Sunday, July 8, 2012

Flea Market Finds


 I am in desperate need of an op shop fix! The only time I had for a fix this week was in between errands at my very tiny little local. Sometimes the pickings are slim, sometimes it's a gold mine. I love to sit on the floor of the shop and go through all their patterns, I have snagged quite a few gems this way!


For my money this week I think I scored well! A couple of vintage teatowels and quite a few vintage patterns. Some of them are mail order ones, I love the envelope almost as much as the contents! Look at that address, and the postage date!

 It actually wasn't until I was snapping some pics this morning before I realised how well I scored. This dolly pattern was in the same envelope as the kitty pattern, it is super sweet! The patterns were marked 50c each but the lady decided she couldn't charge that as "they're not real patterns". So, $3 for everything. I must admit I threw another $2 in the charity tin, and it seems good karma paid off.

More finds here

Sunday, July 1, 2012

Finding things to blog....

I guess the one thing about my very infrequent blogging is that when I do get the urge I have a few things that I've yet to share with you!


I'm going to start with a bit of a collaborative quilt project that my Mum and I did. Now when I say collaborative Mum actually did most of it. I'd bought most of the fabric for this particular quilt about 10 years ago, back when that 1930's fabrics were hard to come by. Over the years I have added more actual reproduction 1930's to the stash and so those got thrown in too.


A couple of years ago while whinging to Mum that she had made everyone else a quilt and not me (she had even made my husband a quilt!!) we decided we would work on this one together. So we had a sewing day together...... and then it got a bit stalled. Anyway, Mum decided this year she would finish it up to pop into the Ipswich show. That obviously got her moving! We sent it off to be quilted and it came back just gorgeous. Mum got it into the show, unfortunately didn't win anything, but I don't care, I love it and it's a winner in my eyes! Now I finally have my own Mum quilt.

photo stolen from Mum's blog