A few weeks ago, Jess and I attended Reno Rockabilly Riot. This year it was held at John Ascuaga's Nugget Casino. It was a few more miles north of Reno. It was a lot more compact and had a lot more shopping. I liked it. You didn't need to walk all over the casino to watch the burn out contests or catch the performers. It was windy so my hair got a little fussed. I need to buy myself a nice purse comb/brush for instances like that.
I made this skirt from a vintage perm-press flat sheet. If anyone ever wants to make themselves a cheap circle skirt, buy thrifted flat sheets in full size. You get enough fabric for a full skirt and have plenty of fabric left over for a matching bolero or top.
This is a shot from a few weeks back. I have been trying to do my hair whenever I remember to set it. I enjoy doing my hair. even if it's just for running errands. I keep my makeup to a minimum whenever I'm just running errands. I only wear make up for special occasions.
I finally got new glasses! I was bummed when I found out that my optometrist wouldn't take the risk for putting new lenses in. I really like those glasses and I might turn them in sunglasses. I bought these online from www.zennioptical.com Jesse found them online and noticed that they have a lot of cat-eye glasses. It was easy to order and pay. I love them. They are comfortable and exactly what I wanted. Now I don't have to squint to see. You can tell I look tired from lack of sleep.
I haven't done a lot of knitting lately. I've been in another one of my funks where I can't really pick up anything for too long. I still have a circle skirt that needs to be hemmed and add a waist band to. I did however manage to start and finish this hat and mittens. I love my fingerless gloves but in the dead winter when the temperature doesn't reach past 38*F, mittens are called for.
I used my vintage dead-stock Fleischer's wool yarn for both of these projects. It was an easy knit but I did have to fiddle with the pattern a bit. I had to increase the rim to 90 stitches instead of 72 and for the body of the hat I had to add a few more repeats. Nothing major, but like I've always said, I like to tweak patterns to fit the way I like.
These mittens were also an easy knit. I knitted these in the round. I try to avoid seams if I can. Makes the project a lot smoother and better fitting.
This afghan I made from nothing but left over yarn. I had a couple of gallon size ZipLock bags filled with left over yarn balls. Yarn left over from other knitting and crochet projects. I used up most of the yarn but still have half a bag left. I may make a yarn ball wreath for Christmas decoration.
I haven't really done much thrifting in the last few weeks. It's been a bit dry out there. I did buy a few nice items.I found these beauty at a local thrift store for $3.00 It's a needlepoint purse and roomy to boot. I have run across a few of these but they were always in bad condition or too pricey.
This is my second Butterfly Gold piece. I love small mixing bowls for snacking. I also have a small fridgie in this pattern. Fridgies are awesome for storing cut up onions. No smelliness in the fridge. I got this small bowl for $1.00
This was pretty hard to photograph. It's a sheer ivory scarf with flocked navy blue dots. I love scraves but have a heck of a time keeping them on my head. I bought this vintage piece for 50 cents.
How precious is this? It a handmade glove holder. It has an old Goody pin curl clip as the means to hold the gloves together. I really come across things like this. It's so unique and wonderful. I've been thinking about adding a brooch back and turning it into a brooch .
Lastly, these babies have been living under our porch. They are barn swallows and are ready to fly. I think one of them may have already taken flight. I have never lived somewhere where I could see them hatch and grow up. It's so neat. I read online that if you leave the nest up, the parents or children will come back. So I'm definitely leaving it up.
I hope everyone has a great weekend.