Wednesday, February 06, 2008

shabby retro vintage apron 2008



I found this vintage apron at our flea market, The lady told me it was from the 1950's,The fabric is like a linen, I brought it home and hand washed it, I then embellished it with lace, vintage yo yo's,and Cez glass beads , The pictures just don't do justice, The apron is so springy and so cheerful and has just a nice sparkle to it, and in the pocket is a A well loved family recipe for soup!
Vintage 1940's yo yo's these yo yo's are truly vintage..My sister in-law gave these to me, Her Mother and her Grandmother made these yo yo's in 1940's, Her Mother and her Grandmother would quilt using these yo yo's. Oh it is like a bag of gold, I love the teeny tiny stitches, and the old fabric is wonderful, I wished I could make my sister in-law some thing using these yo yo's she would love it.. these yo yo's were made 16 years before my hubby was even born! I embellished this Apron starting by adding lace , I took some of the vintage yo yo's and hand sewed them to area's on the apron..Then in the middle of each yo yo I hand sewed Cez glass beads in the center of them


7 comments:

Dawn said...

Nice apron!

RE/the crazy quilting: Try it!!!! You will be hooked! I checked books from the library on the subject to get me started. I also gained so much inspiration from Sharon B at her blog - In A Minute Ago - especially her "I Dropped the Button Box" project. If you haven't seen it...get there....SOON! You will be inspired.

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Thanks Dawn! I will go right over to Sharon B, I just bought "Crazy Quilts by Machine (Paperback)
by J. Marsha Michler (Author) "Its a beautiful book, kida over my head though,I will check out our library Thanks again!!

Plain-n-Simple! said...

Sher,
What a SWEET idea!!!! Great Apron too!!!! I Love that bag of Yo-Yo's!!!!!!!!!!!

Hugs,
Jackie

Bettsi McComb said...

That apron would make me smile every day! Looks great, Sherrie!

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

Thank You all very much, This is my first Apron Swap,
Check out Sassy Apron Swap
http://sassyapronswap.blogspot.com/2008/01/apron-swap-spring-2008.html
I have boght a couple patterns to make vintage style aprons, for the next swap, I love aprons.Once you star wearing one you are addicted!not only wearin them but creatin them!!Hope you all will join in on the next Sassy Apron Swap
Once aain sweet friends Thank You
PS: wouldn't a crazy quilt apron be awesome wowowowowow!

Jennie said...

Love the apron. I adore 1950's fabric like that. I have some curtains I don't know what to do with, I did ponder the idea of making an apron out of one of them and maybe an oven mitt and peg bag. I'll see.
Yours looks lovely with the yo yos and the beads.

SympleTymes/PrimitiveRose said...

oooo Jennie I hope you do make a apron.but trust me it is kinda additive ,but fun!