Yes, the truth has been out for a while now. The truth is that I have a new passion:
I love the vintage prints. I love the flower power. I love the bright colors. I love the era they represent.
I love vintage sheets.
So I have been busy sewing with my vintage sheets. I started out with cutting 5 inch squares and making a random-patterned vintage sheet quilt. I love the way it turned out It is shown in the picture above, but more (better) pictures are to come.
This is what I came up with after I finished the quilt: vintage puppies.
Well, the puppies are new, but they have that vintage looking shape, and the sheets (fabric) is vintage.
I love the vintage prints and the shapes of the puppies brings out their vintage personailties so well!
I can't get enough of these puppies and ended up witha whole litter of them in my house.
So if you are looking for me I might just be in my sewing room, cutting out the pattern. Or sitting on the couch stuffing them with fiber-fill.
Which reminds me: I need to go lickety split back to the store to get some more fiber-fill. I go throught that stuff fast.
Enjoy my puppies. I have a feeelign we will be getting a whole new litter here again pretty quickly...
I love vintage sheets right now. They are so fun to create with....!
I love their colors and their colors and their cotton and their designs....
And then I found this vintage lamp. I HAD to add a homemade sheet lampshade to it to make it perfect for my sewing room.
You wanna make your own lampshade using strips of fabric?
Alrigthy then. Just follow along. It is super easy.
You will need an old lampshades with spokes and a lamp.
(Do you love this vintage lamp I found?
The colors are so yummy! The brown base is actually made of turned wood. I was thinking about painting it white, but then I can't decide... What do you think?)
You will need a collection of fabric (such as these yummy vintage sheets...!)
Rip and tare the fabric off the lampshade and scrub it clean.
Wrap a 1 inch strip of fabric around the bottom and top circles of the lampshade. Glue into place (I used hot glue)
Cut your fabric into 1.5 inch strips.
Tie the end of a strip with a simple single knot to one of the bars at the bottom of the shade.
Pull the strip over to the next bar and tie a knot. Repeat with the next bar and so on.
When you get to the end of your strip trim fabric with scissors.
Start the next strip on the same bar as the last knot was tied.
Keep going around.
And keep adding new strips.
And add more strips.
And add more strips.
Until it's all done!
I really have a passion for vintage sheets right now!
They are so exciting to play with!
Here is the finished product. Do you like it?