Friday, January 27, 2012

Sewing And Thrifting

More sewing coming out of the sewing room. It feels so good to be working in there again! (I apologize for the pictures! Our winter light hasn't been very cooperative lately.)

The first Pink Big Flowers Bag is done! It is already spoken for but I have enough to make another. Amazing what you can do with an old bed sheet from the 70s :). Kinda reminds me of the wallpaper my parents had in their bedroom in my childhood home. Wonder if my mom has a picture of that somewhere...

Second Blue Big Flowers Bag - just awaiting it's yo-yo topping. Have enough for a third one if necessary. Now if I could find just the right gingham lining for the orange and yellow irises. Maybe at one of tomorrows sales...a girl can hope right?!

The Little and I went to Goodwill this morning and along with some (more) books for the boys, I found these great vintage treasures! I almost wet my pants when I saw this gorgeous feedsack fabric and then saw the price tag - .99 - eeeeyeah!!!! I will be using it for a fun project not yet born. The books were an added bonus and will make their way to The Weekend Cottage in Clear Lake before too long.

A little hand sewing. I am all out of the wool strawberries that I make (can't remember if 3 or 4 bowls sold) so I will be making some more up. Here is the first round. Also up is the yo-yo for the Blue Big Flower Bag.

I am also REALLY looking forward to the She Is...Outdoors Women's Weekend Conference at Eagle Bluff in Lanesboro, MN. Just sent in my registration and am going with two great friends! Everyone needs something to look forward to!


  1. You HAD sheets that looked like that! Wow. I think I'd sleep on those every night! It's a lovely bag too!

  2. Thank you for visiting and so glad you like the bag! I really had fun making it. I actually found the sheet at a thrift store for a dollar and since it had holes in it I had no problems cutting it up. I try and use things that can't be reused for their original purpose due to holes or stains, therefore, giving new life to what would most likely end up in a trash dump.