Sunday, August 10, 2008

Crafty Finds from Portland: Vintage Embroidery Transfers

The Knitten Kitten has a section of embroidery supplies, and I saved it for the last part of the store that I explored. I grabbed a little white plastic basket, and instantly recognized its contents: wonderful, dreamy vintage embroidery transfers. I thumbed through and opened each and every sheet, determined not to miss anything. Here are some of the ones I brought home:

A sheet of farm designs. I've seen some of these on Hoop Love and (I think) Needlecrafter. There are also some small details that tickle my fancy.

Bird: Hi, pig! What's shakin'?
Pig: Not much. Just hopin' not to become bacon.


Whaddya s'pose the duck is hopin' to find in there?

I love these trees.

And a few other sheets and their fun details:

Isn't that the dreamiest little bench you've ever seen? I want one!

And, finally, here's a little Valentine embroidery transfer.

Actually, that's not all I found. Darn if I'm not saving the best for last ... and another post.


  1. The farm animals are awesome - but the Valentine's one is absolutely phenomenal! Love that!


    PS - Wish you guys were here in PDX all the time!

  2. Oh my gosh I love that first bird! And the first alphabet! My Mom made an ABC thing for my brothers and I and she gave it to me. I know it needs a little fixing - I should work on that and get it framed.

    Since I'm planning on a trip to michaels again this week, I should get that out now....hhmmm, just another thing to work on. LOL

  3. This sure takes me back (too many years) to my childhood. I don't know how many of those transfers on the first sheet I used to learn to embroider when a little girl. Arhhh - memories
    Janet McKinney

  4. These embroidery transfers are blowing my mind! I will definitely keep a better eye out for vintage transfers in my thrift store adventures!

  5. Oh, wow!!! Now that's a find!!!! God, I neeeeeeeeed one of that stores near me, please!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  6. I really dig that retro owl! So cool.

  7. Oh. My. God!

    I don't know if I should be jealous or mad...LOL! Those transfers are too cute and how come I can't ever find any around here??? When I do find vintage ones, they are all just old flowers.


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