“Don’t be afraid to take a big step if one is indicated;
you can’t cross a chasm in two jumps.
David Lloyd George
The love of all things vintage is fast becoming a huge trend. According to a magazine article I read recently it is not just a passing trend either. It is here to stay! People like the romance of the past and also like the idea of it being eco-friendly.
I met a very young woman last summer. She had recently opened a lovely shop selling vintage items and she spent her time sourcing fresh items to sell in her shop. Sadly, the footfall wasn’t that great, but she was undeterred because it was something she loved to do.
In December I met a lovely young woman who was extremely helpful to me at a Craft Fair I attended. She sold vintage jewellery and also loved all things vintage so ended up buying one of my bags with matching purse which she was thrilled with. It was fascinating looking at her vintage jewellery stall, very nostalgic!
I am often searching for vintage fabric, vintage lace, buttons, braid – anything vintage that I can utilise in my craft work. I particularly love the big colourful prints on vintage fabric! Some of the items in my Folksy shop have been made with vintage fabric, lace, braid etc.
However, I don’t use vintage exclusively because I also love contemporary fabrics, which ironically often have vintage inspired themes! These are my particular favourites and I have collected quite a few, and one day I will get around to making something or using them in my textiles work!
Here are a selection of vintage inspired items I found on Folksy: (Don’t forget to click on the image and it will take you directly to the item in their shop.)
|Aunty Joan Crafts|
|Made With Love by Kat handmade one of a kind reworked vintage jewellery|
Today, I am celebrating three months on Folksy and to mark the occasion I am offering a free give away of this A6 Notebook: Please leave a comment and the winner will be chosen by some random method. Many thanks.
Don’t forget to visit my shop. New items are added everyday, I am sure you will find something you like.