I don’t think you can find group of bigger vintage fabric freaks than Hillary, me, and Kim Steckler (who wrote the book review today). In 2005, Hillary and I found ourselves uploading vintage fabric swatches to Flickr at the same time, which led to us to forming the Vintage Fabric Flickr Pool. Five years later, it has 2,600+ members and nearly 13,000 fabric images. And today Kim S. is one of its most prolific contributors, with nearly 1,000 fabrics added (heh — she just surpassed it as I was writing this)! I don’t think there’s a more inspiring design resource anywhere else on the internet.
Hillary is not only gifted with a rich imagination full of delightful characters and creatures, but the ability to bring them to life with a great combination of textiles, in which vintage fabric plays a big part. So for her stop on the blog tour today, Hillary is giving away the fat quarter bundle of vintage fabrics from her stash (see above). To enter, just leave a comment on this post telling us why you love vintage fabric, and we’ll draw a winner next Friday, October 7, around noon Central U.S. time. Thanks so much, Hillary!
For a chance to win the STC Craft book of your choice, hop on over to the STC Craft/Melanie Falick Books blog and tell them about your favorite childhood doll.
Finally, if you’re just joining, the blog tour schedule:
September 27: Angry Chicken Interview
September 29: My Paper Crane Review/Image Gallery
October 1: You Are Here
October 4: Ohdeedoh Review/Q + A
October 6: Inchmark Vintage Toys
October 7: Softies Central Review
October 8: House on Hill Road A Wee Wonderfuls Project/Q + A
October 11: ReadyMade “Make Nice” blog
October 13: Cathy of California Drawing Inspiration from Vintage Crafts
October 14: Handmade News and The Happy Honeybee Blog Artisan Spotlight
October 15: SEWN Review/Q + A
October 19: Stitch Beautifully…Tread Lightly Review
October 20: Cute Everything Review
October 22: Sew, Mama, Sew! Giving Gifts the Wee Wonderfuls Way
October 25: The STC Craft blog Tour finale