Wednesday, April 9, 2008

Vintage Fabric Love


I got a intercom call last night,from my Husband while he was in our office and I was in the kitchen, asking me why I have not done a blog post recently? I think the exact quotes were "why is that bread post still up? that's old news?" (Yes, sometimes we intercom each other, silly, I know). Well, my answer was something like this "I haven't had time " Which is very true because I have been very involved in the School Garden, its spring after all ! Check out the blog here to see what's been going on. So for the few of you who read this blog and are sick of seeing the bread post..here is a new one !

A Mom at school, (Donna) gave me about 3 yards of the fabulous vintage fabric a few days ago. Its cotton, and has a bit of a sheen to it. I just love it, because it looks like a hand painting of flowers...so lovely. I am not sure when it was made, but I do know that is was from Donna's, Grandmothers stash that she inherited. It says So-Fro original, which if I am not mistaken is a Fabric Store chain of the past. Although, I goggled it and found that there is still one in Detroit, Mi, my home town. Anyone know about So-Fro Originals ?? So, my plans for this fabric is to make a cute little dress for Donna's 4 year old daughter Vica in exchange for this treasure. As for the rest of it... maybe a bright cheery skirt, an apron...who knows, it will speak to me as I work with it, and let me know what I should do with it...that's the beauty of fabric.

5 comments:

Paida said...

My parents intercom each other too! So funny.

Love the fabric. The colors are so summery and cheery.

I hope to see you soon! Been too long....

ma and pa otter said...

definitely a swingy halter top for you or Chloe...and then an apron...then curtains for the kids puppet theatre...then, knowing you, 4 pillows and a couple of head bands ...
really pretty fabric

Louise said...

Gorgeous fabric. I'm definitely finding it hard to post very often but that's ok - I'm trying to be productive too. That bread looks absolutely delicious.

Amy said...

Okay Annie...
I will get right to it!! So many things to make, so little time !

Caroline said...

lovely fabric..I'm totally behind you on the dress..and then a dress for Chloe too and then an incredible pencil skirt for you..think Rita Hayworth, 1953. Go to it!