Sunday, October 26, 2008

Repurposed.....

I've spent the past couple weeks taking apart a vintage patchwork quilt(using a seem ripper, that's why it's taken so long). One side was a plain mustard color fabric and the other large squares of some really cool vintage fabric pieces(probably 70's) tapestry, velvet, upholstery, comforter pieces~ lots of different types. I was going to put them into bundles in my shop, but then decided I'd use them myself for some projects.
I found this cute pack of Bobby pins on Etsy about a year ago, and even though I didn't have a specific use for them(I just really liked the vintage packaging and that they were pink) I guess they could have been a pack worms~ as long as they were pink I would have bought them!

So, I decided to make a hair pin/Brooch using the quilt pieces, bobby pins, tulle and vintage buttons. I figured I'd make as many as I have bobby pins for and put them in my Etsy shop.


7 comments:

Laura Marie said...

Aww....your posts are all so cute!!!

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<3

Linda Crispell said...

Love this!

dinosaur toes said...

Oh wow, I'm gonna have to keep an eye out for these! How pretty!

ittybittybirdy said...

Lovely idea indeed, can't wait to see them all finished!

Kathy said...

What a great blog! I will be back!

kim* said...

that is so---cute :)

Urban Doll said...

I love these! Great use of combining materials!