I've been collecting vintage floral sheets for a few years now and when I found out we were having a girl, I knew exactly what to do with them - shabby chic nursery! I predominantly used four full-queen sized sheets for the main theme. I also used some eyelet I inherited from my grandmother, an old full-sized bedskirt, about a quarter yard of new fabric leftover from another project and about a quarter yard of various vintage sheeting scraps. I picked the sheets up at thrift stores for between $2-$4 each, and everything else I had on hand!
What four sheets will make: valance, 3 crib sheets, crib skirt, curtain swag, bunting, lovey blanket - and I have a lot more left over for future projects!
I also made the pomanders, button art, print above changing table and hair bow organizer.
Now, on to the photos!
I'll be blogging about the individual projects in more detail over the next few weeks!
After procrastinating for a YEAR, I finally made a quilt for my good friend's son. She has a vintage toy theme going on in his nursery, so we pulled some inspiration from that. The border is the same fabric she used to make the crib skirt. The backing was a remnant, so I got it at 50% off!
I kind of cheated and quilted it on my sewing machine. I stitched on the binding by hand. It's not my first quilt top, but it is my first completed quilt. If it still counts, since I quilted it on a machine.
So, I made these for my family members to remember my grandmother using some playing cards found at the thrift store. I still have about 25 left to make and I know they're probably not technically ATCs since they won't be traded, but I figured this was the best place for them. I know I could kick it up a notch by adding ribbon, stitching, glitter, etc but I kind of like the simplicity and am not sure if I want to take away from that. What do you think?
I'll update my blog with new cards as I finish them!
I guess this would be the best place to post this. I revamped it, but since it was already a headband before, I don't think it would qualify as "reconstructed". It kinda reminds me of a Munchkin from the Wizard of Oz.
After some ribbon, a flower and a button:
Everything I used I already had on hand. You could use something other than a flower if you don't have one. Maybe a fabric flower? A larger button? A couple of buttons? Something made out of polymer? It's a very simple project!
I was making some jewelry and had a long piece of jewelry wire sitting on tht table. It was coiled up and I glanced at it and thought That looks like a bird's nest So then I made it into one by weaving varying lengths and gauges of wire together. Then I made some eggs out of Sculpy and added a tiny little bird and a pin to the back and Voila! My first piece of jewelry inspired out of my very own head.
This is my first attempt at a zipper and I'm not very patient, so I know it's not perfect! It'll come with practice, I guess.
My 9-year-old niece started her period a few weeks ago and has been using a small open-top tote I made her for Christmas to carry her maxi pads around. I thought she might appreciate something that afforded her a little more privacy, so I made her this small (about 6"x5") zippered cozy to hold her feminine products.
I freehanded the pattern and the embroidery. I wanted to cheer up the bag, since I know how miserable I am when I'm on my period.
Since I took the pics, I've trimmed the extra thread so it looks a bit more clean.
Comments, suggestions and criticism welcome!
Have a Happy Period!
This one's a little blurry. The inside is also yellow.