Friday, 16 March 2012

Nostalgic Fabric

Strawberry Shortcake title
Vintage Strawberry Shortcake Fabric
I've had a bit of a break due to lots of work involving Little Bird; new playgroups to attend and a stack of books on speech therapy to read - I have a very, very late talker. I'm not exaggerating when I say that my head is going to burst with all the new techniques I have been trying alongside a lot of worried thoughts and calls to pediatricians. Also, we've had colds so I've been going to bed at the same time as my 2 year old and feeling much better for it. 
Crochet Strawberry Jam Cover
I have already started to decorate for Spring and have some little rabbits and eggs in the window and all sorts of pastel items appearing. I found this vintage pastely fabric featuring the first edition of Strawberry Shortcake - cute isn't it!
Strawberry Shortcake Fabric Blueberry Muffin
All her friends have such sweet names - literally.
Huckleberry Pie
Raspberry Tart
Plum Puddin'
Apple Dumplin'
Lemon Meringue
Angel Cake.....
Vintage Preserve Pot
With sweet pets too: Custard the cat, Tea Time Turtle, Pupcake, Rhubarb the monkey, Elderberry owl and Cheesecake the mouse.....
Apple Dumplin' and Tea Time Turtle
Back in the 80's as a child I had Strawberry Shortcake of course, Dutch girl Mint Tulip and Crepe Suzzette. I can still remember the scented plastic of them. Doing some research I see that she is still going and there are many characters all with such lovely names. 
Huckleberry Pie and Raspberry Tart Fabric
I do not know what to make with this fabric though. It seems a shame to cut into it but otherwise it will just be hidden away on a shelf. Perhaps I'll just hold onto it a little longer as it would be great as cute curtains for a playhouse. *Dreams*
Crochet Preserve Pot Strawberries
The old preserve can (completely no idea of it's proper use and it's rusty inside) I have had lurking around the house for a while and I found the jam lid in a gift shop with the pretty crocheted strawberries.
Strawberry Shortcake Fabric with Plum Puddin'
Thank you for the well wishes for my dog Tara. She had one of her toes removed to get rid of the growth and is now bandage free and walking around as normal. Apparently it was a low grade tumour and they hope they have removed all traces. Brave girl. 

6 comments:

The Old Wash House said...

Wow - Strawberry Shortcake brings back memories. I had a Strawberry Shortcake doll and she smelt of strawberries! I LOVE those crocheted strawberies by the way. Glad Tara is on the mend :o)

A tale from toadstool house said...

So glad Tara (My growing up dogs name,a beautiful alsatian) is better,poor love.
Love the preserve tin and the fabric,I loved Strawberry shortcake too.have a lovely weekend,xxx

greenthumb said...

Hope you all get well soon, what a nice preserves tin.

Andrea said...

Sorry to hear about your dog, though glad she's on the mend. Cute fabric too. What to do...it's always hard when you don't want to cut it up x

peas and carrots said...

I also had a strawberry shortcake doll, i think she came with a pink cat that also smelt of strawberries.
Don't worry about Little Bird. I was also a VERY late talker and attended speech therapy classes between the ages of 4-6 years old. I was also an extremely shy child which didn't help. It was also discovered around this age that i had a hearing problem. I've since made up for all those years of not talking - in fact people have to tell me to shut up now! x

Rebecca009 said...

I want this fabric for a super cute cloth diaper! <3

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