Thursday, October 13, 2011

Scary Stuff

I had a living nightmare the other morning.  When I have to ride the bus to work, I get there more than an hour early and inevitably end up at one of the nearby thrift stores.  I thought the luck of the mighty bald eagle (I don't know where this stuff comes from) was with me when I spotted an almost full rack of beautiful vintage dresses.

I took an armload to the dressing room, where something horrible happened.  None of them fit me.  Some were too big, some were just a little too small.  I couldn't zip them the last couple inches.  I don't have very good altering skills, so I couldn't talk myself into buying the too big ones.  I knew they'd just sit there and never get altered.

I'm sure at least some of you vintage lovers will understand how that morning took a page from one of my scariest dreams.  A rack full of vintage for cheap, and none of it fits!!  Ahhh!

Oh well.  50% off day is coming soon.  I might be able to talk myself into buying one of the dresses that was too big if it's still there.  In less scary news, I got a message from them on facebook saying I won a $10 gift certificate.  Not sure how I pulled that off, but I'll take it!!

Back to scary.

Felix loooooves Halloween, and so do I!  I decided some spooky decorations were in order this year.  We took a trip to Hobby Lobby and Big Lots, and this is what we came up with so far.  The lights are candy corn colored!

Felix is obsessed with this thing.  The LED eyes change colors and move back and forth.

And let's be honest here, I might be obsessed with taking pictures of it.  They all end up having maximum awesomeness.

In Hot Butter news, I'm still working on a big stack of Half-moon Handbags.  I've also been contacted about doing a wholesale order, so there will probably be new wallets in the future (if I ever finish those bags!).  Hope everyone is having a great week so far!

Thursday, October 6, 2011

Horseshoe Review and Spooky Mountain Fun

Last Saturday was the last Horseshoe Craft and Flea Market of the year.

I made a new Hot Butter bunting the week before.  My old HB sign was approximately 8"x10", which means pretty small.  I do have sentimental attachment to it, but it was time for a bigger sign!

You can count on seeing a ton of awesome dogs at the Horseshoe.

I didn't bring any vintage stuff this time.  I just didn't have any time to get it ready.  Oh well!  It also didn't go as well as I had hoped, and I'm starting to feel kind of discouraged from doing markets (except for the holidays, of course).  They cost money to get into, and then if only make my booth fee back it's not really worth it.  Maybe it's the economy?  I don't think I'm the only one who's been having market troubles.

Ok, I'm done telling you the whiney, sad truth about all the markets I did this summer.  Onto other things!

We took a little trip up to the mountains last Sunday for leaf peeping.

We stopped in Nederland to eat lunch and ride the Carousel of Happiness with my dear sweet girl Laureal.

I rode the peacock!  No glorious action shots.  The Chainsaw took some, but they're awful blurry due to the moving.

My only leaf shot is this from the road to Laureal's house, where we filled our water bottles with fresh delicious spring water.

We didn't have enough time to get up to Rocky Mountain National Park, so we settled with a stop at the Stanley Hotel.

Oy, this is getting long.  I'm working hard on more Half-Moon Handbags.  The others cleared out fast!  I hope you're all having a great week.  Any plans for this weekend?