Tuesday, 15 May 2012

Gossamer Dreams and Vintage Visions!

So here are my three special items in all their vintage glory. Combining repurposed clothing, curtains and bits and pieces. Made with my big sister Mandy with a theme of cooperation and unity.
The brown houndstooth skirt I was lucky to find last week at a little old church oppy. The leather from an oppy near my MILs Nursing Home the other week and the scrabble tiles and curtain panel from a lucky garage sale stop a few weeks ago. I had a ball re-creating these things and have a lot more inspirational pieces to come. There is so much out there why would you need to buy new materials?
Tonight they go live for sale at 8pm Queensland time, so that's 7.30pm SA time.

These bags were made using a Charlie’s Aunt sewing pattern designed by Emma Brennan entitled the "Kitchen Garden Bag". Quite appropriate since my sister runs a local school kitchen garden program. She has some lovely vintage inspired styles. You can see more and links to her store at

Which one is your favorite?
Barkcloth, velvet or houndstooth?
I'm hooking up with Her library Adventures Flea Market Finds where there are lots of treasures found this week from all over the world.

Sunday, 13 May 2012

Saturday, 12 May 2012

Time warp Trifecta

Here is the third of the trifecta I promised from yesterday's sneaky peek. I can't say this one is my favorite as I love them all. Especially since I discovered they take an iPad in either pocket! So I guess that you can guess, these three items are bags. The Kitchen Garden bag by Emma at Charlie's Aunt. You can get the pattern for yourself at
This one is made from an old barkcloth curtain panel. It has lovely texture, colour and patterning. A couple of bevelled edge vintage buttons add another dimension. The tag on this one ties in with the unity theme, featuring a dove with an olive branch and vintage wooden scrabble tiles spelling out "unity".

Remember, Monday, night at Gossamer Dreams! ( though I can't decide if I want anyone to buy this or not!)

Friday, 11 May 2012

Busy Time

Something's happening in my sewing room. Amongst the debris and chaos.. Sewing!

A trifecta of goodies for this months Gossamer Dreams stocking.
Here are some sneaky peeks before they go on sale this 15th!
Honestly, I won't be heartbroken if I keep the lot! I am rather pleased with how they turned out.
The theme is cooperation and unity so we were asked to work with someone. Being short on time, I recruited my talented scrapbooking, Home Ec, Kitchen Garden teaching, Big Sister, Mandy.
My favorite materials were used, including vintage skirts, scrabble tiles, doilies, buttons and a 1940s inspired bag pattern. Just one more to finish tonight with hopefully another sneak peek tomorrow :) Stay tuned!