24 January 2008

full on awesomeness

I have been a huge fan of Hillary's style and work (and hilarious sense of humor) ever since I discovered her way back last spring sometime. Her dolls are beautiful and super cute, her patterns are simple and easy to follow, and I just generally admire her. (You may recall that I made my first softies from one of her pattern books back in December). Last weekend, she wrote that she was sorting through her basement and I was lucky enough to be one of the first five commenters on the post, making me the recipient of some of her "weird basement stuff." I seriously can't tell you how excited I was to get this box full of awesomeness today.

I've been kind of dragging again this week. Again, the cold, the greyness, the fact that since my last post I have picked Jared up from the airport and then brought him back again (I'm losing track of him), blah, blah, blah. Anyways, this was awesome. Check out all the vintage goodness here:

Fabric+buttons+kids book+pillowcase with soldiers+vintage Japanese horse softie kit+apron+doily+paints+more+more=me very happy and thankful. And, in return for this awesomeness, I will pay it forward to some of my very own blog readers (although I have nowhere near as many as Hillary...). I'm not exactly sure how, seeing as I certainly don't have these kinds of treasures in my basement. But rest assured, I'll think of something. Soon. So stay tuned. Happy Thursday!

PS: Thanks for all the nice comments on my dress+skirt last weekend- they were so encouraging! I'll definitely be making more stuff from that book, and if any of you try your hand at some Japanese craft book projects, be sure to let me know!


  1. ahhh... you are SO lucky. I came upon that giveaway WAY too late. Some of those patterns look really fun... you'll have to show us if you do any of them!

  2. That looks like a truly fun batch of goodies :)

  3. You are so lucky. Looks like lots of fun stuff. I just found your blog a few weeks ago and have added it to the ones I regularly check in on. Can't wait to see what you do with all your goodies.

  4. thanks ladies. yeah, i'm pretty excited, i've already used one of the tri-fold letter thingies (it had a really weird picture of an owl on the outside and the woman at the post office asked if i had drawn it- i'm not sure if that was a compliment...). i'll definitely be reporting back when i use up the rest of the stuff.

    amanda: so glad you found me, thanks for commenting!