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my vintage love

I still have some a lot of unpacking to do from The Tattered House show this past Sunday.  My sewing room is such a mess.  So sorry, but I have no pictures of that!

What I will show you is this blanket.

When I first saw this fabric my heart skipped a beat!  I even looked around to see if there was anyone else ready to grab it just as I was reaching out for it.

I just love all of these colors together.  It is sweet without being overly sweet, if you know what I mean.

The flower print is vintage as is the nubby chenille on the back.  And the blanket is sized perfectly to fit over baby in the carseat or stroller so momma doesn’t have to struggle with folding over a big blanket that is just too big.  I know… I am so thoughtful :)

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and the winner is…

(Saying that reminds me of the Oscars)  Thank you all who left comments and were so sweet in your congratulations for my being published in the fun new book, Craft Challenge: Dozens of Ways to Repurpose a Pillowcase. 

What you really want to hear is who won the book giveaway.  The winner is Sarah.  She is a real sweetie and I have been reading her blog for awhile now.  So go and visit her, hopefully we’ll be seeing some new pillowcase creations from her soon!

Last week I did some quick thrifting at my local shop.  My kids were with me and they love picking out a little something for themselves.  Nothing usually too interesting.  But I loove what I found!

This is a wooden tray with a nice wicker trime that I paid $3. for.  I think I will paint it and decoupage something on it.

My kids hate this clown!  But I love him!  Someone handpainted the plywood cutout.  I want to use it for my display.  Paid $3.

A before pic of the cradle. 

Thanks for looking at my photos!  And thanks again to all who visited my site during my book giveaway.  You are the best!

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new photos

Yesterday was a beutiful clear day here.  And my upstairs landing has some great windows to let a lot of sun in.  So, while two of my boys were skiing the day away at the snow, I was able to take some pictures.  I just put up my ironing board and laid out my pink vintage chenille bedspread and went to work.  I also added my girl’s very vintage chair.  I just love it!

So, here are the photos that I took for my Glitter and grunge update for January.  Tomorrow might be raining, so I think I should get to work and take advantage of all of this natural light.

This is a close up photo of my farm pillow.  This one is all hand stitched and designed by me.  This was fun to make, and I just didn’t want to stop adding on all of these little details.

farm pillow

made using a vintage hanky

made using vintage linens

Check it all out at Glitter and Grunge.  Thanks for looking!

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G&g aprons

Here are two of my cute half aprons, made for the December Glitter & grunge.  The first one is made using a vintage tablecloth.  I have also made a dress, coasters, and a specs case using this same fabric.  It has gotten around!

pink floral half apron

It has little pockets across the front for cooking utensils or craft supplies.  And it comes with a matching hot pad, made just for play, not intended for real kitchen use.  It is even all trimmed up with some pink ric rac, it’s hard to resist!

The second apron is made using a vintage tea towel.  I just fell in love with these retro colors and the graphic nature of the design.  Someone even took the time to crochet the edge in blue.

blue half apron

It too has deep pockets across the front making it perfect to keep your spatula handy and ready to use.  I also made a matching hot pad, made just for pretend play!  The hot pad can be hung from the vintage button at the waist.

Have fun looking at G&g.  There are a lot of talented artists, and a great chance for some unique Christmas shopping!

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time to vote – for me!

Today when you visit Vintage Indie, you will see this banner for the Artist Challenge and a little item made by me. Can you guess which little thing I made? Check out #3 and vote for me!

I made a lingerie bag using a vintage handkerchief. The black border just makes the colored flowers so vibrant and beautiful. It is just perfect to put under you pillow with your nicely folded nightie. Or put it away in your undergarment drawer, a nice feminine touch! This bag has little pink pom pom fringe and simply closes with velcro, covered with a delicate pink vintage button. I think it makes a perfect gift for a new bride, or a special gift just for you!

So, please vote for me #3! If I win, my prize will be a month of free advertising on Vintage Indie. Thanks all!!

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headliner

I’m a headliner on Vintage Indie! And there is also an interview I did about my studio space in my home. If you look on there again tomorrow, you will see a special artist challenge.

Glitter and Grunge is partnering with Vintage Indie to come up with a unique artist challenge theme. There is only one rule, it has to incorporate something vintage into the mix. When they are showcased on Vintage Indie the readers will vote on a winner. So please and Choose me! Choose me!

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dressed up ducks

If you visit my etsy shop you will see a special outfit on sale, just for my etsy customers. It will remain marked down until sold. Thanks for checking it out!

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