The cardigan was from Alley Cat Vintage Mercantile in Wichita Falls, TX, which is an amazing vintage store. The pencil skirt is one of the finds when I visited my favorite store Raspberry beret, Cambridge.
This beauty was on sale, only $10.00, who could miss this out?? Glad it was waiting for me on a sale rack, though!!
These handmade jacket and top set was also marked down. Well, my question was “ why nobody has wanted to buy these? They are beautiful!! ” Once again, I was so happy that I was the one to bring it home ;)
They has been adding their vintage selection more, and it is so hard to not drop by on the way back from work to home. Yes, I see them every day and it is getting a big problem… lol
This was actually one of my very first Etsy purchases which arrived first yesterday. Etsy is wonderful; I got a notification right after the package arrived in my mail box!! I lost my package the other day and I was very anxious, so I was so moved by this little thing which happened to me.
The package was so lovely, the butterfly is not just a print or stamp, but it’s cut out from a paper and glued!
The necklace was in a green tin can with a handwriting thank you memo.
This is 40′s vintage Bakelite inspired necklace. I don’t mind to won reproduces or something inspired by the vintage goods as long as it is in a fantastic quality. And this is one which is amazing, definitely eye catching and great for summer!!
I am so in love with this necklace. I’m wearing it as writing this post ;)
I made nibushiki-juban from my vintage beautiful silk juban by myself.
I bought this juban from Hyotan-ya, which is an antique/vintage kimono store in Osaka (I’m sad that the store is not open right now, hopefully the owner will start his business again soon!), almost 10 years ago… !!
This is actually my first juban, but it is difficult to wear antique kimono because they are a little too small, or the fabric is worn out and if you pull the fabric too hard, it would break off.
Anyway, I didn’t wan’t to ruin it, and had kept it like a treasure for a long time. But now I’m confident enough to wear them and it is actually in a very good condition than I thought.
But the problem was, as usual, it was short. So I decided to make nibushiki-juban out of it.
I always wear nibushiki-juban, because it is easy to wear, easy to shape the emon nicely.
First, cut it in 2 pieces! Be bold and just cut it!!
It’s better to have the edge a little bit longer so you can sew it up.
The bottom part. I searched and referred on the Internet and found some nice instructions to make juban.
色のあるくらし ←The blog has a lot of recipe to make kimono stuff!! Very cool ;)
I love anqitue/vintage kimono, but the size had been always an issue, but now juban, I will be able to buy anything with this technique. It is so exiting!!
Thank you Betty for the wonderful juicy grape bag. The grapes are 3 dimensional, made of knitting thread (it feels like wool), and faux leaves and vines. I think it is very unique that the grapes are not the plastic faux fruits but balls of knitting thread, and also the inside is beautifully decorated by the gold ribbon.
I’m sure Betty was pretty crafty :) She should be proud of herself because her bag is still in use over a half decade :)
A month ago I welcomed this lovely and warm Norwegian hand-knitted vintage sweater from @cambridgeraspberryberet ! Especially I knit myself and that sweater is a masterpiece to me… All stitches are lined up regularly, no mistakes, just perfect! MA has been warmer than usual and I don’t really have many chance to wear it. I wouldn’t be convenient when it starts snowing, but I kind of hope the temperature would drop down and I enjoy all of my winter clothes without sweating lol
colbacco 666 in lana merino + un filo di alpaca, fatto con gioco di ferri in bamboo DIY (ricavato dalle chopstick cinesi). stella rossa: applicazione jacquard fatta a macchina con una brother KH930 e rifinita a mano