Thursday, May 30, 2013

Introducing The CraftStar Shop: Naughty Monkeys

Romantic Shabby Chic Boho Shrug Vintage Lace


The original piece is a very nice tan lacy Nicole Miller shrug, with gold threads woven throughout. I added three different pieces of vintage lace, plus a vintage doily. Then I made a flower from a second vintage doily and put a pin back on it, so it can be removed and worn with something else. The back of the shrug is plain except for lace around the bottom hem and neck.

Ruby Red Chemise Gown with Lace and Handmade Flowers, Sz M


I love the monochromatic, all-one-color look -- very feminine and elegant! The flowers are attached on a slant, to let the lace peek through, but they could be adjusted so they're all at the same level. The size is Medium; the measurements are 37" across the bust and 22" long. There's a 5" long peekaboo slit over the left knee. The back is not decorated, and the straps are adjustable.

Appliqued Tan Denim Jacket with Embroidered Silk, Lace and Vintage Buttons


Yes, another denim jacket gets "the treatment," this time with some Asian and Indian influences. There are pieces from at least ten different fabrics layered onto the denim and sometimes each other, including embroidered silk and cotton, sequined rayon, plus vintage and new lace and vintage buttons. It's almost impossible to show all the different pieces in photographs, so if you'd like to see more, just ask.

Vintage Doily Coin Change Purse Shabby Chic Boho Romantic


Sweet little coin purse made from two vintage doilies and lined with white organdy. The purse measures 3 1/2" long and about 3" at its widest. It's all hand sewn and definitely one of a kind. A lovely gift for a friend -- or for you!

Embroidered and Embellished Felted Bracelet with Vintage Buttons


This one features six vintage buttons, a few beads, yarn and metallic thread, and a glittery pink and burgundy lining. The background is predominantly pink and cream colored wool. The lining is there to prevent those who are allergic to wool from direct contact, so no scratching! There's a loop of yarn and a vintage, velvet-covered button on the underside for a closure.

Vintage Black Malama Purse Handbag with Bakelite Handle, Feathers and Fabric Flowers


Fine print: The bag measures about 10" high and 14" wide. The inside is lined with a black satiny material and has two generous (nearly 8" wide) pockets, one with a metal zipper and other open. The brass metal closure snaps shut nicely, and the handle is in good shape, although there are a couple tiny indentations. The gold stamped signature "M M Malama" is clearly visible on the lining.


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