Friday, July 30, 2010

I HEART Vintage

I have an obsession with all things vintage. I have often thought how neat it would have been to grow up in the 40 and 50's. To be part of an era when kids stayed out all day (either working in the field or playing in the creek down the dirt road) until momma made them come in to wash up for supper. There would be fresh cut tomatoes on the table with nearly every meal and we'd listen to radio shows at night (if we were fortunate enough to have a radio). We'd go to bed and leave the front door and all the windows open at night and the only noise would be the sound of crickets. The children would never wake up from nightmares or worries of some psychopath breaking in and shooting them up because that just never happened and besides, if it did, daddy would stop them in their tracks. Well, back to the reality of 2010. Since I can't time travel, I guess I'll just have to enjoy all things vintage through hand me downs, thrift and antique stores and reproductions.

Vintage trims that I inherited from my great-grandmother. I love them all so much, even the ones covered in stains. I can just picture her spilling her morning coffee all over it.

Vintage inspired hair clip/broche that I made.
Here I used some of grandmas lace on a pair of bloomers.

The lace on these bloomers isn't really vintage, but I love the look.

Thursday, July 22, 2010

A Crafters Crafting Room

This is a craft room that I LOVE. It belongs to a dear friend of mine and I know it will be used alot. She has so many beautiful ideas floating around in her mind and a husband that can bring them all to life.
I'm so proud of this curtain. I almost couldn't believe that I made it when I saw it hanging there.
I also made the pillows and a seat cushion for this little bench but haven't been back to take a finished picture with the cushion. Look for more photos in the future.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Camera Strap

Saturday, July 17, 2010

A Skirt Refashion

I went GW shopping with my mother-in-law a few weeks back and saw this cute little skirt. I thought it would be perfect for my eldest. Well it turned out too small for one daughter and way too big for the other.

Solution: Turn it into a sun dress

I cut the elastic waist out of it, machine smocked the top and added some straps from my scrap pile.