Thursday, May 7, 2015

Spring Horseshoe Market - Rain or Shine this Saturday!

Although rain is definitely in the forecast for this Saturday, I am optimistic the worst of the rain will come AFTER Horseshoe Market is over.  It opens at 9 a.m. and closes at 4 p.m. 

  I, along with all the vendors at Horseshoe Market, will be there!

I will have a new item.  Oddly enough, it's paper garlands sealed with clear vinyl to keep them from being ruined by the rain.   I will sell each "flag" a la carte, along with an option to buy rick rack or other trim.  You can chose the colors and length of your garland or bunting.   These are beautifully laser cut papers protected from the elements so you can use them to decorate outdoors for parties. 

Here is a preview:

Tuesday, May 5, 2015

A Paris Street Market, May 2nd, 2015

It is now Tuesday and I am must getting to posting pictures from last Saturday's, A Paris Street Market. 

Worried the week before about the rain forecast for Saturday May 2nd...

Sunny skies with occasionally cloudy skies but NO RAIN!  At least not during the market hours!

Great day at the market!

Thanks to everyone who came and helped me have a successful day!

I want to especially thank my dear friend, Lisa Iannacito who came by after working all night at the hospital.  She is a nurse, who like me, loves all things vintage.  She came early in the morning to hang out and help me at the market. 

With my daughter Laura getting ready to graduatte high school, I missed having her helping me at the market.  Laura has been my helper for several years.  I will have to get use to doing the markets without her since she will be going away to college this August!

I am grateful my husband and son Alex (age 11) woke up at dawn (not kidding) to help me setup at A Paris Street Market.   My daughter, Laura, did come help me at the end of the day after she was done with her volunteer hours to full-fill her National Honor Society requirements.  I appreciate her coming at the end of the day to  help me pack up my booth.  Especially since that is when I am feeling pretty exhausted.   I will really miss seeing her everyday this coming August when she goes away to school.

Sunday, my son Alex and I had a movie date.  We went to see the Avenger's Movie.  I think I enjoyed watching his reaction to all the movie previews the most!  He could barely contain his enthusiasm when we saw previews for Jurassic Park, Star Wars, Batman vs. Superman!  I promised him we would see them all!

Monday, most of my day was spent working on the announcement card for Laura's graduation.  On one side I have pictures of her from 1st through 12th grade.  It took time to gather the photos and scan the school pictures but it was well worth the time and effort.  The front of the card has a photo of her in Kindergarten along with her Senior picture.  Thanks to Sam's Club, I was able to have everything printed the same day.  I was up till 1 a.m. addressing all the graduation announcements. They were all mailed early this morning.

Today, I spent time helping my friend Amy at her shop, The Pink Attic Cat.
Most Tuesdays, you will find me at the Pink Attic Cat.
A sampling of Isa Creations can be found at the Pink Attic Cat.

Quick reminder:  Isa Creations will be at the Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market this Saturday.

So finally, here are some highlight pictures of my booth at A Paris Street Market. 

Friday, May 1, 2015

Infinity Scarfs with Lace

Another type of scarf I have been wanting to create is

Infinity Scarfs with Vintage Lace or Vintage Linens

I used soft knits along with the lace.  I spent time researching how to sew knit because sewing knit has it's challenges.  Pinterest is always a good source for tutorials.

All of these knit infinity lace & trim scarfs will be available at local markets.

A Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove this Saturday, May 2nd
 and at 
Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market the following Saturday, May 9th.
These are just a few samples:


This last one is made with a heavier knit but I loved the colors and pattern.  This would definitely be a winter scarf because of the weight of the fabric.

Thursday, April 30, 2015

Vintage Lace & Trim Scarfs

I always has more ideas and materials to create things than I have time to make EVERYTHING
 I want to create.  One of those things I have been wanting to create for some time are

Vintage Lace & Trim Scarfs.

I love the feel and look of old lace and trims.  Unfortunately, this old lace is rarely in pristine condition.  Usually it has areas where the lace is torn.  That is why, creating scarfs using lace with issues is perfect.  I simply cut out the bad area and use the good parts. 

Another favorite of mine, and my friend Amy's (of the Pink Attic Cat) is old eyelet fabric.  In fact, she already has one of my vintage eyelet scarves (not photographed).  I love the embroidered details and the soft feel of the cotton fabric. 

All of these Vintage lace & trim scarfs will be available at local markets

A Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove this Saturday, May 2nd
 and at 
Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market the following Saturday, May 9th.

 This one is a little different. I combine a soft yellow embroidered lace fabric with a silky floral print scarf.


Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Vintage Hankie Scarfs

Now that all the vintage linen buntings or garlands are done, it was time to create something I have been wanting to create for some time. 

Vintage Hankie Scarfs (or Scarves)

They will be available at local markets 

A Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove this Saturday, May 2nd
 and at 
Horseshoe Craft & Flea Market the following Saturday, May 9th.