Sunday, March 21, 2010

Beautfuil Apron, Easy Crafts, and a Thrifty Find

Does not get any easier than this:
Found an old jar.
Perfect for old clothespins.
Wrapped some jute around the top.
Added a bow. Done!
(Love these easy projects!)

This is my first wired ribbon bow.
I know there are great instructions out there,
but this one I just sort of twisted, and turned,
and glued as I went.
Easy and fun!!

The mini boxes I made last week.

Our sweet little Ava and her finished sewing cupboard.

The miniatures are mostly things i made years ago.
Calendar. Bolts of fabric. Wood books.
A little embroidery hoop, and embroidery thread.
Tiny eye glasses.
When she wanted to put a miniature milk jug in
I asked her if that went in a sewing cupboard?
" Well. They might get thirsty!"
Thus the bread in the basket of yarn balls
and old clothespins.
They might get hungry. =)

This is be beautiful apron I one at Funky Junk Interiors
Celebration Party a few weeks ago.
It is from Make Mine Beautiful.
(click on her name to see her Etsy shop).
This apron is incredible! Pockets Everywhere!
Just the thing a do it yourself person needs.
Beautifully lined, and sweet details at every part.
And look at that sweet little jewel on the front pocket.

Here is my thrifty find.
I want to put baby shoes, old pics, and nest and
whatever else I can find in it.
Do I need to paint it?

I kind of think the old brown satin would lend
itself to the old vintage items going in it.

Top edge is kind of interesting.
Not sure i like it, but think it may not bee
too noticeable when i get all the treasures in it.
OK. Give me some feedback here on what you think.

OK, that's all. Hope you all have a great Monday.

Please go visit all the wonderful gals who host the Monday parties.


barbara jean

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Diane said...

The little cabinet is adorable. IMHO, I would most certainly paint it - the brown hues would go together, however, having a cream/white base would truly make your items pop. Upcycled something very similar for my sister-in-law; I went with cream paint and trimmed it out in a greenish/blue hue (very similar to eggs), the glazed it. (I really wanted to do a bit of crackle on the cream, but she does not care for that so I opted not to. It turned out so very vintage and beautiful that I had a real tough time handing it over to her when it was finished.

Looking forward to seeing your finished project and the steps you take along the way!


Tammy@T's Daily Treasures said...

Ava's little sewing cupboard is so sweet. I need to start collecting glass jars and such to put crafting supplies in so that I can see what I have. So disorganized which makes it hard to get going on anything. After yesterday's decouparing, I have a BIG mess on my dining room table. Have more to do so will continue with that process for now. Your rose turned out beautifully. Hope you are having a great day! :) Tammy

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Good Morning BarbaraJean,
I love all your simple projects and thanks for showing us.
Your apron is so cute and looks good on you.


Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

I hope this is the correct place to comment....I thought I was never going to find it.
( snicker)

I passed up a handful of old clothespins the other day...but I so like THIS idea at the top of your post...for my laundry room...I may just go back and get them.
Thanks for the idea ! ! !


ClassyChassy said...

Love your new apron, Barb! How cute is that!!!

brokeintrovert said...

Loved everything on your poast. I really liked the clothes pin jar and wire-ribbon rose.

Debbie-Dabble Blog and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Your apron is so lovely! I think I would paint the shelf and I agree with a pretty cream and maybe a naccent color on the fretwork at the top depending on the color scheme of the room you are going to put it in. Or leave the top stained and maybe the shelves leave stained for a contrasting look.

Sally said...

Love the blue. Happy Blue Monday.

Glo said...

Ava is so cute and so is her little cupboard!

I love your apron too!

Happy Blue Monday!

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Love the clothespins and you apron is adorable!! I would paint it, maybe creamy white and distress it. Work your magic on it girl, it will be awesome!

Have a great day!

Lou Cinda :)

Ann said...

You did a great job twisting the ribbon, I've been practicing making ribbon roses for some of my red hats, bought a vintage ribbon making book. The apron is so cute.
Happy Blue Monday.

Julie said...

I love it...sometimes the simple things make the biggest impact. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hi, Barbara Jean, thanks for stopping by. The Linky party is going on, so add your link on there. It's at the end of today's post. All you do is get the link from THIS post of yours & go over and add it in the url line. CLick on Add and you can type in your blog name & then paste your url link to the party. Easy!

Kim, USA said...

You look gorgeous with your apron. Happy Monday!

MYM=Bird or chicken?
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Linda @ A La Carte said...

That apron is adorable! I would pain the shelf for sure and when you put all the treasures in it see if the edge detracts but I think it is nice.!

Unknown said...

Barbara J ~ Your apron is darling! You have some beautiful things to recreate ... the jar is fantastic, who would've thought!

Happy spring!
Have a beautiful week.
TTFN ~ Hugs, Marydon

Anonymous said...

Hello, Thank you for stopping by... I love your apron, and the little boxes you made, and the clothespins in the jar was an adorable idea! And of course- Ava is precious!
Have a great week!
~nicole said...

Hi Barb, I came to visit, love the flower you made and the box's. I gotta close the shop, I'll be back.


Its So Very Cheri said...

glad you found me and congrats on winning the apron. She does a great job.


Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Luv your cute little boxes! Hope you have a FUN week:)


Carol said...

Wonderful crafting! Have a great week!