Crafting a few items for my etsy shop, still enjoying crochet, I made a matching set and embellished both with crochet flowers. I sold a few of my "Powels" I thought I should make a few more. Below you see my crocheted dish cloth paired with a Powel in pastels. I embellished both with crochet flowers. The little red number is a vintage potholder, typical of the 30's and 40's, probably kept in someones linen drawer, it was in pristine condition. I bought a number of these to make into stuff. They look cute attached to terry cloth, and they get to live a new life working hard in the kitchen or bath. I have also made pin cushions out of these little cuties. Pic below is of my favorite pink dress, it sits proudly next to my sewing supplies. The little yellow one is for sale in my etsy shop.
You can see how to recycle a tuna can, simply pack with batting, hot glue your crochet potholder, I embellished with a little vintage lace and silk roses.
So unique and fun, holds pins well, I use the sash to stick my hand sewing needles.
What vintage stuff are you proud of making into something new and unique? Brag about it, leave me a comment and pics. I am creating a new flickr group for you to post your pics. I am having a contest, for the most postings in my new group, you will win one of my cutie little vintage crochet dresses. Look for the pic in my flickr group. Enter as many pics as you want! This is the first time I am running a group, I will mention the highlights here on my blog. Contest ends next Sunday, January 31 at 8:00 pm eastern standard time. Can't wait to see what you are making!