Jun 25, 2012

Vintage Goodies

For a while now I've been admiring vintage style from afar. I just haven't had the courage to take that step and actually buy a vintage pattern - or scarier still, make a vintage piece for myself. But on a recent trip to my mum's place, she gave me some amazing vintage patterns that had belonged to my nan, as well as a few other goodies, and now my only problem is.... which one do I make first?

I had no idea that mum had these stashed away!  Aren't they amazing?  I have already made a special trip to Spotlight to grab some vintage-themed fabric.  Can you guess which dresses these are going to end up as?

Mum also gave me this cool thread holder - my Pop, who was crafty in his own way, actually made this for my Nan.  Mum doesn't use it so she said I could have it. Now I just have to find a spot for it to live on my craft desk.

I also scored these vintage buttons. My sister had been given these by our grandmother when she cleared our her sewing room when they downsized and moved into a little unit a few years back. Although my sister doesn't sew (yet - I'm sure it's only a matter of time!), she is also a creative type and was intending to use them in craft projects, but because she is so wonderful she has shared them with me.

You can see some of my favourites here.

I also scored some assorted fabric scraps. Because you can never have too many scraps! Haha. Well, I can't.

I'm so happy with my vintage treasures!

1 comment:

  1. Don't you love things handed down from your grandparents. I have my grandma's pin cushion and I love it. Kylie :) PS Can't wait to see some of your vintage creations.