Thursday, April 21, 2011

Vintage Fabrics!

It's Thursday and I am wondering what to put in my blog!???!!  Ever get writer's block?  Or think that you have nothing to offer?  I'm not really a chatty person, more of a thinker and planner.  So, I'm not so inclined to tell you each detail of my day, although that might be interesting to some. I have been working on a few creative items, but basically they are a repeat of some that I have already posted.

So, I thought I would tell you about a new venture of mine.  I have been filling my time with something  different for me.  I've been recycling fabrics! I go to the local thrift outlet or to an estate sale and look for fabrics and notions.  I find that many elderly people leave behind vintage fabrics and projects in various states of completion.  I have been able to find some AWESOME pieces of yardage!  Here are a few, some already sold.  I guess that there are other people out there that love vintage fabrics too!
Dotted Swiss
 Very popular, when I was growing up, for Sunday dresses!

Rural New England Scene
 This one was wonderfully patriotic with it's American Flag!
This one really got me to wondering if it had not, in fact, been some one's tablecloth back in the 40's!
I usually have to wash the fabrics because they have a musty smell.  Probably came from some one's attic or garage! But the work is well worth it to find hidden VINTAGE treasure!  I have several others in my shop, if you are interested!  


memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

The dotted swiss is very pretty! And what a fun new adventure you've found!

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I love that vintage fabric, so pretty!!!

Happy Easter and thanks for visiting my blog!

Lynn said...

I remember well wearing dotted swiss dresses. Old fabrics intrigue me too but I don't know what to do with them. lol

storybeader said...

great pastime! And since you enjoy fabrics in the first place, even better!

art2cee2 said...

Everyone gets writers block once in a while, so you are definitely not alone. I love vintage fabrics too. Once I bought a whole pile of quilt squares that were not put together. I had plans to finally finish but I ended up giving it to a quilting neighbor. She moved, I lost track and who knows if the quilt was ever finished. Oh well, the best made plans. :-)

Dana said...

Found you on EBT! I love the dotted swiss! I'm a new follower as well.


Teresa Kline aka va.sunshine said...

gorgeous fabrics, Happy Easter!

enjoy *~*

Missy said...

Oh how cool, love vintage fabric!

ZudaGay said...

Wonderful finds! Dotted swiss is SO pretty.

Judy Nolan said...

Love that dotted Swiss...boy, does that bring back memories.