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.


  1. the houndstooth is just amazingly gorgeous! fantastic pattern, too :)

  2. Love them and would have snapped up the houndstooth one if someone else hadn't beat me to it! Off to check out the pattern.