Tuesday, September 9, 2008

I have been busy...

"Beverly Grace" hiding amongst some of my vintage linens.
"Beverly Grace" & an Apron made from an embroidered pillow case.
Vintage Pre-printed Flocked Apron Fabric
The Before & After.....

My messy sewing room corner & pillow cases for future aprons.
Pillow Case Apron w/Hankie Pockets

OK, I managed to steal away a little time from yard & garden work to play at my sewing machine....long over do I might add.

So they say a picture is worth a thousand words, well these pictures should explain what's been going on in my world! lol!

My sewing room looks like an explosion went off,,,,fabric, sewing notions, scissors and buttons everywhere not to mention a few kitties to keep me company.

I love re-purposing so I created an apron (for a very special friend) out of a pillow case which will go out in Friday's mail. The apron is simple in structure with vintage looking hankie pockets. The floral design was hand embroidered(but not by me) and is in wonderful shape.

Ever since I have "discovered" how easy it is to make Rag Dolls, thanx to MaryJane's Farm magazine,(Summer 2008 issue) I have been stitchin' away and here is my latest rag doll whose name is "Beverly Grace", in honor of a "Birds of a Feather" friend. Notice the tiny crocheted pot holder I made for her...

I had to post this picture of a piece of 'pre-printed' fabric that I bought off of ebay. It is a flocked apron pre-printed pattern. I have decided not to cut it up but rather have it professionally framed(yes, I know it will cost me a bloody fortune) so I can hang & display it. I am guessing it is from the 1960's?...

I found an office chair & sheet at our local 2nd hand store and for a total sum of $5.00 I now have a new sewing chair which meets with little Peekaboo's approval.

As always, if you click on the pictures you can get a closer look.


1 comment:

  1. Oh Grace,

    My, you have been really busy - a very good busy!! I just love the apron - what a great way to repurpose! My favorite has to be the chair. Never would I believe that an office chair is under that beautiful cover. That is exactly what I am looking for when I have the chance to redecorate my youngest daughter's room when she moves out.

    You are just amazing, Grace (I think I've heard that somewhere before!!)


    Sue SOTF #911


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