Joann Fabric is having a sale

joann fabric

From November 21-25, Joann Fabric and Craft Storc is currently having a sale on just about everything. If at any point in your life you feel like you should take up sewing, crafting, or scrap booking, head on down to Joann’s and enjoy the savings!!

Yesterday my mum and I headed to the store to pick up some knick-knacks and doo-dads and we saw that patterns were on sale. On sale people!!! “Now why is this a big deal?” you ask. Well, if you haven’t bought patterns before, you might not know that those mighty pieces of paper can cost US$30 a pop or more. I was able to snag some great costume patterns for U$1.99-3.99. Needless to say I went hog-wild and bought 10 patterns because someday I might “need” to make a Victorian gown, or gloves, or vintage hats. Super cool bonus fact: there are Vintage Vogue patterns there as well!!

So go, find patterns, beautiful buttons, tremendous trims, and fantastic fabric, and have a wonderful end of November!! Click here to find the closest store near you.


Here are some of the cute outfits you might have seen over the weekend at the Ultimate Lindy Hop Showdown 2009, in New Orleans.

Some are vintage like, some are not…But i liked them so i figured i should take pictures and share it with you guys.

I do need to work on my photograph skills 🙂

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Vintage Fashion Expo in Los Angeles

Vintage Fashion Expo
Santa Monica Civic Auditorium
October 17th and 18th, 2009
Expo Hours Saturday 10:30-6 Sunday 11-5
Tickets are $10, or follow this link
to go to their coupon page and save $5.

Click on the banner to visit their website for more details.

They have an average of 90 vendors at the expo selling clothes, shoes, jewelry, patterns, purses…you name it! Here is a short list from the website:

Vintage Blue Moon
Rare Finds
Sentiments By Katherine
Atelier Suzanne
Decades of Fashion
Papillon Antiques
Snappy Gabs
Mr. Toads
Lapin Vintage
Scout LA
Foxy Couture
Flaun’s Vintage Clothing
Barbara & Kent Grigg
Gail Gum Antiques
Hot Couture
A La Mode Vintage
Jean Langford
The Mad Hatters Tea Party
Re-Vamp Vintage
Little Treasures
Vintage Apparel by Ardis
King Vintage
Connie Parente Accessories
Feather Vintage
Chris Enebo Antiques
Now ‘N’ Then
Marche aux Puces
Discover Yesterday
Bobbie Boutique
Two Sisters
Ellen’s Elegants
Vintage Vanities
Allyn Scura Eyewear
Cherry, Inc.
Edith’s Daughter
The Nostalgic Lady
The Bakelite Lady
Trappings of Time
Mercer International
Time Slot Antiques
The Cat’s Meow
Woodland Farms Vintage
Frock You Vintage
The Paper Bag Princess
Timeless Vixen
The Other Shop
Raw Vintage
Retro Diva
Faultline Collectables
Honeymoon Antiques
TaTa Lane
Pamela Heiman Vintage
Avenue Antiques
Charles Nero Art & Antiques
Paris Vintage
Bertz Antiques
Mermaid’s Haven
Licia Kuhn Antiques
G.S. Antiques LLC
Cathy Githens Antiques
Anna Newman Vintage
The Butlers Cottage
Red Headed Rachel
The Tie Merchant
Mary’s Exchange
Soiree Vintage
Erzsebet Bathory
Ms. Matcher’s Matchless Jewelry
Kathy Judkins
Eva Linowski
Dena McCarthy
Octavia’s Scrapbook
Gail Pierson
LA Vintage Boudoir
Cheetah Girl
Clever Vintage Clothing
Somewhere In Time
Juliana Goitein
Linda Goldberg
Kerry Holden
Mary Scates Antiques

I won’t be in town otherwise I would definitely be there. I went a few years ago and had such an amazing time…

Governors Island Jazz Age Lawn Party This Sunday


If you’re in New York this weekend, here’s an opportunity to air out your favourite vintage threads:

Fall Jazz Age Lawn Party on Governors Island
Sunday, September 27, 2009
(Rain date: Sunday, Oct. 4th)
11:00 AM to 6:00 PM

From the website:

“Michael Arenella and His Dreamland Orchestra invites you to join us on this hidden gem just off the southeastern tip of Manhattan, nestled in the heart of majestic New York Harbor.  Under a shady grove of centuries-old trees, caressed by fresh sea air, a sprawling green surrounded by historic officers’ quarters and 18th century naval ramparts becomes the setting for a true Gatsby affair. A recession-friendly $5 admission gives you access to one of the Fall’s most magnificent celebrations. Widely anticipated by flappers, sporting gents and tiny tots alike, this event has been featured and reviewed consistently by The New York Times and the Sartorialist.

A wide array of music, food & drink, activities, games and contests are open for all ages to enjoy:

– A delightful variety of refreshing cocktails will be served by St. Germain.
– Picnickers are welcomed and encouraged.
– Tasty sandwiches and BBQ provided by Cercle Rouge.
– Authentic ’78 records from the 1920s played on a phonograph provided by Michael Cumella of WFMU’s Antique Phonograph Music Program.
– Charleston lessons given by Roddy Caravella of Sandra Cameron Dance Studio.
– 1920s Motorcar Exhibition – take a spin around the island in a genuine rumbleseat!
– Vintage clothing dealers and boutique milliners will all be peddling wares
– Special literature/ephemera booths and readings by the Dorothy Parker Society & F. Scott Fitzgerald Society.
– Bathing Beauties & Beaus Promenade
– Live dance performances
– Vintage portraits by R.A. Friedman.
– Tug O’ War
– Parade Of Hats
– Bake Sale and Pie Recipe Contest”

Sounds great, wish I could go, but I’m in Buenos Aires right now! If any of you make it, send us photos!