Sunday, 29 January 2012

Vintage Notions ...and a winner! ;-)


I've found the loveliest book!! ;-)

And it really is a true inspiration!

It's the loveliest book I've seen in a long time;

I'm bowled over by its charm!

It's written by Mary Barickman, a lady very much inspired by

another lady, Mary Brooks Picken, a talented dressmaker and founder

of 'The Woman's Institute of Domestic Arts and Sciences', in Scranton, California.





Each lovely chapter of this book represents a month of the year

because as Amy says:

'' Our lives are keenly connected to the change of seasons,

from the food we eat to the clothes we wear''

Each chapter starts with a lovely quote for the month.

And each season has a storage pocket to stash away your own precious clippings,

fabric swatches, recipes etc.




Join with me in sharing a few of the delights of this lovely book.

January




February





March





April




May




June




July




August




September




October




November




December






I hope you enjoyed those 'Snippets'
;-)



And finally...


Thank you everyone for all of your

wonderful ideas!

I've put all the names in a hat and the winner is...


http://downbytheseadorset.blogspot.com/

(Please email me your address!)

;-)

7 comments:

dosierosie said...

That book is beautifull, very unusual layout.
Congrats to your winner.
Gillx

KC'sCourt! said...

Wow! what a wonderful book that is my sort of book!
Congratulations to the winner of the giveaway
Julie xxxxxxxx

galant said...

Now that book even appeals to me and I'm not a 'craft' person at all! Crafty perhaps, but not craft, har, har!
Margaret P

galant said...

Now that book even appeals to me and I'm not a 'craft' person at all! Crafty perhaps, but not craft, har, har!
Margaret P

Down by the sea said...

Wow I was so busy admiring your book and thinking that the inspiration it was giving each month was similar to the way we now inspire each other through our blogs that it took me a few seconds to realise I was the winner of your giveaway! I don't usually win anything so thank you so much!
I hope your gals are continuing to multiple!
(I will email you separately)
Sarah X

Anonymous said...

What a lovely book!
Love Amanda (Shabby Chick) xxx

Down by the sea said...

Thanks Sal for the beautiful collection of material I will have to get creative now!

I love lavender too so the lavender bag was much appreciated. I wish I could crochet and produce flowers like yours. What a shame I can't get to Tavistock tomorrow hope you have a great day!