Saturday, September 24, 2011

My favorite time of year

Autumn is my absolute favorite time of the year! I love the smells and the colors when the leaves begin to change, then fall. It is also the time of year when there are festivals, harvest and craft fairs all over the place! Today, I went to the Vintage Bazaar at Pettengill Farms in Salisbury Ma. It takes place twice a year in June and September. If you love vintage and antiques then this is the place for you! They had it all- furniture, tins, cookware, linens, fabrics, pottery, etc. I was in heaven. Here are a few pics from my time there. I love how the vendors set up their spaces!

I just love the color of this old truck

Pettengill Farm is gorgeous and I will have to remember to check this place out next year in the Spring and Summer. The grounds and little pathways were inspiring.

One of the vendors that caught my eye was Havana Banana. She has vintage notions , fabrics, trims, and gorgeous lace by the yard. I got some lace to try and incorporate into my purses and pouches. I think they will add that certain charm. Here is what I scooped up from there.

Lastly, a few weeks ago I purchased 2 cute watercolor paintings from Noisy Merriment. They are the cutest owls and the colors are perfect with the wall color in my bathroom. Go check out her shop!

I am off to sew! I have a 2 day craft fair in November. It is time to get cracking on some new items! Enjoy the start of Fall everyone!

Sunday, September 11, 2011

Weekend projects

This weekend was a busy one for me. Bright and early Saturday morning, I went to a bunch of a yard sales. I had them all mapped out and borrowed my dad's navigation system ( I really need one of these for myself!). I am new to yard/estate sales and I am soon realizing that most of them are never as good as they advertise themselves to be, but with a little digging and good negotiating you can score some great finds! One of the ads that caught my eye was a yard sale in Georgetown, MA. It listed tons of fabric, buttons, and sewing supplies, so I knew I had to check it out. I am glad I went! I arrived and saw boxes and boxes of fabrics. The woman running the sale was cleaning out her late mother's home. Her mother loved sewing and had rooms full of stuff. I dug through every box and quickly made a pile. Here a couple of pics of the fabric. The second one is mostly all wool. The top fabric is a really pretty Japanese pattern I can't wait to do something with!

I finished 2 projects this weekend as well. A friend of mine from work found a bed sheet with a pattern that she just loves. She asked me if I could make her a tote bag from it. The fabric is pretty thin, so I added some heavyweight interfacing to make it a bit more sturdy. I added a solid pink lining and front pocket and it turned out really cute! I hope she loves it!

Lastly, I recently purchased an Ipad. I love it and wanted to make a cover for it to keep it protected. For my first stab at it, I think it turned out pretty good! I lined it with fleece for extra padding and added a magnetic snap closure. I may have to add these to my store :) Thanks for visiting!!