Friday, June 8, 2012

I'm All For Recycling!

Especially when I can find lovely hand embroidered linens at garage sales that I can reuse in aprons.  I'm collecting this lovely linens and vintage tablecloths.  But I don't want to just store them.  If you have ideas, let me know.
Nicole is wearing an apron made using a linen that I found.  I am partial to Sunbonnet Sue's whether she's young or older.  I had the cherry fabric on hand, and it was also just waiting to be sewn into an apron.  Now came it's opportunity.

Sue is watering her flower garden.  Someone did nice work.

I've always wanted to make crocheted trim, so this seemed the perfect chance.

Since there were 2 Sunbonnet Sue's, I was able to make another apron also. Danielle gets to try this one on.

And I had the chance to practice making a different trim this time.

Can I get a Whoop-Whoop?


  1. Elaine, I love your apron idea. One time my mother in law sent me a box of sewing scraps, which included all seven finished squares embroidered with the chores for each day of the week on them. I used the seven of them plus some pink and light green calico fabrics to make an adorable patchwork wall hanging. It is about 5X5 and has a ruffle along the bottom and hanging loops across the top. It is hanging in Molly Jo's room.

  2. So precious!! You do very nice work!! The models are adorable:)

  3. Too cute...and what a great find too!

  4. What a clever idea! Love the embroidery!

  5. What a great idea to repurpose those blocks, Elaine! Love it! Beautiful crochet work too. Thanks for linking up to TGIFF!

  6. Those are just gorgeous, Elaine! What a wonderful way to use old embroidered blocks. Whoop whoop!!


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