31 January 2008
Today was a long exhausting day of organizing items I recently found for my Shop and miscellaneous art supplies. I've been slowly trying to separate the two and have been finding it very time consuming. I live in a house with no extra space or closets and no basement! (I live on an island - no basements!) I moved from a two story house with a huge basement full of storage and now I'm trying to fit my work space, office, collections, extra clothing and shoes and two huge ferret cages in two very tiny rooms. Needless to say, it's quite the chore to make it all fit.
I've been hunting and finding cute dolls for my Shop and having some success. Of course, they will not all be as cute a the cute little mini big eyed cloth dolls I sold the other day but I do have some other cuties. The dolls above are new vintage baby cloth dolls and are cute and sweet. I also have tons of cute little carnival plastic dollies. These dolls will be available over the weekend.
I hope you all had a nice day! :)
30 January 2008
The last of my Valentine's items are in the Shop. Everything else is on SALE!! 50% off or less. Everything must go by Friday night!! I'll be clearing out my Shop for all new items. Visit my blog for updates!
I'll also be sharing over the next few days some wonderful finds for the Shop! Just one of my favorite new arrivals to my Studio and for the Shop are the vintage rubber stamps from Japan in above photo. All new and super cool!
Thanks for shopping @ Shop 66 and visiting my blog!! :)
29 January 2008
28 January 2008
27 January 2008
I've been in bed for days....four....five....I've lost count? Anyway, I'm almost well so I'm planning to venture out tomorrow. I think my drawing indicates my desire to get out.
Cross your fingers....if I'm up to it tomorrow I'll load new things in my Shop! Naturally, I'll do a pre-announcement here on my blog and on flickr.
Hope you're having a sunny Sunday!! :)
26 January 2008
Gnaughty Gnome Locket and Charm Necklace by Hoolala
Custom Color Fawn Softie by Fantastic Toys
Tiny Valentine Wiener Dog by Violet Pi
Little Girl Hand Carved Rubber Stamp by Craftpudding
That's all for today.... again, it's time to nap.... thank you everyone for your nice words, care and support. I'm almost well! I'm just one of those patients that takes a while to get there.... :)
Family Photo, Santa Ana, (The OC) California, 1968. I am the cute curly headed baby. Four Years Old, 1970Halloween 1970; Fountain Valley, California. I'm the yellow cat with the big red bow. The Sunbeam Puppet Company, Walnut Creek, California, 1975. I am the cute girl in the front. 3rd Grade, 1974 Rose Parade, 1978, Pasadena, California
Phew! that's enough for me to think about -- my head's hurting....
I hope you can see in the photographs hints of handmade. Many of the garments in the photos were handmade by my Mom and/or were classics of the times (ie. the last photo I'm wearing adidas, a down vest, sweater hoodie, brown cords, and novelty mittens that say "nice"). The photos also include my mom's other handiwork - her puppets and costumes. She was a total DIY mom... amazing!
25 January 2008
I'm on the mend but not completely so I've been working on little projects from my bed or the sofa. One is reviewing my inventory of fabric - I've been collecting vintage and new fabric for months now because I plan to make a few handmade dolls and plush for myself (and maybe a few to share). Here's a few of my favorites:
My sources include: Reprodepot, Yahaoo Japan through Rinkya, Japanese Sweet Shop, Superbuzzy, and Majikhorse Vintage on Ebay.
24 January 2008
Retro Hello Kitty Apple Tote Bag by Loungefly
Bought @ Plasticland
23 January 2008
22 January 2008
Twisty French Dolls by Holiday Fair. Vintage, Japan Vintage Dollhead.
Super cute flocked chick. Vintage, Josef Originals.
Vintage felt two face doll - knob turns the wood face.
Velvet gold cloth elf. Vintage, Japan.
What is this "Ninja" cabinet? Well, it's a HUGE Japanese "tansu" cabinet I acquired about six months ago. It came all the way to the South Carolina coast from Kuraya Japanese Antiques in San Francisco. I purchased it "as-is" which is a given when you buy something that's 100 years old and online. Though I was very pleased with it's condition when it arrived it still needed some TLC. When Bill, an expert carpenter friend, offered to modify it so I can use it to store and hide my plasma television and also to repair some warping and cracks I instantly accepted. A few weeks later when he started working on it he found it had a secret! So he did some research online and discovered it was a particular kind of tansu - karakuri-dansu or ninja furniture - which have lots of hidden compartments and trick mechanisms to fool robbers. Besides having several secret compartments, Bill discovered it had a secret escape door!! Now that's super cool!!! Now when I look at it I think of cool Ninja stories.
Once I get my television and equipment installed and setup, I'll have to watch some old school Ninja movies to celebrate! I'm also going to have to add some cool Ninja art to my living room and just maybe make some Ninja art myself...
Thank you everyone for your interest in my shop, studio and blog. You will be seeing more and more handmade items starting to appear as the weeks go on. My creative "gears" are starting up and my sketch book is filling up. Now back to my Ninja cabinet....
21 January 2008
20 January 2008
**Creating cute girly jewelry
**Packaging up cute vintage animal pins for Valentines Day
**Photographing vintage valentine decor and stuff for the Shop
**Packaging vintage valentines by the dozen packs (they'll be only $6 USD)
Check my blog tomorrow for progress. I plan to start listing new items in the Shop tomorrow afternoon after 5:00 pm EST.
I've also added a Shop Announcement section in the left hand column of blog. Look for news and information about new items.
Hope you have a nice weekend!!
19 January 2008