These were two of my thrifty vintage finds while visiting Palm Springs. As I mentioned, I didn't bring home a lot from the thrifts, but I love quality over quantity.. and these are quality in my book! And I have to say, it was because my friend Katie locked her keys in her car (with the car running! eep!) that I found these gems. Thankfully we were in a thrift store parking lot, so I could swing back in and do some more looking while we waited for the locksmith. I guess it was destiny I found these. ;)
As a Graphic Designer, I'm definitely a typography junky (really, what design lover isn't?) These vintage fonts are pretty groovy. And the cross-stitch patterns in the other book are just gorgeous. Totally chomping at the bit to stitch some of these up....
... especially these cross-stitch typefaces! LOVE.
They're all pretty great, aren't they?
I wanted to have at least some sort of explanation as to the crickets on this blog lately! This blog isn't a for-profit blog, and that means, if I'm absent, it's usually because I'm working on things for our shop. It also means, making some things happen for my own projects that I've been dreaming up, but haven't made the time for. That includes a digital kit from me! (yes, finally!!) And it's a goodie. Can't wait to share this with you next week when it's released. If you follow us on Instragram, you will always get to see peeks of our projects, so, to stay in the loop - be sure to follow us here! So, even if the blog is a little quiet, there are always things going on at Instragram.
As you can see, we have some really, really cute new products in the shop! Embroidery patterns (including THE perfect bridesmaid gifts! and a very retro owl! as well as four sets of embroidery patterns celebrating Downton Abbey - YES!! That's 15 portrait patterns in all. I just rewatched the first season. I have a project in the works using these awesome patterns!) Also, some cute Project Life printable cards! You'll be seeing more Project Life products in our shop in the future!
Also, an amazing printable that folds up to become a retro kitchen - for a dollhouse. YES. That Alice Apple is amazing. I recently scored a vintage Lundby dollhouse on Craigslist (I had no idea about the Lundby brand, but they were manufactured in Sweden. I really loved the mid-century shape..) and I'll be revamping mine with Alice's retro printables.
Click here to see ALL of our new products. I'll also be adding more new products this week, so be on the lookout. (more cross-stitch, felt doll patterns and printables, oh my!)
Aside from Kitschy Digitals, I also have a little Spoonflower idea I hope to start working on this weekend. It's inspired by a vintage doll I found. Very excited, and it's something you can make with easy sewing skills! I also haven't forgotten about my felt doll patterns.
As a working Mom, getting things accomplished is always a challenge. It's all about working in as much as I can, in between field trips, getting them to soccer practice, feeding them, helping with homework - you know the drill. But I feel pretty LUCKY to be able to do what I love and be there for my boys (who are always my priority, which also explains why things happen a bit slowly. But that is ok.)
We also went on a last-minute trip to Memphis last weekend to visit with family and an ill grandmother (a great-grandmother for the boys!) It was such quality time packed into a two day trip. I'm so very glad we went. (Also, note to self: I MUST get better about calling the grandmothers. Who else is bad about this? Texting and emailing has spoiled me.... and has also made me lazy.)
Always trying to find that balance. And making time for things (and people) who take priority over everything else. Sometimes the exciting ideas in your head that keep you up at night, just have to wait a little longer. I'm learning that when you put what really matters first, everything else will happen when it's supposed to. : )