I've been interesting in sewing since I was old enough to thread a needle. No doubt this creative spark was initiated by my mother. MamaPeach always made my dresses when I was little. It was a yearly ritual to go to the fabric store and pick out our pattern and fabric for the Easter dress for myself and my two sisters.
MamaPeach always told me that if I learned to sew she would provide all the patterns and fabric that I wanted.
Santa brought my first chain stitch sewing machine when I was 8 years old. I've loved sewing all my life really.
I am fortunate now to have space for my own creative studio. Sewing is not my only passion, but it remains a primary focus.
As I look around my studio I can see my pin cushion collection tucked into every corner. This fabulous estate sale find treasure box holds my collection of tiny porcelain pin cushions from this Japanese artist, Alleluja.
This shelf holds a collection of vintage pin cushions and custom pin cushions made just for me by my fabulous BFF, Beth.
I have pin cushions everywhere. I couldn't get pictures of them all today, it's rainy and dark outside so half my pictures had to be trashed.
So, it just makes sense that I would have a ton of pin cushions, right?
If you are from my generation, then you fondly remember the late sixties and seventies. The word groovy was a common adjective used to describe something "cool". The dictionary now refers to it as "dated slang".
While perusing the local Craigslist ads recently I came across a most fabulous set of double wall ovens. What makes them totally drool worthy is that they are vintage General Electric from 1965 and they are cotton candy pink!!
The current owner Debbie tells me that they are 25-27 inches and she has the original manual to go with them. From the pictures they appear to be super clean inside.
If only my kitchen had a space for wall ovens :-<
Located in Hampton, VA and you can find the Craigslist ad here.
Help save the pink ovens!!
Ovens have found a good home with a couple retiring to Arizona and planning a 1960's restoration. Yippee!
As 2011 comes to a close I'm dreaming of all the good junking to come in the next year. Is that you too? Dreams of mega scores and holy grails?
Perched on my fridge already is a copy of the 2012 "Dreaming of Junking" calendar by my friend Sue over at Vintage Resque Squad.
What's so fab about this calendar is that each month contains the dates of most major US flea markets and antique shows as well as many local and regional shows. You will never have to miss another flea market due to poor plannning :->
Sue also called upon her junking friends to provide some totally awesome pictures of favorite finds to keep you permanently in that junking mood.
What's more perfect than a GeorgiaPeachez wreath for December!