Vintage Findings for MODKID HQ

First of all, I have a couple copies of Quilter's Home magazine going out to these two randomly selected winners:

#10 - Erin Stewart Hill said... I can't wait for the book to be out. Congratulations! And, thanks for the giveaway!

#26 - Kymmie said... CAN'T WAIT to read!!! Am very excited for you!

CONGRATS, ladies!! Please email your mailing addresses to and we'll get these mags in the mail to you right away. And thank you to all who entered and commented.

We've been working day & night trying to get MODKID HQ all set up, but of course, work keeps getting in the way (not complaining here!). The other day as I was walking around downtown I came across Neighborhood Thrift unloading a truck full of Mid-Century Modern furniture they had acquired that day from an estate sale. I could've fully furnished MODKID HQ (and my home) in these things since I love, love, love Mid-Century style, but I had to be selective. Here are a few things I picked up...

This awesome chair and matching ottoman!!! Oh, I love it so much!


Here's a view from the other side. We also bought that super Mod side table cause it seemed like they all wanted to play together so well. ;)


I picked up this 1950's solid wood frame full-length mirror to use in one of my dressing rooms. Love the simplicity of the frame.


And, yes, this vintage Singer is definitely NOT Mid-Century (more like turn of the century!) but I had to get it because it was $5.00 (yes, FIVE DOLLARS!) I about passed out when I saw the price tag. Anyone know how to find out the year on these things? I've looked everywhere on it. By the way, you will see this beauty pop up in lots of new catalog photography (and in the book!) It makes such an awesome photo prop. :)


The last couple of weeks at MODKID HQ have looked a little like this...


And this...


And this...


Yes, folks, those are all pattern boxes!


We definitely have our work cut out for us. But, it's oh, so much fun!!!

Stay tuned in the next few days as the BIG REVEALS start to pop up here on the blog. We have 4 new Spring 2011 sewing patterns to reveal, as well as the new Spring fabric collection and some exciting new products that I promise will not disappoint!!! I know, I know... patience, my dear! I'm workin' on it...



  1. Hi there, love the new stuff! to find the singer year you go to the singer website and you put in the serial number. i have a few and have done that. good luck

  2. Thank you rachandcarl. I finally found it. Well, turns out my machine IS Mid-Century, just like all the other goodies I purchased! It was made in 1948 in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Qu├ębec, Canada.

    So exciting!


  3. Oh Patty, it all looks fabulous! The furniture is really cool and I am crazy about that big mirror. I am so happy for you to have this lovely new space!

  4. I can't wait to see your new patterns. I think I almost have all of yours so far...they are not only beautiful and SO fun to make, but have taught me so many great sewing skills.

    AND....I just bought my very first yard of Patty Young fabric!!

    VERY excited :)

  5. I've been wanting to go to Neighborhood Thrift, but with my work/school schedule I haven't been able to make it. I can't believe you scored that sewing machine for $5!

    Where are you going to put all those patterns? :-)

  6. Anonymous6:53 PM

    hi Patty, i'm so excited for you! your new HQ is going to be fabulous. really looking forward to all the updates - such fun!


  7. It is so exciting to see the new space transforming and looking forward to the new products.

  8. I really cannot wait to see what you've been up to. The new space is amazing! Wish I could carve out a spot for me.

  9. ah, these big reveals are killin' me ;) i can't wait to see everything, and honestly, i might be moving into your modkid HQ - love it!!

  10. I love the new space Patty! AND THANK YOU FOR CHOOSING ME AS A WINNER!!! I've never won one of these before in my life! I AM GIDDDDY!

  11. It looks really nice, you have "wood" to be a nice designer, i always try to make something wonderful but is kind of hard with the budget i have.


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