Sneak Peek Revealed

Remember the [sneak peek ] I showed you a few days ago? Well I've knocked out a couple of things and have them photographed.

I made two wallets, two coin purses, and a card wallet.

Both of the coin purses and both wallets are quilted. Both wallets have four card slots. The second wallet and card wallet are gathered.

I hope you guys like them!


Thrifitng 1.28.12

I had a fairly decent haul yesterday of vintage linens. I am rather surprised. I found 5 sheets, 3 pillowcases, and a pair of lion head earrings. It felt good to bring home a decent-sized haul. Besides most of everything that I got was unlike anything that I have at home anyway.


I thought this was a really pretty sheet. Reminds me of Bob Ross' landscapes.

I have been wanting this one for quite some time now.

I adore the sweet pink roses and the yellow dots in this. This reminds me of another sheet I have that have those soft pink watercolor roses in it.

This one and the next one are the same sheet just different colors. I really like the pointilistic trees that cover these sheets.

This sheet is brand new still in the packaging. Who doesn't love to find something still wrapped up in its original bag?!


I love cabbage roses on sheets. And I love the orange/pink/coral color combo as well.

This pillowcase is brand new as well. It still has its original crispness and is startlingly white and with original creases from packaging. I have 2 king size cases in this print.

I don't know why I grabbed this. I have 2 sheets and a hand towel in this print, but I tend to use it a lot.

These earrings remind me of the 2 lion head belts that I thrifted previously. They are huge, therefore I had to grab them. The bigger the better for me. Now if they only had little rings in their mouths.....

What did you do this weekend? What is your latest, greatest thrift find? Please share.


More Machine Embroidered Pouches

My embroidery machine has been whirring away lately. I just love stitching out in-the-hoop embroidery designs. Here are some of my latest pouches.

The design came from GG Designs Embroidery. I love her stuff. I can't wait to get a bigger machine so I can get some bigger designs to use.

These are all made from vintage sheets and have a stipple pattern on the front. I love these little pouches. They are so sturdy.

They well be available in the shop before the end of the weekend.

Sneak Peek

I forgot to post this a while back.
I don't know if any of you go through spurts of sewing, jewelry-making, drawing, or what have you where you will do one craft for months and just drastically switch out to another craft. That's how I am.

I've been in the sewing and embroidering mood here of late. It's rare for me to want to do both at the same time. But I'm grateful for wanting to. I've been in a bit of a slump this week.

Last night I went through my fabrics. My real fabrics, not vintage sheets. It feels sort of weird but fun to match different fabrics.
I'm going to give you a little glimpse of what I'm working on.

Can you tell that I like green? I honestly forgot that I had modern fabrics stashed away. I have already started on the coin purses as you can see.
I'm about to start adding sets to the shop. I'll show you the finished products soon.


Machine Embroidered Change Purses

I've been meaning to post this for a while now. I digitized a a quilted coin purse design a few months ago, and forgot to take pictures of the final product.

I was inspired by vintage quilted bags and purses. The diamond quilt pattern and curvy shape of the little bag reminds me of the throwbacks that ladies used to carry. I teamed the classic quilt with bright florals to complement one another.

The back is plain, not quilted. I'm going to add these to the shop soon. I've actually been thinking about either adding a section to my shop or opening a new shop for machine embroidery. I love digitizing and I've created so many embroidery designs, and I'm not really doing anything with them. I want to share with everyone the designs that I've created. I guess I'll mull it over.

Anyway the little purses measure 3.75" at its widest and 3" at it's narrowest, and they are 3.5" in length. Perfect for chapsticks, jump drives, hand sanitizers, etc. They are fully lined with a zip closure.

Weekend Sewing

This weekend I drafted a new pattern for a little girl's gathered tunic that I think turned out fairly well.

It features set-in sleeves, double layer of ruffles, an inverted center pleat and a button closure.

I think this would look nice in a more subtle print as well. Maybe I'll take out one of the ruffles next time. It definitely lends to different adaptations.

I also made a little rag dolly. I was inspired by Becoming Martha's Ragdoll Tutorial
that I had to give something like it a try. So I grabbed some paper and drew out 2 templates (one for the doll itself and another to make the hair and underwear).

She's still unclothed. I have to sew up her leg and draw on her eyes. I used broadcloth for her body, textured felt for her hair, and a scrap of vintage sheets for her undies. I'm rather pleased with it, and my daughter already loves her. She woke up to me stuffing her and immediately wanted to help.

Well that was my weekend. What did you create this weekend.

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Final Draft: Vintage Sheet Shirt

Remember the tunic from Trial Run #3? Well I drafted a quick little pattern for it and made another little top from it.

I didn't add elastic to this one, and I properly faced the neckline this time.




I've listed this one in my shop. I also added the vintage sheet skirts.

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