Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Cutters or Keepers??

When do you turn your vintage linens into cutters~ recycling/repurposing well loved linens???
I don't mind using an apron or tablecloth with fading or stains, so I probably hold onto my linens a little longer than most. Although it's hard for me to cut into well loved linens, I really enjoy creating items out of vintage fabric.

RECYCLE:

1. Vintage Tablecloth Pillow, Handmade, 2. Tropicana- recycled apron, 3. Recycle Tablecloth Skirt, 4. Nana's Cottage Pie reversible handbag - print side

**A couple fun things to do with your cutters:
Pennant Banner
Peasant Blouse

I have this book{and LOVE it!}creating Lampshades with vintage linens, the perfect way to recycle!


6 comments:

laurie -magpie ethel said...

I just took that book back to the library after checking it out for the SECOND time....awesome lampshades in it. I can't part with an old tablecloth that has seen better days either - your recycled photos are great.

melissadc76 said...

What a great post. I have tons of those cutters that I hoard like a troll. I need to get cutting :)

Kristen said...

Thanks! I never get tired of flipping through that book.

Melissa~ I'd love to see what you do with your cutters :)

vintage mum said...

Hi from the U.K. I love your blog and found it by accident. I'm so glad you said what cutters were I was more than a bit puzzled :)

I have just posted my latest finds pop over and have a look.
I am going to look for the lampshade book thanks for sharing.
Cate

naomemandeflores said...

Hi Kristen! I just sent you an invitation to an art swap! I hope you like it!

♥, Camila

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