Sunday, January 6, 2013

Something New

Bhu:  Mai mom has been sewing since she was . . . well, let's just say a LONG TIME . . . and she has collected a lot of wonderful sewing-related things over the years and all of them are, at this point, "Vintage."  So she decided to open a shop on (  This was precipitated by finding three boxes of vintage patterns, some of which you can see in the photo collage above.  She also has probably a TON of vintage fabrics, notions and books, so it's all goin' into the store.

Patty:  This is a slow process, as you can imagine, but I also want to start listing dolls, doll quilts, and other quilts in the coming months.  I have already sold some items and now that everybody is in a post-kissmess consumer daze, it's slowing down a bit so I can get more things photographed and listed.

I know that some of Bhu's furrends moms are quilters and sewists.  I do have a large collection of vintage and modern prints, so if you are looking for something specific for finishing or repairing a project, let me know.  Send me a photo of the fabric needed and I'll browse through my collection, which is primarily filed by color. 

The shop is called Pattyskypants Sew Thrifty with a beautiful masthead created by Ann of Zoolatry.  I'll be listing vintage clothing, books, magazines, and other odds-n-ends as well as many one-of-a-kind handmade items.  I hope you'll stop by!  xxoo

Bhu:  Hey, mom, can I be Vice Purresident for Opurrations?


Angel and Kirby said...

Our Mom and Grand ma had a bunch of those old patterns. Mom tossed them away~

Sweet Purrfections said...

Our mom used to sew all the time. She stopped sewing when the completed outfit didn't fit. She refused to learn to alter the patterns. Lazy Mom Paula.

Good luck with the shop.

Hi Uncle Bhu!

Katie Isabella said...

I LOVE seeing those old patterns. Mommy does, I mean. Anyway, it would be fun for ladies of today to get one of those patterns in what they think is their size only to find that sizing has changed...upward...thru the years.

Cole Cat said...

And we just bets you'd make the best Vice Purresident ever! You go, Patty! Purrs from your friends at

Maggie from Stillness at Cherith said...

lovely patterns =)

Muddy said...

My mom says those patterns bring back so many memories.