Tuesday, December 5, 2006

Productive Day!

This weekend I went to a couple of estate sales in Sun City. If your want to ever travel back in time to the 50's or 60's you should go estate saling there. It's like a time warp inside some of those houses! A lot of those people have never thrown anything away for decades.
Anyway, I found an old lined wicker basket with a hinged lid, some vintage scarves, a wooden bracelet, a purse, and a vintage skirt. I also found a necklace with a bunch of plastic elephant charms and I would like to use them to make bracelets with some other charms. I have been working on more scarves and even thought of making some pillows. When they are completed (hopefully today or tomorrow) I can start listing stuff on my Etsy store.
Close up of scarf.
Front of pillow.

Yesterday I also finished my first shirt for my sewing class at Mesa CC.

Close up of stitching and snap button.

Overall I am happy that it turned out as well as it did for my first shirt. I don't love the fabric but it was what I had and I didn't want to buy any more. The collar was the most difficult part of the shirt but I'm sure next time it will be easier.
Yesterday I also made lemon cookies. (Boy, was I in a productive state!) The recipe states that the cookies should be in a ring shape but I decided to try the tried and true round shape. They came out crispy on the outside and soft on the inside. The glaze on top is also lemon flavored. YUM!

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