Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Getting My Vintage Fix On

So.... the months have gone by and the sewing room has been unused.  Flea markets and yard sales have been unpicked and Craigslist postings have come and gone - leaving great deals for other buyers, I imagine. Going back to school full time is *ahem* FULL TIME work!  Then having a houseful of visitors all summer has kept me busy as well.  With a quiet week until school starts back, I wanted a quick sewing fix.  

In the past couple of years I have grabbed vintage fabrics wherever I could find them and somewhere I picked up this.  I can't even figure out what the items were, but I believe they were cafe curtains (they have rod pockets.)  This is quite a heavy fabric for curtains, though, so I'm not sure.  Anyway, the print is VERY cool!

 Also, along the way, I have stocked up on vintage notions like this rick rack (100% cotton, like you can't find anymore) and old metal Talon zippers.   Rummaged around in my stock and made a little zippered pouch out of these odds and ends.
LOVE, LOVE, LOVE this print!

Okay, I could do this all day long .... make useless little items out of salvaged fabrics and with my vintage sewing machines while listening to "Leave it to Beaver" in the background... poke around estate sales looking for old fabric.   What fun!

But next week its back to the books...  :)