It’s back after 4 amazing swaps in 2015, 2016, 2017 and 2018 it’s time to send the Vintage Sheet Fat Quarter Love around Australia! Thouraya (Amelie and Atticus) and I will be gathering, sorting, swapping and sending back this year!
The Lowdown Please have your sheets washed, cut into fat quarters (approx 50cm x 56cm) and posted no later than Friday 19th March 2021 – This will give you some time to head out to the op-shops and see what treasures you can find! We will sort out the sheets and pop them back in the post on Monday 29th March 2021 all ready for some sewing.
If you would like to take part simply drop an email HERE to register your interest and get the postal address.
I am happy to take sign ups until the Friday 19th March 2021, as long as you have your FQ’s in the mail by that date.
Spread the word – get it out there! The more participants we have the more range of awesome fabric I will have to share. We have been using the tag #vintagesheetswap on Instagram – check it out to see some amazing sheets from the last swap!
How many fat quarters you get will depend on how many you give. Place your fat quarters into a pre-paid parcel post satchel (available at the post office in 500g, 3kg and 5kg varieties). You should be able to fit about 15 FQs in a 500g satchel and 50+ in the 3kg satchel. You MUST also include a self-addressed pre-paid post satchel in your parcel to us for us to mail your new vintage goodness to you.
Please send only excellent quality sheets and prints that you would be excited to receive! All sheets need to be washed prior to cutting and shipping. If your sheets are unsuitable they will be sent back.
This swap is open to Australian residents only – apologies it will not work for the time frame for international postage. Your fat quarters must measure approx. 50cm by 56cm and be free from marks, rips and stains. If the fat quarters do not meet these standards they will be sent back. Only cotton or cotton blend sheets please and no cartoon characters, stripes or solid colours.
Feel free to ask any questions and we look forward to spreading some vintage sheet love around!
A snapshot of my Pinterest boards. Click to enlarge image.
For those unfamiliar with Pinterest, it is –
Pinterest is a virtual pinboard. Pinterest allows you to organize and share all the beautiful things you find on the web. You can browse pinboards created by other people to discover new things and get inspiration from people who share your interests.
People use pinboards to plan their weddings, decorate their homes, and share their favorite recipes.
Each image you pin, if pinned correctly, links back to the original source. If you don’t want your own images to be pinned, there is html “no pin” code you can add to your site. It’s found on the Pinterest site.
Update – Christmas has come early thanks to my mother-in-law Emma. Thank you Emma! Looking forward to the first delivery.
This year I’m asking Santa for a subscription to Donna Hay Magazine. The photography is always amazing, I’ve always found it inspiring. Take a sneak peak here. Imagine receiving a homemade selection of cookies like on the cover of the current issue!
Four years ago, I started a little blog with a recipe and a very average-looking photo of some very average-looking cupcakes. I thought it might be fun to combine my hobby of baking with my passion for images. I was right, I do enjoy it – and I enjoy having people read it. Over time, I started posting not just about baking, but also about my other creative pastimes – mainly crocheting and sewing. There aren’t enough hours in the day to do all the crafting I would like to do!
This is still a little blog but I hope to continue it for as long as I still enjoy posting. I appreciate everyone who takes time to comment or ask questions. Thanks for reading!
Our fourth wedding anniversary was last Thursday so we went to Sydney’s Rockpool Bar and Grill for dinner. The interior was lovely, the service great, the meat delicious, the Wagyu fat baked potatoes awesome, the mac and cheese decadent but the jaffa mousse was out of this world. Best dessert I’ve ever had in a restaurant. Now, what do I have to do to get the recipe?
Illustration by Sybella Thompson (click to enlarge)
The “suggested” present for the fourth anniversary is appliances. We have just about every appliance under the sun already. I stretched the theme a little and got hubby a small barbecue. For some reason, us owning a barbecue made me feel even more like a “family”. When we have our own place no doubt we’ll upgrade to one of those hi-tech looking jumbo-size grills. As for my present, it will be delivered closer to my birthday in May (for the first time my age will start with a three). A hint, it’ll be red, shiny and appliancey!
On Wednesday morning I was making green velvet cupcakes for St Patrick’s Day when the poor little oven lost its thermostat. Literally, it fell off. The thermostat had been in a bad way since we moved in, hanging precariously from the inside if the oven. On Wednesday it just couldn’t take it anymore, the thermostat boke away and fell to the bottom of the oven. Friday came with an electrician and a new thermostat. Hurrah! Until Friday night when the poor little oven wouldn’t turn off . The temperature dial now likes to spin and spin with no rhyme or reason. Another call to the electrician and we may be without the poor little oven for a week.
Of course, today the idea to bake something has popped into my head about 64 times. Followed by a d’oh!