Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Vintage Finds & Fabric



Haven't popped in for a few days to my own blog but I have been catching up with every one else's. You have all been so busy and so productive that I feel a little guilty. Alas today is my day off and I intend to get some sewing done !!


Monday night was Amy & Kaitlin's school fair and we attended with baby Thomas. We discovered this gorgeous little bunny figurine and decided it needed to come and live with us. I do not own a lot of bunny items but after seeing Rose's home decorated for Easter recently I think that I may just start up a bunny collection to display at Easter time.



I recently ordered some fabric on-line and have been waiting for it to arrive to finish 2 of my swap items. It arrived this monring just in time for my sewing day which is fantastic. I purchased an Aviary Charm Pack, A Berry Delicious Charm Pack and a Spring Magic Honey Bun (Wonder which swap that one's for?) and also some sweet little pink fabric. Hopefully today will be a productive one and I can get these parcels posted out tomorrow.





Now for my find of the year. Look at all of these buttons. Like most vintage craft lovers I have a true love for buttons and with my new venture which invloves vintage craft items (I can reveal more very very soon) this was a fantastic find. Tons and Tons of buttons smiling up at me from a very large tub on the shelf of my local thrift store. The lovely ladies there told me that it was a life time collection of a nearby resident who had parted with them. I could fill up a little freezer bag for $2.00. I asked how many freezer bags they thought would be there, not sure was the reply but you can have them all for $20 if you like. Well let's just say I didn't walk out of there without them. I have since chosen some favourites, played with them, fondled them, sat with them and dreamed about the endless possibilities with them. And not one to be greedy I will be very soon having a give away to share some with you. So watch this space..........


Here are just a few of my favourites.




And to give you some idea of just how many of them there are here is a shot of me "fondling" them.


12 comments:

Jo in TAS said...

What a bargain!! Lucky you being in the right place at the right time!! I'm soooo jealous!

pams pretty designs said...

I love the bunny figurine,it's gorgeous,and that mountain of buttons,heaven,don't feel too guilty about not doing much sewing,I can go days without doing any and then days when I don't look up from it,enjoy your day off,look forward to seeing what you create,off to bed now,way past my bedtime,lol,Pamx

Debs said...

Looks like button heaven at your place. Have a great day.

Julie said...

Wow, what a haul of buttons. Well done. Lovely fabric too, I'm in love with Aviary at the moment. Perfect for little girls. :-)

clare said...

OMG you did soo well that really is a button heaven .
clares craftroom

Mistea said...

The fabric looks delicious I guess I will just have to wait to see what you make. Now the buttons - lucky you - I know where there is a similar sized stash of buttons but I have to be patient my mother is not quite ready to part with them yet! Enjoy your new resources and your day off.

Lulu said...

I'm gagging with envy over those buttons!

Linda said...

Great buys, but we all know the best one was that haul of buttons. What a bargin.

Shiree said...

Hi Fiona,
OOOH I am so so nosey, I cannot wait for you to reveal your new venture, so please do not dally too too long!!

Rose said...

OMG Buttons!!!! Can I come play at your house???? Im serious lol
Hugs xxx

CurlyPops said...

Eeek! It's a button mountain. What a score!

Jan said...

Wow I love the bunnies! So cute. What a cute idea buying ceramic bunnies for Easter. I love all of the buttons too. I've been lucky to inherit my Grandma's collection.