Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Pink & Orange Vintage Fabric Color Combo

There are several vintage fabric color combos that just make me swoon...Chartreuse & Grey, Red & Pink, Aqua & Yellow, and PINK & ORANGE. That's the one I'm showing today.
Judging from the prints in my collection, I think this combo was popular during the 1960's to early 70's.
Love this grouping below of stripes, paisley, and organic circle shapes! They also incorporate a yellowy-green into the mix.
Next is a trio of brighter tones including daisies and little hearts on green stems, a polka dot pique, and a gorgeous bright pink, orange and green print. And how perfect are these two mod daisy prints together?! Love them! Two of the pink and orange fabrics are recent additions to my collection thanks to a wonderfully fun vintage fabric swap with Jenny of Blempgorf. Thanks Jenny! She has an awesome array of fabrics and uses them in the most creative quilts and sewing projects. Here's a photo of all the lovelies she sent me...Aren't they awesome! I can't wait to use them. If you're looking for some PINK & ORANGE of your own, several of these are available on the website. Sorry, but you can't have my new ones. :-) (photos are also clickable)

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Our Sweet Ubu

Our little house is very sad and quiet as we had to say goodbye to our sweet and beautiful dog, Ubu. She has been a part of our family for 14 years and will be greatly missed.

Friday, June 5, 2009

Vintage Fabric Designer Coffee Sleeves

I can see this becoming the newest fashion trend...Designer coffee sleeves! What a fun way to dress up your morning latte and its eco-friendly.
You know me, I'm always looking for ways to use up those small pieces of vintage fabric that I can't bare to part with. (first bookmarks, then snap wallets, and now coffee cuffs).

I started noticing that my favorite coffee places weren't readily offering the cardboard sleeves anymore, you had to ask for them. And of course, I usually didn't remember until I was half-way down the street, or if I did, I felt a bit guilty (filling up the landfills and all). So I thought it was about time I made myself a reusable one.

They're a pretty easy project if you want to make one yourself, but I've also made a few extra for sale available on the website and on Etsy.
I know that some schools are already through for the year, but if you're looking for a teacher's gift, one of these along with a Starbucks gift card would be a nice idea. :)

Have a great weekend, everyone!