Rust, peach, mustard...I love the colour combinations of this season. This oil painting was thrifted for $3.
Friday, September 22, 2017
Monday, September 18, 2017
Friday, September 15, 2017
I have some fascinating reading to do! Check out this awesome book I found at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum. It is full of domestic history, photos of different feed bags and companies, photos of quilts and crafts made with the vintage fabrics, and the memories behind it all. What a heartwarming and insightful resource.
Monday, September 11, 2017
Behold my Fibrefest find! I found this lot of feed bags for $5 at one of the vendor booths. I've been hoping to come across a few of these for a long time, and am pleased because these are specifically for products that I like, clover and oats. I love the the bold logos, the typography, the faded ink, the hole clean through the clover seed bag, the name Gold Standard, and reading the Ontario place names.
Saturday, September 09, 2017
The textile town of Almonte, Ontario, Canada, is decked out in buntings for this weekend's annual Fibrefest!
Tomorrow the fibre fun continues from 10am to 4pm at the Mississippi Valley Textile Museum and the Almonte Arena with vendors, workshops, a raffle and more!
Here are a few snapshots of some of the unique vendor items.
This thrill has begun! I have stumbled across my surface pattern designs being used by creative people making neat products...retro-inspired products no less!
Glorious floral and a pun
Monday, September 04, 2017
Friday, September 01, 2017
Monday, August 28, 2017
Monday, August 21, 2017
Monday, August 14, 2017
Monday, August 07, 2017
For the next 5 weeks I am going to be delightfully preoccupied with taking the online course Make Art That Sells: Creating Collections for Home Décor! This first week is about creating art for metal products.
Saturday, August 05, 2017
Wednesday, August 02, 2017
Monday, July 31, 2017
I found these delightful diaries at a used book store for a total of $15. The first volume begins with entries from Mongomery at age 15, and chronicles her friendships, school adventures, career development, and maturing introspection. She certainly had plenty of men falling head over heels for her! The journal entries are charming, witty, honest, and absolutely enthralling, and I can't get my hands on the next 3 volumes fast enough!
Friday, July 28, 2017
Wednesday, July 26, 2017
I found this sweet teacup and saucer at a local thrift store for $1. It's the same house and garden illustration as on the dish in the post below, but this one is coloured in!
Monday, July 24, 2017
I found this gilded edge Green Gables dish for $1.99 at Value Village. It's a bit of my beloved P.E.I.!
Thursday, July 20, 2017
Sunday, July 16, 2017
These summery designs are now available in my shop as fabric, wallpaper, gift wrap, cut-and-sew patterns, and homewares! Here's Peachy
Thursday, July 13, 2017
Tuesday, July 11, 2017
Oh what a dreamer's delight! I found this sweet illustrated poem at Value Village for $1.99, bundled with 3 other tiny frames--bonus! The 1700s themed illustration, gilded details, and reflective verses thrill my soul. It looks like framed Maurine Hathaway prints were a popular piece of 1920s décor.
Saturday, July 08, 2017
I found these delightful hand-painted Delft Blauw tiles at Value Village for a total of $5. I love how the left-hand one features iconic architecture and scenery of various Dutch locales!
Tuesday, July 04, 2017
Saturday, July 01, 2017
I'm wearing a shirt made of fabric from my With Glowing Hearts collection for the day of festivities!
Happy 150th to our glorious and free home and native land! Happy Canada Day!
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
I found this 1950s McCoy strawberry cookie jar #263 for $15 at a local thrift store! It is 9" wide by 11" tall of glossy red cheer! Guess what's going to be in my kitchen forever?
Sunday, June 25, 2017
How cheery is this can of sunshine?! In the '80s my mom's friend went to Florida for spring break and brought this back for her. The can contains "48 average sniffs of pure Florida air" and the label offers a "suggested dosage: for daily pick me up, take two large sniffs before breakfast." Quite the novelty souvenir.
Thursday, June 22, 2017
This grandma's flower garden quilt was made by some of my female relatives in the 1930s.
It was likely created using their old dresses and flour sacks, and the whole thing was pieced and sewed by hand, which is absolutely incredible! Some of the hexagons are torn off with wear.
Now the cheery quilt hangs on the wall behind my computer and art desk, inspiring vintage style designs!
This is my new surface pattern design motto, and this is my start to the return of the calico!
Monday, June 19, 2017
Thursday, June 15, 2017
Anni gave me this oh-so-appropriate plaque. It's literary wit, 1950s atomic style, and quirkiness in a pleasantly coloured decorative accessory! It shall forever be on my bookshelf.