Sunday, June 26, 2016

Things I Didn’t Buy 14

This call box is awesome. Absolutely no need for it, but it’s so cool.

I thought this milk bottle was interesting.

I liked this milk bottle as well…at least the front with the girl on it. The other side with a clown I found rather creepy.

Wooden cigar box that I thought was nice (but I had already bought a different wooden cigar box not so long ago).

This recipe box was cute.

I seriously considered buying this dish—I loved the design on the side, but I didn’t want to spend $8 for it.

Thursday, June 23, 2016

$24 at an Estate Sale

I spent a bit more than usual at this estate sale. I bought this blue rectangular Japanese ceramic piece that I thought I could use to put herbs in. (I don’t currently have any herbs planted, but I have thought that I ought to start…).

I bought it for $6. I really love the blue glaze on it.

I got these two containers for loose leaf tea for $1 each.

I also bought these two ceramic tea cups for $3 each. I like blue glaze on them and they’re very comfortable to hold.

I got this strainer and bowl for $8. Honestly, I was on the fence on getting this since the price seemed a bit steep to me, but I decided I could actually use it so I bought it.

I got these three decks of (never-been-used) cards from Airlines for 50 cents each.

And finally, I bought this Japanese cracker tin for 50 cents. It’s quite large, about 10 inches wide by 13.5 inches tall. I liked the design on it.

Thursday, June 16, 2016

Things I Didn’t Buy 13

This Dutch Cleanser container is really cute.

And I liked this Bon Ami Powder container as well.

I thought this Sunburst packaging for syringes was designed well. 

This Angel Chimes packaging was interesting.

I thought this Bondex packaging was pretty cute.

Sunday, June 12, 2016

Revamped: Dress to Skirt

I got this dress a while back from a thrift store. The dress was a bit large on me, so I thought the easiest thing to do was to alter it into a skirt.

I cut the dress under its elastic waistband, and cut off a section of fabric to create the waistband. I undid part of the side seam and put in a zipper. This was done not as cleanly as I would have liked. The seam allowance was only at about a quarter inch, so I didn’t sew through all the fabric when I put in the zipper. So I hand sewed the fabric that didn’t catch, which made it rather sloppy. But I was just too lazy to redo it. I gathered the top of the skirt and then sewed the waistband to it.

Overall, it didn’t take as long as starting from scratch, but isn’t something I feel super excited about. It’s a fine skirt, wearable, but not something I love.