Vintage Handmade House Dress (1960s) with Gingham and Rick Rack Details, $19.95 on Etsy. Click to see listing.
This weekend I started the project that I’d long been fantasizing about. It’s not as glamorous as I thought, and I did manage to drop my camera and jam up the auto focus on my zoom lens (which is fine, I’ve been meaning to get a fixed lens for quite some time now! Better picture quality.) but it’s nice to start cleaning out the closets.
Any time I see a really neat piece of clothing at a good price I always say to myself “Hey! I could sell that if it doesn’t look good on me!” 80% of the time I get the damn thing home and realize it doesn’t fit, isn’t ‘me’ or really like it but then never manage to wear it.
Banana Republic Coat, XS, Starting bid $0.99 on Ebay, click for auction
I’ll be posting my clothing listings, on Ebay and Etsy, over the next few days. Hope you like!
I’ve been a bit grabby lately. First she wants a recycled rope doormat, now she wants a painted, one-of-a-kind monkscloth bandana. What’s next? Probably something just as cool.
Let me explain! Mentally, I’ve been in ‘clean out’ mode since the little niece finished opening all her presents on Christmas morning. I’ve got four WhoFoo bags packed to the gills and waiting to go to Goodwill. That’s pretty good, but I still need to purge a little more. Naturally, when you get rids of bags and bags of stuff you don’t need/want/like any more there’s an impulse to replace a little. So we don’t actually need a door mat, so we don’t actually need a bandana, but so what? They’re awesome, I’m awesome, so it’s only natural that we should be together.
So anyways, there’s my justification for all past, present and future ‘want want want’ entries. If you’d like to take a look at all of Legacy Arts’ offerings, you can click here to view Jason’s Etsy site. Bandanas are machine washable and come with a button latch. Perfect. I found out about these, and the other products Jason makes, when he was a vendor at this year’s Big Chill craft fair at the Mayo Street Arts Center. Urban, rugged, and each one a little bit different. Want want want.
The jury has reached a verdict and just as all the pundits were expecting: citywide clothing swaps are indeed GUILTY of being totally awesome. A room full of clothes and women may not be everyone’s picnic, but I had a ball spending 4 hours shooting at SWAPMaine last Saturday, May 21st, 2011.
For the full album, please check out my Picasa album here or my Facebook album here. But for those of you with lazy clicking fingers, here are some of my favorites:
Earrings (I snagged the green and yellow pair in the middle!)
Freaking 40+ People waiting to be let in!
Hanger Helper - this little boy went under the racks and retrieved all the fallen hangers for us!
Mandy and Kate in the sunlight
Heyyyy, do you need someone to prance around and casually photograph your event? I accept all forms of payment, including money, a huge sack of clothes and snacks. Check back if you’re interested in the next SWAP because you better believe I’ll be getting super excited about it when it’s comin’ up!
My favorite: "Swapalong Cassidy"
You know me, just working 8 hours a day then coming home to work for 8 more hours.
Tonight it’s especially fun: I’m finishing the SwapMaine pins and printing out their jewelry cards for presentation in the swag bags at this super duper awesome event at Head Games on Saturday. Click on “SwapMaine” to learn more (and come! and benefit a good cause! and get awesome clothes!)