a mothers day card? congratulations on the new baby? i think either might work. i can't remember when i found this little kangaroo, but i wish i had the rest of the set. nothing like the translation of insane joy into neon pastels! the back of the card reads 'the safari set' made by, 'quality crest'. a google search gave me a bunch of goat photos and just a few vintage kitty/puppy cards..
this has been part of my vintage sewing notion collection, found at a san francisco flee market a few years ago. below is a little of the history that i found on this company-
The Pacific Outfitting Company was founded in 1907 as a part of a larger chain of stores, including the Eastern and Columbia Outfitting Companies. The corporation was founded in 1887 by Alfred Shemanski, a Polish immigrant. Pacific opened in Seattle in a storefront at 422 Pike Street, and eventually set up stores in Spokane and Bellevue. Pacific started as a clothing store for women, soon expanding to sell men’s apparel as well. The store was managed by Max Lipman from 1912 until his death in 1953. Lipman used World War I to establish the store by gaining a monopoly on credit. Lipman was also able to keep the store open during the Depression, something many of his neighbors were not able to do.
simple and strange mid century doll illustrations in this book..wish there were more. mostly it's a text, outlining the history of dolls and doll making. i think i picked up this book in new haven, ct. at a charity book sale.
published in 1956 by the macmillan company in new york.
kitsch yarn art greeting card. this one was made by sunshine art studios, inc. i have a few of these and the original box. they aren't dated but i'm guessing the 60's judging from the colors and the fashion.
i wish this had a date on it:/ this little treasure was found in a very old sewing machine cabinet and it still has the metal hoop, button guide, metal coil, and decorative pattern images like the flower on the womans sweater. i wish i was better at dating these things...it's a big window but, i'm guessing it's after the 20's but before the 50's.
i was re-organizing my studio yesterday and found my bunny fabric! i designed this doll last year, ordered the fabric and then promptly misplaced it. i just added a few of the newly sew bunnies to my esty shop. the bunny started with a water color painting on paper (you can see me holding it up in the second photo). a second painting was made to be the back, making sure to match the arms, pants, and feet. i then made high resolution scans of the front and back and bottom pieces and then had custom fabric printed.
these were so fun to make! i've been wanting to translate my lemon lament paintings into three dimensional sculptures for so long. these two are the result of lots of experimentation... who knew how hard it was to make fabric, thread, and stuffing look like a real lemon.
every year all my sisters, nieces, and mom get together and make candy houses together for the holiday season. it's my holiday highlight every year:) these are a few from last year... my favorite is the bottom one made by my nine year old niece. it's a post hurricane house.
i've been working on these for a bit now. i made quite a few but there are the first ones that actually turned out. have to say i'm pleased with the way they are turning out...just wish i could find the soft faux lamb fur fabric in more colors! i'm listing these two in my shop tonight.