Thursday, April 18, 2013

Back to Central City

I grew up in almost heaven....West the song says.  When I go back home to visit, I always hit my favorite antique mall there in an area called Central City.  I've been going to this mall since I was a young girl and I've never gone out empty handed....there's just so much to look at!!  This shot was taken from the wonderful balcony area.

The best thing about this mall is all of the interesting things they always seem to have there....lots of nooks and crannies!

Think of what you could do with that cool trim!!!

Gotta look high and low for the goodies...

Random....I know...but I sorta wanted it!!

Who could go in this mall and NOT go up those steps??!!  You know there just HAS to be so many treasures up there!!

The best thing is that mostly everything up there is nicely priced, too!

So, down the road from this mall is another little mall....and when I saw this, it took my breath away! I was a majorette in high school and wore this exact outfit...complete with those boots and tassels!!!  Although this wasn't my crew, it still brought back the best of memories!!  Long live the Pony Express!!!

Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Frayed...and Dazed!

This little guy just makes me laugh....he's for sure quite frayed and dazed!  I've been on such a kick lately to work with some of the fabrics I have around my house.  I love the idea of creating something huggable...maybe because I work with young children!  He was constructed with an old pair of jeans and other fabrics from shirts, dresses, and anything else I could cut up.  He was treated to a good washing to make him "hairy".  He sorta reminds me of a little old man with bushy eyebrows!  His smile is contagious....I tried him out with a few of my kiddos today!!  Those knotted up knees and elf feet had them giggling in no time!

I love to add pockets to my monsters on the back because most kids like to store little treasures inside of them.  This pocket was cut from the most fantastic pair of floral jeans....I almost didn't want to cut them up, but after all of the Easter jellybeans I ate,  I had my doubts about the size!  Anyways, this little monster needs a name--but I'm stumped!!