Apr 16, 2010

Day Two Giveaway

Today's interview and generous giveaway is from the Fab Rachel of My Tiny Robot Heart.

How many vintage sheets do you have right now? 
I have around five large laundry baskets full.  I seem to find about 3 or 4 or week to add to the collection, but I've been swapping like mad on Flickr and I'm having my first giveaway on my blog of vintage sheet scraps, and I've had 6 pajama pants cut out and ready to go.... I just haven't found the time to stitch them up yet.  So the sheets don't stay in queue too long, although I do have some that I just can't bear to cut into yet.
Any fun projects planned using VS?
Well I have the pajama pants that I would love to stitch up quick. I made a fun ruffle pillow and would like to make more, I have two twin sized quilt fronts in progress and if I'm daydreaming I dream of making some patchwork-y pajama bottoms, and patching the holes in my jeans with string quilt-y heart patches, and a string quilt for the hammock, and summer dresses for little friends..... I could go on and on!
How long have you been sewing?
I've been sewing off an on since Jr High, so like, uhm I'm going to give away my age here but since I was 12, so 27 years. The first thing I remember making was a little sewing kit, kind of like a placemat that rolls up and ties.  I just found it a few months ago at my grandmas house and brought it home.  It's hideous, terrible 80's maroon and teal paisley, but the stitching wasn't bad.
What or who inspired you to start sewing with VS's?
I flickrd this  and fell in love!  I remember seeing that quilt and blowing it up as big as I could get it on my monitor and staring at it.  Picking out all of the sheets that had been a part of my childhood... ones from my house, from grandmas, the brown modern ones my uncle had.  That quilt was a time capsule of my childhood.  From then on it wasn't like I really had a choice in collecting and making things from them, every time I found a familiar one there was some memory that went with it and I had to have it.
How long have you been collecting vs's?
I'm not sure exactly when, but that photo of Anne's was uploaded in February 2009, so it was right after that.  I have to say that I love collecting them!  I love the hunt of finding them.  I love walking into the thrift and seeing them as I walk up to rack.  I just grab everything that I like, kind of walking fast like a crazy, mad woman.  I then go back and inspect.  I am much pickier now about what I will bring home.  In the beginning I would just grab what I liked.  Now I try to buy only mint or near mint sheets.  I figure this one rule might slow me down.... just a little ;)
Do you have a fav vs print?
My favorite is this one .  It was on my bed when I was little and have only found one.  I can't bring myself to cut it up until I find another one just like it.  And every time I find an unusual one that I haven't seen in blog land or in my thrifting it will become my favorite, at least until the next favorite comes along!   
Any prints you are coveting at the moment?
I've seen pictures of an Asian looking one red with flowers and swirls that I love.  I want it (and I think a lovely blog friend is sending me a fq of it)!  There is a picture of it here  
Where do you find your VS's?
The very first one I found at a yard sale.  Oh, so it was April/May 2009 that I first started collecting them!  But that was the only one that I've found at a yard sale.  All of my others have been found at the local thrift stores.  I've seen plenty of pretty ones online that I would love to have, but then that would ruin the hunt and that tiny little thrill I get when I find one!  And I've just swapped a bunch with new friends on Flickr!



Now On to the Giveaway: Please leave a separate comment for each item you complete. You can do one or all of these things.

Rachel is soooo generously giving away a dozen VS fat quarters!!!





Become a fan of this blog.

  

Become a follower of My Tiny Robot Heart

Blog about this giveaway. Make sure to leave a link to your blog post in the comment section.

Giveaway closes on April 29th.



82 comments:

Seaside Siblings said...

Have Become a follower of My Tiny Robot Heart :-)

Seaside Siblings said...

Have become a fan of The vintage Sheet Blog on facebook :-)

Seaside Siblings said...

Have become a fan of The vintage Sheet Blog on facebook :-)

Megan said...

I am following My Tiny Robot Heart!

Megan said...

I am a fan of the vintage sheet blog on facebook!

Megan said...

I am a fan of this blog!!

Kimberly said...

I am a follower of My Tiny Robot Heart already.

Kimberly said...

I follow this blog.

Kimberly said...

I am a fan on Facebook. :)

nikki said...

I follow tiny robot heart.
her VS collection is to die for.

Allison said...

i'm a follower of my tiny robot heart.

thanks for such a great giveaway!

Allison said...

i'm a fan of your blog! i can't get enough vintage sheets.

ricebabies said...

I follow My Tiny Robot heart

ricebabies said...

I dont have facebook, but I follow My Tiny robot heart.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am already a follower of My Tiny Robot heat. That is how I found YOU :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow this is my first visit, and I have signed up to follow :-) I LOVE vintage sheets! Thanks for such a sweet giveaway!

Jessica said...

I follow on facebook

Jessica said...

I follow this blog. Thanks for the opportunity!

Laura said...

I found My Tiny Robot Heart yesterday and loved it! Became a follower today!

qltmom9 said...

Here's my blog post about your giveaway!

Lucy

qltmom9 said...

I finally figured out how to be a fan of this blog.

Lucy~

qltmom9 said...

I am now a fan of My Tiny Robot Heart (and, ooooooo-ee! is her blog ADORABLE).

Lucy~

Natural Mom said...

Have become a fan on facebook!

Natural Mom said...

I am now following My Tiny Robot Heart!

qltmom9 said...

And, I am a fan on facebook of the Vintage Sheet Blog.

Thank you for the chances. I have a confession...YOU are why I am able to do all this. Before I found you, I wouldn't have started a blog, much less figured out how to be a fan and follower. LOL, AND, you've "corrupted" me to collecting the VSs!!! LOL, what's next? ;-D

Lucy~

Colima said...

I am now also a follower of My Tiny Robot Heart. Thank you!

Colima said...

I became a fan on Facebook.

Colima said...

I was already following the vintage sheet blog, love it! :)

Jessica said...

I've added Day Two to my blog post. http://narniamum.blogspot.com/2010/04/vintage-sheets-blog.html

fiberdoodles said...

I so enjoyed this post and what a sweet giveaway! They would look really good in my quilt I am making ;)

I am a follower and am lovin' it!

fiberdoodles said...

HUGE fan of your facebook page!!

fiberdoodles said...

I am a follower of "My Tiny Robot Heart" ~ cute, cute blog!

Libby said...

I follow (and LOVE) tiny robot heart's Blog!

Libby said...

I am a fan of yours on FB!!

Libby said...

I am so happy to be following this vintage sheet blog!

Sian said...

i am a fan on facebook!

Sian said...

i follow the tiny robot heart blog

Sian said...

i follow this blog- and love it!

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I'm such a fan of The Vintage Sheet Blog on Facebook! This is a great give away :D

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I'm a follower of My Tiny Robot Heart blog. I'm ripping fat quarters from today's thrift store booty right now!

Kelly said...

am now following My Tiny Robot Heart :)

Wendy said...

facebook fan@

Wendy said...

I follow!

GLÒRIA said...

Have Become a follower of My Tiny Robot Heart :-)

GLÒRIA said...

I'm facebook fan!

Cat said...

I am now following this blog.

Cat said...

I am a fan on fb

Stina said...

Okidoki... already fan of your blog at FB..

Stina said...

And am a follwer for my tiny robotheart blog :o)

Stina said...

Fan of this blog :o)

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I posted about your blog and give away at Phone Home Designs by E.T. at drkornea.blogspot.com

fairychildheirlooms said...

I'm a fan of this blog

fairychildheirlooms said...

I'm a follower of My Tiny Robot Heart

fairychildheirlooms said...

I'm a fan of The vintage Sheet Blog on facebook

fairychildheirlooms said...

I blogged the giveaway here: http://fairychildheirlooms.blogspot.com/2010/04/my-tiny-robbot-heart-giveaway.html

Kelly said...

I'm a fan on facebook too ;)

Kelly said...

I'm a follower of your blog :D

Kelly said...

have blogged about this :D

http://elijahsmum.blogspot.com/2010/04/vintage-sheet-blog_19.html

serendipity said...

just became a follower of my tiny robert heart, lov the quilt squares on her blog
ciao
joan in italy

Nancy said...

Just became a fan on Facebook too.

A. said...

That is a lot of goodness right there. I subscribe to both blogs!

Brenda said...

am following My Tiny Robot Heart!

Brenda said...

I am a follower.

Susan said...

I just found this blog and I'm so excited about it! I've been collecting vintage sheets, but haven't done anything with them...yet! Looking forward to lots of inspiration here.

Leah said...

I'm a new VS addict! Thanks for sharing on your awesome blog! I'm a fan on facebook:)

Leah said...

I'm a follower of My Tiny Robot Heart :)

hibbyandhubby said...

I'm a fan of this blog!

hibbyandhubby said...

I became a follower of my tiny robot heart - thanks for the introduction! :)

Evelyn said...

I already follow Rachel (well, have her in my reader anyway). Love her blog, and I'm happy to see her featured here!

sandandstarfish said...

i follow this blog :) amazing!

sandandstarfish said...

I'm a fan of the vintage sheet blog on facebook

sandandstarfish said...

i'm a follower of her blog :) thanks for such a great great GREAT giveaway! I really hope lady luck is on my side for this one!

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'm a facebook fan of VS!

MGM

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I am a follower!

MGM

Mary Grace McNamara said...

I'm now a follower of My tiny robot heart! Wow, that's a lot of sheets!

MGM

Marcia said...

Be still my tiny robot heart! The quilt blocks and peacocks are different. I follow the blog mytinytobotheart. Thank you for this giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Rachel said...

Vintage SHeet Blog follower :)

Rachel said...

Facebook Fan!

ROLLERWRITER said...

I am a VS blog follower

ROLLERWRITER said...

I am a blog follower of Tiny Robot Heart

ROLLERWRITER said...

I blogged about this giveaway on:
www.rollerwriter.blogspot.com

ROLLERWRITER said...

I am a VS fan on Facebook