Saturday, 16 June 2012

'Fabulous vintage rosey' scrap quilt :o) ---1st up :D

Well Hello again!
Two posts in one week from me seems amazing, but I frequently do amazing things (not) lol.

This post is mainly about one lady who IS amazing though!

Since I have been blogging, I have *met* some of the most lovely people I have ever known.
Bloggers are in the main, the most inspiring, friendly, genorous people there are.
I have been friends with a few people for a few years now. We have exchanged gifts and cards, support, help and advice. You all reading this know who you are.

So I thought over the next few weeks, (and to encourage me to get back my blogging mojo) I thought I would do a little series on bloggers I know who are extremely inspirational, talented, funny, sad, happy, colourful..... you get the picture.

So ahead of time, I'm warning you that if I comment on your blog, if your blog makes me smile, inspires me, or I think you're amazing, I shall be writing about you here. I make no apologies beforehand for putting you in this little spotlight (and it is little, so don't fret dearies :D) and I won't be telling you individually beforehand either, you will just tune in and here you are. This is your warning :D

I do however, hope you like it, and take it in the way that you are meant to, in the fact that I think you are amazing for one reason or another, and this is my way of thanking you for helping me along in one way or another over the past few years.

So here goes and first up!  :D :D.


The lady on todays post is the owner of the first blog I ever saw/read.
I used to do an enormous amount of fabric crochet. And one day when I was googling it on the web like you do, I came across a selling site called Etsy.
And right there was the most amazing rag crochet I had ever seen!

Oh boy, did I aspire to be as good as this lady, and I was amazed that you could actually sell items that you crocheted. (Yes I've led a sheltered life! lol)

SosoRosey is run my my best, best friend Jennie.  I *met* her about four years ago now on the web.
In that time I have come to realise that Jennie is one of the most talented, professional people in the world.
Not only does she run sosorosey, but she also sells vintage items in her shop sosovintage.
The range of vintage items are awesome, and one of her specialities are vintage sheets!
These are cut into fatquarters, or charm packs (or whole if you need that much fabric).

Out of these packs, she often has scraps left which she sells as scrap packs.  I bought a scrap pack not so long ago to make a little project (just $5 -around £3.25) and this is what I made for just £3.25.

I made this little scrap quilt-as-you go raggy quilt.
A bit unconventional in shape, and measuring nearly 3ft square (although obviously it's not quite square). It is so soft and cosy and my two teenage girls argue over who's turn it is to cuddle it and take it to bed. I just wanted to show you what can be made with just a little pack of scraps. Bear in mind that had i not 'quilted-as-you-go' this would make a 6ft x 6ft quilt top -easily as I have some left. That is an absolute beautiful bargain -a quilt top for $5 or £3.35!!

The vintage fabrics are awsome:::

(A $5 current scrap pack -photo shamelessly stolen from Jennies shop)

The crochet is awesome::::

(This photo has been shamelessly stolen from Jennies shop too !)

And now, Jennie has opened another amazing, original shop::

She adores vintage fabrics tremendously. And not being a sewer (although secretly I don't believe this, and think she would be a fantastic sewer) she has come up with the idea of stiffening her fantastic vintage fabrics, and making beautiful treasures with the stiff fabric-just like paper!! -Genius!!

I have stolen more photos from her shops!!
Just look at these!

Beautiful wedding favour boxes!!  ::

Amazing cupcake picks ::

Little treasure box ::

I mean can you believe that these are just made out of fabric with NO sewing?

I truly admire Jennie. She works tirelessly with absolute professionalism. Now working on three shops as well as being wife, mother, and daughter.

So, if you haven't met her, pop over to her blog and take a peek at all she does.
You too will be amazed at this lovely lady :o)


Well, I hope you like the start of my little series. As I said, I just want to introduce you to others in the world, so they can see how amazing you are as well!

So look out B, G, J, L, V, S, hint at a few, as you never know, you might be next week :D

Take care lovely people. Have a great enjoyable Fathers Day/weekend, and will speak to you next week. xx

P.s. I never knew that I knew how to steal photos, so I'm quite proud of myself at these little 'thefts' !
:D :D :D


  1. Donna Harold! I don't even know what to say! Truly, your post has left me flabbergasted and more than a little blushy. YOU are the inspiring, talented, and oh so dear friend- thank you so very much for the kind words. Your quilt is absolutely adorable, and I love that the girls fuss over who gets it. It's so cool that you can just add on as you go. Your generosity and skill know no bounds. I heart you, lady!! xoxoxoxo

  2. HI Donna
    There must be loads of fabulous blogs out there, its just finding them. Thanks to you we'll get to see a few.
    Good idea.
    I love the scrappy quilt idea.

  3. Wow, those scraps certainly go a long way!
    How clever of Jennie to stiffen the fabric to make boxes, very impressive.

  4. wow! good one donna.thanks for introducing me to fascinated by this rag crochet. cant wait to see who else you introduce me to. that little fabric bundle and what you made from it, just fab. wish i could get my own blog going, but for now it is so great reading about so many lovely ladies out there and what they do. blessings, trills:-)

  5. What lovely things, there are some very clever and talented people in blog land x

  6. I'm lucky enough to know of know Jennie's wonderful talents already, she does indeed make the most amazing rag crochet bowls etc, and I have long since admired her tremendous output as evidenced by her Etsy shops, and her tirelessness and industry, again evidenced by her online shops and the way she manages to blog so frequently - running her businesses alongside her family - Jennie you are truly awesome! I can testify to Jennie selling the most amazing vintage fabrics too, being the lucky purchaser of some of them!
    Thank you Donna for sharing about Jennie!
    Gill xx


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