Thursday, March 22, 2018

Things I Didn’t Buy 68

I thought about getting this Runaway Corpse book…mostly because it’s a Perry Mason book. I haven’t actually ever read one of these books, but I watched the TV show back in the day. I thought the cover was interesting.

I liked the fun illustration of This Week Magazine.

And I liked the simplicity of The Invisible Man book cover.

I loved the book cover for The House at Pooh Corner.

I liked the simple sword illustration for With Wolfe in Canada.

Thursday, March 15, 2018

Thrifted for $6.57

I got this Brooks Brothers navy dress for $4.50. I didn’t need another navy dress—but it fit well and I liked the cut of it. It has a 1940s utilitarian feel to it that I liked. It’s comfortable and it has pockets!

I also bought six Corning mugs for $2.07. I just like the simplicity and durability of these mugs.

Thursday, March 8, 2018

Navy Dress

I've sewn a raspberry version of this dress some years ago. I remember it being fairly simple to make, so I thought I'd make it again. My new navy version of this dress turned out…okay. I admit, I didn't go back and try to recall what I did on the raspberry version of the dress, and I pretty much made the same mistakes as I did before. [Sigh.]

The first error is that the skirt and bodice seams don't align properly in the back—it's about a quarter of an inch off when I zip it up. Which is why it's good to wear a belt or sash over my mistake.

The second error is that dress was too loose in the bodice. So after the dress was sewn, I just sewed the sides in. I know it's super sloppy, but I didn't want to undo everything because I'm lazy. So the dress fits a bit better than it did before, and I can and will wear it, but the craftsmanship on this dress isn't particularly good.

Thursday, March 1, 2018

Things I Didn't Buy 67

This Red Bill celery label was interesting.

And I really liked the simplicity of this M-Z pears label.

Here are more produce labels.

Thursday, February 22, 2018

Things I Didn't Buy 66

I liked these vintage puzzles quite a bit. Cute lion.

And nice polar bear puzzle.

I liked this I'm Going to Grandma's case.

These large spools were interesting.

I thought this vintage 1955 Coca-Cola ad was interesting because the headline doesn't assume that everyone would appreciate the best (as it would likely assume today). That "almost" leaves a little wiggle room. Because you know, some people like the crappy thing. It seems counter-intuitive, but sometimes it's true.