Posts Tagged ‘Vintage’

I’ve seriously neglected the internet lately. I hardly update anything anymore, before the shop moved locations I had nothing better to do but be online…Lately that’s not the case at all, I’ve been in hands-on mode with store projects and personal craft projects, leaving very little time for online therapy. So I have a new [old] goal of blogging more [yah, yah, yah…]. We’ve been doing a lot of cute stuff at Butter Toast lately, and I’ve been a very bad girl about not blogging about anything. Please forgive.
I would personally like to invite you to enjoy my dear friend Ashley Eaton’s blog, Merry May Handmade. She is the newest member of our Butter Toast team after she opened her own crafts-and-more shop, Merry May Handmade, within Butter Toast. Ashley is a much better blogger than myself or Jasmine, so check her blog for updates too! I’m hoping to get some guest blogs from her in the near future, so stay tuned 🙂

I didn’t bring any of my many craft projects to the shop today, or else I’d probably be working on those versus blogging (oops.) So of course, I’m day dreaming about all the cute things I want to make in the future….Here’s a small taste of the million things I constantly have my mind on.
Click the images for sources.

This would be mighty cute along side of all my newly pink-obsessed home decor and wardrobe. I’ve felt quite girlie lately.

My crochet work is not up to par yet, but I do hope to create something this beautiful someday….And once I can rid my sewing machine fright, I want to make use of all of my vintage fabric I’ve collected over the years!

Beyond cute, enough said. This may even be in the realm of my crochet ability.

This flickr user included a pattern for this cutey, and I have all the right colors at home. This shall become my Saturday night project, I can’t wait!

I promise to snap some pics of upcoming projects and share. I NEED to get better at this blogging thing.
Ta-ta for now. xo


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I’m looking forward to continuing this Blast from the Past series for-ev-er….there is so much out there that I miss, and as I age the list of rad things that used-to-be will continue to grow. Ah the memories.

A few games I hope you will remember (and hopefully some you still play!):

Every little girl's favorite game ❤

THE original mystery game.

So fun!... even if I sucked at it.

Survivial of the hungriest!

I STILL play this game religiously.

Set up for this game took longer than playtime, haha.

Shot from our 80’s portion of our last editorial:

Featuring Ashley….AND MOUSE TRAP! Photo by Nicolle Clemetson.

The 80's will never die.

Ta ta for now.


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Tis’ a small collection of the faves that got me through childhood.

Trolls! Trolls! Trolls! In every color.

I could still play with this all day long.

Retractable hair to style. Fave!

I can't bake, but I'm sure I could impress the boyfriend with this baby.

My boy cousins would only play Barbies with me if they could use the New Kids on the Block dolls. Teehee.

Barbies forever.

Itty bitty Polly Pocket (I was an only child, haa)

The inevitable schoolyard game.

I'm still unsure how this became a toy fad, but yes, I had some pogs.

My ultimate childhood toy: SKIP IT!

It’s concluded that my new Blast from the Past series greatly hinders my work productivity– All I want to do is reminisce on how fantastic being a kid was. I could google image search my life away remembering all the cool shit we used to do/have/love. Such a fine line between work and play…

Ta ta for now. Xo.

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Since I’m trying oh-so-hard to blog more, I decided to take a few snapshots of fashionistas and fashionistos that strolled through our boutique this past First Friday. I meant to get this post up on Saturday, but in le crazy life (crazy-busy) nothing gets done on time.

Seth sporting a Butter Toast blazer.

Caleb & (I know I know his name) looking hipper than hip.

Jasmine looking pretty, per usual

Awesome boot man.

Awesome boot man & his stylish friends.

The always stylish Bam & plaid coated friend.

Hot & sexy Butter Toast shoppers

Crazy cool phone purse lady.

Eddie & Derrick in all their awesomeness

Robert of Java Magazine & friends. Please note the fantastic handlebar stash.

The drinks started flowing and the photo taking came to a halt. This weekend was full of fun fashion, this is just a glimpse of how hot downtown Phoenix can be.

Yes, I’m behind on blogging. And yes, there will be another installment of Blast from the past tomorrow ❤


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I have an obsession with legs. It’s a new goal of mine to start capturing cute snapshots of pretty legs.

This one is a little behind the scenes snapshot from our recent Java Magazine fashion spread. The issue just came out, so I will (of course) be sharing more images from shoot very verrrry soon.


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As we continue to grow our businesses, Butter Toast Boutique and Billie Goat Vintage, we understand that blogging has become such an integral part of doing so. Thus, we are making a huge effort to start posting more…. More about fashion, more about vintage, and more about our lives in general. We think it’s important that our readers and customers have the opportunity to get to really know us, know what we are all about, style-wise & personality-wise. So to start this effort I am attempting to create a Blast from the past blog series. Blast from the past will share with you some of our favorite things from our own childhoods, hopefully many of you remember and love the same things we do. Being a child is a precious thing, and I vow never to forget the things that shaped my interests growing up and made me who I am today. Long Live Childhood!!

Some of my favorite TV shows from childhood:

I miss being a kid.

photos: google images.

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About three months ago, I decided that my next goal in life was to become a great crocheter. This was largely due to my grandmother, whom I idolize infinitely. She was an incredible women altogether, but I especially admire her painting and crochet talent. I was cuddled up in one of her afghans the night I decided that I want to be just like her when I grow up.

And thus began my crochet obsession. I love it so much, even to the point that I often have dreams of myself crocheting beautiful, amazing, magical, inventive things. It consumes my mind nearly all the time (You can probably expect lots and lots of crochet inspired blogs from here on out). I’m still very much in the beginning stage of learning, but I do impress myself now and again, when new techniques finally click and I have pretty results. I’ve made some cutesy headbands (which I now sell at Butter Toast, $7) and some scarves, a handbag, ect. But my new book, The Crochet Bible, has opened my eyes to so many new and wonderful projects to create. Recently, I was struggling with a fairly basic motif, the Granny Square. I tried and failed night after night of attempting it… Until about 2 days ago, when it finally just clicked. I don’t know how I figured out the mistake I was making, but when I did, it was an exciting breakthrough for me.

I have this amazing vintage floral chair at home, so I’ve decided my newest crochet project will be to create a matching granny squares accessory for it.

I haven’t quite decided yet if I’m going to make a matching pillow or afghan with my newly mastered granny squares. I’m also toying with the idea of making a few adorable motifs with matching yarn, and mounting/framing them to hang above the chair. The possibilities are endless with all the new techniques I’m learning!

I am unmistakeably my grandmother’s granddaughter.


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