Monday, December 29, 2008

Vintage Lacing Cards

Vintage Lacing Cards, originally uploaded by Georgi Pearson.

Remember these? A great blogger Bella Dia found these at a thrift shop, scanned them and is sharing them for printing and lacing! I've put together 2 kits with yarn and a needle for 2 little girls - hope they like them! Now I'd like to find some little boy figures for lacing for my little guy!

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

The LIttlest Art and Craft Fair 2008

Taa daa! Here is my setup at Laura's House (home of the 10th annual Littlest!). We always have so much fun at this sale. I see folks that I don't see in town all year long, just at Littlest! I'm realizing that I've got a few regulars too that come to see what I've got each year which is nice. Here you can see my bundles of baby change blankets in the left fore ground, men's and women's t-shirts in the fabric "box" at centre and my rack of shoulder bags, quilty bags, market bags and aprons! The drawer from Finn's dresser is on end to show off the baby quilty pants and give my setup some "height" - setups are a learning experience and luckily I've got some friends that are pros and full of good tips! It was a great day - despite the minus 30C temperatures, we still had a big turn out!

Friday, December 12, 2008

Inside the Fabric House

Inside the Fabric House, originally uploaded by Georgi Pearson.

The back garden...

Fabric House for Kaleigh, originally uploaded by Georgi Pearson.

Fabric House

Fabric House, originally uploaded by Georgi Pearson.

Taa daa! I had so much fun making this fabric house for a certain little girl in Guelph! I can't take the credit for the design, I found it on a Mom's blog called UK lass in the US. The hardest part was to make a decision about the fabrics to choose - next time I want to do an orange shag rug with terry cloth and psychadelic wall paper or something! There is no limit to what to make - garage, barn, firehall, grocery store, pet store...!

Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Tara's Mushrooms!

Here are Tara's mushrooms getting ready for the Cranberry Fair! She is so talented (nice slippers too Tara!).

Snap Coin Purses

Here are a few more purses or business card holders. They're pretty small, but big enough for cards. I have a few left for the Littlest Craft Fair but they're going fast!

Monday, November 17, 2008

New Buckets for the Knitting Shop

My last four buckets before Christmas for Knit Now, the local yarn store. My first batch is practically gone and I've run out of canvas to make more. These are really nice, sturdy buckets, originally made this summer for the Greenhouse store. The more I make them the more I like them! The straps unbutton to wrap around and make a nice little packet, once you figure out how to fold them.

Friday, November 14, 2008

How about some "craft"?

I thought I should try and post some crafting to live up to the name of this blog... Here are some vintage buttons on my Garden Goodness Bags. The buttons are from either Louise, Lenora or Edna, or possibly my Great Grandmother, Georgianna! I've been lucky to inherit these lovely button collections from both grandmas and from Edna, my alley neighbour that I never met (that's another story for later perhaps!). These bags have been named for The Greenhouse, where they were first sold this past summer. In addition to the vintage button on each, they also have inside pockets made with a piece of vintage table cloth or tea towel. These will be hard to part with, I especially like the grey and pink birds - and that pink button!

Monday, November 10, 2008

SOURCES FOR OUTDOOR FABRICS (from the now defunct Textile Outfitters)


Peak Fabrics, Calgary, AB
Products: Polartec fleeces, wicking fabric, jogging fleece, ribbing, Commander fabric, waterproof breathables, Supplex nylon, Melton wool, cotton knits, riding breech fabric, zippers, Thinsulate, notions, Jalie patterns and Kwik Sew Patterns.
YKK Zippers, Calgary, AB
Products: YKK finished zippers of most sizes and colors.
Elanna Outerwear Limited, Innisfail, AB
Products: fleece, Commander, insulations, linings, Kwik Sew patterns, Jalie patterns and Suitability patterns.
MacPhee Workshop, Edmonton, AB
Products: pack cloth, fleece, Commander, ribbing, wool fabrics, cotton knits, waterproof breathable fabrics, mukluk supplies, Thinsulate, fur, zippers.

Discovery Trekking Outfitters Ltd., Campbell River, BC
Products: wicking fabrics, Polartec fleeces and wind/waterproof technical fleeces - Also custom design sewing for special needs clients.

Sundrop Textiles, Port Coquitlam, BC
Products: Wicking fabrics, fleeces, Supplex nylon, Thinsulate, water proof breathable fabrics, UV fabric, Kwik Sew patterns, Suitability patterns, Jalie patterns, zipper info, swim fabrics.


Seattle Fabrics, Seattle, Washington, USA
Products: camo fabrics, canvas, meshes, Thinsulate, Sunbrella, Tough Tek, neoprene, waterproof breathables, coated and uncoated nylons, marina fabrics, Phifertex, clear vinyl, riding breech fabrics, Polartec fleeces, knit ribbing.
Outdoor Wilderness Fabrics, Caldwell, Idaho, USA
Products: heat sealing seam tape, Kevlar, canvas, pack cloth, YKK zippers, plastic hardware, Tough Tek, wicking fabrics, ballistic nylon, Phifertex, Cordura, Supplex nylon, Polartec fleece, neoprene, Solarweave, Thinsulate, waterproof breathables, Green Pepper patterns, Controlled Exposure patterns, The Rain Shed patterns, Jalie patterns.
Rockywoods Outdoor Fabrics, Loveland, CO, USA
Products : meshes, plastic hardware, camouflage fabric, Polartec fleece,
Thinsulate, Cordura, ballistic nylon, Supplex nylon, Ripstop nylon, pack cloth, neoprene, Solarweave, wicking fabrics, water proof breathables, Kwik Sew patterns, Controlled Exposure patterns, Jalie patterns, Suitability patterns, and Green Pepper patterns.
Malden Mills Fabrics, Lawrence, MA, USA
Products: full rolls of Polartec fleeces as well as yardage cuts.
Beacon Fabrics and Notions, Lakeland, Florida, USA
Products: drapery grommets, clear vinyl, Supplex nylon, Sunbrella, pack cloth, marine fabric, webbing, Phifertex, Cordura.

Quest Outfitters, Sarasota, Florida, USA
Products: waterproof breathables, neoprene, Schoeller fabrics, wicking fabrics, fleece, pack cloth, Cordura, Ballistic nylon, Siltarp, Thinsulate, hardware, canvas, webbing, neoprene.

Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Quilty Pants

It was a sunny day so I rushed out with an armload of quilty pants to photograph on the clothesline...