Thursday, October 02, 2008

Accolades and my "store"

The Burp Cloth Babe recently awarded me with this fun award that is kind of also a meme.

Here are the rules: I have to answer the following questions with one word answers.

1. Where is your cell phone? hmmm?

2. Where is your significant other? work

3. Your hair color? brown

4. Your mother? wonderful

5. Your father? wonderful

6. Your favorite thing? Coca-Cola (ahem, it says thing, and Little Elvis isn't a thing. If it had just said favorite? I would have put him down.)

7. Your dream last night? none!

8. Your dream/goal? happiness

9. The room you're in? den

10. Your hobby? sewing (I used to do it, so that counts, right?)

11. Your fear? quicksand (I blame Beastmaster for this!)

12. Where do you want to be in 6 years? not-here (I hyphenated it, so it counts as one word!)

13. Where were you last night? home

14. What you're not? hairstylist

15. One of your wish-list items?

16. Where you grew up? Mississippi

17. The last thing you did? lunch

18. What are you wearing? sweater

19. Your TV? off

20. Your pet? cats

21. Your computer? mean

22. Your mood? tired

23. Missing someone? yes

24. Your car? dirty

25. Something you're not wearing? barrette

26. Favorite store? Macys

27. Your summer? good

28.Love someone? yes

29. Your favorite color? yellow

30. When is the last time you laughed? earlier

31. Last time you cried? yesterday

I'm supposed to pass this on, but I'm tired and lazy. Little Elvis hasn't completely recovered from our weekend away. He woke up at 5 this morning. And he's been whining. I have a feeling that my whining might be what's causing his whining...

Since this is mainly about me anyway, thought I'd share a little about what I've been doing. I overtook our garage last year and made it into my own little consignment boutique/thrift store. I had TONS of clothes that I had made, but never found a great way to sell, and lots of clothes that I didn't wear anymore.

After putting posts up on craigslist, and having some really great customers, I've sold a lot and decided to redesign the store.

This week, I've been completely rearranging everything, and individually pricing, and making displays. And I finished it last night.
This pic is fuzzy. I am not a photographer either! It's my trendy/formal section. Prom dresses, faux fur wraps, beaded tops, low slung camel colored wool pants with military buttons, etc.
Here are some of work pieces. Although I don't watch it, Mad Men has been great for my design aesthetic and style in general. Most of my pieces match what's in magazines right now.

Here's a display of three different outfits soup-to-nuts. The shelf beside has different accessory possibilities.

I also posted up a collection of comparable items I've found in recent fashion magazines. Do NOT loan me a magazine -- it will come back with several pages missing.

Here's my helper. He's been very patient with Mommy this week. Sweet Little Elvis. He's kissing my keyboard as I type this.


Blogger Kristi said...

I am in awe of your design ability. I would LOVE to be able to sew my own clothes. Have you considered an Etsy shop?

2:25 PM  
Blogger Don Mills Diva said...

Congratulations on your award!

4:52 PM  
Blogger mpotter said...

store looks fantastic!
great job. and i hope it goes very well for you!

hope little elvis finds his routine again.

loved the meme. have done that via email a few times. hard to do, huh?

8:24 PM  
Blogger Jennifer said...

great answers on the meme!! :)
and your consignment shop looks GREAT!! :) I have thought about doing this with all the baby and kid stuff I have. but I really don't have any good place to have it.. and now with moving I really don't have any place to do it... but I think I will borrow part of your idea and list on Craig's List that we are moving and I have a ton of baby & kid stuff people can come check out in my basement. :)

anyway... good luck with your store. ;)

AND most importantly.... BOY oh BOY that Little Elvis sure is a cutie pie!! :)

have a great day!! & weekend!!


10:38 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mad Men is awesome and I can see where it would be inspiring to you. Try and rent the first season. It is a great show.

Love the meme!

9:38 AM  
Blogger The Burp Cloth Babe said...

Love your cute. And thanks for playing along.

Yes, Beastmaster and the Never Ending story both left me terrified of quick sand...ugh.

8:30 PM  

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