Wednesday, June 20, 2007

Fabric Finds

Been stocking up on fabric at thrift stores...don't know why, but can't pass up 3 and 4 yard lengths of vintage cotton. Not one of these cost me more than $2.25 for the full length!

I've also been coming across a treasure trove of vintage patterns recently. Here are just a few of my favorites! I found some vintage 60's Vogue turban and hat patterns too. They are lovely!

The patterns have been 50 cents each. Wish they were a dime, but I'll take the 50 cents.

I'm still down sick with a horrible summer cold. I think all of the dust from the attic threw me into this. I feel like I have a slight left hilar pneumonia going on too, so I think I'll rest for the rest of today and drink lots of hot tea. I'm working on my miniaprons and some other things I owe out. Completed the dolly aprons...had hand finishing to do on them...did that yesterday.

I want to get busy and make Caftans for the girls. Found Kente print fabric from the Ivory Coast of Africa last week. It is gorgeous. I've never seen fabric like this before. It'll go perfect with the 70's Caftan patterns I found. My son wants a darsheeki shirt out of this fabric too. He plans on wearing it while gigging with his band. Says it gets really hot up there and wants to stay natural and cool!

Oh, did you notice the Sunbonnet Sue print? It matches the rust colored fabric! I was so lucky to find both at the Goodwill. They had them separated on the hanging rack!

Well gotta go and make some Rose Cream tea...only thing that helps my ears and throat feel better.

Hugs to everyone!! I hope to be making some aprons soon.



2 LMZ FARMS said...

Hope you get to feeling better. Why can't we have stores like that here? I know that you are glad that you finally got to clean the attic. Now, when are you coming to do mine?lol
Take care and hope you have a good one.

GardenGoose said...

hope you get to feeling better soon. neat fabric stash, especially think the piece with the girl and ducks is just darling.

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