Monday, April 30, 2012

Vintage sewing patterns

I dunno about you but my love of vintage sewing patterns has had me searching all over the internet for ones to buy or freebies and sometimes i get lucky while other times i take a time out for tylenol. So for those of you who love vintage without the searching headache below i have listed what i consider the "gems" of searching. Hope you enjoy and if you know of a wonderful hard to find site please let me know so i can add it to the list! Most are reproductions its hard to find originals and even harder to afford them(sometimes you can get lucky though) This site is Awesome and was quite hard to find(which is such a pity!) There are so many doll patterns and plush patterns for some doll examples look for snow white and the seven dwarfs one of my personal favorites is the puss n boots pattern that originally led me to this awesome site! To go directly to the index click here to go straight to pdf toy patterns(crochet and knitting patterns to!) at reasonable prices click here make sure to scroll down on the left side to see all the site has to offer. lots of different patterns all originals no reproductions great resource for doll clothing patterns

Happy Crafting

Free Patterns sewing embroidery

Alright so during one of my searches i came across a real treasure! 2 awesome vintage sewing patterns a bear and a big nosed duck(still totally cute) Ive included the pictures but you'll have to visit the site to get the patterns also don't forget to check out the awesome vintage embroidery! Click Here for the site. Or copy and paste I adore vintage don't you? Have any favorites? I'd love to hear about them!
To go straight to duck pattern click here
Click Here for bear

Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Monkey created using care bears playful heart monkey

First things first I must apologize for not being a dutiful blogger i found out i was pregnant with our third child (total suprise) all the while getting my oldest ready to start school in august. Are all parent's this nervous when sending their child to school for the first time? On a happy note we find out if we are to be blessed with a girl or boy May 2nd.

Morning noon and night sickness(why they only say morning sickness is beyond me) has finally settled to a more manageable level so it's back to crafting!

For you to check out, i have a monkey made from the butterick care bear cousin's pattern or more specific the Playful heart monkey and while i stuck close to the pattern because of my fabric choice(which is stretchy unlike the fur fabrics used for their monkey) i improvised to suit. This dude will be saved for our newest family member be it dude or dudette.

I like how the monkey turned out but i think i will also probably have another go with a different fabric that isn't fleece(though this dude is totally huggable!)