My flickr group co-admin Kim and I did a little vintage fabric swapping. I hope she's as happy with her package as I am with mine. She sent me so much amazing stuff!
this beautiful vintage apron
pretty buttons and vintage fabric - what could be better!
I love these little prints so much. They're so delicate and the slightly muted colors are beautiful. This is why I love vintage/antique fabric.
and Kim was so thoughtful to indulge my current obsession with folky prints
These German/Dutch/Folk prints are so appealing and comforting to me. Guess they remind me of imagery from my childhood. Not that I grew up in the Alps or anything but they remind me of my wooden music box, the wallpaper at my Grandma's house, the illustrations of my Betsy Tacy and Tib books by Lois Lenski and my favorite christmas ornaments. I'd really love to make a quilt out of all the folk art style prints I've collected. Something traditional and homey as well as modern. Something equally at home in Carl Larsson's house or a Neutra house. Maybe something with this great yellow. Need to get my sketchbook out!