Doing all my Craft and Sewing related blogging over at My Poppet

Doing all my Craft and Sewing related blogging over at My Poppet
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Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Bunny time...

Seems like everyone is in love with bunnies at the moment, I wonder why?



1. Easter Bunny Cozy, 2. Red Riding Hood bunny, 3. the bunnies, 4. Sleepy bunny

Monday, March 29, 2010

Markets, Garage Sales and other ♥able things...

Sorry guys, a decent post to MADE OF CLOTH is long overdue, so here is a nice long one full of fabric loveliness...
I was lucky enough to catch up with the lovely Morgan Wills at the Maribrynong Makers Market 2 weekends ago in Seddon. Such a talented lady, I couldn't resist this apple pin cushion, so delicious I just want to take a bite...mmm...
Now I'll definitely have to tidy the sewing room so my sweet little apple can take pride of place.
Then the next morning headed to the Camberwell Market with Estelle and scored this awesome vintage fabric from the button lady (some of you know who i mean). Swiss vintage cotton with little sausage dogs. Had to buy the whole bolt, couldn't resist...
Bought a lot of other great stuff too, but it's not cloth related so I'll have to blog about it elsewhere.
Then, yesterday whilst walking around the park I stumbled onto a Garage sale, lots of not fantastic junk except for this...
...in a dusty and damp cardboard box lay a massive pile of vintage linen tea towels, doilies and aprons in mint condition. I've photographed my favorites here, in the wash now...
So I hope that has satisfied your MADE OF CLOTH fix for a little while, gotta go, Emma is trashing the joint...

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Outing...

Went into town with mum and Emma this afternoon. Dropped into visit the girls at Tessuti in Flinders lane. They have some awsome Japanese pattern books in at the moment. Fell in love with this one...can't wait to get stuck in and make some new clothes for Emma.
Lots of firsts for Emma today. 1st tram ride & babychino, enjoying the tram ride home now...


- Posted using BlogPress whilst out & about...

Monday, March 22, 2010

Do you pre-wash you fabric?


Jodie from the Haby Godess has written a great post on her facebook page about Pre-washing fabric...some of my thoughts in there too.
Read the article here...

Would love to hear your thoughts and ideas on the topic.

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Material girl...

Madonna...
Love her or hate her, no one can deny that she has made a huge impact on fashion and popular culture.
Some of her famous costumes are on show at Chadstone shopping centre till the 4th of April.
The actual dress she wore in the material girl video. Was a huge fan then...


...not so much by the time she was wearing this...


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Monday, March 15, 2010

A lovely surprise...

To the lovely mystery lady that dropped these vintage sewing patterns off at the shop, Thank you...who ever you are?
A lot of great classic styles here, maybe i'll be brave enough to sew something for myself one day.


- Posted using BlogPress whilst out & about...

Tuesday, March 9, 2010

Op-Shop Love...

My visit to the local Op-Shops this weekend was very fruitful. Apart from this awesome apron, in mint condition, still with price tags, I picked up a heap of patterns, a bag full of zips (not that I ever use them), some brand new vintage bed linen and some other bits that I can't remember...

Love the retro fabric, it totally matches my ugly mission brown kitchen so well that I'm having second thoughts about renovating!

Thursday, March 4, 2010

Pockets...

I would love this amazing dress by Marimekko. Think of all the bitsy things you could put in each pocket.
Background: Designed by Vuokko Nurmesniemi in 1960, the Iloinen takki dress with its colourful small pockets is made from the grey Nadja fabric. A children’s version of Iloinen takki was introduced at a later stage.