I always have mixed emotions when I come home from a Florida trip. I love to be there spending time with the kids and Murphy, and there is the fact that we always have a fun and different project to tackle... and I don't freeze when you walk outside!, but I also know that when I get back into the Studio there are lots of fun projects waiting for me!
When my mom was here a few weeks ago she brought a bag of family heirloom linens to me. Most of them were a little stained and were no longer fit to put on a table. I washed them all and while looking through them I decided make a vintage apron using the better pieces and parts.
On this apron I used doilies as flowers, an old dresser scarf as the bib and napkins for the skirt, pockets and side parts. It's fun to look at and think about whose linens they were and the dinner stories they could tell if they talked!!
Dig out your old linens and repurpose a family heirloom for someone you love. Feel free to come by the Studio and I'll be glad to give you guidance on putting your own linens together if you are unsure of to where to start.
Here's another pair of sweater slippers. These have a shabby chic look, and I love the bow on the back.
Do you know how hard it is to find 100% wool sweaters in thrift stores in Florida?? Believe me, the choices are slim. This sweater was a nice Woolrich sweater but it wasn't all wool. The shabby chic look comes from the white fibers in the chevron pattern that weren't wool and didn't felt in quite as well. A different look from the previous pair I made, but also very cute.
I've been working like crazy at night after my day of work to get draperies ready for my "Kentucky Kids". They've been working so hard to get the painting and remodeling of the new house done, and it is like icing on the cake to finally get the new drapes hung.
The Taupe and Lime floral drapes also have touches of the wall color in them that doesn't show up very well in this picture.
I had the most pleasant surprise last week. One of the ladies who attended our annual Mitten Mania event volunteered to take some unfinished mittens to a group of ladies from her church, Centenary United Methodist Church in Shelbyville.
They came back with 20 more pair to add to our totals. Thanks to Linda and her group of ladies there will be that many more warm hands this winter!!
We appreciate the help.
Kind hearts for warm hands!