Tuesday, 9 February 2010

Little treasures ;-)

As you can see, I'm in 50s mode today!
Little pieces of 50s barkcloth have lovely designs on them and I just happened to find these recently.
And so...(or should that be sew)...

I thought I'd team them up with some dotty fabric from an older Amy Butler range and make some small items for the V&H fair.

I'm intrigued by some of these designs.

There really are some gorgeous fabrics around ..it just takes time to search!
Moving on..

There really are some very kind people around too...
Take, for instance, my writer pal Margaret (met through blogging), who kept me provided with her lovely collages when I was too ill to do much on my blog, last year.
She sent me this collage on my b/day
My photographing skills are a bit naff just lately and so no way can I do this justice but
what a cheery card to receive.
And then...another very sweet blogger whom I have never met...
...posted this to me.
She had found a vintage hanky and it reminded her of me, she said... packed into a pretty, little box, along with some soaps and other little goodies..

The motto on the heart says:
''Where there's a woman , there's a way '
I shall treasure that heart!

I shall treasure this as well...

It's 1930s feedsack fabric and I found it on Etsy.
Feedsacks (and their history), fascinate me and so I think that'll be my next blog post
along with a few little vintage pretties which have ended up in my possession!
Hope everyone is having a happy Tuesday!


TheMadHouse said...

What wonderful eye candy as always. I adore the last fabric

maria said...

What wonderful gifts.
I agree that the history of feedsacks is very interesting, I only recently discovered what they were used for. I look forward to your post.

Guenievre said...

Lovely fabrics. Amy Butler's fabrics are always beautiful and original.
I like Heather Bailey's and Anna maria Horner's fabrics too. They've lovely vintage designs.
Bonne journée et bonne couture !

Anonymous said...

What fabulous fabrics - looking forward to seeing more of your mskes.xx

summerfete said...

Ooh yes Do one on feedsacks!
I keep seeing them and wondering...

Clare x

ps. I have used some of the fabric from you to make a patchwork crochet tidy. (well nearly, I've done the patchwork bit)

Ellouise88 said...

So pleased you liked it! When I started exploring blogland, yours was the first blog that caught my eye, so you have been in my thoughts for a while now!

Hope you've managed to eek out the birthday feelings a bit longer!

Karen said...

Watch gorgeous fabrics and lovely gifts :)

I will watch with interest over the next few days Sal as I have no idea of what a feedsack is - although your own one is extremely pretty :)

Cally's Cottage said...

Lovely makes- you are so clever! Aren't bloggers the kindest and most considerate people?- what lovely thoughtful gifts..
Warm Wishes,
Cally x x x

KC'sCourt! said...

Lovely material.

The Weaver of Grass said...

Not quite sure what a feedsack is Sal, so I look forward to your next post.

Country Cottage Chic said...

Lovely fabric snippets Sal - I really am frustrated about not being able to sew or do much of anything anything for weeks on end. I'm turning into a slug!

What a sweet gift you received too.


Menopausal musing said...

Great fabrics, love the barkcloth. Can't wait for the feedsack post...... :O)

galant said...

Ooh, Sal, thanks so much for sharing my card to you with other bloggers! And I love those 1950s materials! They are so vibrant!
But, like some others, I've no idea what feedsacks are! Are they the sacks which animals feeds come in? I don't suppose they are otherwise they'd be in hessian or something like that and hardly the vibrant materials you love so much!
More info on feedsacks, please!
Margaret P

Alli (One Pearl Button) said...

Oh wow, what wonderful fabrics! I also love that handkerchief.

I'm always attracted to feedsacks at antique stores, but it's so hard to find them for reasonable prices these days! Yours is lovely.

Ticking stripes said...

Love barkcloth but struggling to find any these days! Well done!

Josie-Mary said...

Hope you had a great birthday, when was it? I've missed a few posts so I'm not sure if you said the date.
Lovely goodie, the hankie is great :)x

mise said...

A lovely colourful place you have here, and that feedsack fabric is beautiful.

Suzy's Vintage Attic said...

Hello Sal

Really gorgeous bark cloth fabric! Your stall is going to look so pretty at the V&H Fair. I look forward to seeing all your creations in the flesh.

Take care
Isabelle x

Sarah said...

You always have such lovely fabrics Sal - I especially love the feedsack fabric.

sarah-jane down the lane said...

Such a gorgeous jolly post!

I love feedsack too, I am always forlornly bidding for them on e-bay, I never win as I always show my hand too earlY When will I learn?

Sarah x

Bobbie Lynn said...

What a fun posting. Thanks

Pixiedust said...

What lovely goodies. Very pretty fabric. xxx Pixie xxx

clare's craftroom said...

What a gorgeous post full of such lovely things , thankyou .

Linda Gilbert said...

Belated Happy Birthday Sal. I am having trouble posting on your comments page x Love Linda