Yesterday I received my very pretty fat quarters from Kel's Vintage Sheet Swap
two bundles of vintage prettiness
These pieces of vintage sheets have come from all over Australia...some are a little worn, others are gently faded. Some are wild and crazy and others delicate and old fashioned. Here's a better look at mine
vintage sheet happiness...how could you feel blue looking at these?
Of course the idea is to be creative with these f.q's not just gaze upon them lovingly...so what's a not very crafty person like me going to do with them?
Well here's my inspiration
this beautiful quilt has been made entirely from vintage sheets by this extremely clever lady I'm going to be a copy cat and try to make a quilt like Rebecca's (albiet a slightly wonky version) I'll keep you posted on my progress...
Rebecca also makes the most beautiful dresses (from vintage sheets!) like these
If you'd like to buy one (I know I would!) check out her blog here for more details and a whole lot more gorgeousness besides.
Here is one last pic of my lovely f.q's laid out randomly on my bed
hey they almost look like a quilt already!
I would just like to say a big thank you to Kel...it would've been a massive job to organise this... to give you an idea, Kel has said that she had to make two trips in her car to post the f.q's because they wouldn't all fit in her car at once!!!
Kel's blog is called green tea and red nails and it's a gem.
Now as promised here is another great photo from "Life in Australia"
Just in case you don't already know, Meter Maids were introduced in 1965 to keep tourists on-side when parking meters were first installed on the tourist strip in Surfers Paradise. Their job was (and still is, I think) to feed coins into expired parking meters.
I can't believe she has coins sewn onto her bikini! Although, where else is she going to put them?
Apologies if today's post is all over the shop. And a bit long...was it too long for you? Let me know. I'll end as usual with a tea towel