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Friday, October 28, 2011

For the love of drop cloths!


I do love them you know....
I wash them with fabric softener and then the fabric is this
amazing nubby, speckled goodness that's sturdy as all get out!

I just finished two more flea bags.
Created from, you guessed it...drop cloths!
With a little bit of antique lace, toile lining, watch faces and button ~
these sweeties are ready to FLEA!

And you know what would be wonderful??
Add a few more goodies to these bags!!!
Buy a vintage rhinestone pin...as a sweet reminder of a fun antiquing day!
Or maybe a cluster of old millinery?
These bags are blank canvases and would be great to adorn
with little treasures of your fun antique jaunts ~


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I guess I love creating with this fabric because it's so sturdy.
I have this wish that years and years after I'm gone from this earth,
that the things I've made will be those treasures that are lasting and that
others will find at flea markets and antique malls....
new treasures to them but that have stood the test of time!


Have a beautiful fall Friday dear friends!!!
I treasure each and every one of you ~
hugs and love,
Dawn







25 comments:

Cyn said...

oh now these are so wonderful! Drop cloth huh? will have to see those. They are very beautiful!

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Hi dear Dawn,
your bag came out beautifully!!! Love it.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Hugs,
Marie

Dorthe said...

Dear Dawn- they are so very beautiful, I love the button apun the watch, and that the "flap" is a bit smaller than the withs of the bag- and ofcourse, sweet friend, I alwayes love your way of making "simple" look gorgeous. They are wonderful.
Love and hugs, and a happy week-end to you.
Dorthe

A Cottage Muse said...

**Love**

Vee said...

Since I first heard you talking about drop cloths...several years ago now...I've done a lot with them, too. I copied your draperies, I use them for making pillows, table runners, backs of potholders (the sturdy factor), sachets, and now you're tempting me with making a lovely bag. Too wonderful!

Have a restful weekend...

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That turned out beautifully, Dawn! It looks more pliable from your washing it, too {if that is possible to see in a picture!} I love that it looks soft and pretty, but also says "I mean business" with the strength of the drop cloth material.

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Dawn ~ those are so pretty! I just adore them!

Shirley Hatfield said...

I know that if I owned one of your treasures, it would be something the family would fight over, would come to the reading of my will to see who would inherit. My husband owns a painting company. You'd think we'd have a few of those drop cloths hanging about. Come to think about it, if we did, they'd be covered in latex paint. =D

Brenda said...

How cool is this!!!Love it!

Revi said...

Just lovely! My package arrived from you a few days ago and I have been neglectful in thanking you! I'll post about it this weekend. I loved the magazine and the little extra gift - so YOU!
Thanks, sweet Dawn.
-Revi

CaraRose said...

Oh so pretty girl! Love all your work.

Can you tell me if the drop cloths have to be ironed once you wash them. I am thinking about using them for curtain panels and don't want to have to iron. LOL

Thanks

Anneke said...

this is awesome and beautiful work

Petite Michelle Louise said...

are you KIDDING me? these were made from drop cloths??? non..i don't believe you! amazingly beautiful! sigh...

Brown Bee Studio said...

I'm gonna have to try my hand at working with drop cloths! Your bags are phenomenal. :)
P.S. I've tagged you; pop over to my blog to see the specs. xo

Nancy said...

What a great idea!!!

Susan Hemann said...

Your work is truely wonderful. I love the purse. I think I need special needles for drop clothes. My machine does not like to sew on it.

Charlene said...

Dawn,
Your bags are so sweet! I too love drop cloth fabric! It is amazing how different the different brands are when washed! Lowes is my favorite. HUGS!
Charlene

Theresa said...

Precious! Enjoy your weekend creating beauty, HUGS!

Ella said...

Stunning; I love your newest creation! Very clever~

gail said...

Wow, gorgoues bag Dawn! I also love working with the drop cloths. I am making curtains for my new dining room out of them and recovering some chair redo's. I also use them inthe winter to close of the LR from the DR where French doors once were. Keeps the LR so cozy and warm in this drafty old house. Hope this finds you well sweet friend.

dellerd said...

Hi Dawn.....I would of never thought of drop cloths but how easy is that....I bought canvas cloth once and made a few crafts but I am sure those drop cloths are so much more reasonable in price. Thanks so much for the tip. As always Dawn your items are so beautiful and I love looking at them. Happy Sunday to you tomorrow sweet Lady!!

Barb said...

I love your bag! It is stunning. Is there a certain brand of drop cloth that you use? The lace and watch face are just charming.

Sugah Beez said...

Your drop cloth bag is darling! I am so smitten with watch faces - the button is to die for!

Shirley Hatfield said...

Quick question...are your drop cloths as white as your pictures show...or are they more like raw linen? If yours are white, did they come that way?

nest feathers said...

ugh...I must of bought the wrong kind, didnt know there were diff kinds, i washed the one i bought, and i was sewing the holes got bigger and bigger...then it was very flimsy and cheap looking..havent used it...dont like the texture, did i buy the wrong kind..it is very thin also...ugh..thanks dawn from dawn

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