Friday, October 24, 2008

Dying Eyelet Trim

So, last month on my trip to Virginia, I found some beautiful trims.
One in particular is so pretty, ( its that blue eyelet up there) I'm not sure if I'll ever find a project that's "worthy" of it. And I like it too much to sell it. hmmmm...what a dilemma.

Now, I have lots of white and cream eyelet trims that I've picked up at yard sales, so I was thinking, "why not try dying some of them?" And I did. Here they are in their color bath...

The large piece is an eyelet border fabric with a white background; it turned out to be a sky blue color. And the small trim is cream ruffle eyelet, and it turned out to be a perfect robin's egg blue-green color! If you're familiar with the Martha Stewart paint color 'Vintage Map', its very close to that. (Oh, BTW, that just happens to be the color I've picked out to repaint my sewing room).
I plan on dying more and listing some on the website. But really, its not hard at all if you want to give it a try yourself. A little messy though, so you definitely want to wear rubber gloves.

Saturday, October 18, 2008

Random PINK Post ~ Ticking

Just a random post of pretty pinks for Pink October ~ Breast Cancer Awareness month.
Vintage pink tickings.

Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Child's Play ~ Vintage Juvenile Fabrics

Three Little Kittens Recently, I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Kim of the True Up blog and asked to be a guest curator of this week's Daily Swatch. I was to pick 7 vintage fabrics in a theme of my choice. I chose Vintage Children's Fabrics...the hard part was deciding which 7, I love them all! So, I've added some of the extras here. Be sure to stop over at True Up to see the "first string" picks. :)
And while you're there, you'll want to sign up for Kim's 6 month giveaway...great prizes!

Here's a group of vintage flannels in pretty pastels...
Babies on Clouds
Mary Had a Little Lamb

This circus animal print is part of a curtain set...

Some of these fabrics and others are available on my website in the Children's section.
And if you're like me and you just can't get enough of these adorable prints you can find more at these websites:

Sharon's Vintage Fabrics

Thursday, October 9, 2008

Random PINK Post ~ Barkcloth

October is Breast Cancer Awareness month...Pink October. So throughout the month I'll be showing random pink posts of fabrics or other pretties. I am determined to schedule an appointment for my first mammogram (a few years late) before the end of the month. I have a way of putting these important things off. So, I'm hoping that seeing more pink will move me a little closer to the phone. LOL