Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Soundry, Vienna, VA

I have some exciting news! I will be selling some of my crocheted jewelry from Suzi of the Stars at The Soundry in Vienna, VA!

The Soundry used to be an auto body shop in the heart of Vienna. The space has been converted into a coffee shop/art gallery/co-op artist space for musicians and artist alike. The Soundry/its members offer classes, workshops, open mic nights, and concerts. On top of all that, they have a boutique area where they offer space to local indie crafters (like me!) to sell their wares!

There are some seriously talented people in the area, and I am honored to be part of it!

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Sully Quilt Show

These are my finds from the other weekend! They are vintage feedsacks, and the bottom two are specifically made to be used as aprons (or anything else with an edged border). I haven't decided what to do with them, yet, but I am sure I will figure out something!

I went to the Sully Quilt Show—an annual event at the Sully Historic Site in Chantilly, Virginia. The show is held on the grounds of the 1794 home of Richard Bland Lee and has vendors that sell new and antique quilts, fiber arts, antique linens, antique sewing tools, fabric, and books. There are also 18th century-dressed artisans demonstrating weaving, tatting, spinning, and quilting. This year there were antique quilts on display in the Lee house, but we were running late and it closed before we could make it through the vendors.


A definite must if you are in the Northern Virginia area.

On a side note, I have lost our sad :( Posts might be few and far between until we get another one.

Friday, September 10, 2010

Fall/Winter Craft Projects

So, I haven't been posting a lot about my crafting projects lately. This summer has been keeping me pretty busy with the gardens, yard work, my vintage shop, and of Also, when it's 100 degrees outside, I seem to have no desire to pick up my yarn and hook or fabric. Yuck!

But, I have been keeping a internal list of winter crochet, quilting, and sewing projects...

Sleeper of a Bag Vintage Pillowcase Bag from Martha Stewart
Handkerchief Quilt from
Stargazing Sweater from the July/August 2010 issue of Crochet Today
Granny Square Afghan from my previous post
What are your winter projects?

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Vintage in Use!

I am not one to keep my vintage items on the shelf. I want to use them! I want them to fulfill their purpose! Maybe it's because I don't have anything that is worth a ton.

I give you my Leyse Vegetable Steamer in use!

And, I still have the original box! Jealous?
Cooking green beans from our garden.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Vintage Love Saturday! KITSCH

Give me your odd, your quirky, your tawdry masses yearning to breathe free! I am a day behind, but It's Vintage Love Saturday over at Southern Lady's Vintage. This week's category is KITSCH! Boy do I love kitsch, and there are some great samples posted over there. Check them out!

You can find my kitsch-tastic items below...

Vintage Hand Painted Parent Portrait Plates
Vintage Japan Odd Boy with Butterfly on Head Figurine
Vintage Good Day, Bad Day Figurine - Good Day View
Vintage Good Day, Bad Day Figurine - Bad Day View
These items are available at my shop, Virgo's Vintage. Don't forget to check out the other awesome kitchiness at Southern Lady's Vintage's Blog!

Oh, and Happy Labor Day, ya'll! :)

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