Sunday, May 16, 2010


I've been in the mood for a new summer color and was really hoping it would be this Simple Daisy blue that I love for summer.  When you only have a few choices of intense dye colors I don't always get the results I desire when I start mixing the colors.  Anyways it's a deep teal and it is a beautiful color non the less.  These new Rumspringa Wear will be in the shop this week, they are perfect for a day at the beach.

I also acquired a hugh amount of vintage buttons so I made some new Urban Twist neck gear.

I've also been busy getting ready for my youngest son's graduation party and a prom, and my daughter's birthday.  

Weston is a budding young film maker and will be attending Ball State next Fall.
A sneak peak at Prom attire.  What I love about this kid is his sensible side (he wanted to own a suit instead of renting a tux) and he is his own person and has his own sense of style.  He loves vintage too!

Next project for Saturday was the garden-planting I truly try to live life in the greenest possible way, and that starts in the back yard.    I got a couple new beds thanks to my wonderful husband.   A great way to repurpose an old natural fiber rug is to use it under mulch to keep the weeds down.  So here it is before mulch.

And here it is after, with plants in place.

Bowling Balls add visual interest as yard art.
So, what did you do this weekend?


  1. Waited on fabulous customers!! And still managed to do some junking as well as start cleaning the garage to make more room guessed it....more JUNK!

    Nice job on your yard Char. It looks fabulous as usual. I can already taste the fresh veggies. And Weston looks soooo handsome! What great kids you have. It has been a pleasure getting to know them.

  2. Oh darn those didn't turn out the right blue!!
    I have never dyed anything before.....
    I just had my husband build me some raised beds but it hasn't stopped raining long enough to get out there and plant them:)
    Summer break is coming soon....i'll have more time to stop back into your shop!

  3. You are one busy gal right now- love the suit-, lucky to have kids appreciate the vintage-
    just became a followr of yours-looking forward to more-like the garden too-

  4. put out my shoulder from doing similar gardening work!
    Love the display for your son, and the gardens look great.
    Nora and I have tie-dying on our summer to-do list. I might have to consult you for some tips.