First, thank you for the kind anniversary wishes. Second, to set the record straight, I was over twenty (well just…21)!
While we are on the topic of ancient history, I thought I would post about this little Holly Hobbie project.
My youngest sister knows what I like, e.g. my prairie revival tendencies. She always keeps an eye out for me on her thrifty adventures. Recently, she scored this lovely embroidery piece for about a buck at the Salvation Army Thrift Shop. The embroidery pattern is from 1973: Simplicity 6005. I have seen this particular pattern on Etsy here.
The piece needed to be washed (carefully), but I was able to turn it into a little pillow with cream corduroy and mini pompom trim.
On the reverse, there is a little pocket to hold my girls’ Holly (modern day Holly, sigh…).
Here’s a little more ancient history:
1. My first (toy) sewing machine was a Holly Hobbie Sewing Machine, much like this one available on Etsy, only blue. Coincidentally, my sister recently spotted a bunch of “vintage” toy sewing machines at a thrift shop, including my first “machine” (bottom left).
3. More ancient history: a few more toy machines in case you are interested in this sort of nostalgia (Sew Mate & Jenny)
A toy PFAFF
3. I found a photo of my middle sister and I from 1978 sporting our Holly Hobbie purses: notice the very similar design to the embroidery. The photograph was taken in Australia, but it is my recollection that my father brought back those purses for us from Boston.
Thanks for stopping by and sharing my almost 4 decade old love for Holly,
This post is linked to Share the Love Wednesday