Friday, March 4, 2011

Time for a trip

We are heading off to San Francisco for a week - leaving tomorrow. We are actually taking a proper vacation - no work involved - no trade shows - OMG! I can't wait! I hope to do some blogging and Tweeting while I'm gone. I like blogging on trips and staying connected when I'm gone. So stay tuned - hopefully, in the next few days, I'll feature a selection of pretty shops and fab restaurants from SF and Carmel. You can follow us here on Twitter. Have a great weekend!

I like this shot of our owl print from the Cartolina Etsy shop. It really suits the green frame, doesn't it? I'll be back on a regular schedule on the 14th but, as I said, I'll be popping in and out over the next week.

Congrats to Urubbu

Congratulations to Geraldo and Craig from Urubbu for having their cards featured in the March issue of Martha Stewart Living. I'm a big fan of their work and am so happy for their success. Way to go guys - what good taste Martha has :-)


I knew what these were as soon as I spotted them via Hanna Sandvig's favourites in Etsy. This wonderful Viewfinder fabric design is from Kokka via Matatabi.

Thursday, March 3, 2011

I love this idea - for $30 you can get 16 brand new pretty hankies from House 8810 "Get creative and frame multiple hankies in a row around the house or in your kids room! You can wrap up small treats in a hankie, and tie with twine for a perfect party favor!" Love the idea of using them for gift wrap! Aren't they cute? And, one more thing, you should see the other repro vintage linens they have - the best table cloths!

Busy bunnies!

Just when you think you've seen all the vintage fabric, a 'new' one shows up. I've never seen this pattern before and I love it. It's beautifully illustrated and really interesting - that's a lot of bunnies doing a lot of different things! I found it here at Chenille Bliss.

Put a bird on it!

I had to laugh when I picked up this vintage box of matches at the junk store the other day. I suppose you have all seen the "Put a bird on it!" video on Youtube by Portlandia, if you haven't it's very funny. here's an original case of "Put a bird on it." from Eddy's Redbird Matches which have probably been around since the 1930's. Great logo and type.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Vintage Sewing Secrets

I thought this was very cute when I saw it at Sublime Stitchin. Great, vintage 1930's Sewing Secrets cover from Dominus Vobiscum's Flickr stream. I love that anyone would take the time to do a corded buttonhole! And note the instructions for a 'slide fastener' - not a zip!

Peculiar Fretwork

I found these interesting template patterns on a site called Peculiar Fretwork via Yes they are odd, I know, but I just thought they might inspire one of you in some way today that it was worth featuring them here. I've seen lots of paper doily/cutout designs recently appearing on all sorts of surface patterns etc. So here you go . . .

This is so sweet! And embroidered pendant from September House. What a pretty and unique idea!

Monday, February 28, 2011

Found - Mister Finch

These are fantastic - moths made from remnants of vintage embroidered linens. These were created by Mister Finch in the UK. I adore them! So unique and different. Great job.

Button up!

For $14 this is a great selection of vintage buttons. I blew the button on my fave pair of old jeans last week and used a vintage art nouveau brass button - I way prefer it. I should have ripped that old button years ago! These are from Dog Day Afternoons - can you see the tiny deer on one of the buttons - I'd buy them just for that one!

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