Really, this is the most ridiculous outfit for a Sock Monkey.
I found this monkey at the G'will and just had to rescue her. She is missing an ear, but otherwise a fine monkey. Took the outfit off and she looked so relieved. Tossed the dress and hat into the 'redonate' bag, but then thought I really needed a pic.
Maybe for blackmail. In case she gets out of line.
Here's a few of the goodies from last week's thrifting:
Cute Coke glasses -- juice-sized, for those who like to begin their day with toast and Coke. And four funky daisy mugs + sugar and creamer. These must be from the 70s? when gold and avocado were the 'in' colors. For some reason, I could not overlook their cheerfulness.
Here are my favorite finds of the day. Vintage fruit crate labels, all framed up. And at a fantastic price. (More colorful than shown here. Hard to capture.)
I heart 'Chickie'. That one may end up in my kitchen. But first I'm offering all three to Z, for his new apartment. He thinks he'll like 'Buckingham' but he might want all three -- certainly has more empty wall space than I do.
Oh, and see the vintage tablecloth above? It's next on the Flea Market Bag worktable, perhaps.
I'm just so excited about this bag! It's made from pillow ticking (from an old feather pillow), an old embroidered doily, and some polka dot fabric -- love me some polka dots, especially white on red.
The ticking fabric had limitations -- size: slightly too small for the pattern; condition: a couple of stains. So I made the bag slightly smaller than the first flea market bag I did and used the exterior pocket and a little button heart to cover the stains.
I also had to use some canvas for the interior of the top placket and had to piece the handles just a bit to get the right length. (So pleased about the change of stripe-direction piecing on the handles.) And I lined the handles with the red/white dots.