Friday, September 25, 2009

A Great Vintage Day and A Giveaway

September 25, 2009

A Great Vintage Day and A Giveaway

I had a wonderful day yesterday. It started with a trip with Freya to the thrift store. Freya and I both found goodies.

Camille's finds:
Vintage nightgown with cape in light turquoise. If I were to wear this to bed Chris would laugh himself silly

I picked this picture up for the frame but I think I'll leave the cardboard print in it and hang it in my sewing space until I find a project for the frame.

My favorite! Vintage patterns complete! I've made quite a few clothes from vintage patterns lately. While I was flipping through a lot of patterns Freya was behind me looking at the books.

Freya's finds:
Freya asked if she could have these books. I saw the price (50 cents) and Hello Kitty (I like Hello Kitty) and said yes. Only when we got home and sat down to read them did I notice the full title and subjects of the Hello Kitty Activity Book. How great that one of them is a Stitch and Sew Activity Book.

I know autumn is officially here when Chris starts making soup for supper. Last night he tried a new one. Greek Lemon Chicken Soup. It was delicious and pretty. Chris found the recipe here:

It was such a great day yesterday that I'd like to have a giveaway.
I've been cleaning out my sewing space. It was a mess + and it is taking a lot of time. (There is going to be a whole blog on my sewing space project soon).
There are two plump piles of fabric, so two giveaways. All fabrics are a white color. Fabrics included are flour sack, muslin, light weight canvas, quilt weight cotton, brocade and 1/3 yard of vintage chenille.

If you want one of these piles of scrap fabric just leave a comment on this post. Oliver will draw two names on Sunday and I will post the recipients at 1:00 p.m MST on this blog and on my blog at
Have a great weekend fellow vintage swappers.


  1. Your comment about the vintage night gown cracked me up! What great finds! Can't wait to see your sewing space as I have just arranged mine as well. Nice to meet you and Best Wishes.

  2. I have a few vintage night gowns, what to do with them? I thought about making them smaller for my little girl.

  3. Wow, thanks for the giveaway! Ah yes, craft space cleaning time, I feel it coming, too . . .

  4. lol, those nightgowns are great! I am looking for material like that to make tutu-like skirts for my little girl. And how great is it to come home with thrifted Hello Kitty craft books? awesome! Come to think of it, I would really love to get my hands on some white fabric as well, since I never seem to have any on hand at home when I need it. Just one of those strange things, like searching for a missing button or something.

  5. i'm new here, but enjoy your posts. you have a beautiful eye for things. that fabric is lovely. thanks for the giveaway, i'd love to be included!

  6. I'd love to be included in the giveaway. But, I'm most concerned because I didn't receive a partner :(

  7. Wow you found some GREAT stuff!

  8. Beautiful! And I am always on the hunt for chenille!

  9. How nice of you to offer up your lovely fabrics. I love white, especially on babies and little girls, just so sweet! I am going to go visit your blog now...