Thursday, January 27, 2011

New Etsy Items In The Shop

Well, I've been having a fun time in my craft "studio".  Now that I have a fancy schmancy work area,  thanks to my Christmas present from Hubs, I can call my craft room a "studio".  Doesn't it sound important?

I finally completed three items and was able to photograph them on Tuesday thanks to a heat wave of 45 degrees here.

The first item is a cute party apron.   I call it a party apron because it has a sequin trim.  The purple and green fabric is really adorable and came from a little girl's skirt.  Of course, one must always wear one's pearls while entertaining.

This red satin purse by Liz Claiborne was upcycled into a razzle dazzle evening bag.  I found the fun circles and squares in Oma Miller's sewing box.  I'm not sure what they were originally made for but I thought they dressed up the bag in an unusual way. 

Since things were getting way too "dressy" in the craft studio, I decided to take things down a notch and made a "folksy" type of accessory.  This pillow was made from an upcycled woman's sweater.  The red gussets were made from a man's sweater. 
This is my favorite part of the pillow - the buttons.  These vintage shirt buttons were tied on to add a fun accent.

That's all for now.  I've have more aprons in the works, including some larger sizes for those of you who have been requesting them.  Also, if you have a favorite skirt or dress  (or even a table cloth or sheets)that you'd like to have made into an apron, just let me know.  The item must be machine washable. Plus, I charge less for aprons made with your own items since I don't have to pay for the upcycled fabric.


  1. You have been busy! Love all the projects your created and recreated!

  2. I just love how you repurpose things like that! I have a neat old green sweater with a zipper, that I through in the resale pile, and took it back out thinking it would make a really cool laptop cover...wonder if I'll ever get to it? Thanks SO much for the award - I felt so honored and sweet of you!

  3. That apron is super cute! I wish I wore them LOL


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