Saturday, November 21, 2009

Dotted Swiss upcycled

Good day all! Nice to have you here at Romance & Relics. I would like to share my banner (almost finished). I took apart a relic. This dotted swiss was once an apron. PINK & white so sweet. Imagine the lady that once used this for all the family holidays, imagine just how special all the meals must have been. I bet she put this 'ole thing on with great pride. That's what I thought the moment I found it in a pile of good stuff at the thirft store. It was a hand crafted apron for sure back in the day. I gladly took it home and pulled it out from time to time priming the inspiration side of the brain. One day a few weeks back it came to me. a BANNER. As I held the apron strings out from side to side I immediately saw it. The body of the apron would be for the pennants and the waist band would be where the pennants hung from. All the other prettties are embellishments I had. My next step is adding J~~O~~Y~~ to each pennant. Not sure what type of medium I will use for the letters maybe a combination of paper and fabric. This was such a JOY to create! and very easy. Next time you come across a vintage apron and not sure what to do with it just think BANNER. Thanks for your visit today. Please go see Beverly @ How Sweet The Sound.
See whats PINK!


The Quintessential Magpie said...

Hi, Marie... that's a great idea! And such a cute, cute apron. Bet she was a Pinky, too. ;-)


Sheila :-)

Sandi@ My Yellow Door said...

Hi Marie,
That banner is too cute! Great idea! I'm amazed at the talent of the ladies out there in blogland! Happy Pink Saturday and hope you have a wonderful weekend.


Mary said...

What a delicate and lovely banner. It really is perfect for Pink Saturday. Have a wonderful weekend.

sissie said...

Now that is one clever idea!
And oh so sweet. I absolutely love the fabric and it's great you found a way to salvage it.
Great Job!

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

Sweet pink banner idea! Perfect for the day! Thanks so much for visiting and for sharing! Have a fabulous Pink Saturday! Hugs, Coralie

Claudia said...

Oh Marie, what a wonderful way to use that dotted swiss! You are so talented! Happy Pink Saturday!

vickie said...

Happy Pink Saturday. I LOVE dotted swiss. My mom made me dresses from several colors when I was little, brings back good memories. Thanks for sharing!

Nancy @ La Chambre Rose said...

Brilliant! Now I'm off to see the altered bottle. Happy Pink Saturday!

Dawn said...

How pretty! HPS!

Barbara Jean said...

This is so beautiful and i can't wait to see it done.

I'm so glad you came to visit so i could meet you and see your lovely blog.

off to see more!!


barbara jean

bj said...

What a great idea...cute cute!
xo bj

rosechicfriends said...

That is just absolutely darling! Great Upcycling of a vintage apron that it PINK so that makes it even better! I too love to take old treasures and make them new!


someplace in thyme said...

Hello Marie, that is so sweet and I love dotted swiss. Happy Pink Saturday, Char