Wednesday, March 23, 2011

You Give A Girl A Vintage Curtain and...........

Dan brought home these fabulous vintage curtains last week that had lots of wear and I couldn't have been more excited! Working around the holes and wear spots is easy when you turn them into "other" projects. So far I have used some of it for the darling stool that Dan built using reclaimed feet and old door or window casing. So chic don't you think!
I also have made several of these charming gardening aprons using all kinds of different vintage and reclaimed fabrics. You may see both of us wearing these this summer at the shows. (I don't' think Dan's will have flowers!) Good also for any kind of creative project - garage sales etc. 3 pockets, one size fits all :-)
Next, is another fabric that I have been hording for quite some time. Vintage linen gray toile - be still my heart! I used some here to cover yet another stool and I stitched this great French style market bag using a pattern from Kaari Mengs French General Home Sew Book.
I also used bits of it and other great fabrics to cover these journals.
Instructions for the journals and the garden apron came from another French General book "The French Inspired Home" also by Kaari Meng.

3 comments:

KateLainey said...

Oh my goodness, CJ those aprons are super cute, and yes chic! I need to be on the look out for vintage curtains! :)

KateLainey said...

I don't know if my last comment went through or not, so sorry if you get a double comment!

CJ, these are the cutest aprons, super chic! I need to find some vintage curtains asap! What a great idea. :)

The Shade Shop, Inc. said...

You are so clever and talented CJ. I love your inspiration. I found a site you'd love
http://thegrowersdaughter.blogspot.com/ She is also linked to my blog on the right side. Keep creating!!