Thursday, November 12, 2009

A few things...

I love vintage!  Stopped by my favorite used book store a couple of days ago to see whatz new!  I picked up these 3 books:  "Boutique (fashions to knit and crochet)" by Bear Brand and Fleisher Yarns; "How to Make Sleeves - Instructions for Plain, Raglan, Epaulet, Shirtwaist, Cuffs", published by Singer Sewing Machine Company; and "Vogue's Book of Smart Dressmaking", copyright 1942, The Conde Nast Publications, Inc.

The Vogue book includes a free pattern for a new dickey that I will definitely try!

After leaving the book store, I made a stop at the local thrift store and look what I found!  A handmade weaving loom!

And, there was a project already for me to work on!  I found a website that gives advice and suggestions on weaving.  You can check it out here!   I will continue working on this until between my Christmas projects and other UFOs!

Speaking of Christmas...I finally finished a lap quilt for my Mom!  I've only been quilting just under 6 months and RESISTANCE is FUTILE!  I love it!  A true fiber artist to the marrow!

Check out this Christmas Tree Skirt Tutorial from Piece N Quilt blog!  This is one of my next projects this week.

It  was good getting out of the house and around this week, and finding treasures!  Until next time,



JC said...

Nice books. They look like they're in decent shape. You reminded me of a couple I got off of ebay over the summer. Pretty lap quilt. I'm sure your Mom will enjoy it. Thanks for your comment earlier. :-)

Stacy (S.E.W.Butterfly) said...

You're welcome, JC! And, thank you for your support!

Catwalk Creative said...

Stacy! Those books are amazing! Very cool find. :) And your mum's going to be so happy with her quilt. It's beautiful. Are you going to have time for all this crafting after Christmas I wonder?! xxx