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This is a previously posted thrift shop adventure.
Hello friends, happy to see my last post did not scare you away. My hubby read it and once again just shook his head and walked away...God I love that man ;-) So a few weeks back I was at my beloved Salvation Macy's when I spotted this gorgeous curtain valance. As I knocked over two women and a young child to get to it, ideas for turning it into a fabulous apron were already cursing through my tiny brain. It was a thrifting thing of beauty...quality fabric, beautiful colors, double layered and all lined to boot. It was priced at $1.99 and it was Wednesday so take another 25% off...WooHoo!!! You know I am smiling at this point. So I get back to my studio and started to play with it. Some opening up of seams, a little side stitching, a beautiful bow tie, yo-yo's, fun jumbo rikrak and a big pocket.
May I present Miss. Scarlett O'Hara. Isn't she pretty?
A close up of my handmade Yo-Yo's and a special secret pocket I hid under he scalloped layer.
I simply inserted my pretty fabric bow through the rod pocket opening..now it is adjustable! I made sure the bow was nice and full..click on my photos to get a good look at the wonderful fabrics. I listed Miss. Scarlet in my Etsy shop and within a few hours she was sold to a lovely lady in Texas..Thanks Miss. Stephanie! I'm thinking Scarlet's story might have had something to do with her popularity...what do you think?
I also started to play with some remnant automotive vinyl I picked for a song a while back. I made myself a very chic Passport wallet.
This vinyl sews like a dream and no seam finishing needed since it will not fray and you just wipe it clean. It has a nice cushiony, padded feel to it. I'm also thinking of making some change purses, wallets or maybe credit card holders. Do you creative gals out there have any good ideas?
I used my cool ruffles attachment on my sewing machine..thanks Kelly Ann. So that's a little of what I have been up to. I will be posting about two very big and very cool Giveaways I have been lucky enough to be invited to be a part of..so be on the look out for that. As soon as all the details are worked out I will let you know. Until next time...be kind and stay creative.
PS...don't forget to meet me here on Friday for Pie!