Why 'My Mink Betty'?

Why 'My Mink Betty'?
I'm not your common, everyday twenty-something year old and when I graduated from High School I got an equally uncommon gift. My parents found for me a beautiful 1940's mink stole at a garage sale. It had belonged to the woman's Great Aunt Betty who had married late in life to a man with money and had only allowed him to buy her this one luxury. The unusually styled stole has the name, Betty L. Jones, embroidered in the satin lining so that's what I call her. They never had children of their own and the mink was passed to Aunt Betty's niece and on to her daughter. Until it got to me, no one since Aunt Betty had worn it. Now Betty the mink and I go to the theater together on special occasions and I hope that someday I can take her to the Symphony or the Ballet. Although Betty hadn't been worn or loved for many years she was waiting for someone to love her again as are most other things I look for when thrifting.

Monday, January 19, 2015

Where Have I Been?

It's been more than three years since my last post. Life just got in the way.  I lost job, my car died, and my computer decided that if nobody else was working it didn't have to either.  So no blogging. 

Then what have I been doing? 

Remember this example of my craftiness? 

I decided it was time to develop some skills.  So I taught myself to crochet, and made a few things.

Baby Blankets


I dyed my own yarn,

 tried some hand sewing and made a bag,

 crocheted and felted a purse. I even added a little embroidery.

I still did some thifting, of course, and made myself this foxy costume for Halloween. 

Practically everything I'm wearing, from the hat to the Brooks Brothers skirt, is secondhand.

I hope to share more of my projects in future posts.  And of course there will be thrifting and estate sale adventures, often accompanied by my mother.  Mom will also be joining me here on the blog from time to time.  It's been a long time, but it feels good to be back blogging again.
Thank you so much for reading and check back soon for our latest estate sale and crafting adventures!

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