Spring sewing swap goodies

Remember the Spring Sewing Swap that Kestrel Makes organised? Well, it’s taken me a couple of weeks to get this post up, but here’s the super lovely goodies that Grace at Ideas and Inspirations sent me.

Retro sewing patterns
Three fun patterns:

Vogue 7190, a cute straight skirt pattern.

McCall’s 8346 – a rather amazing pattern for miniature houses with furniture and families!! Seriously, how adorable is this?!? There are bear, mouse and rabbit families. And the houses have carry handles on the roof so you can pick them up and take them with you.

And a copy of Golden Hands magazine, part 25, from the 1970s.

Lots of pretty notions
A bunch of fun vintage notions:

  • A nice long length of white heavy lace
  • A card of 8 pretty blue buttons
  • Two vintage spools of thread – one green and one yellow. On those lovely old wooden cotton reels! Love them!!
  • A pack of square snap fasteners
  • A vintage grey open-ended cardigan zip. (Now to make a cardigan especially to put this into, haha!)
  • A little bag of mixed vintage button goodness
  • A vintage box of hardened steel pins

And two lovely lengths of fabric – a lightweight white with pink floral design that’s just crying out to be turned into a blouse, and a medium weight, slightly rough-woven length of grey with pink and blue checks running through it, which is likely to be turned into a bag as it’s just a bit too short for a skirt.

All wrapped up super pretty in some gorgeous wallpaper!

Pretty floral wrapping paper

Thank you so much Grace! I love it all!! 🙂

8 responses to “Spring sewing swap goodies

  1. Oooh they’re lovely! square snaps eh? Never heard of them before 🙂 And those Golden Hands magazines are really funny in their old-fashionedness, though often quite good content.

    Are the house etc made of fabric? Like is it an actual sewing pattern?

    I’ve only just got my swap stuff together to send off to my swap partner. Was there a time limit? I got lost oops!

  2. Oh wow the McCalls is so cute! It makes me think of my Forest Family dolls (they were the cheaper substitute for Sylvanian Families!), they would love a little soft house. I’ve seen similar ones on-line but not with the little inhabitants as well, crazy 🙂

  3. What a sweet score – I love the little animal family and their house.

  4. I love swaps! I love both the gathering and sending and the receiving. Nice gifts! Love vintage products and I really love that vogue blouse pattern!

  5. Oh wow I love that mccalls pattern! And that wallpaper should come in fabric!

  6. Hi there – I’ve awarded you the ‘Super Sweet Award’ – hope this is ok – you can find out all about it in the 6 August post on my blog.

  7. Lovely lovely things in the post.

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