Tuesday, November 29, 2016

hey actually i do have a resizing coat fail to re: deux !!

it was this So Nice vintage thick wool made in Canada mens (?) coat, bought years ago, two tone grey, shoulder pads and kind of wide sleeves.

So I took the pads off and took the shoulders in and did it as best as I could to my understanding.... anyway it looks neat but its so fail
the arm is tooo large and still short looking maybe it was the original style too but, ugh.
 What I really want to do is take it up from the top and re do the collar to make it shorter, maybe change the buttons but there are so many.

Also I wanted to make the sleeves leather but getting a leather coat for fabric hmmm... will that even look good, you know?
Ive already seen it so many times would it be lame if I did it. I have to figure the resizing the sleeve part anyway.

to be continued...

Monday, November 28, 2016

Resizing a coat project fail

Woah woah woah its effin wintertime

So the other day, before eating, guy and I decided to go Shopping. Bad idea! It turned into this days long epic battle between our desires and wits. He wanted to get me one of those proper winter coats that were on sale for Black Friday. Now if you don't know what Black Friday is, it is a consumerist capitalist holiday, created for North Americans, celebrating American Thanksgiving and for some reason up here in Canada we have got Black Friday sales too. Its a shopping holiday for the Friday after thanksgiving (or during, don't feel the need to clarify), items go 50% off, all the select goose down a reluctantly hard working sugar sprinkling boyfriend could potentially find online and go on a trek downtown to get. I thought Black Friday was part of the Catholic Easter tradition of Maudy Thursday, Good Friday, Black Saturday and so forth, but it turns outs its not. Its just biting it down hard. Lettuce celebrate the decimation of the native cultures and whole races of originator peoples by having a big brand name sale of over priced winter coats made in sweltering third world countries by enslaved factory workers barely making the minimum $178 USD Per Month, hardly the price of a goose down coat that is Marked Down by Fifty Percent!
Anyway I went with guy and did the dutiful girlfriend shopping thing and reassured him the smelly dead goose feather coat he wanted was the Best One For Him as it suited his palette, but refused to get myself a coat too, which I now lament, but lets not dwell on silly revolutionary regret. He did dutifully coax me into getting myself something in return, because I accompanied him so sweetly. Since mentioning I had never been to Urban Outfitters as we passed it, he said well lets go in there and check it out, and we did, and the clothes are initially cute looking, but upon inspection and trials, seemed to be quickly and cheaply made, generally ill fitting, and a bit off. I got two pairs of very long cotton (blend) socks. We left and looking over to guy, he kept looking down at the sleeves of his new down coat smiling to himself but kept looking over to me all worried. His mission, to get me a proper winter coat too, failed.
Two days later we are starving and on an mission to go outside and get some food. We go to two places and refuse both and settle on a bagel and coffee at Timmies, then he offers to go to the Sally Ann, not my favorite location, but whatever. We are in there and I literally try on easily 20 coats and settle on 8 or so pieces of clothing amounting to still less than the price of marked down coat. He is reluctant. There was a perfectly fitting leather jacket shell, a couple thick warm coats, a batwing cotton twill top, a weird old lady italian styled interesting could be high fashion looking top, one of the pieces was this wonderfully soft grey coloured baby lambs wool pea coat that was a size ten with shoulder pads. I am a size 4-6 these days and it was too big for me and the sleeves were slightly too short on him. It cost 14.99, an Australian baby lambs wool coat for 15 dollars. He looked at all my selections and added the tags up and said, I am not buying you a hundred dollars worth of stuff from the Salvation Army and none of them are proper winter coats! At this point, exasperated, I stormed right out the door, kitten heels quickly clacking, and stood outside with my arms crossed. He eventually made it out too and I continued clacking along till he caught up to me, and then I just kept walking away, straight back. He got back an hour or so later, with some groceries and a big white paper bag. He bought me something from a vintage shop. I snatched the bag away from him and tore through the tissue paper and what was it? A Max Studio poly wool blend black pea styled coat with shoulder pads that made the shoulders protrude a bit. An easy fix, I suppose. Also included in his guilt ridden purchase, a scratchy acrylic purple-y blend new agey looking hand knit cowl scarf thing. I dutifully tried both articles on and came out and showed him the outfit he got me. I thought I looked like a standard library going bookish pleb. I asked him how much everything was and he said Fifty Dollars. I told him I hated it, as I already had a real wool pea coat that fit me fine, and that I wanted that other stuff at the Sally Ann. Oh well. We made up and he said he could return the purchase and admitted to me, after he bought the coat and scarf, he went back to the Sally Ann and saw the leather coat still there. Argh.
So now I am itching to return the overpriced vintage shop purchase, gather some donations and get myself a $10 off Salvation Army coupon for purchases of $25 or more, and get that grey baby lambs wool coat to resize and the perfectly fitting brown leather jacket, to total $35, and figure out how to resize a size ten coat to a size 6.
This is the tutorial I found and I am still looking.

to be continued...

ok so i went back to the sally ann and donated a couple things for a coupon and got the twill batwing top that fits me perfectly but there was some blonde woman trying the brown leather shell i wanted and she put it in her cart so that was the end of that, of course, how else could i be provoked into writing something.

 Bottom line is that this project failed, miserably.

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Menstral Synching with Lunar Phase

Does it depend on the iron levels in your blood?
You know how the moons a small iron core
do you think its magnetized by the earths iron core

This is my idea

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

hey its almost been a year
i have a new thing going on
the worlds a fuckin mess
2016 turned the year into a shit show

i might change up my product to aromatherapy and natural skin care thrown in

this blog needs an update and over haul

my language might have changed, but my heart is the same...all bruised and broken!

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

social medias a weird thing
the other day i read something about how its designed for people to compare each other against one another as opposed to truly connecting people. its changed and does anyone else notice this?
these days i post things online to no one in particular. ravings of a lunatic, the subway comedian, soap box and megaphone. i forgot how to sell things and that meant i forgot how to project this idealized image to the public which guided me towards a self i planned based on commissions. is that weird? am i a weirdo? probably huh. anyway i wanted to make some stuff cos im tired of posting old stuff that hasnt sold, probably no one will ever buy it by now. sheesh. but i dont want to have to sell the things i want to make. like altering an old dress into a skirt, or finishing small details on old projects i found while organizing my sewing supplies.
also my blog layout is so old. i dont remember how i coded the whole thing but i do remember doing that and learning the basics. ugh what a nightmare. i dont really like any of the templates i found and i havent retired this blog so i guess im going to need to update it.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Ive re-organized my room furniture so many times already argh!!! Still not sure about this new arrangement... It feels more private but am I maximizing the light? I wanted to arrange it so that I can use the little sofa I found to study on but now its in the darker area of the room, which feels super cosy, and I can see out the window via the mirror, but is this the right spot for the sofa? I don't know!!!! What I did do is move the desk to have direct sunlight, which is obviously needed... I think I need another sofa. TWO sofas. Yes, one for my dark cosy craft area, and another for my study area.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Kirks Folly Jewelry from Rhode Island

I only recently found out about Kirks Folly line of jewelry

Opened in 1979, it was literally the last jewelry manufacturer based in Providence Rhode Island and it closed Nov 1, 2014.

It looks like it was high end at one point but I think it was sold on TV in america before the ladies retired. Great thread on its closing, many sad fans and bits of info: http://community.qvc.com/t5/Jewelry/Kirks-Folly-closing-their-doors-It-s-over/td-p/1298245

Looking through some of the charm pieces, I have some of the exact charms I bought off Rhode Island sellers. Finally learned who one of the big name brand manufacturer the re-sellers allude to!

Its good stuff. The vintage pieces are amazing of course.

This is the kind of stuff I want to make. Or at least able to make. The pieces are so beautiful!!!


Saturday, April 23, 2016

I haven't been keeping up with posting items for sale online!

Wasn't I always writing about motivation.

I need to move house. Find some people to hang out with. Muster up some of that missing spark.

I'm getting older and I realize now that not having any plans for life might have not been the best plan because I need to go to the dentist quite severely and I don't have any money to go.

Aside from financial problems causing all the problems, there isn't really much else to report.

It's Your Life Handmade. Better with a buddy! Two bums under a bridge. Yin and Yang.  Missing my other half.

Sunday, April 03, 2016

New Necklace Designs - Cameos, Lockets, Charms, Ships, Razor Blade, Bees, Camera, Diamond, Arrow, Pendants, Necklaces, Bracelets ships from Toronto

Ok I have listed so many items in my  etsy shop
have you seen it recently

here are some pics, click on the pics to go directly to the listing on etsy!

clearance code 25off2016  
receive 25% off total 
with a minimum purchase of $70 
fantastic value on many  
original IYL classic and new designs and favorites like the Je T'aime necklace, classic vintage cameos, brass lockets and many more. Have a look through my shop.  
Prices start at $5 to clear. Spring sale! Enjoy your money!


















Thank you very much and have a wonderful day!


Thursday, March 31, 2016

what is passion

what is passion
is it a form of inspiration
is it all consuming
does it matter where it comes from
is it a substance
a language
a style, manner, form of fire
is it lightning or is it thunder
is it air is it water evaporating freezing
is it the speed of sound
the sense of smell that we look for
the search
is it the goal or the journey