I've been pretty good about separation anxiety when it comes to etsy sales. Sure, sure - there's been plenty of items I was sad to see go - but for whatever reason, it was good they found a new home. I'm not perfect though, and there's certainly been a few things I snatched back for myself. I'm actually proud of myself because I can count them on one hand!
The first thing - was this beautiful striped tote bag I found at a flea market for a whopping $1 !!! I felt like it was one of those Reference Library items you see and swoon over (maybe I'm blowin' a little too much smoke though) Anyway - this was back in my ebay days and I don't think anyone bid on it within the first two days, so mine it was!!
The next thing - a 50's koi fish skirt that matches a darling little romper I bought in LA at Flounce Vintage. I was going to sell them both - but then decided on keeping the romper, and then with a little help from a dear girl out in Western MA - decided to keep the skirt too! Good thing! (and thank you again Alison for all your advice!)
And my recent almost-mistake of the summer ... what might be the most sweet thing in all of existence ... a pretty little feed sack dress hand stitched by a lovely little 10 year old girl from Gully Minnesota. She even entered into her very first sewing contest! The contest information is basted at the back and I have to say, she did some impressive work!
The only problem is that it's very snug around my arms ... it's not going to rip, but there's no extra space either ... I've been wearing it around anyway - to dinner with some dear friends and then for Saturday morning coffee with Alice! Here it is in action! And I don't have a single regret about keeping it either!