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Archive for January, 2011

  • Vintage Pins
    Sunday Stash: A Touch of Vintage Posted on January 30, 2011

    A Touch of Vintage is my local antique store, which I’m very lucky to only live 10 minutes away from, walking distance. I have been recently on the hunt for a pretty broach/pin to go a vintage Butterick 6292 dress I made, since it needed a little pizzaz.  Knowing my local antique shop has a… Read More »

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    Colette’s Spring Palette Challenge Posted on January 25, 2011

    Every since I got the Snippets email from Sarai at Colette Patterns, I’ve been mulling over the idea of participating in her Spring Palette Challenge. A day after posting about the Sew Along Mayhem, I now decide to do more???  My husband probably thinks I’m nuts, but I have this blog tag-line for a reason: So many… Read More »

  • Sew-Along Mayhem Posted on January 24, 2011

    January has exploded and has given way to sew along mayhem.  I really can’t complain about it, since I’ve signed myself up for, not one, but four different sew alongs, hosted on 4 of my favorite blogs. I can’t help that I wanted to make all of the patterns that we’re doing (can I ???)… Read More »

  • Sunday Stash: Stash from my Grandma Posted on January 23, 2011

    My grandmother passed away not one year ago, after a long trial of dementia.  I didn’t know about this disease until she got it very early on (mid to late 60’s or so).  At the time, I just remember being frustrated and angry about why she wasn’t interacting with people or why she stopping baking… Read More »

  • White Angora Leaf Scarf

    I’ve been sewing up such a storm lately, that I’ve put all of my knitting projects on the back-burner.  But after recieving the book ‘Vintage Knitwear for Modern Knitters’ by Lise-Lotte Lystrup in my Bunny Swap, I was very (!!!) motivated to pick up my sticks again. I went shopping last week for some angora yarn to… Read More »

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    Sunday Stash: Butterick 6150 and More Posted on January 16, 2011

    Welcome back to the second ever, Sunday Stash.  I hope you think this is as fun as I do, since we’re now getting into the good stuff: patterns (!!!) and fabrics. I have a major weakness for 1950’s vintage patterns.  I love the 40’s patterns also, but the styles just aren’t as flattering on me… Read More »

  • Creating Ensembles

    As you may have gathered from a prior post of mine, I love getting mail.  Well, I came home from work today to find another package waiting for me at my door.  I don’t know how, but I completely forgot about this book I ordered from amazon during my holiday break. It’s the Better Dressmaking… Read More »

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    OMG! I’m on SewMamaSew Posted on January 11, 2011

    I have to repeat it to myself every minute or so because it doesn’t seem real….  I’m on the Sew, Mama, Sew blog! While I’m not a feature on the blog, I’ve been referenced by the amazing Sarai of Colette Patterns.  So awesome, if I can say so myself.  I know Sarai is just a… Read More »

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    Sunday Stash: Mom’s Estate Sale Find Posted on January 9, 2011

    I love my stash of patterns, fabrics, notions, and yarn.  It’s not huge, in my opinion, but my husband continues to tease me about it every time I get a new package in the mail from etsy. I’m a complete sucker for patterns, 1950’s vintage patterns to be specific.  Every time I buy one for… Read More »

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    Ravelry Bunny Swap Posted on January 6, 2011

    No, this isn’t a post about swapping rabbits with other people.  But how cool would that be?! On the knitting/crochet website Ravelry, I’m in a group called ‘Bunny Rabbit Lovers’.  Originally the group most likely formed for people to talk about their angora rabbits, in reference to using their hair for spinning/selling.  But for me,… Read More »