Wednesday, July 30, 2014

My Mid Century Modern Obsession.

Now this shouldn't come as a big shock to anyone that knows me, but I'm kind of in love with everything Mid-Century Modern. Everything. This and that pesky time-travelling unavailability nonsense are the main reasons I probably can't live in the 40s- my favorite of all the decades. And The Beatles. I need Beatles.

 I also love Mad Men, obviously. Of course I do. So when Don and Megan moved into that apartment, oh my goodness.





 
In.

Love.

The mirrored entryway with the planter



and that hanging lamp thing



are pretty much the best parts for me. And I kind of want to replicate them immediately.

Good thing there's pinterest....

Although I want this couch from The Dick Van Dyke Show



And the house from Bewitched.



I don't really think I'm asking too much here...
 
Although Tim the Tool Man Taylor blew the whole thing up, so maybe I need that time machine.
 
Or the I Dream of Jeannie house.
 
 
 
The fact that I'm probably not going to get these houses does little to stop my want.
 
And you know I'm going to try to make that lamp. And that mirrored planter entryway thing that the Draper's had? I could do that easy.
 
And I need a new couch.
 
And this for my tv.
 
Or maybe this.
 
 
 
I need this too.
 
 




Monday, July 14, 2014

The Coffee Sack Situation.

My husband, Ward Cleaver works as your typical Don Draper account getter for a local coffee roaster here in good ol' Los Angeles.


Ward working very hard.

He really does work hard and can make stuff like this which is pretty awesome.

 
Follow him on twitter. I don't know his instagram name.
 

And because he works at a roaster, they have all kinds of coffee sacks. So Ward, probably trying to save himself some money on my fabric collecting obsession, brought a bunch of used coffee sacks home and dropped them right on the living floor saying "Make me a messenger bag, woman" or something similar
 
 
I'm not kidding when I say a bunch of coffee sacks.
 
So I did.

In construction. Ignore my foot.
 
 
Finished bag! Ignore my mess.

I am SO in love with this bag!!! I'm not so in love with the four sewing machine needles it broke or the RIDICULOUS mess the jute/burlap makes all over my floor, in my eyes, clogging up my machine, but it is so worth it, because LOOK AT THAT BAG!!! !

Like a lot of things, I got myself all worked into a tizzy about this and well, bags have been made.

Some arty shot that g+ made.
 
vs my arty shot. No contest.
 Call me up for your annual family Christmas picture.

Exhibit A
Exhibit B
So I've got some to sell. These are on etsy right now and there will be many more to come I'm sure. Also I'm thinking of getting into the wallet game. And some kind of Pinteresty bunting maybe. (probably not).

Etsy shop link is here and the link to each bag is under the picture.

Coffein

Compagnie

ETH4

514B

Bio Latina


 OOH! Christmas stockings!





Monday, July 7, 2014

Super Awesome Purse Sale!!

Remember how I'm trying to get some order into my life and my space? Well my sewing area is nonsense at all times. They say it's a sign of super creative genius stuff and not lazy slob stuff like you'd probably conclusion jump to if you come to my house and you're gonna be all judgy and stink eye about it. Relax yourselves. I'm clearly a creative genius, okay?


But my sewing area has hit new levels of out of control like I can't even handle it or shut the doors to the hutch that I hide it all behind when people come over. 

And do you know what's taking up a huge amount of space? Besides my fabric hoarding? My etsy stock. 


Time to unload this nonsense. So I'm offering it up to you, my friends, at a 20% discount. I was going to say for one week but it's my birthday month so ALL OF JULY. Why not? 

I've got your toddler purses









All ready to ship. Come to my etsy shop, and use the code 

CLEANYOURHOUSEAMY20 

and get 20% all July long. Yay!! For you and for me. 


I've also opened up shipping to all over the land so invite your international friends! And if you *are* my international friends, Hi!! 
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