Vintage Goodness

My plants have grown a bit these past few weeks, but no yummy, red tomatoes have appeared yet. I’m starting to think they’re not getting enough sun. They’re also getting a bit big for the greenhouse so I’m planning on replanting them soon and lining them up outside with something protective covering it to ward off squirrels and other neighborhood creatures.

I am almost finished with my rainbow granny square blanket — just one more row to go! I do, however, have bunches of ends to weave in, but I won’t think about that now. πŸ˜‰

Once I’m finished I’m going to make a Bower Bird. I’ve been looking forward to this project for a while and can’t wait to get started.

The blanket would have been finished sooner — a lot sooner — but I have been busy these past couple of months with working on my shop, writing, and drawing. I got these lovely watercolor brush pens for my birthday and I’m having lots of fun practicing with them.

I’m also familiarizing myself with coloring with colored pencils — I want to improve my skill by using cheaper Crayola pencils before taking a dive to more high-quality/expensive ones. However, I am surprised by how well Crayola colored pencils can blend!

Here are some new listings for vintage paper ephemera I have listed inΒ my shop. There are lots of cute/kitsch postcards that have been recently listed, and there are many more to come. ~~

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Monday

Happy March!

I’m still working on the border for my granny stripe blanket. Almost there! In the meantime I’m debating whether or not I want to go on to another big project once I’m finished (I have my eyes set on the Ripple Blanket), or start on some littler projects. Blankets tend to take me a long time to finish, but in the end it’s so satisfying to see my colorful creations brighten up the living room.

I’ve also been going through my paper ephemera and fabric while I update my shop. I gathered up a few of my current favorites. I love all of the bright colors together. They are just wonderful designs of an era gone by.

The tiny flower fabric patterns that seemed to be popular in the 70s never fail to make me smile. I’m looking forward to spring!

Tomorrow I’m off for a seaside adventure. It should be a relaxing and enjoyable time. πŸ™‚