Treasury Tuesday: Monochrome

‘Monochrome Treasury’ by NancyGoldsteinPhoto

1 Interior Design Question A…


Delicate Hanji Paper Earring…


Mustache hair clips


Silver Pave Statement Bracel…


Beaded Necklace, Blue Wood B…


black grey white art glass c…


Thank You Tags, Wedding Favo…


Shine – Men’s Meteorite …


Hope Springs Eternal” B…


Tempest (black/grey/white) -…


Decorative Throw Pillows Cus…


Mystery Box of Yarn, Knittin…


Nature Photography, Tree Pho…


NEW Prima Flowers: Vibrato B…


vintage CAMMO scarf black gr…


Pen Original Abstract Drawin…


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Sneak Peek of Some New Finds

Some new finds for the supply section of my shop!  Just love a new stack of fabric!!!

Some new finds for the supply section of my shop! Just love a new stack of fabric!!!

A whole cone of vintage mohair yarn!  Fiber heaven!  Royal & Navy together, with a strand of black nylon throughout.  Very sharp looking.

A whole cone of vintage mohair yarn! Fiber heaven! Royal & Navy together, with a strand of black nylon throughout. Very sharp looking.

I've been searching for holiday fabrics to add to the shop in July.  These are 'finds' from the last sale I attended.

I’ve been searching for holiday fabrics to add to the shop in July. These are ‘finds’ from the last sale I attended.

Add these supplies to the huge box of un cut vintage patterns I just brought home, and the shop is going to be stuffed full by July!  Rescuing sewing & knitting supplies is almost as fun as sewing & knitting!

Mystery Yarn Box

Collection of mystery yarn from Stitchknit

Collection of mystery yarn from Stitchknit

Available in my shop for $21.00.  Great gift idea for Mothers Day, if you have a grandma or mom who delights in making crafts, doll clothes or other small projects!  I ship these inside the US and will be happy to include a message from you!


Treasury Tuesday: Pastel Pretty

Some of my vintage yarn is included in this great collection.  See more of my yarn ‘finds’ listed here in my Etsy shop.

‘Pastel pretty’ by GrannyTakesATrip

Canoe Photo, Chartreuse, Fine Art, Photography Print, Summer at the Lake, Beach House Decor, Feminine Art - j2studiosphotography
Canoe Photo, Chartreuse…

Pink Dandelion - curiosity vial bottle necklace Botanical Specimen glass Taraxacum seeds Nature lover Woodland jewelry Valentine gift - GBILOBA
Pink Dandelion – curios…

Nursery Art Bunny Rabbit Illustration Print Green White Cute Woodland Home Wall Decor 4x6 Nature Children Baby Girl Flowers Easter Rabbit - mikaart
Nursery Art Bunny Rabbi…

Shabby Chic Victorian Wooden Block Set. Baby Shower decoration. Shelf Sitter. Toy. Valentines - MiaBooo
Shabby Chic Victorian W…

CUSTOM ADDRESS STAMP personalized address stamp, custom stamp, custom rubber stamp, return address stamp, envelope stamp, (cas18) - DoodleStamp

Vintage 1980s Sheer Pastel Pink Flapper Dress Satin Bow Rhinestone Sleeve Cocktail Party Size Small - KMalinkaVintage
Vintage 1980s Sheer Pas…

Spring Summer White Daisy Flower Enamel White Pearl Beaded Beadwork Earrings - westlakebeads
Spring Summer White Dai…

Smith of Wooton Major - J.R.R. Tolkien - 1967 - Illustrations by Pauline Baynes - Hardcover - ThisCharmingManCave
Smith of Wooton Major -…

Rustik lin yarn, Cotton Flax Blend Vintage Yarn, Lanas Margarita, Knitting Notions - StitchKnit
Rustik lin yarn, Cotton…

Valentines Loving Soft Pink Flamingo Couple Art Print on watercolor paper. Sweet Home Wall Decor, original watercolor painting - triplestudio
Valentines Loving Soft …

Moonstone Necklace- Gemstone Necklace Opal Necklace Opalite Necklace Delicate Jewelry Gem Minimalist Jewelry Necklace Birthstone Necklace - lowelowejewelry
Moonstone Necklace- Gem…

Olive and Mint Green Paper Flower Bobby Pins Set of 5. Muted Spring Green Floral Rose Hair Pins. Rustic Woodland Flower Hair Accesories. - PiggleAndPop
Olive and Mint Green Pa…

1980s Floral Wool Pullover Spring Sweater / Susan Bristol Embroidered Cream Sweater - FoxburrowVintage
1980s Floral Wool Pullo…

Pink Crystal Earrings Wire Wrapped Crystal Jewelry Peach Brass Drop Bridal Earrings - BitsOffTheBeach
Pink Crystal Earrings W…

Peace Sign Necklaces with Glass Seed Beads, Silver Metal Peace Sign Charm - BeachDaisyJewelry
Peace Sign Necklaces wi…

Knuckle mint drop ring . Geo ring.  Listing for 1  one ring - Nuann
Knuckle mint drop ring …


Treasury tool by StylishHome.

Pattern or Yarn First?

Which are  you?  Do you ponder the yarn and wonder what to do with it……………..

Or, do you have a pattern or idea in mind and then start the search for appropriate yarn?


I’m in the first category.  I have the yarn and the ideas just start simmering away.  The more I look at the yarn, and start touching it…………the clearer the design becomes.

An acrylic yarn, in a soft shade of tan.

An acrylic yarn, in a soft shade of tan.

Just listed here, this one isn’t talking to me yet.  It would make a good choice for certain flesh tones if one was making dolls or toys.  Maybe the Baby Albert jacket from The Knit Stitch book?  What would you make with this?

This one is on my desk today, just listed here…..

Color, texture, shimmer...this novelty yarn has all three.

Color, texture, shimmer…this novelty yarn has all three.

Haven’t played with this one yet.  Very slinky, very lightweight.  I’m calling it a rust color, but that doesn’t seem to describe it well.  Listed as color #4205 on the label, so that doesn’t help at all.  What color does this bring to mind?Salmon?  Pumpkin?  Sometimes it looks a bit like copper to me…..

Any project ideas for this bit of vintage yarn?  Wondering about fiber jewelry…………..


Connected Through Yarn

More Yarn at StitchknitI have always loved acquiring yarn in ways other than the typical.  Yesterday was no different!  I had inquired about some yarn for sale on Craigslist a long time ago, and had totally forgotten about it.  I got an email asking if I was still interested…………Well, what knitter isn’t interested in more yarn?  I’ve never met one!

Short story: The  yarn is now in my studio!  Favorite spool?  The white one on the top of the lavender.  It is a wool, silk blend that has a twist that looks shiny in certain light.  Love the feel of this one.  Then, there is that luscious lavender and some workhorse basic colors too.  Most are wool blends which will keep me in winter scarf/hat yarns for a couple seasons!

The rest of the story?  The woman selling the yarn asked if I was interested in fabric?  Well……..that led to a very cool connection. Her mother has been sewing professionally for decades & lives here in the same county. She & I have now been “introduced” on line, and I see great things down the road!  I have wanted to find someone to refer clients to, when my schedule was over-full (as it is now).  This woman has been wanting to transition from larger commercial orders to smaller/quicker jobs for individuals.  We’re both happy. The daughter who sold the yarn is happy.  Win, win, win.  Love it when things just come together!


Estate Sale Haul

Yarn & More Yarn

Yarn & More Yarn

Here’s the van with the goodies from yesterdays Estate Sale visit!  I’ve taken a couple boxes out, so it shows how far the boxes go!  I’ve got space for them inside already, but I’m waiting for the 80+ temps to subside first!

I brought some of the vintage items in from the first row of boxes, and plan to get some pictures of them tomorrow.  There will be some things I didn’t plan on bringing home, as people kept going through “my” boxes before they got moved to the van…….but, I’m thrilled with what I see on the top layer of this collection!

Buying yarn or supplies this way is one of my favorites.  Not knowing exactly what I have to work with is part of the fun.  Getting items I wouldn’t normally choose……….seeing color combinations I wouldn’t typically put together…… so much more fun than ordering on line.  I certainly didn’t get the “shopping” gene!

The crew at the sale didn’t really believe me when I said I’d take a van full of yarn!  🙂