3.28.2011

feelin' groovy

vintage 60s-70s floral

Each time I go treasure hunting, there seems to be a theme for the day based on the kinds of things I find. Sometimes I find lots of vintage handkerchiefs, and call it a hanky day. Other times it's a button day. Saturday was a fabric day and, I must say, it's about time I had one of those. I've used up so many of my vintage fabrics this winter making products for Primrose, and I'm kind of sick of the rest.

vintage 60s-70s floral

I never used to like 1960s and early 70s fabrics with their hot, bright colors and crazy patterns. Maybe because I experienced them in person the first time around. But they work so perfectly for some of the small accessories I make that I'm happy to find them now. These are all very similar in style—crazy flowers on black or very dark backgrounds.

vintage 60s-70s floral

The nice thing about these recent purchases is that most of them are serious yardage. So, I can keep some for myself, and sell some, too. That's a neat trick for keeping your production costs down—sell enough at what it's actually worth to bring the cost of what you keep down to zero. So, look for new products made from these fabrics and check my Etsy shop in a week or so!

vintage 60s-70s floral

I also found a bunch of feedsacks in patterns that I've not seen before. I'll save those for another post.

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