Case in point - my good friend Amy e-mailed me and said, "Hey Mel - would you have any use for old patterns? My mom was cleaning out her garage."
"Absolutely!", I answered back. So she said she'd put them aside for me until we saw each other. Fanastic! I am always in need of a fewOHMYGOODLORD
When Amy handed me the bag on Monday, my jaw nearly dropped! There had to be 20 patterns in there, I thought (just counted - 23, to be exact)!
These are all 80s patterns, which is new for me. Up until now I've only had 1960s sets, which only featured illustrations on the front. As you can see these have a photo AND an illustration. BINGO! I'm also getting quite a fashion history lesson - I had forgotten that the 80s were so inspired by vintage fashion! I'm seeing a lot of Forties-esque styles in this bag - I guess that answers the question to "Why the huge shoulder pads?" :D
I've proclaimed my love of patterns before but I'll say it again - I love these because they're so versatile! I can use the photos or illustrations on the front:
|"Flower Girls" clock|
|"How to Match Plaids" ATC|
Or I can use the patterns themselves:
|"Sewing Machine" pendant, available here|
|"In Fine Form" ATC|
See why I love them so much? These patterns will do whatever you want them to do. I also have another skill in my arsenal now - papermaking. :) I can't WAIT to throw some pattern paper in with some cotton linter and see what happens. When I get a chance to make some I will definitely show you the results! :D
Thank you again, my dear Amy, for this wonderful gift! I so appreciate you thinking of me! :D