I love simple curtains and I have to admit, even after all these years, I still have a crush on them. And here's the good part: I made them out of vintage sheets. It's true.
I LOVE good cotton sheets (vintage) that have that sturdy, yet soft feel. And whenever I find them at estate sales, I buy them because they're good for so many projects. For my home and style, the twin sized sheets are the perfect length for my windows. And exactly right for my sliding glass doors too. I use them in my kitchen, living room, and master bedroom.
To make, I just sew ribbon tabs to the top of the sheets, and hang. Whenever they need to be cleaned, I can just throw them in the washer, and they're as good as new. And since they're white, the best way to perk them up if they're a bit yellow-ish when I purchase them, is to give them a quick soak in Rit Color Remover. It turns them perfectly crispy white.
And honestly, it doesn't have to be limited to sheets. I've found darling blankets that I've turned into curtains for the boys rooms too. And colorful, patterned sheets are great as well. But best of all, they're so easy and inexpensive too.
One of the boys has a habit of writing on his hands, which I really don't like. But I understand that his mind is constantly whirring away, and he wants to doodle and write random things. So, I came up with an idea for tiny pocket journals that he could keep in his pocket - available whenever he'd like.
When his brother's saw the journals, they wanted some too. Now they're all sporting pocket journals and are as happy as can be.
I buy a lot of vintage linens and really love retro prints. I love the big flowery prints because they're perfect for making plain tank tops look cute.
Start with a plain tank top, fusible iron-on web, and your choice of
fabric for embellishing.
1.) Cut out fabric and fusible web for embellishing.
2.) Fuse onto tank following instructions provided with the fusible web.
Recently, I was inspired by a $900 Tsumori Chisato dress, and figured I could create my own version for much less.
A recent find of a huge bag of antique quilt and floursack squares at one of my favorite thrift shops worked perfectly for this project.
Total Cost: $12
Style Tip: This smock can be worn alone as a cute little summer dress or over your favorite pair of slim-fit jeans or leggings.
I love fabric. It's patchwork here, calico there and the color just makes us happy. Our wheels were spinning when we discovered a barren tree at the fairgrounds. So, we wrapped it up with the most colorful fabric we could find and placed it at the entrance to our show:
We loved walking around the show and hearing women say things like, "I'll meet you at the tree in 2 hours!"and seeing the tree in posts on lots of blogs.
I'm always looking for fun ways to display our products at the show. Last year, for one of The Farm Chicks pendant styles, I made paper cakes to display them on:
I took stick pinks and pushed them into the cake sides, and then hung the pendants on the pins.
To make the cakes, I took graduated circular pieces of white craft foam and covered each one with big sheets of craft paper, measured and cut to fit. I hot-glued the paper on to each circle, and covered the edge seams with rick rack trim. I then stacked the cake layers together and glue gunned into place, making sure to keep the paper seams all on the same side (the back). I adhered the cakes to pretty cakestands with strong velcro squares, which were removable after the show.
Finding a cute way to store your knives can be tricky. This is the perfect
solution. I started out with a magnetic knife rack from Ikea and covered
it in a cute calico fabric. Now, the rack is just as darling as the knives!
2.) Place knife rack face down on fabric.
3.) Cut fabric all around rack, about 3/4 of an inch larger than
rack, or wide enough to be able to pull fabric over the inside lip of the rack.
4.) Pull fabric over the inside lip of the rack, glueing into place
as you go.
5.) Mount according to package instructions.
Material of your choice
Hot glue gun
The knives were purchased at William Sonoma and TJ Maxx
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