Wednesday, January 30, 2008
Thrift store shopping is at its best in Kilauea at Christ Memorial Church's parish hall store. Helen Mitsui is the grand dame of sorters for all the donated goods. I just found a Van Briggle Blue Stallion to add to my growing collection of knick knacks.
Monday, January 28, 2008
This weekend I almost finished this quilt from Bunny Hill Designs. I had it finished enough to use as show in tell at our monthly No Nene Quilt Group meeting. I always learn so much. This meeting I learned what indigo dye in powdered form smells like, very earthy. Now when I buy anything marked indigo I will give it the sniff test to be sure it is genuine.
Friday, January 25, 2008
Thursday, January 24, 2008
Here is a doll I made using an old dress pattern from my husband's grandmother. I always wanted to sew this dress but the pattern size was too small for me. Making a doll with the vintage dress pattern is a great alternative for vintage sewing fans. Now when I go thrift store shopping I look at vintage sewing patterns in a new light.
Wednesday, January 23, 2008
When I need inspiration I look at old family photos. I see determination and the will to get the job done on their faces and they are mentors to me. I also enjoy seeing a woman in a skirt and carrying a gun. We have it so easy today.