07 May 2010

Vintage Whites Market Projects...

Happy Friday everyone!  I thought I'd share a couple of things I've been working on over the past week.  This would probably have taken normal people a few hours to do all of it, but hey...I'm slow.

And easily distracted...

Anyway...Here's the first thing I finished...what do you think?


I used some remnant fabric, and this awesome khaki colored denim.  I think it turned out pretty cute!  I have about a zillion more to make before next Saturday...yikes....

Oh, and if you're interested in purchasing one of these, they are 20.00!  Just shoot me an email :)



Next up is another pillow (I know....you should see the puncture wounds on my hands.  I don't sew.  I literally have only sewn like 4 times.  Thimbles don't fit on my fingers...and unless they make entire thimble GLOVES, its not going to help anyway.....)

That makes me picture a knight sewing...with an apron on and a glass of chardonnay...only he can't drink it because his mouth guard thing is in the way...

Note to self:  Get more sleep and stop sewing until midnight...and stop eating cereal for dinner.



I used part of a really pretty vintage handkerchief, and made some ruffles and rosettes.  I wouldn't  be sad if this didn't sell....haha



Some more pretty little rosettes I'll make into a necklace....



Another pillow with a little ruffle detail at the bottom...

and a sign that I like to refer to as my illegitimate love child.  I recklessly entered into a relationship with a paintbrush and not a thought as to where the letters would go...

Thus producing something that I love, but always look at as something I wish I would have thought about a little more before making haha.  That's just wrong.  I hope I didn't offend anyone hahaha.

Tanner suggested that I put an apostrophe between the 'cre' and the 'ek' just to close the gap that makes Lauren Hutton's look like a sliver...sorry Lauren.  Here's a little closer look at my special child.



Vanessa and I took an evening this week to decorate her garage and to work on a couple joint projects. I just can't believe our market is 8 days away.  I am so excited! 

We hung burlap, windows, hydrangeas, chandeliers, and a few other special touches involving book pages and repurposed doilies...

 


And these beauties....well, they're just adorable.



You never know what you might find...




Well, Tanner and I are headed to Spokane for his birthday!  We finally get cheaper car insurance, thanks honey!  It's like a present for our budget! haha.  Hope you all have a wonderful weekend....any fun plans?

26 comments:

The Catnap Cottage said...

I love the whites and what beautiful creations! :-)

Shannon said...

Wonderful pillows, everything looks great!

Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

What a sweet blog you have! I've been scrolling around getting the feel of things. I thought I would never catch on to how to use a thimble. But I've made many a quilt with a thimble. And now I can't sew by hand without one. It just takes practice. Your homemade items are beautiful, by the way. Thimble or no.
Brenda

Amber Rose said...

LOVE the doilie banner!! Stinking fun!!

ZAIRA said...

I really have no words for your creations! simply brilliant!!! Love the cushions, all of them, how is it possible to choose????

Enjoy a great weekend xxx

Olde Common Scents said...

I love all of your pillows! One of my goals this year is to learn how to sew. I have a brandy new SINGER sitting in my basement. It's been yawning calling my name. Great creations.

Martha said...

Love those pillows...love them!!! Everything looks fantastic!!! I know it will be great for you!

Samantha2818 said...

Hey Jana,
Love the pillows - they look great. I wish I knew how to sew those rosettes. I absolutely love your sign - the fact that it is slightly off gives it more charm. I'm sure there are plenty of people who love the 'mass produced in Taiwan' look but I'm not one of those and love the character of things made by hand and with love. Good luck with the market. I wish I could come xx

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

Oh my Goodness, gorgeous!!!!! Wishing you a wonderful day today!
XO
Kristin

Stephanie said...

Ah, the sign's great as is... It has some character that way:)

Dreamy Whites said...

Those pillows are sooooooo cute. Oh my goodness. You did a great job. I love them. : )))
You are very talented. Your sign looks great also. Love all of your photos as well.
When is your market?? I want to tell my mom. She lives really close to you.

Where is it at?
Thank you for leaving me such a sweet comment on my blog. You made my day. I found that chair over at Maison Reve in Mill Valley. I just found some more at a flea market! : ))

Have a great day.
Take Care,
Maria

Susie from Bienvenue said...

I can see we have a lot in common girlfriend! I am loving those pillows way too much...hehe. I have one in the works right now kinda like yours. It still has the pins in it and my son jumped on my bed yesterday to find one. I felt so bad...yikes! Guess I need to break out the machine and finish those babies up. Your home looks so wonderful. I must read on...xoxox Susie~

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hello, my Twig Sista!

For what it's worth, I think it's all beautiful, even your slightly challenged sign. Hey, it has character!

psssst, I need a thimble glove, too!

Hugs,
Anne

Megan @ Little Bella Bean said...

Beautiful!!! Where is your market at that you are doing? I'm in the northwest, and assuming you are in eastern wa? Wish it weren't so far away! :)

LizlovesVintage said...

I adore the pillows!Great!

LuLu said...

Seriously you made my heart leap up and want to grab your pillow and sign.... oh my aching heart!!! SImple gorgeous!!!!!!!!
xo,
LuLu

Jonna said...

Please post a TUTORIAL for the rosettes on the pillow! lovely!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Jana!
Lovely piece on you on Maria's blog!

XO,
Anne

Kathleen said...

I love your pillows...They are just beautiful....could you alsp please tell me the song you have playing...I also love that..Have a great day....

paperbird said...

they are all so beautiful- i am looking for a map so i can see how far the sale is from my home :)

Kathy said...

I love your blog, glad I found you neighbor, we live on Foys Lake in Kalispell during the summer months, I will definately be going to your store and bringing my friends, hope to meet you!

Katie said...

I am in love with your blog and I also love your home~you have amazing style!!

michelle b @ every little thing said...

ok, so the doiles are a great touch!! love it! is the market going to be indoors? i thought i remember reading about it being in field by a big old barn (per'fect)
hee hee!

tales from an oc cottage said...

What cuteness!!!

m ^..^

And We Sailed On said...

awesome job. I love it. I have been making some pillows lately myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

melody-mae said...

what adorable pillows. You have such a sweet blog too! :)