Saturday, June 03, 2006

Vintage Crafts

I want to make everything in this picture! The chicks, the hens, the apron, potholders--all of it!

And these little totes and bookcovers are so adorable, yes? I have over a hundred vintage craft magazines, books and pamphlets, and yet I can't resist buying them when I'm at tag sales and thrift stores. It's verging on ridiculous. I envision myself surrounded by piles and piles of magazines in my old age. People will stop visiting for fear they may get buried under a pile of McCall's Needlework and Crafts from 1965.

Friday, June 02, 2006

This is exciting! My very first fabric Friday post. For months, I've been amdmiring all the amazing fabric finds out there. All the while, wishing I could share some of my favorites from my own stash, well, now I can. Yay! This is one of my most recent and most beloved acquisitions. This is one, I'm afraid I may never have the courage to cut into, it's so amazing, with the original tag, which is also a sight to behold. Qualiti Pakt -- adorable! I can only imagine what it would be like to walk through the Woolworth's fabric department during the 1950's or 60's. Dreamy, indeed!

This is Green Sweater Kitty, isn't she sweet? She'll be in the shop today. She's made from a recycled wool sweater that I found while out thrifting yesterday. I came right home and whipped her out. I thought it was just the right color for a kitty with a green ribbon, in Spring.

Thursday, June 01, 2006

Goodbye little fish

This morning I came downstairs to find that our 3 goldfish had died overnight. We cleaned their bowl and changed the water and that proved to be too much for them. Let's hope this is not an indication of how the rest of the day will turn out. I'm planning to set up a table outside of Half and Half cafe where Nicole is having an art show today. For any of you in Portland, please find the time to come say hello. That is if the rain decides to let up These are the two new additions to the shop today.