fabric store and the local antique haunts. Not much to be had in Dayton but if you want to find it you can. I discovered I love yellow on the right person. I discovered if you make a shirt out of stretch lace you don't need to use a zipper, and I discovered that I waste A LOT of time online! I also learned I can not go into a sewing store and just buy one thing.

The burning question... what to call my shop? I've been through morninglite (my original buyer name which I have pointed out to my friends sounds like a delicious breakfast sausage Morning Lite! Maybe something soy or vegetarian but maybe not a name for clothing. I have used that screen name a lot because it's usually not taken by someone else.
I also considered CatsInTheBag (don't let the cat out of the bag.. get it?) ~smiles~ Another thought was PinUpWife but thats too pigeon holed. I may not always do sexy pin up clothing. Some of my stuff looks like granny clothes.. haha.

On to Jaime Nicole. My sisters names. I love the way they sound together. It's so much better than mine. Heidi. Oh I like my name it just doesn't flow with much. German names are hefty and hearty but not super romantic. Helga, Olga, Adelaide.. Heidi Spurgenfloogen Augenwimpern. You get the point I guess. So now I have the name, the stuff and the blog!

I love my Vintage finds and I promise ya'll.. once they fit me I'm KEEPING THEM!! Till then when I run across a beautiful vintage slip or clothing item in a yard sale or a thrift shop I will be posting it in my shop for someone to enjoy