Friday, June 26, 2009

Vintage Rick Rack & Mini Giveaway

Oh So Sweet...
Heaven, I'm in heaven...
Feast your eyes on the Catch of the Day!

I found myself at an estate sale today. Lots of knick knacks and the biggest collection of tupperware I have ever seen in my life. No joke ~ many cabinets chock full, the woman must have been selling it. Also Avon bottles, never seeing them before and not knowing anything about them, I passed them up. Funny thing is I saw them at another sale today as well. 

There are so many things that are collectible, I happen to be drawn to what I love ~ fabrics and sewing notions. You can just imagine how I felt when I happened to find this little treasure box!
Vintage rick rack as well as lots of old bias tape & seam binding! I googled Betsy Ross Rick Rack and found that it was made in the 1940's-50's. Don't bother running over to my vintage shop to look for it, some treasures are meant to be kept. They are sitting in a Shwayder Brothers Samsonite which I was excited to find and will be selling! 

I would like to share a little of my booty though, so how about a little giveaway? Leave a comment on this post about anything you'd like! For an extra chance go on over to my vintage shop Corr Nucopia, have a peek around then come back and tell me what grabbed your eye. 
Don't forget that although I have sold several of those vintage embroidery kits, there are still some left! 

Drawing will end Wednesday, July 1st!

Monday, June 22, 2009

Family Week & Craft Fair

This past week has been a busy one. My folks came up (and with that comes the pre visit cleaning frenzy) and brought with them a truckload of  lumber which would soon become kiddie heaven.

So we've had a big back yard project going on. Unfortunately the weather was noncooperative, very rainy. But after much head scratching and bug swatting we now have a super sweet playset for the kids to enjoy. 

Aaack! all the pics of the kids going down the slide together are on mom's camera! I'd wake the kids and take them out for a photo but ~ you just don't wake sleeping kids! 

I also went to Plattsburgh for their crafts fair. It was also a garage sale and car show.  Not very many sales but you know what ~ it was fun

There is something very exciting to me about getting up early, loading my car up with all my goodies, and setting up a booth. 

No matter what, it's a great opportunity to see people and talk to them about your work, their work (because you will meet other quilters),  and get out there. And compliments, lots of compliments!

Of course my folks were up & watching the kiddos for me. They came up to the show to visit me (a bit of a hike actually) and lend moral support ~ as well as to offer a bathroom break.  Aren't they incredible? 

I only heard about the show from my blogger/etsy buddy Julia over at Adirondack Mama's Gifts.   It was great to see her and her sister Laura there and chat if only for a short while.

Here's the little guy. Crackers in each hand and seriously on the go. 
He got to spend some time with me while my little girl:
 got her feet wet at the beach 
rode a horse
visited the petting zoo
went down the inflatable slide
jumped in the bouncy bounce
had ice cream
ate cotton candy
and pretty much did what she wanted, 
she was after all with Nana & Bampy!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

New Shop!

I decided to take the plunge and open up a Vintage Shop. I'm quite proud of the title ~ Corr Nucopia. I've been busy filling it with some super finds and am looking forward to adding new things. I'd love it if you stopped by to visit, let me know what you think.

At the moment I have MANY unopened (yup, still sealed!) Vintage crewel embroidery and needle point kits. My favorites of this bunch include an Embroidery  Purse and a Walt Disney Mary Poppins doll kit.
(sold !)

among other things, I have another incredible purse kit ~ so incredibly kitschy, I love it!

I did create this treasury to honor my new shop!

Friday, June 12, 2009

Hoffman Challenge Quilt Show

The following selection are from the Hoffman Challenge exhibit at the local quilt show. These quilts are created from the Peacock Collection by Hoffman. This is just a sampling. You can find more here at the Hoffman Challenge Website 


Just so pretty! The picture is terrible in comparison to this colorful beauty. 
There was some sparkly embellishments as well.

Peacock tails make wonderful blocks!

Loved these swans!

another eye popping beauty!

How pretty is this. 
I like the way the border fabric is just on two sides
 with the peacock focal fabric on the lower left. 
This exotic beauty is my fav!

Thanks for stopping by to see these beauties. 
This is the last installment of the quilt show.

What inspired you today?

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Quilt Show!

Quilt show pics continued! 
Be sure to scroll down to see the rest of these beauties that I have been featuring all week!
Amazing landscape. Love the reflection in the water.
detail below. wow!

That's a very big (and beautiful) quilt!
The lattice sashing just really made this quilt outstanding!
Definitely an eye catcher.

I'd never seen a bow tie laid out like this before. 
The background colors really made the prints pop!

I'd love if you'd tell me,
what grabbed your eye today?

Tune in tomorrow for my favorite Hoffman challenge pics!

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Quilt Show!

I loved this art quilt, check out the materials used below ~ nail polish!

It is absolutely humbling to see a quilt like this. 
I cannot imagine sewing all these little rectangles together (not to mention cutting).

LOVE this take on Flying Geese!

Beautiful colors in these batik boxes!
So cute, the border is a wonderful birch tree print fabric.
Another incredible art quilt. My picture is terrible. 
The quilt gives you a sense of looking through doorways at an art exhibit.
 Notice how the viewers are quilted on.

I'm always looking for interesting ways to quilt my quilt tops. 
I loved the large circles & triangles that were quilted on this quilt. 

I'd love to hear from you...
Which of today's beauties tickled your fancy?

Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Quilt Show Eye Candy!

This beautiful log cabin was entirely hand pieced 
by a friend of mine, Rebecca.
My picture just doesn't show off its true beauty 
(and I think I was holding a child as well)!

This inspiring quilt above and the next 2 smile makers were done by Lisa.
I wandering over to her blog a few months ago 
and got a chance to meet her at the quilt show. (How fun is that)
Lisa puts the fun in funky with these beauties!

I just love the quilting on this one!

The show's theme was Seasons of the Adirondacks
This beauty is so fitting!
Lake detail below.

Scrappy Trip Around the World ~ yet another on "the list"

Batik fishes, so pretty.

This one caught my eye. I loved the use of the fun prints. 
I'd love to hear from you...
Which of these beauties caught your eye today?

Check back tomorrow for more lovely quilts from the quilt show!

Monday, June 8, 2009

More Quilt Show

I wanted to share more of these lovely quilts with you from Sunday's show...

Next string quilt I make I just might have to cut the blocks like this! 
Love the border on it as well.

Lovely Batik

So Pretty! Detail below ~

Amazing paper pieced quilt. WOW.

The 3D effect on this quilt is beautiful. 
Pictures just don't do it justice.

Someday I'd like to be able to applique like this!

Love the stained glass effect on this quilt.

I love the compass points on this quilt. 

I'd love it if you left a comment,
let me know what you think about today's quilts.