Author Archives: caitlinadams
My camera, Picasa and I have been mighty close today. I think this has to be today’s thing–since I have time for nothing else. My young Etsy shop now has 20 items in it. Phew!
My mother built, painted and collaged this triptych in the 1970s. It was very dusty, and some of the collage was coming off. All the pieces are brittle–except the plastic drawer liner she used for the sky on the left
A while back, I bought fabric designed my Jay McCarroll, from his Germania collection. My husband is a science teacher and asked me, also a while back, if I would make him PJ pants from the soft cotton print. Today,
The bird dress is now looking like a dress–unfinished, but the seams are sewn. I may end up shortening it.
I helped my sons create Sharpie tie-dye shirts today. Here is Asher’s: I followed these steps: http://sunscholars.blogspot.com/2011/01/sharpie-tie-dying.html (I owe things 10 and 11–after the weekend. I promise.)
I employed Picasa to crop and edit this photo of my mother and me in NYC in 1974 or so. This is the leather coat I want. I have looked on Etsy and Ebay–nothing yet is an exact match. Isn’t
I am going to claim that prepping my living room for painting is my thing number eight. Unless you’d really like to see my artfully folded piles of laundry… That’s as crafty as I am getting today.
I bought an old wooden box at the local thirft store for 99 cents on Monday. It looked like a flatware or silverware box, but it was dirty and unlined. I cleaned it up, and lined in in blue felt.
I finished hat head today, with a lot of help from my young sons. She is all sealed now and ready to model. Any name suggestions?
I found three plain black felt hats on the clearance rack at an Urban Outfitters. I have embellished two of them for things number 4 and 5. Maybe the third hat will be number 6. Number 4 has wool flowers:
I completed another repair and upcycle of a vintage suede women’s jacket. It was missing many of its original leather-covered buttons, and those that remained were quite damaged. In addition, the jacket had belt loops but no belt. I used
My sons made the papier mâché Godzilla eggs last year, and the eggs have taken a beating since. I have been working on the nest since last year, using branches and leftover fabrics. Today, I broke the eggs to free
I found this secondhand jacket for a friend months ago, and I promised her a sleeve embellishment, some sort of fabulous cuff. Here is the burgundy (purple?) velvet jacket with added cuffs, in the same 1960s barkcloth as the belt
This gorgeous black leather trench coat needed many repairs, a new belt and better buttons. Today, I did it all. The belt is made from 1960s barkcloth.