My Latest Addiction

by This is Carrie on June 29, 2008

My mother-in-law has innocently become the dealer of my latest “crafty drug” of choice–vintage kid’s patterns. Check out what I scored! The two on top already have my head spinning with delight.


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dandelionmama June 29, 2008 at 5:18 pm

Oh! OH! OHHHH! Coveting! Coveting!


sallygirl June 29, 2008 at 5:19 pm

I loooooove vintage/retro children’s clothing! It’s a good thing we never had a girl, I would’ve had to learn how to sew for her.

Lucky you!!


Chelsey June 29, 2008 at 10:36 pm

Hope you got some boy ones you can share with me! Way to hit the jack pot!


BJHBHBB June 30, 2008 at 8:24 pm

SERIOUSLY NOW! Kelly just had to talk me down from a cliff after looking at your flickr site and seeing all the stuff you make. She had to remind me that you got a serger for your 13th birthday and that you’re a PROFESSIONAL seamstress, not just a hobbyist like me. I am just in awe at your talent and creativity!! 2 questions (and you can answer me privately at

1. How do you do your appliques? I’ve thought of doing those before, but do you really just draw it, cut it out, iron it on and zig zag around it?

2. What is freezer paper? Those are SOOOO cool!

3. (sorry, I said 2!) Do you have an embroidery machine? I want one!

You are my hero!!! Love, Julie


TftCarrie July 1, 2008 at 4:22 am

I wouldn’t go that far–professional seamstress? I’ll leave that title to the real professionals. I would admit to being a little better than your average home sewer.

to answer your questions:
1-I actually wrote a tutorial a while back about the appliques. I’ll try to post it one of these days – but you pretty much summed it up – draw, cut, iron, zigzag.

2- If you google “freezer paper stencils” you will find the instructions. I think the blog “angry chicken” did a good tutorial. But a warning: once you start doing it, you won’t want to stop.

3-I do not have an embroidery machine and I probably won’t ever get one. I like the look of hand done embroidery too much (not that I ever do it).


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