A busy sewing week and a vintage pram

It has been a busy sewing week and my house looks like a bomb has hit it. My brother and his family are coming over to visit from the United States so I have a lot of tidying up to do. Thankfully it’s cooler in Melbourne at the moment which always makes me feel more like handling cosy fabrics like vintage chenille bedspreads. My dear friend Mary tells me she has the blue bed spreadΒ at her parent’s beach house. I did tease that they might find a few owl shaped holes after the next time I visit there…

Some of the owls went to a local school fete and the rest will fly off to my Etsy store soon. My younger son and I found this lovely old pram on a pile of junk put out on the nature strip. He was rather horrified when I asked him to pop the pram into the car, possibly imagining that people might think he wanted it for himself! I think it is quite old, it has a steel frame and bamboo around the base. It also has a heavy piece of chipboard as a base which is yucky and flaky, I’m not sure if this is original or a repair that was done at some time. If it’s not original I would like to replace it at some stage. I have a photograph of my self with a pram just like this as a little girl, I think that’s why I like it so much.

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You can never have too many owls in a pram.

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Cosy owls enjoying the autumn sunshine.

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Chenille owls lounging around.


Stitching on a piece of vintage sheet.

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Close up detail

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Owl eyes


63 thoughts on “A busy sewing week and a vintage pram

      • I know that feeling oh so well. I had found a gorgeous dresser at a yard sale that I was able to get for $8. It had layers and layers of paint, the drawers needed some repairs but it was solid wood. My now-ex complained bitterly when I asked him to put it in the car. He told everyone he had no idea why I wanted this “junk” as I stripped and repaired the drawers he loved it, when we finally split he asked if he could have that dresser, needless to say the answer was no, but it was because I loved it.

      • A ha ha ha! I love your story, I’m imagining you felt very satisfied with your lovely dresser. I think you have a good eye for seeing beyond the yucky paint etc and turning things into treasures.

  1. Hello, my friend! I have awarded you the β€œVery Inspiring Blogger” award. Please see my post today for information. (Note that you may use short answers to the seven questions; I just never know when to stop!). You SO deserve this award, for you, like the other recipients, have inspired me many times. πŸ™‚ ~ Linne

  2. What a talented WOwl you are J πŸ˜‰
    These are so lovely full of character each one .
    I haven’t checked out yet but am a – wondering if you have designed your foxy chenille ???

      • I need to write mine out again . And then rip up and then make it post it size πŸ™‚
        Can I be first to put my name down as a buyer for the yet- to -be- designed and made RustyFox please then ? Anytime anytime in the future x

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