Monday, April 27, 2015

Flea Market Monday

It was a fabric kind of flea market weekend. Because, you know, I was running short and only had 5,000 pounds left in my sewing room. LOL

A lovely cross stitch (probably shop bound and in need of a real frame).
A whole bolt of this GORGEOUS fabric!  Curtains! Pillows!
Even the selvedge text is lovely.
I think there are 12 or 15 of these blocks.  These are actually not the prettiest ones, but they were a hot wreck. I think someone tried that quilt as you go thing, because individual blocks had been quilted. And poorly. Thread tension was awful, the blocks hadn't even been ironed, they were part hand stitched, part knotted up machine stitched messes. I have already ripped all but one of them apart.
Everything after washing.
This print is a lot of kitchen curtains - 4 panels and 2 valances. I think they were made from feedsacks.
You've seen this feedsack here before. The first time I saw them in March they were $15 each. When I bought them earlier this month they were $7 each. Yesterday I bought the last one for $5. It pays to hold out I guess.
I bought two of these southwestern feedsacks too. One for me, one for the shop.
And this loose weave feedsack too!

It's Dave's birthday today - Hapde Burfday to him!  (Although I think we should all just agree to not have birthdays on Mondays. Somehow I have to get a cake made and his special dinner and they kids are  a hot wreck and the laundry is piled up and oh yea, there will be an orthodontist trip in there somewhere too. Yeaup, Monday birthdays should definitely be banished.)

Sunday, April 26, 2015

Come flea with me

Yesterday we went to St Louis vintage market days.  Usually I avoid these things like the plague. I do not need to see a bunch of other people making pinterest things - I can do that myself! Or see things that I can usually buy for $10 marked $100. (Without paying admission to do so.) But, this one piqued my interest.

It was actually a lot better than I expected it to be. We wandered in pretty late in the day, so I totally deserved to see that lovely yo yo quilt in someone else's bag!

I took some pictures of some things to share with you. Tomorrow I will show you what I actually did buy at the flea this weekend. 

Also tomorrow, I am having an instagram quilt sale. This is  my first instagram sale, but I have been cleaning out the closets this week and I have a HUGE stack of cutter quilts I need to unload. I will not be adding them to the etsy shop because I just do not make enough money on them to justify the time, but you can find them tomorrow at 7 pm.  There is a preview photo up on instagram already. Makinprojiks over there too. :-)

I don't like the black on this chair, but I do love it's rusticness. What you can't see in the photo are that it has patches sewn onto in places.
Oh. I die.
No really.
Everyone was all "aren't they so cute!" and I was just dying over their cuteness. If I wasn't about to be 40 in 2 weeks I might try to have 20 more kids. LOLOLOL
This was a HUGE old cupboard. Women were always in the way.
I loved her scrappy vintage fabric garland.

Doilies sewn on this cutter quilt was such a cute idea! 
I also loved her yo yo covered bench.
I couldn't get a great photo of this armoire but it was so shapely and lovely. (And only $150.)
Unlike these lockers. A total wet dream. And $950.
GORGEOUS flour can (also too expensive at $50+).
That gold mirror in the back was SUPERB.
This was a shapely thing....
Old rolling cart stuffed with quilts? Yes please.
I took this picture to remind myself to find some chicken wire fabric to sew with.
Dave loved the butcher block top added to this old desk.

They seem to have shows in more than just St Louis, worth a stroll around just for the eye candy!

Back tomorrow, happy Sunday to you!

Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Grant 2.5 year old portraits

I took Grant to get updated portraits yesterday. Mostly it was an an excuse to get him into the MOST AMAZING vintage jacket EVER. I die over this jacket. Seriously.

He was a little schnitzel! Trying really, really hard NOT to smile. At 2.5 he is just mostly seriously intense. The most intense 2 year old we have ever had. This does not bode well for three. Just sayin'.

This boy.

Also, Target - what is going on with your little boy pants? I mean are they made for a giant? (And Grant is a giant.) Why so long? Are these some kind of weird skinny man pants?

It's a good thing he is damn cute. He was up at 1 am SCREAMING that he needed to get up for the day. And now, because he is exhausted, he has been screaming all bloody morning.

I have to get back to him stat.

P.S. If anyone has any brilliant ideas on where to buy shoes for toddlers that fit roughly a size 8-9 and are made for fat feet with a high instep I am ALL EARS. Regular shoes will not fasten over his instep, or you can't even get his feet in them, and he is about 1mm from outgrowing the "toddler" shoes that are made for those kind of feet. (Hence the sort of don't go with this outfit shoes. This shoe thing with him is seriously hard.)

Monday, April 20, 2015

Party napkin collection

That unassuming little green box held the sweetest little history treasure trove of party napkins!

(Only one Halloween, and too bad it's not a 1940s version!)

This little cake is what sold me on the box.

There are more than one of most of them, so I think a pack of them might be headed to the shop.

After I deal with the laundry, repaint the door I was painting that Grant smeared purple chalk all over after the first coat, take Grant for updated portraits, get Sammi back from school, file my mother's taxes...oh, who am I am kidding. LOL