For as long as I can remember I have always wanted my handmade stuff to end up in a retail store, somewhere, somehow. It finally has! If you live in the Lehigh Valley, you need to check out Underwired Boutique in Bethlehem, PA. Not only does Lisa have an amazing selection of vintage clothing, but you can also pick up some of my Cosmic Things accessories! My felt flower hairclips and bow tie pins would look adorable with one of her vintage dresses. Stop by and check it out!
Saturday, July 24, 2010
I'm visiting my parents for the weekend in Pennsylvania. I really love it here (well the Lehigh Valley, anyway) and by the looks of the awesome things I found today, I think it may love me back...
Shopping at the flea markets are on of my favorite things to do. I managed to find some great vintage dresses and 2 pairs of super cute salt and pepper shakers for my collection. The set on the left are actually umbrellas hanging on a rack, they come off to shake your salt and pepper. I kind of had to have them. The hex signs are just a PA thing in general plus I loved the colors and the birds.
I also need to mention that I made a last minute stop to Vegan Treats to pick up something sweet. I really had cupcakes in mind but they didn't have any out so I settled for this cheerful purple cake. I can't wait to dig in! And no, I'm not vegan, but I do make a mean batch of vegan cookies and vegan baked goods are just delicious!!!
Posted by Atomic Bettie at 8:28 PM
Sunday, July 18, 2010
Today me and my friends (and the adorable puppy, Ariel) went to Artscape in Baltimore. It was so hot and crowded but we had a blast looking at all the awesome handmade stuff and enjoying frozen beverages. To top it off we had dinner at one of my favorite restaurants, Bonefish Grill. What a fun day!
Posted by Atomic Bettie at 3:11 PM
Wednesday, July 14, 2010
Every summer in the sweltering heat, Baltimore has its free art festival, Artscape. I missed it last year so I'm hoping we won't get rained out and I will get to go this year. There are artists, fashion designers, crafters, live performances, and much more. My favorite parts are the DIY section, where all the local crafters sell their stuff, and the art cars. Look at how much fun we had there 2 years ago!
If you are interested in going (its free to attend!) or just want some more info, visit Artscape.org. Its next weekend, July 17 & 18!
Posted by Atomic Bettie at 8:04 PM
Monday, July 12, 2010
Well, thats not entirely true. Its just easier to get into a project when the weather is yucky and you're spending the afternoon indoors. My latest project is felt bow tie pins. I've been really into bows lately and I love wearing them on dresses and cardigans so I thought why not make a whole bunch and possibly put them in my shop for others to enjoy! I'm planning on making more in lots of different colors. Let me know what you think!
Posted by Atomic Bettie at 3:56 PM
Saturday, July 10, 2010
Wednesday, July 7, 2010
I met Danielle in the sixth grade. We continued school together and ended up in the same graduating class (Northampton 02', yippee...). We later found each other on Facebook and I started reading her blog. I was pleasantly surprised to find out that she was becoming a burlesque performer in Brooklyn, NY and doing it all while following her vegan lifestyle. Not only was I intrigued because I know her, but because she is doing something that I would never have the guts to do. Its fun reading about her new experiences and reading her interviews with burlesque 'veterans'. When performing, she goes by the clever name 'Anja Keister'. Hats off to you, Anja! Or should I say 'clothes off'?
Posted by Atomic Bettie at 9:01 PM
I just bought this amazing vintage jeweled bag from one of my favorite online shops, Frecklewonder. I've been visiting this shop for years and finally decided it was time to buy something. The shop is run by Jenny, a stay at home mom of 2 adorable kids. You can also follow her personal blog where you can find out about shop updates and sales along with her family adventures. Please check out her shop. She has some amazing pieces!
*It looks just like a vintage Enid Collins bag (which I've wanted forever) but cost me a fraction of the price!
Posted by Atomic Bettie at 6:45 AM
Monday, July 5, 2010
I am a HUGE fan of Duff Goldman and Charm City Cakes. For those of you who don't know, Duff owns the most awesome custom cake shop called Charm City Cakes right here in Baltimore. They also have their own show on Food Network called Ace of Cakes. Week after week we get to see the truly amazing cake creations that the talented staff make for happy customers. Last year I was lucky enough to meet some of them at a book signing at Barnes & Noble.
This past week, I found out that Duff came out with his own line of baking supplies...and I'm not talking about just pans and spatulas, but actual cake mixes, fondant, and really awesome things called 'cake tattoos'. Being someone who loves to bake, this is a dream come true. Michaels (the craft store) is carrying these products or you can get them from Duff.com. It seems like most of the stuff I wanted to try is sold out already but once I get my hands them I will let you know! Happy baking!
Posted by Atomic Bettie at 1:48 AM
Sunday, July 4, 2010
Saturday, July 3, 2010
This amazing vintage bathing suit I found at my favorite thrift store this week. It has a built in pointy bra and it is perfection!
I've been wanting a sweet little bistro set for my porch and finally found the perfect set at Target. I waited til it went on sale and ended up getting it 50% off. It makes me want to sit outside every chance I get.
This awesome corduroy bow from Giant Dwarf. It's really a clip for your hair but I stuck a pin back on it to wear on my vintage dresses.
And last but not least, my brand new Honda Civic! I love having a car with air conditioning again and being able to listen to my ipod while driving!
Posted by Atomic Bettie at 8:03 PM