Thursday, May 4, 2017

Summer project, and next year

I just got two really trashed boxes in the mail. I had ordered a Z rack to get some costumes and such organized.  It looks like they sent me two, and both boxes are trashed. Let's hope I have 1 complete Z-rack from the bunch.  I don't understand.

So I need to spend the summer loading all the costumes onto my website for renting/selling.

Then I need to prepare to costume 4-5 shows beginning in the fall.  2 are supposed to be at the community theatre with me teaching someone else the process. 1 is supposed to be solo in the Spring... I've already started brain storming it. 2 are paid gigs at the public school.  I'm kinda excited about that.

So that's costumes.

As for furnishing and home decor:  I am downsizing my first vintage booth because it is turning out to be a very fickle location. I am opening a small booth 8 miles away because the location seems steller.  First week, I sold a table/chair set I had been sitting on for a year at the other place.  Hopefully, that is a good omen.



Friday, April 21, 2017

Life After Seuss and a costume timeline.

I don't know if all the work required from Seussical caused me to stay sick for months, or if it was just a weird flu, but I am all better now.




Here is a phots of the show I did afterwards.

Partial cast



Currently working on The Importance of Being Ernest (flipped)



I just came across some websites that is pretty much a visual costume timeline.  Thought I would share them.

http://www.historyinthemaking.org/catalogue/womencostume.html
http://www.vintagevictorian.com/costume_1912.html
http://www.bostoncostume.com/decades-30.html

Monday, December 19, 2016

Seussical 1- Working on a project for local middle school.

I am about a month into this 3 month project.

I will do my best to keep a photo blog.

Mayzie in progress.
Artwork by my daughter. Jordan-Yvonne

Not a huge fan of feathers, substituting Tulle whenever possible. 

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Merry Holiday's Y'all

Christmas is coming and Her Store has 15% off through the end of the year.  I have uniquely painted dressers and I have some vintage ornaments left. I also have tons of pillow and some Holiday nick-nacks.  I have also moved to a bigger space to accommodate my bigger items.






On the costume front, we are working on Seussical for a local Middle School and Rumplestiltskin for the community theatre.!!  

I promise to post costume photos soon!


Tuesday, September 20, 2016

Pre-Holidays Update

I am working on costumes for The Spoon River Project, and finished Children of Eden a couple months ago.  Great fun.  Still learning. 

My partner, and daughter is on her last year of college, and busier than we thought, but we are still working harder to making this a full time business. 

Meanwhile: 

I have had my vintage store for about six months now, and I am just getting the hang of it.  In my case, small items rarely sell, and some get stolen.  Big items, preferably hand painted go the fastest, even when painting lowers the value of the item.  Go figure. 

Here are some of the more recent items up for sale:





































Thursday, August 4, 2016

It's back to school time at Ripped Seams and Upcycled Goods

We've spent the entire summer making costumes for Children of Eden... photos to come, as well as a week working with WAM Camp at McKendree Methodist Church helping children learn to costume themselves and make sets.

My HER Store at Bens Furniture and Antiques has a lot of great items at better prices than you can get at Target and similar stores. Plus the items have more character and quality.  Here are some of the things we have to offer:


Blue Metal Chairs priced at $50 each.  Get them now for 37.50


Red "Ikea" chairs Priced at $25, get them now for $18.75


Vanity Fair framed postcard sets $10 each


Vanity fair Postcard, $6-

Vanity Fair postcard $6-

Vanity Fair postcard $6-

Vanity Fair postcard $6-

Vanity Fair Swimsuit set $10-

Family Circus metal wall art $6- each

Fashion wall art $9- each

Brightly colored and fun throw pillows $9-$15 each

Fun dorm pillows $9-$15 each

Reversible multi function room divider with matching pillows $120

Classic dorm pillows $6-12-

Dorm posters for a fraction of what they cost in stores!

Come out and see these and many more items at Bens. 
860 Duluth Hwy

Suite 120
Lawrenceville, GA 30043

(closed tuesday & wednesday)

Monday, June 6, 2016

New Items in my store

Here are some of the new Items in my Her Store.



SOLD WINDOW




Since I wrote last, I have expanded into a second smaller spot (in addition to the original spot) to better display some items.  I have been busy traveling and working on costumes, but I will try to get more regular about posting.




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