Friday, July 30, 2010

Darning is great way to sew and in essence 'paint'

These are some examples of when I was using my darning needle and mixing paint and experimenting with these techniques on pillows. You cannot go wrong with a great eclectic looking pillow! There is no such thing as an ugly looking pillow verses an atrocious looking blouse, handbag, or skirt.

Thursday, July 29, 2010

More of this beautiful city in the hottest summer in years!

This is the local Flea Market where I sometimes go. I get there and I get so into the 'old stuff', that the camera goes away... there are many other wonderful markets.. but, this is where I happened to land this Sunday.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Very Hostile looking 70's Chicks!

I find myself finding these wacky things in an illustration when the pattern is sold.  My theory, the illustrators got bored with the monotonous work. I think I have the blogging thing backwards.. I think I am supposed to post an odd find BEFORE IT SELLS. This one sold! 

I am not making fun of the pattern. As a matter of fact, the coat is as cute as they get! I am just suprised by the girls expression. Maybe I should say the whole crew! Including the body language. 

So, just come take a walk with me.. and just imagine this crew waiting at your local subway station... hmmm.. in 1968. "hey, what crawled up the tall blond's red bell bottoms?" She looks pretty out there. I would not want to run into her in a dark train going through a tunnel! 

Lets not forget those other ones, I am not sure if the fact that they all have coats on is the reason why this girl is expressing such anger. Who knows what is going on here.Is she even in that crew?  I can certainly feel the tension on the envelope. And again here on this screen.  Five stars again, SIMPLICITY! For a job well done for conveying the passion women can have for fashion! If those were my friends now, or in the 60's I would be mad they did not tell me they were getting the coat and left me out!!!!

Saturday, July 17, 2010

This is My Asbury Park.

Yes, and I love it!~

It is impossible to not be creative and inspired in my city!  I live in Asbury Park, New Jersey!

One the Nicest Resort Cities In New Jersey! Besides Hoboken, Parts of Princeton, Jersey City,  Englewood, and Red Bank.wait.. those are not resort towns. they are in N.J.

Atlantic City is interesting and has a beach like us!

(Oh, Asbury I love it!)

Oh, Look at this Asbury Lanes!
I went to this establishment. A couple of years back. I know sad! I moved here then, I got fix of bowling, and lanes. It is not me. The establishment is great thought. I do not drink. I can say this I had so much fun that I went 2 TIMES! Odd! Because I Stink!  Now look at the venue,
how can you not fall into the natural role of the modern day cheesecake!? It is only natural for the feisty Jersey girl to come growling out of you! Imagine this, A feisty Jersey Girl  wearing  Carpris and BOWLING SHOES who is sober sliding behind black ball on the shiny wooden floor, I am sure you get the feeling. I had a great time! I do not give up to easily at things I stink at as you can see! 

Note: that the Art is Graffiit style!Yes, the city regulates art..JOKE..I am sure the surrounding towns do. I am very drawn to this style and practiced this style in my earlier years as a young artist.. in the early 90's - late 80s.I was really to the style like artist like, Keith Haring's Work. I actually saw his work while in San Francisco.  

<<I was reflecting on the phone recently to someone on the phone, (someone I really care about! ;}_)  I mentioned the unique character in this city is much like one found on my vacation out east... It really has the same mood here , cool watery, clean ... not jersey stereotypical.>>

This is the old Baronet Theater, I think they are waiting for Zoning Perhaps, this is a City in the works.. It was once totally burnt down to the ground. I remember being a tot... Coming here for the fun and attractions. Then being in the back seat one year and overhearing my parents driving out of the town confused, like what happened?? It was a ghost town. I am not the only person with a story like that either. It was a well kept secret. People showed up and were completely confused to discover that this once busting boardwalk town had succumb to such an atrocity.. So, the locals are so happy to see it on the rise and actual even better!  It is even something far unique from the other local venues~ THERE IS NOTHING TACKY ABOUT THIS NEW JERSEY!! NO BADA BING HERE! YAY!! JUST BADA BING PREVIEWS AT OUR - Okay! You have idea what the heck I am talking about! There is this Baronet Theater, It is closed! It should be open! I have no idea what it is ! It looks like an old theater. there is an old Corplast Board of people with Old 3-D glasses in the door if you look in you can see old movie chairs. I almost want to go in and set the place up and play and old flick and run a huge extension cord the ten blocks to my house ! ! 


The sad thing is I have a really horrible habit - when it comes to art - - - or I will either not give myself credit, giving things away.. or I lived in a small home for a while and I would get overwhelmed and I toss things. I have a brilliant husband who tries to stop me. I am woman I do not listen! ARRGG Because, I thrown his things out. He had a lot of brilliant blue prints from school, and I at least respected those and saved them. Photograph, SAVE! So, I am really getting the thing about history as I am getting older. And Vintage, SAVE.. But, My art, Handmade, Err... Toss!?? That is so lame! I do not get that...

I thank God for the people I have gifted my handmade items to, I have later come to their homes and looked at them and realized, WOW, I am brilliant! Then I realized, that they are really great people who value my friendship and talents. I know if someone gave me a hunk of junk, I would hide the darn thing.. LOL! These things were not in the closet, it was obvious they had some dust on them and they were sitting there being admired through the years. That really warmed my heart!
Sentiment is very dear.. It is history. Oh, it is so ever so special. 

So, this Cheesecake. It is me! It has been me. And people are like running around doing what I like to do,and I used to  be picked on for my taste and style - so what. I kind of like being a little freaky and now people are being freaky with me. - it is cute! 
Keep trying. It is in my blood!
I listen to the local college station for a couple reasons, the people are really interesting. And it makes me feel interesting! SOL again! I cannot believe I just admitted that! But of course, as we all know, the VINTAGECOREPATTERNS has no friends! Just a pretty City and a family that she cooks for a serger that is plotting to cut off her good pinky and city that she loves and refuses to love her back!! (joking!) I know Asbury loves me. The geese LOVE MY BREAD!! okay now I sound silly 

I cannot wait! I am going to make the hottest dress for that one! I am going to sew some sort of 50s dress and look like a 1950s dead house wife so I am going to look CUTE CUTE CUTE!!! 

So, I mentioned Cheesecake, YEP! I am, to the fullest, I do not mess around, from my hair down down to my to toenails I am 

This is not the lipstick color but you get my drift! It is the kind. Wait..I think it is the color now! It is fabulous!It keeps your lips looking and feeling so healthy and kissable! I love it! I wear their skin cream and I wear the under eye cream, like I mentioned I am hitting my mid 30s and I have things I need to think about as far as living so close to the ocean = running out, being a scatter brain never remembering where my 300 pairs of sun glasses are. I also wear the base, tinted stuff, Gosh I will need to edit that tomorrow! LOL...
I wear the MAC Waterproof Mascara. I know these are not cheap make up's. I used to wear really really cheap make up. I am going to say this. I am cheap about everything.  I look on ebay. I find coupons. I am a real wheeler and dealer. But, I have to have this stuff.  I saw a dermatologist. I had really terrible skin. I had to pay soo much money - completely change my diet. I lost so much weight. This was the price I had to pay to make a positive chance IN MY LIFE. I am telling you, people treat me DIFFERENT. I carry myself, DIFFERENT.  I recommend this set to put your face on - it make a huge difference, and I wash them in baby shampoo, 

and for the complete cat eye effect, you have to keep going! You got the darn brush set right! You are in the mirror, so keep going right! I use this... 
Okay now we are all dolled up, lets go prepare dinner! Oh no! there is nothing to eat!!! Darn it! We went to town yesterday, and that farm stand that has been there all year every year is not open, what to do!! Are we missing it?? Lets go to the post office, and check again....

The film is a little controversial - but so is life, the photography is outrageous! and shows Asbury for what it looked like when I moved here! And really describes how we BOTH GREW TOGETHER!! ISN'T THAT SPECIAL???

Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Thought that this was a neat photo I took with my new camera!

This is just a very old book cover, I have been saving it for God only knows what reason! Now I got a reason to show it! SEE! It is wonderful. I threw some buttons on it and made it even more wonderful. I did not even photoshop it. It had enough visual interest! I loved it for so long and kept it a secret. Now, here it is. I am sharing it with you! I have more and more wonderful things like this I promise to share.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

The Vintage Core pattern store!

the pattern store! 

This is really a photo of a record store, but I thought the era photo was sort of hilarious.  Thought I needed to share it with you all! 


Sunday, July 11, 2010


Remember I said weeks and weeks ago I said there was blogs that were super inspiring? There are tons! I have been a bit Busy and then I was under the weather, then my moving my busy and the insano family, I love them!

I have to say the blogs I am about to mention are going to make you cheat on me with bliss and never never ever turn back!

Then here is a wonderful examples of why I need to just be me! I make things all the time! Hide them in my wonderful home! And then I sit here making graphics, then I never post my creations because I am never satisfied with darn backgrounds! 

(I think my midnight candy runs are done now! LOL! I think I am back to homemade GRANOLA! THANK YOU, GIRL!!!!)

I have had the wonderful blessing in my life of getting to talk to the moderator of this blog, this is one busy amazing woman! I am so inspired by her! Thank you for letting me into your amazing life! I am now inspired to have cleaner, simpler, better life. THANK YOU!
We can learn from the angry chicken's clean whimsy design! Light heart'ed funny And chickn' scratchn' her style in life! 

There are many others that are just great for content and just fun to look at and great creative vintage living inspiration! 

I can go on and on! I found this in the midst of looking and I like to shop! and this girl is selling her stuff, and she moving??? 



Yes, this move has been much work!

I have taken the new platform and had to learn it and I got a little caught up in the decor! I get like that! LOL, just like I do with my home, I can get like that!

I had to really think about it. I researched other merchants that did this too and I wanted to make sure that it was okay, without making the move and feeling that the two shops was a move was offensive and was doing it like was complaining.

I have always made it clear that ETSY was a thing that empowered me as person and what it possible to make me an LLC. Without ETSY it would not was not possible. But, I was not able to make things happen the way I wanted once I was an LLC.  I cannot charge taxes. Which is fine. It was becoming really complicated for me now as a business and that not my customers problem. And it is not Etsy's neither.
So, I have to do what is good for everyone. I want to have a loyalty program where you can earn points and patterns. And it can be fun to shop. I am really going to have fun setting this up TONIGHT !

Friday, July 2, 2010

Girlfriends' Weekend on the Jersey Shore

Girlfriends' Weekend on the Jersey Shore

This is all literally my backyard! I love where I live. I will be posting a lot more of this is summer. Stay tuned as this will be my long summer romance with Asbury Park, New Jersey!

"Tillie" of Palace Amusements
The Jersey Shore is most accessible by car, so for the drive do remember to bring along snacks and an iPod or CDs. (Be sure to tune in to the local radio stations once you arrive.)

Pictured: A remnant of "Tillie," the face of the old Palace Amusements in Asbury Park.
photo credit: Ryan Benyi

These are the things in their story about this fabulous area that represents the small landmarks that are fun and filled funk!

This is a wonderful renovated hotel that actually was very lucky enough to see the entire process take place - I watched as they tore it to pieces and restored it into a phenomenal Vintage Style Unique Small Personal  Luxury Hotel that People can Indulge in a place where I am so lucky to enjoy year round.