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Tuesday, December 14, 2010
Holy Vintage, Batman!!!
Just last weekend after helping my in-laws with some things, I was looking in my mother-in-law's huge fabric collection and I found a cache of vintage fabric. My mother-in-law let me take the old fabric off her hands, she told me that my father-in-law will be grateful in seeing it gone. While waiting for dinner, I opened the rubbermaid container which was huge and there was an asssortment of fabric cut into 5 inch squares. I started to sort through the fabric and organized them into Reds, Greens, Blues, Yellows, Purples, Pinks, etc. While doing this I was owwing and awwing at the styles of fabric. After working in a fabric store for so any years, I got use to the fabric designs, styles, and what's hip. I was amazed on the funky 70's print, the psychedalic 60's design, and the antiquie 50's and 40's. I go to fabric stores A LOT and I have never seen these types of designs. I was ecstatic, I have always wanted to find a cache of old vintage fabric. My Grandmother Fischer wasn't really the crafting type. My Grandmother Wilde was a crafter, but she passed on when I was 11. While cleaning out my Grandmother Wilde's house, the family and I just threw away her fabric. I wish we kept it, but I didn't catch the Fabric Bug until before my Senior year in High School. Then, I stated to learn about fabric, the styles and sewing. But, I do sew, craft, and scrapbook feel the spirit of my Grandma Wilde. When I craft with my mom and my dad watches us do our craft projects, he says that I am carrying on my Grandma's Legacy and that she is so proud that I'm keeping her crafting spirit alive.
Here's a few pictures of my creations.
Vintage Tote Bag.
Vintage Fabric Purse.
You really can't tell that I'm proud of my creations.