Monday, October 22, 2012

Last of the season

We've had a hard frost or two in the fields below our place, but up here, we're in a bit of a hollow, and just a little more sheltered - which might explain the praying mantis the spouse found sitting on the tractor today. Managed to get a few shots before we relocated her to someplace a little more suitable...

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Decisions, decisions...

The favorite flea market shuts down in about a month, and as the season draws to a close, the vendors tend to get more generous, largely because they don't want to have to store that stuff during the off season. So this week, along with a nice little batch of patterns, a sweet (and very Deco) Glasbake loaf pan, and a postcard, Sewing Machine Dude (his name's actually Dave, but it took me years to learn that, so i still tend to think of him as Sewing Machine Dude) threw in a length of fabric as a bonus.

This is the one that caught my eye, just because i thought the pattern and colors were fun, but it turns out it's rather more vintage than i thought at first glance, to judge from the tags i found when i went to unfold it to see how much yardage i had to work with... when was the last time Penney's had a fabric department, anyway?

Now i've got to decide whether to sell it or use it - at four yards, it's enough to contemplate dresses, though not really extravagant ones. (Haven't checked the exact width, but it's probably a little narrower than 45")

Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Coming attractions (PressingNeeds edition)

I've just added batches of my reindeer cards to the shop - these are the ones i designed to send to friends and family last year. They're printed on wonderful recycled cards (100% post-consumer waste and process chlorine free, for those of you who are keeping score); i was really pleased with the cardstock when i got it last year, so now i've got more and a larger (5"x7") size, too.

Which prints would you like to see reproduced on cards?

Wednesday, October 3, 2012