I have been very bad with money this month. VERY bad. I don't even remember what I spent it on. Cheap beer and hookers? Probably just groceries. I'm going to be short $50 this month on rent. WAT? Who does that? Did I really need those extra trips to McDonald's? Oh well. I'm listing new things right now on EBAY and maybe this will be the week that I actually sell more than I don't sell. Our first week we sold 8 out of 20 and this week we sold 7. We don't have much feedback. I know this. But still. The things I felt for certain would sell didn't and random strange things did. Here's to hoping.
I thought it would be funny to start posting the outtakes from our "photo shoots". I checked with my roommate and she said she is OK with that. They're more funny than embarrassing. I deleted all the ugly ones and kept these two because I think they are funny.
Will have 10 new items up within the hour and 10 from last week. Come on EBAY. Pay my rent!
Click on the banner above to visit the store :D
Oh and here's a picture of me for good measure. I ignored everyone's advice and chopped off my bangs yesterday. I only hate them in pictures. In real life I actually like them. I think they need to be rounded up and not rounded down on the corners but I think they'll grow out nicer this way. And the way my hair grows, they will be down to my eyebrows in about 2 weeks!
Isn't there a Sesame Street song that has that line in it? Something about raining outside and coming out to play? I loved Sesame Street. It's my opinion that it went downhill in the early 90s but those first monsters and first episodes were really wonderful. My little brother still sends me links to youtube videos of early Sesame Street skits.
Today is one of those days. It's cold and rainy and dark outside. My car is still broken so Prudence and I are stuck inside together listening to car alarms going off outside, the neighbors dropping furniture as they move in and watching last week's episode of Biggest Loser on nbc.com.
Prudence keeps talking to me and asking me to play. She knows where her toys are and she will stand around in front of the shelf we keep them on and sing. My cat doesn't cry, she sings. She warbles and sings. She is convinced that since I am still in my pajamas, I must want to play.
It's one of those days that I had planned on being productive or sleep in all day or watch tv all day? Today is the last day to bid on our auctions so I best get to promoting and then altering a few more items for tonight's "photo shoot". Fingers crossed that our pictures turn out wonderful instead of pink and blurry :D
One of the things I sincerely regret is not being better about commenting. I know that it just makes my day to see new comments on my posts and I think I should do the same for others. Often I find myself viewing a post and having something I want to ask or offer feedback on but I NEVER do!
Same goes for commenting back when people say nice things or ask questions on my blog. I always have the intentions of writing back but by the time I get around to it, it's been three weeks and it's rather too late at that point.
She featured these shoes and I totally agree with her. Had these narrow shoes fit my fat feet, I'd have kept them for myself.
And now for pictures of my workspace. Ha Ha workspace. I've been altering a few dresses a week. Mainly just hemming them shorter but sometimes taking them in or cutting ugly bits off. It looks so messy. And it is. I'm using a $12 desk I bought from Goodwill as my sewing table and it's the sexiest thing I've ever owned. It's dark wood that has been scratched in beautiful ways with wooden drawers and carved wooden drawer pulls. It makes me happy that I own it every time I see it and it makes a lovely makeshift sewing table. However it does mean that my sewing machine has to sit out in our living room until I tire of this new found hobby.
That's all for today. Except for this creepy EBAY promo I made. Last week's photos turned out TERRIBLY. But they were all I had and my roommate refused to pose for any more photos. She looks so blurry and creepy in these photos. However the clothing is gorgeous this week. Check out our latest EBAY listings and bid on some :)
This week has been intense for me. My car broke down, my phone died, our heater went out and they dropped us randomly from our internet service???
We have sorted most of it out but I am exhausted.
Too exhausted to update with much. I'm trying to convince my model to do a fitting so that I can finish the three dresses I have yet to hem and then I'm going to have to bribe her to do a fashion shoot tonight. I'd love to tidy up a bit so that I can take pictures of the photo shoot process. I think that would be fun. We'll see.
She is writing her thesis and the thrifting process and the initial fitting process always seems like a good idea to her, but by the time I need a model, she is suddenly overwhelmed with work. I understand but when I try and model my own clothes I always chop off my head or make some awful face. Not to mention I don't have a vintage frame. I have the world's largest rib-cage and I can never get any of the tiny things to zip up. No amount of weight loss will ever fix that :(
Anyway. Please check out our auctions. Only a few more hours left to bid! The waiting is so hard! I suppose it will just get easier though :)
Click on the image above and it will take you directly to the shop!
I got bored tonight and wanted to take some photos of my room. I only took a few photos so expect a real update soon with tons of photos of my apartment. We have so many vintage nick nacks that I think it would be fun to update weekly with photos from my favorite spots in my apartment.
Today's photo post is from two bookshelves and a wall in my room :)
Also, please don't forget to check out my new vintage dress store on EBAY! We've worked awfully hard on it and are quite pleased with the results. We'd love any feedback, favorites and especially bids :D
Just click on the picture below and it will take you directly to our store!!
I wish I could say that I could resolve to post more often and then I would do it. But I keep forgetting and then being too tired to post whenever I remember.
It's been two weeks since my last post. Since my last post I was sick (again), throwing myself a pity party, cleaning my apartment, and preparing for my NEW EBAY STORE!!
My roommate created a new banner for us which you can see on this journal. She simply changed the title of each banner so we can have one for my blogger, one for our etsy, and one for our EBAY.
I think it looks amazing. What do you think?
Starting an EBAY store is harder than it looks. EBAY is harder to figure out (in my opinion) than etsy; but we have heard wonderful things about selling vintage on EBAY and I've been stalking some similar vintage sellers' EBAY stores and some of the things they sell sell for over $100! And I'm talking items nearly identical to what I have to sell. So we gave it a shot.
It took many hours of photoshop and many many hours of altering and hemming dresses and many more hours of photographing them.
My dad helped me design a "set" which consists of a Ralph Lauren sheet from TJ Maxx and two 1"by2"s and three of those spotlights with super special light bulbs. This set did not come complete with a better camera however and most of my pictures turned out blurry. I will try a tripod next time but no promises.
Many hours later and the agreement that if my roommate would play model, I would play photographer, editor and list all the items on EBAY, later and we have launched our new site!
Please go and check it out and give us some feedback. Any tips on how to improve or on how to better make use of EBAY is totally rad. Please add us to your favorite stores and feel free to bid on our listings as well!
We're still keeping our etsy. We'll make listings inactive while they are listed on EBAY and keep the shoes, men's vintage, accessories and vintage home decor on etsy for now. It's already proving a pain to promote both stores and I'm afraid that my promoting for etsy is slacking...but still excited about trying out EBAY!
If you click on the picture at the top of this post it will take you straight to our EBAY :)
Here are some pictures of my personal favorites that we have listed for auction this week!
Hi! Welcome to my blog. Here you will find blogs about my current obsessions as well as snippets of my daily life. Most likely my blogs will be about my obsession with all things vintage and you will experience firsthand the heartache that comes with learning to part with these things as i slowly make time to list them on my etsy store. check out http://www.halfmagic.etsy.com!!
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