Tuesday, May 27, 2008

2 Ways to Decorate with Bookcases in the Bedroom

Bookcases can be used in some exciting ways in the bedroom and not just to hold rows of books! OK, bookcases do provide a ton of storage but they also add a huge visual appeal in the bedroom.

So, check out these 2 new uses for bookcases in the bedroom. They will add some visual excitement in the bedroom and give it a whole new look...finish reading...

Sunday, May 25, 2008

Ultimate Hobo Bag Pattern

This ultimate hobo bag pattern is easy to sew and even has 3 pockets inside! What more could you want?

Looking for the utimate hobo bag pattern? So was I , but now I think I have found it. It helps when you love the vintage inspired fabric the hobo bag pattern is made in as well.
I used a retro looking Heather Bailey fabric for this fun hobo bag pattern. The vintage curry yellow fabric looks amazing and really blends well with styles found today.
The inside of this vintage inspired hobo bag is a fun retro pattern named Dittybud - which is so sweet!

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

More Vintage Purses, Retro Fabric, Reproduction Retro Fabric and More...

Well, could I have waited any longer to post? I have been listing eco friendly hobo bags made from recycled fabrics alongside many of the retro purses, vintage handbags, and new purse patterns made from Amy Butler fabrics.

Hope you enjoy the photos! Some of these retro fabrics and vintage fabrics I bought on Etsy as well as Ebay. The eco friendly purses have been made from recycling old skirts, vintage shirts, and more retro clothing.

Monday, April 21, 2008

Retro Fabric Ideas Book & Recipe Book

Check out this super cute ideas book. I made a retro fabric recipe book and thought it would be fun to make an ideas book since most of us have them!

This fabric is also a piece of retro feedsack fabric from the 1940's.

Sunday, April 20, 2008

3 Ways to Decorate a Kids Room with Vintage Beach Chairs

Summer is fast approaching. Summer design tips are kicking into high gear.

Vintage beach chairs make the most awesome kids furniture, kids storage, and retro reused furniture for the home.

I recently came across a stash of vintage beach chairs and was completely inspired to use them in a kid bedroom...finish reading...

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Streeterville Bag in Amy Butler's Midwestern Modern Fabric

Made this large hobo bag in the new Linen Optic and Mustard Martini fabric from Amy Butler. This bag is reversible! I love a large handbag and this one holds so much stuff!

You could easily use this handbag for a diaper bag or gym tote as well.

Saturday, April 12, 2008

Eco Friendly Purse - Recycled Materials

I am always amazed at the cool items you can make from recycled fabric. This is another sweater purse made from a soft and sweet grey sweater that once again shrunk up in the wash.

Maybe I need to quit washing them in the machine and I could wear them more than once! This awesome recycled bag also has 100 % cotton canvas inside, which gives a great pop of color and it super sturdy.

I will be adding this grey sweater purse to Etsy soon. So, look for some more photos and hopefully you will be inspired to recycle some fabric & clothing as well.

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