Sunday, July 15, 2012

My (very own) 7 Gypsies Library Drawer

         My (very own)  Decorated Library drawer.....

 Here is how we started out:

                         .....with a drawer from 7 gypsies, 

                 4 wooden "feet", a pink drawer pull (which

             I ended up not using), eye screws and a variety

                of different styled chain to us as separators.

                   ....and here is where I ended up!!

As you can see, I did add other elements such as the upholstery nails and corner brackets from the Tim Holtz collection as well as some vintage ribbon to go around the bottom of the drawer and, finally, I collaged the entire drawer with torn up pieces of aa square of wrapping paper featuring an "Old World Map" theme (which fit in perfectly...I think :)


A few more pics of the finished piece: 


Thanks so much for checking our my Library Drawer project!  

In a few days, I will be posting the project for the function of my drawer...a journaling project to include writing daily on small note-cards and separating the monthly writings with larger decorated file-tabbed cards for each month!!

Till next time,

            Wicked jypsi

Thursday, July 5, 2012

Recycled Apron

I needed a new apron, but decided to go for broke and only use fabric I already had in my stash versus going to the fabric store and purchasing some adorable new print they would have in, I dug in and found two old pair old jeans - one a lighter color then the other and some cute back pockets to use as accents. 


Along with the waistband & side seams from the jeans to be used as ties and straps, the two different shades of jean material that was cut from the front and back of the leg section of both pair of jeans really added a desirable contrast for the front of the apron.....




But I did want something with a little color to it for the inside of the apron, so I found a green, dotted fabric that would contrast nicely...


I added the pockets to the front and a "Recycle"-themed patch to seal the deal!!

Thanks for checking my "Recycled- Apron" out, and, of course, if there are anything I didn't cover in the post that you may have questions about, just drop me a line :)

Till next time,

            Wicked jypsi