Apr 19, 2010

Grand Opening Giveaway- Day Five

Today's interview and giveaway come to us from Lora of Eagerhands.


How many vintage sheets do you have right now? 
I've got about two or three large rubbermaid containers full of vintage sheets right now waiting to be cut up as yards, fat quarters, or quilt squares for my etsy shop. The best ones will be photographed and sold as uncut sheets.

Any fun projects planned using VS? 
I love to use vintage sheets as curtains. I also love to make pillows and quilts as well. Unfortunately, I don't have the time right now to sew a whole lot (I am pregnant with my fifth child!), so I love to be able to provide fun vintage fabrics to my etsy customers, who've used these great vintage sheets to cover kitchen chairs, sew amazing dresses, aprons, and little girls clothes. And of course, the favorite use for vintage sheets for my customers is quilts!

How long have you been sewing? 
I've been sewing about three and a half years. I love having this skill! It brings me so much joy when I have the time to sit at my machine and create something new.

What or who inspired you to start sewing with VS's?
A tight budget! I've always loved finding a good bargain. And when I started sewing, I just couldn't bring myself to spend a lot of money on fabric from the fancy fabric stores. So, I would go to thrift stores and garage sales to find beautiful prints from vintage bedding. I love the idea of repurposing fabric that had just been sitting in the back of someone else's linen closet gathering dust and turning it into something functional and beautiful.

How long have you been collecting vs's?
About two years. I love the hunt and get so excited when I spot a unique and retro print from afar. It is so much fun! And I love finding fabric that I know my shop customers will love. It's so exciting to sell a vintage sheet to someone halfway across the globe. What a small world we live in!

Any prints you are coveting at the moment?
I love anything that is very seventies. Golds, avocados, etc... I'm a sucker for the 70's!

Where do you find your VS's?
My husband and I love to go to estate sales. We both adore old things and the hunt for old things. So, when we can, we get a sitter and venture out together on a Saturday morning to go estate sale hopping. I head straight for the linen closets and dive into the shelves of vintage sheets and towels. Heaven! I also regularly check out my local thrift stores, as well as the garage sales in my area.



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




Lora is soo generously offering your CHOICE of one of these twin sized flat sheets... yep, you get the whole thing!  In your comment let me know which one you would choose.

1. Springtime Flowers Twin Flat Sheet
2. Gold and Chartreuse Roses Twin Flat Sheet
3. Retro Mint Stripes Twin Flat Sheet

Become a follower of this blog.


Join the VS Flickr group and add a photo of something you have made with VS's!





Go to Lora's Shop and come back here and leave a comment telling me what you love most in her shop.

Become a follower of Eager Hands Blog

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

  Enter your comments between now and April 29th 


75 comments:

Natural Mom said...

I am now a follower of the Eager Hands Blog. I love the Gold and Chartreuse Roses Twin Flat Sheet. Very pretty!

Brenda said...

I am a follower. i like the gold roses. They remind me of my husband's grandmother. Yellow roses were her favorite.

qltmom9 said...

I am a follower on facebook.

L~

qltmom9 said...

I am a follower of Eager Hands Blog.
I like the retro mint stripes sheet, but really ALL of them are delightful.~

L~

qltmom9 said...

I love the vintage handmade triangle quilt on her blog, but the 50 6" squares would be SO FUN too!

L~

qltmom9 said...

I am a follower of Eager Hands Blog.

I sure hope I didn't put this TWICE, Jen! I am baking homemade pizza (recipe ingredients from Splendor Falls blog) and doing this!

L~

qltmom9 said...

I blogged about today's giveaway:
http://quiltmom9.blogspot.com/

L~

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am a follower of your blog :-)

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

Wow what a wonderful interview! I really love the Retro Mint Stripes. I don't have any stripes in my vintage stash.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I went to Lori's etsy and I LOVE the 6 x 6 Quilt squares. She has such a lovely shop.

Happy Cottage Quilter said...

I am excited to say that I am now a follower of the Eager Hands Blog. Thanks for entering me in this sweet giveaway. And for introducing me to so many wonderful Vintage linen blogs.

Megan said...

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

Megan said...

I am following this blog!

Megan said...

I am following Eager Hands blog!

Megan said...

I like the "Waverly Vintage Fabric Bundle - Hideout" from her shop!

Seaside Siblings said...

Love the vintage hankie in Lora's shop. Springtime flowers is my favourite sheet

Seaside Siblings said...

I am now a follower on eager hands blog :-)
Love the springtime flowers sheet

Amanda Drietz said...

I am so excited that Lora is doing the interview-she is a gentle soul who has blessed me incredibly! I have been following her blog for quite some time now. And her jewelry is my very fave because I know so much prayer and thought has gone it each piece, so often sharing a special part of herself and what the Lord has taught her. So-I am a big fan of eagerhands!!

Kimberly said...

I am a facebook fan.

Kimberly said...

I am a follower of this blog. I love: Springtime Flowers Twin Flat Sheet. What a lovely giveaway!

Kimberly said...

I adore the Light and Truth necklace in her shop. I also really like the Sunny Days pillowcase set.

Kimberly said...

I uploaded a couple pics to the Flickr group.

Kelly said...

just uploaded a couple of pics to the Flickr group :D I love the first sheet btw

Kelly said...

I am a fan of VS on facebook :)

Kelly said...

I'm a follower of VS blog :)

Kelly said...

I love the gingham and flowers table runner - beautiful!

Kelly said...

am now following Eager Hands blog :D

fiberdoodles said...

What a great post! I'm a very happy follower to your blog :)

fiberdoodles said...

I'm liking number two. That is a very lovely sheet. What a great giveaway! Thank you for letting me play along!!

fiberdoodles said...

I am so inlove with the blue roses and ginham fabric in her shop ~ too cute!

Jessica said...

I follow this blog . . . I think I'd have to pick the spring time flowers, so cute!

Donna said...

The best thing about Lora's shop eagerhands is Lora. She's a doll and wonderful to do business with. I've bought some of the most beautiful vintage sheets and 6x6 quilt squares. I love Spring Time flowers. This is a wonderful give away ,Thank you.
Donna

Leigh said...

Without a doubt, I'd choose the Springtime Flowers Twin Flat Sheet!

Leigh said...

And I became a Facebook fan!

Leigh said...

I'm following this blog!

Megs said...

LOVE the springtime flowers - those long spindly stems are adorable.

Megs said...

What's NOT to love in Lora's shop???? Seriously. I'm such a vintage/fabric junkie.

MegaMom9 (same on Facebook & Twitter!) said...

Just found your blog via Quilted Cupcake. Loving it! I would love the spring flowers sheet as I am collecting them right now for duvet covers and little girls dresses :) Following you on FaceBook and now following the blog too!

Brenda said...

I found your blog through Lora. I am a follower of Lora's blog. It is great and I love her etsy shop.
Number 3 would be my favorite. thanks

Jeanne said...

I am a follower of this blog, a follower of eager hands blog, checked out her etsy shop and love the Ribbons and Roses Vintage Linens. Great colors.

Sandra said...

I think I've got the pillow cases to match number 2 -grin-. I've been sewing for more than forty years. Yep, 40 and still love it although there were a few years where I wasn't sewing.
Congratulations on your pregnancy; God bless you, yours and the work of your hands and heart!

Leah said...

I'm a facebook fan!

Leah said...

I follow your blog! Love these giveaways!

Leah said...

My fave item in Lora's Shop is the spring flowers fat quarter stack! I would probably pick the Springtime Flowers Twin Flat Sheet for my prize... hope I win!!

hibbyandhubby said...

I'm a follower of this blog; I'd definitely pick the top of the three options! Pretty!

hibbyandhubby said...

I became a follower of Eager Hands....what a lovely blog! :)

hibbyandhubby said...

From her shop, I'd have to say the Ribbons and Roses vintage sheet would be my fave...

sandandstarfish said...

i now "like" your page on facebook (will they ever stop changing the names of things?!)

sandandstarfish said...

I'm already a follower of Eager Hands :) love her!

sandandstarfish said...

I love Lora's shop :) and the fruit of the vine necklace she has is my fav!

sandandstarfish said...

i'm now a follower of this blog too :) thanks for hosting such a great giveaway! I absolutely LOVE the Springtime Flowers Sheet!

Evelyn said...

My favorite thing in Lora's shop is her sets of 6" squares. She has awesome prices on those!

fairychildheirlooms said...

I'm a follower of this blog

fairychildheirlooms said...

I love the Gold and Chartreuse Roses Twin Flat Sheet

fairychildheirlooms said...

I joined the VS flickr group and posted a cute little bunny I made from a vintage sheet

fairychildheirlooms said...

I'm a fan of the vsb on facebook

fairychildheirlooms said...

from Lora's shop... I LOVE the baby spoon!

fairychildheirlooms said...

I'm a follower of eager hands blog

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I'm a fan of the Vintage Sheet Blog on Facebook

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I really love the springtime flowers twin flat sheet :D

Phone Home Designs by ET said...

I blogged about this website and give away at Phone Home Designs by E.T. at drkornea.blogspot.com

Wendy said...

facebook fan :)

Wendy said...

I follow :)

Jenny said...

i would choose #1 springtime flowers...and my fav from the shop is Blue Daisy Vintage Fabric...lots of good things!!

Marcia said...

Of the giveaway sheets, I like the Springtime Flowers twin the best. On the shop, like those fabrics/sheets that have the blue flowers (roses?). Thank you for this giveaway. mlwright29 (at) hotmail (dot) com

Rachel said...

I am a fan on facebook :)

Rachel said...

I am a follower of ATVS Blog. :o)

Rachel said...

I have been to Eagerhand's esty shop and I like best: One Hundred Rotary Cut 6X6 Quilt Squares of Vintage Fabric.
I like the Springtime Flowers Twin Flat Sheet best

ROLLERWRITER said...

I love the Springtime flowers sheet!

In the shop I am crazy for the stack of 6x6 squares. Just need to decide how big of a stack I want!

ROLLERWRITER said...

I am an Eager Hands blog follower.

ROLLERWRITER said...

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

ROLLERWRITER said...

I am a fan of VS on Facebook

ROLLERWRITER said...

I follow the Vintage Sheets blog.

Silka said...

I follow the Eager Hands blog.

craftydill said...

I love the Sprintime Flowers sheet... how exciting it would be to have the entire thing! thanks!