“If you want to get things you can’t buy in a store, you have to do things never thought of before.” -- Dr. Seuss

Monday, January 23, 2012

Mens Shirt to Apron

I found this idea on pinterest and did my own little twist. I suded aMens shirt and cut it up the side and from the bottom of the underarm cut it diagonally up to the back of the collar and rolled the edge over slightly and sewed it sown.
 The fun part was adding my twist with buttons and an applique I had in my stash

 I sewed the front part down and replaced the shirt buttons with other from my collection!

The ties were cut from the back of the shirt and sewn on where the side seam met the underarm.

I used a mainly white shirt cause I like to bake. I also think this would be great for a woman/man who likes to grill, I can see this made from a denium shirt.

Sunday, January 8, 2012

Our Old Car

Almost 2 years ago we bought this car, these pics were taken at a near by bowling alley and eatery!

It looks good in the pics but still need some work, the interior is the worst. My dream is to get a vintage camping trailer to go along with it! Not really junk, but I thought you might like to see it! I just love the color! I will have to post some other vintage fun finds that go with the car sometime!

Monday, January 2, 2012

Baby Headbands

Last year before Christmas, I was asked to help find vintage baby items for a baby shower for my cousins daughter. More on that with the last pic.
So I wanted to do something fun for the baby gift, they were posting baby pics they liked on facebook mostly all with baby headbands. So I looked on etsy for inspiration and created some.

This is my fav! I bought some headbands at a retail store and took off their decoration to add mine. Made torn fabric roses from muslin, lots of tutorials on the web. added a piece of vintage veiling I had from a vintage hat I got at a yard sale and a feather!

This one I bought the ribbon it had wire in it and I took it out the one side and hand sewed a gathering stitch and coiled it around to look like a flower, glued a vintage button on it.

This Gerbera daisy I bought and took out the center plastic thingy and hand stitched the flower petals together then added a vintage button. The stretch white lace headband part was cut and made by me. I found a video tutorial to help me with this!
Some where glued directly on the headband and some were glued on a hair clip. Both I added felt to so it would be soft on the baby's head.

Here is the table of vintage goodies and the cake I made.

I found the vintage baby scale, vintage photo album,bibs, rattle, and that cute rubber toy doggie!

I also, found a cute vintage pink baby shoe planter that I put the gift in, Forgot to get a pic of it.

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