Beach Vibes & A Story

meI hope everyone had a wonderful Thanksgiving Holiday! We spent ours in Kure Beach, North Carolina. What a wonderful time with the Family and spending time on the beach and hanging out in Wilmington for a couple hours with my mother and sister. I took a lot of great pictures and will be sharing them in the coming days.

 

 

Beach scene

 

To the right is one I took on November 30th. Even though I am a Florida Native, I adore the North Carolina Coast and hope to live there one day. For now I’ll visit as much as possible. With the beautiful scenery of the ocean and the coastal towns, I have been inspired for new art projects I want to start soon. The art pieces will be a blend of vintage and abstracts themes. 

 

Rebecca Muddiman - No Place Like Home_coverI didn’t get as much reading in as I thought I might but I was a bit distracted. Here is one I listened too and I’m not sure I will write a review for it. However, I did rate the story three stars. Below is the book description:

“What would you do if you came home to find someone in your house?

This is the predicament Polly Cooke faces when she returns to her new home.The first weeks in the house had been idyllic, but soon Jacob, a local man, is watching her.

What does he want and why is he so obsessed with Polly?

In a situation where nothing is what it seems, you might end up regretting letting some people in.”

On the quilting front, I decided that the quilt size I chose isn’t quite big enough for what I’m wanting so I decided to make the quilt larger. I’m really thrilled about this project because I am using my Grandmother’s quilting scraps for the patches on the denim squares.

Have a beautiful Tuesday and be sure to check back more more updates!

Stephanie

 

Denim Quilting On The Cheap

In a recent post I talked about the many projects I’m working on and I talked a little about a Denim Rag Quilting project I’ve started. Since I’m doing this on my free time I have almost finished cutting out the squares/blocks. You don’t need a fancy template (Square Ruler) for measuring your squares when making a Denim Rag Quilt. I used an old cardboard box lid I cut 8×8 (shown in the picture). I did not use a fabric pen but a regular pin I had on my desk. I turned the jeans inside out to trace my squares. If you don’t have a Quilting Rotary Cutter, that’s okay. You don’t need it for this project unless you want the process to be quicker. Though it didn’t take much time to cut out the squares and I’m a bit crafty so I enjoyed using the scissors. Also, I did not use a Self Healing Cutting mat for cutting. I measured and cut out all the squares on my bed while watching TV. The size of the Quilt will be 49W/60L and that equals to 6 squares per row, 7 rows which comes to 42 Squares in total. Depending on the size of the jeans you can get about 6 squares per leg from a pair of jeans. This Quilt is basically going to be the size of a Throw Blanket. Be sure to save your denim scraps for other projects!

I was thinking about using some of my vintage fabric style scraps I use for mix media projects but I decided to do some patch squares on some of the denim blocks using my Grandmother’s scraps. I inherited a lot of her quilting supply and her sewing machine when she went to be with the Lord a few years ago. So this quilt with be dear to my heart and this is my way of honoring her love of quilting.

You really can make denim rag quilts on a budget and with what you have on hand without spending a lot of money. So go grab a few pairs of old jeans and get started! I’ll continue to share my process with you all! These quilts are a lot of fun to make.

Blessings

Q&A With Posher Kimberle

I’m thrilled to be featuring Posher Kimberle at Layered Pages today. She is a fashion seller on the Poshmark App and I love her closet! Poshmark is a wonderful community of sellers and buyers. I’m proud to be a part of a community that strives on saving clothes from the landfills and selling fashion at an affordable price. I have met-locally and from afar-so many wonderful people through Poshmark since I started selling and buying on the App. If you want to learn more about Poshmark’s community, stay tuned to my site as I will be posting more about the App and the importance of sites like them.

What is your Posh Closet name?

blackturtle7

How did you discover Poshmark?

My friend Jenny.

How long have you been on the App?

Since 1/18

What is your favorite brand to sell on Poshmark?

Anything unique

What advice would you give a newbie Posher?

Learn as much as you can through local Posh n Sips, join fb group, follow some Poshers in Instagram. Take everything you learn and apply what works for you. Trial & error. Try not to compare your closet to anyone else! Everyone is at a different pace & has a different style.

Please be sure to check out Kimberle closet and if you see something you like, head on over to her closet and make an offer! Happy Poshing! 

 

New Listings On Poshmark

Last night I was able to list a few new items to my Poshmark Closet. If you see something you like, please head on over to my closet and make an offer.

Follow my closet @artsycouture42 and use my code: ARTSYCOUTURE42 to get a free $10 credit when signing up for Poshmark! www.poshmark.com

I do have a couple of new posts ideas I am putting together that I will be sharing soon. Most likely after the Thanksgiving Holiday. I was going to post one of them yesterday but there are a few changes I want to make on it.

Blessings to you all and I hope you have a wonderful week.

Stephanie M. Hopkins

Projects Galore

Before I went to bed I started cutting my first pair of old jeans for several projects. I will be making patches with the legs for a denim rag quilt. Since the pockets have buckles on this pair, I’ll use them for another project. The scraps of hem and waist from the jeans will be used to make place mats and throw rugs. The remaining scraps I’ll use for my mix media art projects. Many and I mean many more jeans to prep for these projects. This will take time as I’m doing this on my free time from work, family life, visiting friends, reading, writing, visible mending project, blogging and Poshing on Poshmark so I’ll post updates on here once in awhile. Okay, I’ll just fess up right now. As you can see I have A LOT going on and adding more projects to the mix is a bit nuts. Oh, did I mention I’m also working on Acrylic Painting for wall hangings as well? Yikes. I need to prioritize or put something on the back burner. Yeah…y’all think? But hey, I love it all and I don’t think my brain knows how to shut down. Anyhow, it will all work out. Somehow. *laughing*

 

Q&A with Posher Angela

I’m thrilled to be featuring Posher Angela at Layered Pages today. She is a fashion seller on the Poshmark App and I love her closet! Poshmark is a wonderful community of sellers and buyers. I’m proud to be a part of a community that strives on saving clothes from the landfills and selling fashion at an affordable prices. I have met-locally and from afar-so many wonderful people through Poshmark since I started selling and buying on the App. If you want to learn more about Poshmark’s community, stay tuned to my site as I will be posting more about the App and the importance of sites like them.

Please be sure to check out Angela’s closet and if you see something you like, head on over to her closet and make an offer! Happy Poshing! 

What is your Posh Closet name?

Posh Closet is Bloomingbrands

How did you discover Poshmark?

My sister introduced me to Poshmark back in 2015 as I was giving my clothing away to Goodwill and she suggested I download the site and check it out.

How long have you been on the App?

I joined Poshmark in May 2015. I started reselling from my own closet in January 2016 and decided to start reselling full time on Poshmark in June 2017.

What is your favorite brand to sell on Poshmark?

My favorite brand to sell is ANY brand – thus bloomingbrands. The more colorful and the more character the better. If I had to pick one, I suppose I would pick LuLulemon as the resell value is so high.

What advice would you give a newbie Posher?

The advice I would give to new Poshers is just start. It does not have to be perfect. Just one step at a time. Do not compare yourself with others as you are not on the same path as they are. Follow your gut and do you.

Listing/Packaging/Shipping/Repeat

Today I’m sharing some new listings in my Poshmark closet, two packages that went out this morning and how much I adore pretty poly-mailers! I ordered a pack and they came in the mail yesterday and I was thrilled! Can’t wait to use them.

Y’all, I’m so thankful for every sale and this month I have been sending gifts with all my sales. In December I will be giving a few Starbuck Gift Cards for purchases over a certain dollar amount among other great goodies. Be sure to be on the lookout for that.

Tomorrow I have a Q&A with a fellow posher. I can’t wait for that post to go live! Also, Sunday I will be sharing a special post about a blazer I sold. What in the world can be special about that, you ask? Well, you’ll have to just find out on Sunday.

Blessings to you all and I hope you have a wonderful weekend.

Stephanie M. Hopkins

Follow my closet @artsycouture42 and use my code: ARTSYCOUTURE42 to get a free $10 credit when signing up for Poshmark! www.poshmark.com