I've been hanging out with this wild and crazy guy and his band of merry musicians for awhile now, meticulously bringing them all back to life, pixel by pixel. This vintage pattern set called, The Vitamin Ball Orchestra is not entirely new to me though. I've had it's counterpart for many years: The Vitamin Ball Characters (c.1936), that I found as a loose sheet without its envelope. It's nice to see the whole gang back together again.
Thanks to one of my long-time PatternBee customers, Barbara (from California), I almost have the complete set. She shared her find with me, and the best part is I get to share it with you! I'm still on the lookout for that last missing orchestra player though--wherever he may be hiding.
The characters are many, as well as large, and I've divided them into two groups; dancers and players. Both patterns are available on the website under Dancing Dishes and Veggie Heads (page 2 and 3.)
I am still working on a few other pattern projects, the one mentioned in the last post is still on my desk, having put it aside to work on new submissions that have come in. Like this adorable tea-towel set. I love that little house tucked into the woods. The days of the week were added by request, as it seemed a bit sparse on its own. I do love the simplicity of it. More details about Woodland China here.
Oh....passing by the window this morning, I saw this bright cascade of blinding color. Just an enormous burst of golden petals as bright as the sun. Yes, I do think spring is not far off, if not already here.
The daffodils are waking up. The birds and bunnies are out and about.
Look, bunny bookends!
Tag your It.
Hide and seek.
After watching that little backyard drama, I just had to include a sweet little bunny for the March Bonus pattern. And soup! We've made lots of soup these past months and plan to keep the pot simmering for as long as possible.
Make Soup is music to my ears.