Thursday, February 6, 2014

~TATTERED APRONS MADE FROM WHAT?~

We are snowed in here in Oklahoma.  Love it when the fluffy white stuff falls from the sky on a day when I don't have to work!  

Stopping in today to show you what I've been working on.  In 2012 I began offering Tattered Aprons for sale on my REBECCA VINTAGE - A Gathering Place website and when they all sold out I just never got around to making any more.  What is it that they say about our 'best laid plans?'  Sometimes I hate it that so many ideas pop in and out of my mind so quickly.

But, it is what it is...WBS!
(Wandering Brain Syndrome)

The apron above was made using new black and cream French Ticking Stripe.  Love that fabric because it goes with all the neutral colors that are so popular today.  Added some vintage crochet lace and linen accents and a big side pocket.
This one was fun to make.
This one was actually fashioned from laundered linen in a light colored taupe.  Originally it was a skirt that had been dry cleaned.  Nothing is wrong with dry cleaning linen, but this one was over-starched and pressed and looked like a piece of cardboard when I found it.  Once the skirt was washed and dried it ended up being perfect for a makeover.  Extra linen/cotton fabric was added for both the neck and back ties.
If you love white like MOI then this one will probably be your favorite.  Fashioned from laundered cotton, a french graphic pocket was added, crochet lace and a flounce made from a simple cotton (lined) skirt.  I love it when I can find gently loved clothing that can be transformed into something fun and new!

Can't begin to tell you how much I'm enjoying my 'almost back to normal life' again.  Funny thing is...with all the snow today my Mr. AGPMan didn't have to go into the office.  Since he works at a college when the school closes he gets to work from home!  Yeah....

Hoping you survive the frosty days.
Spring will be here soon!

Love to you...

16 comments:

White Lace and Promises said...

The first one is my favorite!

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Love the beautiful aprons, wow the one with the ticking is so awesome, love the vintage theme of the blog, so well done...loved browsing around,,.thanks for sharing..

Theresa said...

Almost back to normal is better than not at all normal:) LOVE those gorgeous aprons! SO pretty! Enjoy your day dear Rebecca, HUGS!

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

Oh my goodness, these are fabulous! I love them all! So pretty!!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

These are just gorgeous, Rebecca! I'd wear any of these even while just sitting around blogging. : )

Amy Jo said...

Very Pretty! It looks like the snow is helping you get a whole lot done inside...

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Julie Marie said...

Oh Rebecca!... I was sooo excited to see a comment on my blog from you today!... it has been so long and I have thought of you so much, and finally knowing that things are much better in your life now... 2014 will be a much better year for all of us, I hope!... your aprons are so beautiful... I think the first one in ticking stripe is my favorite of all... enjoy your day with Mr. AGP and stay warm... more snow predicted here too... soooo anxious for Spring!... much love, xoxoxoxo Moi

The Quintessential Magpie said...

These are just adorable, Becky!

And I am doing a big time happy dance for you. I feel a weight lifted knowing that the job front is good. Now, we just need to get Laura at Decor to Adore's hubby's new job to manifest! Have prayed and now am trusting God to move on the right people's hearts to offer him the perfect job. She is another one of my fave bloggers like you!

xoxoxoxo

Sheila

Marilyn said...

Now I know my real problem--WBS!!! Sounds likes a TV station in Chicago, but describes me perfectly. Add in below-zero temperatures and I have frozen WBS-ten times worse as I only crave sunshine and heat. I like the black stripes with the cute ruffles.♥♫

Stephanie said...

Each one is so beautiful, Rebecca! I love the detail you add, so sweet and pretty :) Hugs to you!

pinkladynz said...

Are these aprons for sale now? Will you do more?

willa croft said...

Beautiful.

~willa~

Phyllis @Around the House said...

Just heard from your comment on my post that you are redoing your kitchen, that sure caught my attention,, thats what I should be doing...would love to know more about that, I am at kind of a stand still on brands of stove tops plus size...countertop, quartz verses granite vs dark vs light and sink type...lol does that sound like a lot, wish I had a kit. designer lady who does it all,...just had to come back to tell you my lack of progress...lol

Shawnee Halligan said...

Those are some gorgeous aprons! Would love to showcase them over at Apronista.com - sent you a FB message.

Shawnee

Mari said...

Oh Rebecca they are all so pretty, I love the attention to detail you added to your gorgeous creations just perfect my sweet friend...
I'm happy to know that your dear hubby is happy in his new job....
My ankle s coming along slowly, but imp happy that it's finally healing and I no longer need my handy dandy cane...lol....
Thanks so much for paying me a visit, I love to hear from you sweetie.....

Huggers~
Mari

Glamour Girls said...

Hey Rebecca,

I love the aprons, you do such great work. I'm glad to hear that things are getting back to normal for you. God is great!! Take care and enjoy making your creations.

Vikki

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