It was my sisters birthday yesterday and as usual I like to try make her something, as well as get her bits and pieces from the opshop. I found her some cuuuute vintage ribbon and gave her a set of colourful paper balls that I bought from Ballarat to string into a garland. I decided to make her a set of embroidery hoop framed fabric, as she loves colour and loves hanging things on her wall.
I used a vintage sheet for one, a plastic doily for another and a vintage napkin for the third.
I also wanted to make her a dress, as I am in a dress making frenzy, and knew she would really love and appreciate it. My sister has a very good eye for vintage and cute dresses,as you can see here in her shop Lola and Joy, so I thought really hard about what fabric to use and how to make it extra cute..(thankyou opshopped collar).
I loved this fabric and it looked really lovely on her.
I've also been making dresses for my shop. I have two available at the moment, both made from vintage sheets. I love them both, and would happily wear them myself, but I also like the idea of someone else out there wearing it, which is why I am selling them. My dresses are $35 each except the bottom one is $25 as some of the sheet is pale in a section which I only noticed after I made it. Still lovely though, but Id wear a petticote, which is lovely anyway!
I also made this upcycled mat for Percys room this week. Its made from vintage and cute pot holders. I have been collecting them for a while now, and decided to make it, but with the plan to add onto it as I find more.
Have you been busy making things? Hows your christmas plans coming along?
See you soon, and hope you all have a relaxing weekend!