Thursday, July 23, 2015

A travelling hat is in town

I recently had the amazing privilege to participate in an amazing idea by Australian Milliner, Tanith Rowan.

The idea is as follows: She's created an adorable vintage inspired tilt-hat, and is sending it around the world to various vintage lovers. I jumped on the idea as fast as I could.

The hat has been named "Adelaide", and she had a lovely time with me here in San Diego.

TinyAngryCrafter Sisterhood of the Travelling Hat

I had grandiose plans for photoshoots, but it's been very warm here, and I haven't been feeling up to par these past couple of days. But I got out the house, and kindly asked my sister to photograph for me.

TinyAngryCrafter Sisterhood of the Travelling Hat

My grandma recently gave me one of her dresses either from the 60's or 70's, and I felt it suited Adelaide well.

Balboa Park is currently going through it's centennial celebrations, which means loads more visitors, and my sister and I getting frustrated with finding good photo spots.

TinyAngryCrafter Sisterhood of the Travelling Hat

[Outfit Details]
Dress- Grandmas 1960s or 1970s
Bakelite- Various
Purse- SDVFM
Shoes- Uhh I forgot.
Hat- Tanith Rowan
TinyAngryCrafter Sisterhood of the Travelling Hat

But in true sister fashion, she made it work. 

TinyAngryCrafter Sisterhood of the Travelling Hat

We popped into the United Nations building, and grabbed a photo with a tiny Australian flag (and a failed search for TimTams)

TinyAngryCrafter Sisterhood of the Travelling Hat

TinyAngryCrafter Sisterhood of the Travelling Hat

Then I posed in front of the famous Botanical Gardens.

I think Adelaide really enjoyed it in the park. And I think she enjoyed the weather more than I did. Haha!

TinyAngryCrafter Sisterhood of the Travelling Hat

It was so much fun hosting Tanith's beautiful hat. I could see every loving stitch placed into it. The hat has many more adventures to go on, and I can't wait to see where else she's headed.

I'm going to save up for one of Tanith's gorgeous custom hats, but she's also got a darling etsy shop with a few up for sale. Buy some so she can start a cozy college fund for her daughter!

And be sure to check the Sisterhood of The Hat tag on her blog, to see where else Adelaide has been!

Thank you for the fabulous opportunity, Tanith!

Tuesday, July 7, 2015

Vintage Flea Market Finds

Once again, the San Diego Vintage Flea Market has come and gone and I left with treasures!

I went with my friend Megan, and I actually brought my camera with me. But sadly, I only took two photos, and they were very similar to each other.

TinyAngryCrafts SDVFM

I had fun actually hanging with someone. We were both terrible influences on the other, and we laughed when some of the vendors said 'Oh I remember you, I sold you this!' After we shopped, we went and got something to eat, and our servers were wondering why we were dressed up 'so nicely'.

Alright, here's the haul! 

TinyAngryCrafts SDVFM Flea market finds

A lovely dark blue purse, which is hard to photograph, but you'll see it in future posts!
A glove box!
Some sewing pamphlets
 I finally got a proper jewelry box!! I feel so grown up, haha!
And a big box of sewing notions and patterns. I'll touch on this one at a later post, and maybe sell some of the patterns that aren't Me.

TinyAngryCrafts SDVFM Singer sewing pamphlets

I got a BUNCH of lovely sewing pamphlets from Solanah a few months back, and I'll talk about them in a future post. These are also by Mary Brooks Picken for Singer.

TinyAngryCrafts SDVFM vintage hat

I got this super cute hat from a seller I've previously bought things from before. She told me she's very happy this hat is going to me, and each time she sees straw purses, she thinks of me. I shoulda gave her my card. Ah well, next one!

TinyAngryCrafts SDVFM vintage hat

Here's a quick one of me in the hat.

TinyAngryCrafts SDVFM jewelry box

I am so excited to have a proper jewelry box. I like how this one is, it has hooks for necklaces!

TinyAngryCrafts SDVFM glove box by Selwell Mfg

This little glove box was something I've needed for a bit. As I am now having a small growing collection of gloves, I need a better place for them.

TinyAngryCrafts SDVFM glove box by Selwell Mfg

I like the box still had its label on it. I tried to search for this company, and it seems they made a lot of glove boxes and stockings boxes in LA in the 30's and 40's.

I am glad I was able to share my love for flea markets with a good friend. Megan left with some cute items, and really enjoyed herself. And she told me how the flea markets are in The Netherlands, and... well my passport is still valid, and she speaks Dutch, and I wanna go now.

TinyAngryCrafts SDVFM friend Megan

Megan's outfit details. (AkA I'm a terrible friend who didn't write all them down!)
Scarf- Thrifted
Blouse- H&M
Skirt- Ahhh I wanna say thrifted? Megan if you're reading this let a gal know!
Shoes- Thrift Trader

TinyAngryCrafts SDVFM Carla outfit

My outfit details (AKA, oops I'm an outfit repeater, sue me)
Dress- SD Vintage Flea Market
Earrings- Swap Meet
Bakelite- various
Purse- Rummage Sale
Stockings- What Katie Did
Shoes- Ross

I'm excited for the next flea market, and to hopefully scout some out in the LA/OC area.
And San Diego Comic Con will be starting tomorrow! So be sure to check my Instagram for awesome con photos!

Have any of you been to any flea markets? What cool things have you found?

Sunday, July 5, 2015

Knitting Break

Sometimes I go back to my roots.
Knitting is one of my relaxing hobbies, and I'm glad I know how to do it. When I get stressed out from sewing, and school work, I kick back and pull out some needles and yarn.

TinyAngryCrafter Knitting vintagestyle sweater

Now I'm working on a sweater I started last year I believe? It's gonna be another colorwork piece, and I sadly lost my original plans for it, but I'm making do.

TinyAngryCrafter Knitting vintagestyle sweater

TinyAngryCrafter Knitting vintagestyle sweater

The needles are size 2.75mm, and it's fingering weight yarn. I've worked with both previously to make socks, but this is my first time using such small yarn to make something wearable! Needles to say I'm a bit nervous. But, if I mess up, I can rip back and start over!

TinyAngryCrafter Knitting vintagestyle sweater

One of my knitting tips I can leave you with is something to keep your hands nice and happy. When working with wool and other natural fiber yarns, it'll leave your hands scratchy and sad, I use Rose Salve (and when I do get it, I have one for my hands, the other for lips, and they last!)

Are any of you knitting in the middle of the summer? What are you working on?

Sunday, June 28, 2015

The purple clad archer

Back when Age of Ultron came out, I got together with some friends, and we went to see it. I of course dressed up.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

I've honestly been working on this skirt off and on for too long than I'd like to admit, but I'm happy with it.
TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

Hawkeye is one of my favorite Avengers, and back when I started this skirt, I intended to make ones of all the Avengers. I might still do that.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

I painted the shirt the night before the movie, and I'm still very pleased with how it came out, even if it was an afterthought.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

As I posed our Boxer, Prince decided to see what I was up to.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

He is very much aware of cameras, and he seems to dislike them, so he kept looking at me.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

Not that I mind, he seemed to enjoy taking the spotlight from me for a bit.

Outfit details
Scarf- Gift from Jessica from Chronically Vintage
SHIELD Necklace- My friends at Petite Royale
Pins- made by friends
Bracelet- Rummage sale
Shirt- Target, painted by me.
Skirt- made by me
Socks and shoes- Target
TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

I'm still trying to get better with my tripod and self-timer. And I'm trying to find nice places I can take pictures at...where I won't somehow cause a traffic accident.

Now the fun part! Here are some detail shots of the skirt.

Sewing Details

Fabric: Some type of poplin 
Pattern: Self-drafted circle skirt
Year: 1950's
Notions: Bias tape for binding, invisible zipper, two buttons, SO MANY BEADS
How historically accurate is it? Pretty accurate, if a gal in the 50's had a favorite avenger who had a bow and arrow, and was savvy with a needle and thread
Any tricky parts to the pattern?  Nope, I just had A LOT of hand work to do
Did you change anything?  Probably made my hem a bit longer
Time to complete: Lets not talk about it.
First worn: May 1st, 2015
Total cost: I shopped my stash! So free! I was very pleased.
Notes: I probably should have stabilized the applique, but it'll hold up fine if I hand wash it.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

I had fun beading the H. I wanted a very subtle nod to Hawkeye in the skirt, and as some of his older costumes in the comics have an H somewhere, it fit.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

The inside seams are clean finished.

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

The entire hem was bias-bound and catch stitched by hand. (Most of the ending for this was finished while watching Peaky Blinders.)

TinyAngryCrafts, Hawkeye outfit

And there is a button on the inside to add more stability to the waistband, and to keep things nice and closed properly.

It feels good to post up a sewing project on here, and as the summer dwindles, I should have more up. With SDCC coming up, I am hoping to have a new costume to show off, AND properly get convention photos! My birthday will be during the convention, so that should be fun!

Have any of you sewn any cute outfits lately? Any that are an homage to a favorite character?

Friday, April 24, 2015

Feature on Lovebirds Vintage

The incredibly sweet Helen of Lovebirds Vintage featured me on her blog, and I answered some questions for her.

Go check it out, if you'd like to know a bit more about the gal behind the blog (and see one of my cosplays! Go go go!)

Friday, April 17, 2015

Wishlist for a spring picnic

Being from Southern California, spring time seems to come earlier than the rest of the states. As I type this, it's sunny out, but quite windy. If I were to go out and have a hypothetical picnic with a friend, I think I would shove them into these if they were in my closet.

This cute dress

These lovely shoes

 This hat, to keep the sun from hurting their eyes

A stack of jangly Bakelite for the wrists

Some super fun pineapple earrings

And a lovely picnic basket to carry around all of our snacks!

How is the weather where you are? What would you have for a hypothetical picnic with a friend?


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