Thursday, December 26, 2013

Ahem...





He's coming in May and we couldn't be more thrilled!

Monday, December 23, 2013

The New Normal

I've never been much for the whole resolution thing. For me it has always felt like general resolutions are set, "I want to lose weight, I want to eat better, be more organized, have a clean house etc." with no plan in place every January 1st. By February  old habits have again taken over and nothing has really ever changed. I know that is not always the case, but it seems to be most of the time. I also never understood why the need to wait until January 1st to make a change in life. It's kind of like waiting till Monday to start eating better. Why not start TODAY?


As I was watching Lily color with such concentration today I really started to think about how excited I am, now that my Christmas rush is over, to start studying and working the things I have a passion for again. This led to me make a list. I'm a huge list person so if there is ever anything in my life that can be listed you can bet it is! Books I plan to read, subjects I want to learn more about, passions that have had to sit on the back burner, this last crazy year, being reignited, new things to craft and sew, places I want to visit it's all there in my neat little list. 

I am ready for a fresh new start, but I'm not going to wait until January 1st. I'm going to start now. I'm going to do the things that are uplifting to me and that I love now, today and then, well then I'd like to blog about them so I can remember all I've accomplished! Sometimes you need to be able to see where you've come from to remember where your going. 

I am so excited for another fresh new start, I seem to need them more often then not. Am I the only one with new plans in mind?



Monday, July 29, 2013

I'm new to Bloglovin!

I don't know where I've been in the whole keeping up on blogs world! I'm the girl who slowly types in the URL to each of my favorite blogs and hopes for an update. Did you know there is a lovely website called Bloglovin where you can go and see all of your favorite blogs and all of their glorious updated?!? It's all in one spot and all at your fingertips and it's FREE!! 

If you didn't know you can thank me later. 
If you did know WHY IN HEAVENS NAME DIDN'T YOU TELL ME!!!

Anyway, as of today I'm now all signed up with Bloglovin and following all my fav blogs. Here's a link if you'd like to try it out and while you're there go ahead an follow me. :)


Follow on Bloglovin

Thursday, July 11, 2013

three little monkeys...

Who can resist jumping on the bed?



Even if it is just a mock-bed, made of of three bouncy mattresses, set up for a quilt shoot. 

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Twins In Stripes

Having Twins, I couldn't resist making twin quilts. 

These will work with any twin combo you were blessed with: 
Boy-Boy,


Girl-Girl, 

 

 and even Girl-Boy. 


Only need one? Don't worry they come together at the same price as a single pattern. Just a little twin bonus for you! :)

Find it in the shop here:
https://www.etsy.com/listing/155387673/twins-in-stripes-quilt-pattern

*Disclaimer: Even though these two patterns are priced the same as one I feel it my duty to dispel any rumors or comments to come. Twins are not actually a 2 for 1 deal. I'm here to tell you, they cost the same as any other 2 children. They sure are a great deal of fun though!! ;)

Monday, June 3, 2013

One more FLASH before Lunch


FLASH! THE BIB

First flash of the day:

 Email or comment if you want it to be yours. :)

TODAY ONLY!!

TODAY ONLY!!
FIRST EVER FLASH SALES!

It's that time of year again. Spring. The time of year when my mind goes crazy with all sorts of new ideas. When I can't sleep because I'm constantly thinking and drawing in my book

This year I decided it was time to get a few of the things out of my shop to make room for more new fun stuff. So today I'm going to be flashing items from my shop on my blog and facebook page so be sure to follow both to stay updated. This is the perfect time to stock pile for all those baby shower gifts!!  

All throughout the day today I'll be having some amazing FLASH SALES!

Here's how it's going to work:
  • After an item has been posted that you want either comment or message me. If you're first it's yours.
  • You'll be emailed an invoice which must be paid within 2 hours. If it is not paid in this time the item will be flashed again.
  • All items Flashed today will be shipped out tomorrow!!
  • FREE SHIPPING!
  • After today everything will go back to its normal price and shipping costs.
I'll be flashing everything in my shop today, except quilts and patterns, plus some random extras so feel free to sneak a peek and pick which items you want to be on the look out for.

Sunday, June 2, 2013

FOR SALE


SOLD
FOR SALE

A few months ago I upgraded to a full frame camera. Since then I have been keeping my Nikon D7000 as a back up. The other day, when I looked over at it on my desk, all sad and collecting dust, I knew it was time to let it go.

I'm selling, as a bundle, my Nikon D7000, Nikon 35mm 1.8G lens, and my Nikon 18-200mm 3.5-5.6 VR lens. 

All together for $1450.00


 If you are interested or would like more info just email me (thevintageclothespin@hotmail.com) and I'd be happy to answer any questions. 

All of the photos on this blog taken after November 2010 were taken with my Nikon D7000 and these lenses. 

Friday, January 11, 2013

My Book

This is my book.
This book is filled with me. 
It is filled with my very first sketches of what The Vintage Clothespin would become. 


My first sketches of oven mitts, bags, shoes, wallets, bibs
and my most recent ones 4 years later quilts, more bags, dresses, scarfs, and so many more. 

It is filled with my heart.
 It is where I go when I need a break. 
When I need a place to put the things that keep me awake at night on paper so I can stop fearing I'll forget them in the morning.

I started with a note book I got on a back to school sale then thought that I wanted something more me. Something that I would want to keep around forever. 
So I made this.


 My first coptic book. 
My first journal of the things I wanted to create.


My book is starting to get full. Only a couple pages remain empty. It's going to be sad to put this book on the self, but I am pretty excited to start filling another one! Do you have a place to keep your special things and ideas?

Thursday, January 10, 2013

For All The True Blooded Aggies!!

Show me a Scotsman,
Who doesn't love the thistle.

Show me an English man,
Who doesn't love the rose.


Show me the true blooded Aggie from Utah,
Who doesn't love the spot...


Where the sagebrush grows!  


Utah State University will always hold a soft spot in my heart. It is here that I first met my husband and it is this school that I looked at every day while I grew up in the BEAUTIFUL Cache Valley. I just didn't feel right making this blue onesie into anything else. 


Here you go Aggie boys and girls, near and far these onesie cardigans are just for you!! 


Twin sets are listed too!


Let's hear it for the Utah State Aggies!!

Go Aggies
Go Aggies
Hey, Hey Hey!


Find them Here in my shop.

Wednesday, January 9, 2013

A Talent For Some, But Not So Much For Me

My husband and I have this problem. We like to take unsightly things and make them better. Or we think we are making them better. 
When we had only been married for about a year and were still in that, "oh how poor can two people possibly be" phase if life we went to the DI. We were in need of some night stands and found nothing. We did find a HUGE "spool". Not really a spool, but that is what it looked like. I know you have seen them, the things that farmers keep mass amounts of twine on. Anyway we purchased the huge spool for about $3.00 and then Mod Podged the center of the spool with wrapping paper that coordinated with our bedroom. We turned the spool on its end and wala a night stand. We were very impressed with our creative decorative abilities and honestly if blogs would have existed then we most likely would have started an interior design blog. I mean we were so good.

Then we had a friend come to visit (this friend will never forgive me for posting this!). We were showing her around our ridiculously small apartment and made our way to our bedroom. She walked in and instantly started laughing. It was then that I realized I may not have the talent in interior design I thought I had. That was okay it wasn't really a passion for me anyway. I am thankful though that I didn't start that design blog after all.

Then Once Upon a Time... I saw this at a thrift store.


Quirky? Yes, but I fell in love and thought I'd try my hand at interior decorating again.

A crazy amount little bit of white fabric and a little love is all this baby needed.


I think my talent lies in sewing not Mod Podging. ;)

What do you think of the transformation? I might be up for a few more, but it could go completely the wrong way considering my history. What about you? Do you have any treasures you've transformed or totally ruined?

Monday, January 7, 2013

Bibs, They're Back and Cuter Than Ever!

Back by popular demand...

The Bib


I listed these beauties today and there are a few more to come.


Probably the best thing about these bibs (beside the super great absorbent terry cloth backing, the meticulously pieced front and the adorably heirloom quilting that holds it all together) is that they are each one-of-a-kind


I never make the same bib twice, I think it's kind of boring and every kid should have at least one thing that no one else in the world has right?


Saturday, January 5, 2013

A Few More Little Man Cardigan Newbies

I'm loving these little guys!



I think I'm leaning toward the striped ones. Do you have a favorite one so far?

Friday, January 4, 2013

The Little Man Cardigan

After I started making little shoes for girls I got asked a lot when I'll get have some stuff for little guys in my shop.  Long ago I sold little guy onesies but that is about as boyish as it got around The VC.

I've thought a lot about how I could incorporate boys a little better, I do have 2 of them after all. I've been kind of stumped though. As I was looking through my daughters closet of cardigans (we have a bit of a cardigan obsession Lily and I) I had a spark of an idea. 

Then as I threw out all her stained onesies it kinda hit me.

Here it is! 


The Little Man Cardigan


It's here in the shop just waiting for your little guy to make it look good. Watch for lots of new colors and styles to come, I just can't stop!

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