Sunday, January 22, 2012
Floral flannies and teeny tiny treasures
Goodness, can you believe the school holidays are over already? Those weeks of sunshine and beaches just flew by and now I am madly covering books and washing new uniforms. I did squeeze in a tiny visit to an op shop near work this week and look at these three lovelies that were waiting for me.
The middle one is cotton and the other two are flannelette. I have been using the soft flannelette ones for backing some little quilts as they are so soft, and not too hot. The little teeny chair came from that garage sale a while back when this lovely girl was moving house. Miss Liongirl loves to kick back with a big stack of books.
Roboboy needed a chair cover for school this year in grade 1. After an initial thought of sewing my own, I decided to go one better and just use the standard school one as a base and embellish it a little. Add one thrifted Barrier Reef teatowel and our fish loving boy will have no doubts which chair is his.
Do any of you ever have those really quiet toddler moments? You know when it seems like an unusual length of time that they are playing quietly by themselves? At our place that only ever means trouble of some sort. Ours just involved an entire pack of newly purchased bandaids.
Lets just say the back of the baby was in much worse shape.
And my aggies finally bloomed, seemingly weeks after everyone else in blogtopia.
And most excitingly, I did start chopping up my vintage sheet stash to make a teeny tiny quilt. Like many things in this house, it is still a work in progress, but here's a peek. Please ignore the obvious wonkiness.
How I love all those wonderful florals together. Such a shame I started sewing in another midnight frenzy and forgot to add seam allowance on all sides of the square. About 5 cm out in measurements so now needs a blasted trim. I used one of those lovely soft flannies on the back.
And did you hear that the Vintage sheet swap is back on? I am so excited as this will be my first and lately I have been stumbling across some beauties, must be due to those 6 bags of stuff that just went to the Salvos. We are in the process of a massive decluttering over here at Betsy's, kind of a room by room purge. There is less time for blogging but lots to show for it and some exciting Betsy related news coming soon.
Pop over to Sophie's place for more flea market finds.