A couple weeks ago 2 of my daughters came home from the local thrift store super excited about a find. Shelbie discovered a nearly a full set of vintage china with this fabulous pattern from the 50s. Someone's grandma may have passed away and the family (probably men) took the dishes to the thrift store. I was just glad they didn't throw them out! These dishes will be loved by another generation now.
A little while back I saw this bag on Brandie's blog. I told Brandie how much I liked it and she offered to trade me and make a bag for me. I love the tapered handles and the reinforced bottom.
I was really excited to trade. I love making trades. And Brandie makes darling things.
I decided it was the perfect tote bag for me to take to with me to Spring Quilt Market. I really love the classic red with that beautiful black and taupe queenly flower. I traded Brandie with some of my patterns. Thanks Brandie. I'm so happy to take the bag to market.Heather from RetroFabulous Blog is someone I came across a few years back when I made my feeble attempt at a Dear Jane quilt and starting following her for tips and encouragement. Heather recently shared her Sandi Henderson Bits & Pieces book with me.
Heather made these incredibly darling slippers from Sandi's book. I mentioned I wanted to make some for Allison and so Heather sent me the book as a share. Isn't that fantastic. I love sharing. The book is great and I've spotted several projects I'd love to work on.
Heather also included this perfect, perfect tea towel as a gift. It is so me. It has a teapot and teacup...
and if you look at the top it has a bee! I love it. Thanks so much Heather. It will look perfect hanging in my kitchen.
Both Heather and Brandie have mad skills and I'm so glad I've gotten to know them both. They are great girls. Repurposing with friends is wonderful hip thing to do, especially when I'm the one getting the good stuff.