Thursday, August 4, 2011

vintage sheets make lovely things

i have a confession to make. i don't really go to spotlight anymore. i used to be there at least once a week - stocking up on wool or fabric in order to satisfy my over-ambitious approach to craft and life...

now i thrift. i mean... i thrift more. I have always op shopped... it started in high school and is something that my husband has slowly had to get used to. and i figure... since i am already there looking for clothes, furniture and homewares i might as well look for items to stock my craft room! and so my love of vintage sheets was born. now when i op shop i head straight to the bedding section and usually the craft section is close by. it is getting harder and harder to find vintage sheets as i know i am not alone in my love... hence the vintage sheet FQ swap - where vintage sheet lovers and crafters can pool their resources and expand their collections!

some crafty inspiration for your friday morning
1. baby bibs (inspired by this)
2. a still unbound quilt
3. owl softie
4. a different section of quilt (my guest bedroom is looking forward to its makeover)
5. more softie making

**you can sign up for the last few places in the vintage sheet FQ swap over here
**last few days of the vintage kiddies clothes sale over here
i will be at the suitcase rummage markets this weekend in brisbane city this weekend selling vintage homewares, clothes and a few of the bibs and softies pictured above! pop by and say hi if you are around the area!


  1. Ooh, I love the sweet things you have been making! Those wee bibs almost make me want to have another baby just so they can wear them hehe. I find it hard to justify buying new without checking in the oppies first, and you can't beat them for a good old rummage either! Have fun at the suitcase rummage, I hope to visit one day! :D Xx

  2. oh Kel, it's all so lovely, pretty and sweet and so are you for organising this swap x

  3. such pretty things... sigh...

  4. you are so productive right now! loving the bibs and your little softies. looking forward to sunday! xx

  5. ooooh ! me too! i LOVE vintage sheets and have only just started creating with them. Beautiful pics. Have a great weekend :)

  6. They all look so lovely! Thanks for the mention and the inspiring ideas for the sheets xo

  7. Beautiful!!!!! I am so excited about the swap! Mwah!!

  8. deeevine! I am in love with it all -- especially the quilt :)