Saturday, July 31, 2010

Polaroid Effects

I "Polaroided" myself at Rollip.


You have to pay for high quality copies, but it's free to download the small fries. Try it and share! :D

Hot Butter Vintage Preview



I'll have a couple enamel brooches.


A pretty beaded ascot shirt.


Butter yellow pleated sport skirt.


Plaid short sleeved top.

I should have these and possibly more items listed soon (like tonight I hope, but maybe tomorrow). I'll be sure to let you know!
Bonus pug:


Thursday, July 29, 2010

At last!





New long wallets in the shop! I'm also getting ready to open my vintage shop in the next day or so with a couple items to start. I'm so excited to share my treasures with you!


I've been working on this set of long wallets for what feels like ages.


Something seems to be going on at some point every day, and the days that I don't have plans I have to go get groceries or something.

So at long last, I have eleven wallets in their finishing stages. I have more cut out, but I underestimated my interfacing needs. Anyone have a good source for buying interfacing? All the bolts I've found are about the same as buying it at Joanne's with a coupon.


I'm always excited to see my card slot flags. My life got less tedious when I realized I could chain piece the top stitching.

I'll be back soon to let you know when the update happens. If you haven't already, please become a fan of Hot Butter on facebook. My fans there are usually notified of shop updates sooner than I get to it here. I also plan on doing more facebook giveaways and discounts soon!

Saturday, July 24, 2010

Fancied Up Vintage Leather Clutch

Fancied Up Vintage Clutch

I fancied up this vintage clutch by embroidering a diamond with glow in the dark embroidery floss. It looks pretty cool in the dark, that's for sure!

Fancied Up Vintage Clutch

It is currently available in my shop, and it will soon be joined by a couple of its fancy friends.

In other news, I have cut out 15 long wallets today, which is a new record for me. Let's see if I can make them all in one day and kill my old record (10, I think). I'm also hoping to get Hot Butter Vintage up and running any day now.

New Small Wallets in the Shop


That velvet skirt strikes again!


I'll be back soon with another fancied up vintage clutch. They'll be available super soon! Happy Saturday!

Thursday, July 22, 2010

Summer in Photos






Felix's first campfire.


Sam on the jet ski.


I also have a few new wallets in the shop. Most of my stock went to hang out at Boulder Body Wear in Boulder, Colorado in hopes of finding a new home! Stop in and say hi if you're in the area. :D

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!


Dad giving my baby brother Ross a ride.

dad and ashley

Dad and I before prom. He wanted pictures of me in my fancy dress on his motorcycle. haha

Papa pulls a Granpda LeRoy

And just because he tries to embarrass me with pictures from when I was kid on my birthday, I'm sharing this in the spirit of Grandpa LeRoy, who was really good at reading and sleeping at the same time. Unfortunately Dad heard the camera focusing and started to open his eyes.

So happy birthday Dad!

In other news, Felix went to South Dakota with my mom for the week, and I have actually been creating. I've also been hitting the thrift store jackpot. I'll be back soon with pictures! I'll try not to be such a stranger anymore.

Friday, July 2, 2010

More crazy Wyoming sightings





These people have a beef with ice cream.




Thursday, July 1, 2010

We've got sad faces

Hello everybody!

I wanted to explain my absences here as I know it isn't nice to disappear. The purpose of our trip to Wyoming was to get together as a family and spend some time with my dad's dad, Grandpa LeRoy, who was very sick with what he referred to as "the cancer."


Grandpa LeRoy passed away last Friday in Wyoming, and my family is pretty sad about that.


(I think he'd like me to point out that he's wearing his favorite and most comfortable shirt.)

Grandpa LeRoy liked books, rocks, arrowheads, making stuff, catsup (that's how he said it!), making sure his hair looked good, feasts, catching fun creatures (like toads and crawfish), records, funny jokes, and Grandma Donna.