Sunday, July 22, 2012

Creamy Goodness

Seems like I've been surrounded by creamy-colored items lately.

I have never been much for shopping, if you don't include fabric, yarn and the like, and certainly never been much for shopping online, but...........one day not long ago I was noodling around on here and drifted over to Etsy.  One thing led to another and I placed, ummm, a couple orders.

The first treasure I found was this vintage Lou Taylor clutch with the tag still on.  It's just lovely.  Do any of you remember Lou Taylor bags?  Each one came with a mirror in it.  They were popular in the 70's and I think early 80's.  Really nice quality.


 The second find on Etsy was this little handmade purse.  And when I say handmade, I mean she stitched everything by hand.  It's just the sweetest thing.....also excellent quality.

A friend at work is a grandma for the first time.....it's a girl!  I found the pattern in this book.  I used yarn and buttons from the stash. 



 This was an easy pattern that went quickly.  There are several other items in the book I think I'll try.  I still haven't sewn the tops I cut out.....but I'm making progress in the sewing room.  Do you ever look back on craft projects you got a long time ago and realize that those things don't interest you at all today?  Anything that I come across that I know doesn't appeal to me anymore is going out.  Sometimes it's hard to "make the break," but the more I do the better it feels.

Hope you have a great week :)



4 comments:

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

Fun etsy finds! Darling little "jacket" you made for your friend's grandbaby.
Warmly,
deb

Wool Winder said...

Such a cute sweater! I love the ruffly trim around the neckline.

Thimbleanna said...

I'm like you -- not much for shopping except for fabric and yarn. Great finds! And your little jacket is just adorable. Good for you for cleaning out -- I tend to hang on to stuff WAY after it's expiration date LOL!

Sandra said...

Those are some pretty Etsy finds :) And I LOVE the baby gift, reminds me of the ones my grandma used to make :)