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A fantabulous friend made the find of the century as far as I am concerned. In Malta a moth balled warehouse, delapidated but full of vintage haberdashery. She braved 30 degree heat, no light bar a head torch, no help just her, collapsing wooden shelves and many bugs and creepy crawlies (we Brits are not at all hardy when it comes to bugs). Untouched for over 50 years, she delved in and rescued what she could, all with the blessing of the owner I hasten to add.

I so lucked out to have such a buddy as she has so kindly shared some vintage goodies with me. Trim, lace and buttons ranging from 1920's through to the 1950's.

So in for a penny, in for a pound I'm sewing up an upcycling storm. Buying vintage fabric online to fully compliament the goodies. The grand plan to have a wonderful selection of items for Christmas. I've made some samples today…. Baubles made from trim with vintage button on either side and a heart with glass 1920's red and white buttons. Thinking the heart can work as a bauble for a tree, a mirror hanging or a proper fancy pants pin cushion even!

Tomorrow I am sampling some hair accessories, my thinking is at the vintage fair in November people likely will be looking for either stocking fillers or beautifully unique handmade vintage items with the bonus of saving the planet as its all up-cycled. Everything is of my own design, many sleepless nights with creative juices going CURAZEE with ideas for my goodies which finally are now becoming real things rather than a head full of ideas :)

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Here in Southern Indiana, where the temperature and humidity have reached offensive proportions, we’re all inside chained to the sweet, sweet air conditioning.

But if you live in a climate where it’s possible to step outside without risk of mummification, you may have missed our  giveaway for $40 to spend on vintage buttons from the lovely Marin of Vintage Necessities.

Marin has some amazingly drool-worthy buttons from a range of decades and the giveaway closes tomorrow so get on over to the giveaway post and get your entry in now!

 

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Hi all,  I thought I would  show you how a little project I was given by a friend turned out…

1940s button front swing trousers copied from an old pair (not sure how original they were !)

but made up in corderoy, not my favorite fabric, but she was so pleased with them she wants a second pair…:)

I lined every seam inside with cream satin bias tape. this is a little thicker than the lovely rayon tape you guys can get in the States,

( I have just managed to get a couple of reels from Etsy.com ..yey) but it worked well , I think :)

We chose vintage buttons for the fastenings…and all in all I was very pleased with them…and i have a pattern

now if any one is interested and is a 30″ waist and 5’5″ tall …

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Hi. Im Ywea and this is my first blog post here.  Nerd By Trade. I work in a comic book store. I have a passion for old dresses, nice hats, sewing and knitting.

Well, I’ve got buttons, lots of buttons.

I got these from from an apartment that I helped to the to clean a while ago.  I am so lucky to suddenly just get these things. The first thing I did was (of course) to pour the entire contents of the box all over the floor to look at every single button.

Although I do not really know what I’m going to use the buttons for,  I’m pretty sure there will be no problem to get god used them. It’s always nice to have some extra lying around. Especially when it is large amounts of beautiful vintage buttons .

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