Saturday, February 25, 2017

Feedsack Farmgirl Zips & Clutches




I've been a busy bee this weekend..I finally dusted off Birdy 
(My SINGER Sewing Machine)
And got to sewing up some zips and clutches using feedsack and vintage fabrics. 
I love how colorful they all turned out and can't wait to get more sewing done this 
coming week and share more goodies with y'all. Hope y'all like what you see so far!

Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Feedsack Farmgirls & Farmers Too!


(My Gramma Charlotte on The Dairy Farm in Missouri)

I love feedsack fabrics from the 1930's and 1940's...Originally cotton feedsacks were used for flour and sugar etc... By the time the Great Depression hit...Mother's were sewing dresses for their girls from them. Once the manufacturers saw they were making dresses out of the fabric, they stepped up and began printing the fabrics with colorful patterns! As the Great Depression gave way to World War II, the feedsack fabrics were still being used but not only by the impoverished, but well to do women as well. The manufacturers even started creative competitions with each other producing many different patterns that would appeal not only to women but for men, and children as well. The sweet colorful prints together make a medley of eye musing creations.





I have always been drawn to the beauty of these simple cotton designs with all their colorful glory...It inspired me to create these fun photos using colorful feedacks in the images. I will be creating these images into my new Feedsack Farmgirl line...Coming soon!




Can't wait to get it all out of my head and made into
 the creations I have envisioned!

Monday, February 20, 2017

It's A Good Day To Have Good Day



My daughter and I had a fun outing together. We haven't gone thrifting and antiquing together in a long time. It was so fun going through all the goodies and finding a few treasures. We were walking around this big antique shop and saw this beautiful painting of a young lady which eerily looked like my daughter, or is it that my daughter looked very much like the painting. It was a little pricy so we left it behind, but sure would love to own her. My girl found herself a couple pairs of shoes and a vintage train case while thrifting.....She felt like she scored!





I loved truding through the outside of this antique shop..All the rusty, chippy goodness. I was all excited and gave me inspiration for planning out our garden this Spring.








I brough home a few treasures myself...Like this happy bright colored bowl, a red cross stitched floral cover for my sewing machine, a few Grandmother's Garden quilt pieces for future crafts and the cutest apron with happy faces and bright happy colors.




It was the perfect day along with the high 60 degree Spring like weather, 
shopping with my favorite girl...So much fun...We need to do it more often!


Thursday, February 16, 2017

FARMGIRL





I'm cutting up fabric and making! 
FARMGIRL
 Homemade, Homegrown, Homespun goodies coming soon!!!