Sunday, October 21, 2012

A pic of the treadle....

Isn't she pretty. I just started tinkering today.

Friday, October 19, 2012

Absent from the blogosphere.

Absent from the blogosphere.

As of the moment I am working on some home projects and watching some furry babies. Not to worry though I have not dropped out completely. 

Other than the projects and animal watching I have recently found an early 1900 treadle sewing machine. She has the sphinx pattern in gold with other embellishments. She will most likely get an Egyptian name. No I don't get to keep her but thats ok cause I have my eye on another treadle that is a different model. The one I found needs some cleaning and oiling, love and care then she will be on her way to my moms. My parents have been looking for one because they would like to have a piece of history that time forgot. I hope to soon get some pics up for you so that you can see her. I know I am in for it and am not sure of how much work it will take but it will be fun. 

Hope you guys have a great weekend. 

Happy Sewing,


Sunday, September 9, 2012

Thank you readers.......

Alright everyone. We had one entry lynaeve. For the next giveaway I hope to see more. 

So lynaeve please send a message with your email and we can plan out your custom made bunting using the fabric choices in the giveaway post. You will also receive the vintage fabric scrap bags above. 

Thank you to all the readers who stopped by during the giveaway. There will be another in the future. 


Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Giveaway Time!!!!!!!!! Ended.....

(Saturday, September the 8th)

 Its Giveaway Time!

Alright everyone you can now enter to win the fabulous prizes up for grabs.

Two bags of vintage fabric scraps!

The winners choice of either a Christmas bunting or one made from vintage sheet fabric. The vintage sheet fabric can be coordinated with a pretty solid which is not pictured but I have plenty of solids.

Raffelcopter is not working for me right now so what I would like you to do is.......
Follow this site = 1 entry
Heart my store in etsy= 1 entry
Leave me a comment letting me know what  your favorite vintage item to use in a project is = 1 entry

For each of these please leave a comment letting me know what you did.

Tell your friends and have a great week,
P.S.  I will announce a winner randomly drawn the day after the giveaway ends. 

Friday, August 31, 2012

More word on the upcoming giveaway.......

As promised I am posting pics of more fabric choices for the winner of the giveaway. The winner will receive 2 bags of vintage fabric scraps (great for those pieced projects) and one custom bunting with their choice of either Christmas fabric or vintage sheet fabric. 

Which brings me to my next announcement. Ally's Lost and Found is moving to Etsy. Link Ally's Lost and Found on Etsy
So to modify the choices for the vintage sheet bunting if the winner chooses vintage sheets instead of Christmas for their bunting, I will be posting pics from my stash aswell as the stores stock. 
Now let me announce the dates of the giveaway. I will open the giveaway starting....wait for it....Tuesday the 4th of September and end Friday the 7th. The winner will be chosen using rafflecopter. 

Wow what a lot to say. So here are the pics. 

Have a great weekend!


Thursday, August 30, 2012


So far so good for the giveaway. I have gathered some items to add to the bunting that should peek some interest. I will be getting up the pictures of the fabric from my stash and the extras as soon as I can. Then I  will announce the giveaway date. 

Have a great Thursday! 


P.S. Fellow Blogger Naughty Shorts is having a giveaway this weekend. Go check her out.

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Getting ready for giveaway time..................

I am super excited about the giveaway coming up on my blog. Here is what I cam up with. 

One lucky reader will win a lovely custom made bunting out of their choice of vintage sheet fabric in my store or their own Christmas bunting. I will be putting up pics of that fabric a little later along with some vintage sheet fabric from my stash to add to the choices from the store. Click on this link to check out the vintage sheet fabric in my store Link. So keep updated by visiting often because I will announce more later. There could be more in the prize pack. Hint hint. 

Have a great week,


Wednesday, August 15, 2012

New item listed in the store today.............

Here we are getting ready for back to school. I have enrolled my daughter today and finished this awesome bunting. It would be great for that teacher you would like to give a gift to to start the year off right. 

For more info on this item click the link above and don't forget to keep checking in for updates on the upcoming giveaway. 


Monday, August 13, 2012

Fantastic second hand find......

When I saw this dress on a hanger I passed it up a couple of times but decided to try it on. I was desperate to find a dress to wear to my brothers wedding because I had been procrastinating for too long. I only had two days left. Glad I picked it up.
 I am so happy to have found this because it was a steel at $10. Originally this dress retails close to $100 if not more. After a trip to the dry cleaners it was perfect. So I guess the moral of the story is to try second hand first especially when your on a budget.

 My sisters and I.
 An odd shot but shows the entire outfit.
My brother and I. Congratulations to him and his new wife. 

I wanted to share my great find and show that second had purchases can be just as awesome as finding a great dress first hand in a department store.

Have a great week and keep checking in for details on a giveaway. 


Wednesday, August 1, 2012


Thank you so much for your participation in the link party of The Vintage Sheet Blog and thanks so much to VSB. Congratulations to Charlotte the winner of the link party giveaway. I hope that through this giveaway I can see more visits form you who participated as well as new people. Hopefully I will also see more followers. 

So this month I have a wedding to attend and wanted to do another giveaway after I come back. This one will be on my blog and it will be a different prize but just as awesome as the one on VSB. Oh and being a follower counts as an entry.
Now I want to know what you would like to see. 

Or take a look through the Store and give me some ideas of what you would like to see. Have a great week and don't be afraid to leave a comment with some feed back. 

Thank you,


Friday, July 27, 2012

Vintage Sheet Blog Link Party!

I am having a sale to celebrate Ally's Lost and Found being featured on the vintage sheet blog. 
Don't miss this. The VSB blog link party is a chance for me to host a giveaway and for me to see what you have been up too in your sewing room. 

The Prize


Fat Quarters!
 Vintage Doilies!
 A Vintage Pattern!
Vintage Notions!

Hope to see you there. Don't forget to follow adayinthelife for up coming sales in the store, ideas and inspiration and lots more. I have posted links for the store and giveaway at the top of this post.

Have a great day,


Tuesday, July 24, 2012

What I've been up to...

Who knew arm holes in a sleeves knit shirt would have me so frustrated. I am still plugging along though. I also picked up this Abercrombie skirt for 3 dollars. Its too short for me to wear in public so I am thinking I will add some length with vintage sheet fabric.
My brothers wedding is coming up soon so I need an outfit for the rehearsal dinner.
I also added a pic of 2 vintage sheet pretties.

Have a great day.


Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Just a few more days till my give away...

I am busy busy cutting vintage sheets for my give away and sale in the store.
Have a great week.


Thursday, July 12, 2012

Update For Got Bows......

I wanted to give an update for Got Bows. My sister has recently gotten a new job and started on her RN so that means she will not be able to make bows for my store. However I am sure she will answer any inquiries on her bows. Just send me a message and I will relay them.

Thank you,



You will be missed Misty.......

I wanted to take a moment to remember a friend who passed away last week. She was an extremely brave person with all the love in the world to give. She will be missed greatly. 

Be inspired to live each day as if it where your last, be kind, be brave. Life is too short so live it.


Sunday, July 8, 2012

Vacation, Thread Haul and More.............

Since my last post I have been up to a few things so let me tell you. Right after I posted last we took a vacation to Beavers Bend State Park in Oklahoma with family , I went shopping while there in Oklahoma, Joanns had a huge sale which I attended and bought some fabulous colors of thread, and I have become addicted to blueberry pancakes. 
 The train in the park.
 Our out door shower with heater for the water. However it stopped working just before we arrived. Still its a working shower while camping. I am not complaining.
 Snow Cone truck that came by several times a day.
 My dad said he would give the kids 20 dollars if they could catch a craw fish in the river. They where unsuccessful but still had fun.
The biggest walking stick I had ever seen. The kids where playing in this kennel then discovered they where not alone. Screaming and scrambling to get out the walking stick was more afraid then they where. 
We all had fun camping with family and hope to come back next year. 
 A nice elderly couple ran an antique store on the side of the road and I had to stop in.
 Too bad I am running out of storage at home. I really wanted to buy and list the milk glass in the back.
 They also had and indoor area where I found some vintage sheet goodness.

 Not only do I love vintage sheets, I love working with beautiful thread. As you can tell I love Gutterman and it was 50% off.
 Hard at work cutting fat quarters for the store. It is back on line now and I am getting ready for the upcoming giveaway on the 27th.
 Yummmmm. I have become addicted to blueberry pancakes.
 The kids love them and I love them, but my husband not too much so we make them when he won't be home for dinner. :)

Hope you had a great weekend and have a great week. 

Please be sure to follow adayinthelife for updates and info for the store.