Thursday, October 27, 2011

Recycled Thrift Store Finds!!!!!

I make a B-Line to the 'linens' department at my tiny thrift store usually once a week. Last week a Battenburg Lace tablecloth (a BIG rectangular one) appeared, so I brought it home, cut the square corners off, and mounted one of the corners on a rosie watercolor fabric. I cut the lace away from the top corner so it is shaped like a heart.

And, voila!


The pieces I cut away I mounted on two little girl aprons.


And then...
I picked up a small kitchen curtain, cut the corners off, and mounted them on some green and purple leafy fabric for the next two aprons.

The Battenburg Lace Lady's Apron is already sold, so I'll make three more today and tomorrow.

The pleasure of creating and sewing beautiful aprons that others want gives me such satisfaction!!!








9 comments:

MimiTabby said...

oh how pretty!

Kimber Giordano said...

I really like the pink ones. It almost makes me want another little girl. Almost!

Margy said...

you are hitting your creativity stride! these are just fabulous!

Stacie, A Firefighter's Wife said...

What a wonderful idea! They are so beautiful and cheap to make. I'm proud of you!!!!

mag brewer said...

Those are beautiful. They look so you. I am sure that we can figure out how to find a market for you(my plans for your life:-)) Have a great weekend. Last cross country meet....yippee.. my new cut out starch and sugars is going well. I just had a great spinach chicken salad with yellow peppers and cubed peppered jack.....yummm. love you.

Connie said...

You are so creative! I have always loved making things from cast off items more than starting with new....it is somehow just more challenging and rewarding.

Cheesemakin' Mamma said...

Those are breath-taking. What a great way to recycle those beautiful linens nobody wanted. Great job, Catherine!

Rachel and Family said...

Those are beautiful!! What a talent you have to transform!

soraya said...

nice thanks for sharing...happy holidays... blessings soraya