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Sunday, August 24, 2008

Did I tell you I love canvas drop cloths?

I do! The fabric is just wonderful....especially when washed with a little fabric softener. It has little specks all over, and crinkles....

Well, I just finished a purse for my Etsy store created from this wonderful fabric. It's a simple shoulder bag adorned with vintage laces and buttons. The lining fabric is made from muslin. Both fabrics were washed before I cut the pieces out so I feel sure you could wash the purse in cold water and lay flat to dry, how cool is that??? I think the older this one gets the better it will look ~





And a little Sunday gift for you ~ I recently bought this precious photo from a seller on Etsy and just had to share it with you. I can SO see this little girl being a pouty fairy in a jar!!!



Wishing you a peaceful, restful Sunday dear friends,

xxoo, Dawn

21 comments:

Victorian Lady said...

Gorgeous! I was sewing tonight too! First I tackled a cushion on the couch I'm covering...again. I do mean tackled, wrestled, even bled some too! After lots of pricks of pins and a rough zipper, it looks great! Now I just have to tackle the other half of the couch! lol

I also did an heirloom ring bearer's pillow for my neice's 10th birthday...made from her christening dress. She was baptized in a river in a white chiffon dress with flower embellishments around the bottom of the skirt. The dress is stained and yellowed into a lovely cream from the river, so I took what I could from it and am so happy with the results! Now I just need the proper box to put it in. My sister has no idea...she gave it to me with the thought that she'd never see it again it was in such poor condition. I bet she'll get emotional when she sees it!

It was hard not to wonder who she will marry and where all our lives will be then. Sentimental night, I guess! :)

Mere

Vanessa {Bloom Right Here!} said...

Such a pretty purse and a sweet little photo. Which reminds me that I have a question for you. Since you are always scanning images to share I am sure you will know the answer. What are the copyright laws for this? If a book, magazine, etc is a certain age then it is okay to scan and share?

Vee ~ A Haven for Vee said...

The bag is great...the image too funny! I can see her as a pouty bride, too.

Have a great Sunday!

Scrap for Joy said...

The purse is beautiful and so elegant! I love all of the images you share with your readers...I have a seperate folder for all of the "feathered nest" images. Thank you
~Joyce

Jen r. said...

Very cute. Love the purse! Your drop cloths sound nicer than mine, mine ore pretty gross ;) Jen r

simple~needs said...

love the purse AND the pic!! i can see her being a fairy.

Teresa @ PlumWater Cottage said...

That picture is so sweet...little Miss Pout probably didn't want to be there...with a boy, of all things...and would rather be playing with her dolls. The bag is wonderful. I've never washed the dropcloths, but will certainly do so in the near future. It's such a bargain price-wise! Have a wonderful day.

Linda F. said...

That is just beautiful! It took my breath away!!

Utah Grammie said...

Pretty, pretty purse! I agree, as it ages it will become even more beautiful- good job!
Colleen

Viv (VivLyn) said...

Beautiful purse and what a sweet picture! That little girl's dress is so cute!

Beth Leintz said...

Wow- drop cloth for fabric- what a great idea- imagine the possibilites-pillows, totes, aprons- Even though I love the white on white look, I wonder how it would take to tea staining?

Lori said...

Dawn, that purse looks SO pretty!! i love the embellishing you added, the lace and buttons are perfect touches!!!

timeworninteriors said...

Dawn I love the purse! E-mail me and tell me how much it is!
Theothertheresa

vikki said...

how beautiful, dawn!! lovely, lovely with the wonderful lace! you did a fabulous job! i will have to go & get a drop cloth & try some fun things! you will need to do more of your beautiful creations! hugs & blessings, vikki ♥

GardenGoose said...

LOVE the new handbag..so very pretty.

Pallas said...

The purse is lovely. I especially like the monochromatic quality it has.

karlascottage.typepad.com said...

I am crazy about that bag! As a mural painter, I have had a close, personal relationship with drop clothes!

Shabby Cottage Studio said...

Love the handbag! Your usual beautiufl tasteful work Dawn. I've seen dropcloths also used for furniture slipcovers that looked beautiful.

xoxo
G

Angie said...

I love the purse, it's beautiful. And the picture is so adorable!

www.theamericanhomemaker.blogspot.com

Barb said...

Oh Girl!
You do so many things, and you do them so beautifully!!

Thanks for listing other stores we might like. I surely do like them!!

blessings and hugs,

barbara jean

Rita Blanks said...

Garden parties, cool glasses of lemonade, women in fragile Victorian gowns of lace.....it's 100+ degrees outside my home, but inside my home, this lovely handbag takes me to another place, another time.....and I feel the breeze as it ruffles through my hair. All this and the simplicity of the dropcloth.....thank you.

Lovely....Rita

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