Friday, April 27, 2012

Finish it Friday Vintage Fun Day

I have a couple fun projects to show for Finish it Friday. The first one is another Three Bears Sleeping Bag using vintage bed sheets. When I started making these sleeping bags I knew I had to make some with my vintage bed sheet collection.  After all, it's a sleeping bag! This is for a friend's daughter celebrating her 10th birthday.

I added the blankie last minute. The color of this vintage 
bed sheet scrap complements Teddy's eyes :)

I used this tutorial  for the sleeping bag. 

Good Night!

For the next project, I have always wanted to try a Japanese Knot Bag.  I followed this tutorial but changed the size a bit. I wanted mine a little smaller to hold knitting projects. I always like to have one with me in case I have a few minutes to knit.  I usually carry a large handbag wherein my yarn and needles get lost in the mess of keys, receipts, wallet, pens, etc. This seemed like a good solution so I found a vintage bed sheet from my fat quarter fabric swap collection and started sewing my first Japanese Knot Bag.

Other side of bag. 
This is the same bed sheet I used to make Teddy's blankie :)

Lastly, since I'm in a yellow, vintage mood today, "show and tell" is a vintage Pyrex bowl set called Shenandoah. It is a Pyrex bake, serve, store set from 1982. The pattern, Shenandoah, is a butter yellow color with green sweet pea type flowers and vines, one of the last American-made patterns. The set contained 3 bowls and 3 lids that can be stacked on top of one another. Pictured are the 2 smaller bowls. Maybe I will find the last bowl someday and complete the set. It is a darling pattern.

Happy sewing!

Note on April 30th: today I found the same exact vintage bed sheet used in my Japanese Knot Bag! Now I have a whole double sized sheet of that lovely fabric :)  I will be listing it on my etsy shop this weekend, if you are interested, as fat quarters and custom orders. 


  1. I love the yellow fabric of your knitting bag lovely.

  2. Oh. My. Gosh. Such a cute little sleeping bag! If my daughter saw that, I'd be making tiny sleeping bags for about 200 stuffies!!

  3. Oh so cute. All your yellow fabrics are so happy!! ;o)

  4. both of your finishes are so darn cute!!! i need to make a knitting bag because i have the same keys, wallet, yarn and whatever else is in my bag tangle. it's not fun! that little sleeping bag is adorable! i should make my soon to be six year old daughter one. she would LOVE it!

    thanks for linking up to finish it up Friday!

  5. No lie, I have that bowl set given to me by my mother in law!

  6. Julie, Your blog looks great! Thanks for sharing on the Vintage Sheet Blog Weekend Link Up Party.


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