Don't you love a finished product? Back story: Last month I sold one of my favorite sheets in my Grow Home store. It was a red, white, and blue king flat sheet made by Burlington. I love all the sheets and pillowcases that I found treasure hunting but some are harder to part with than others. After it sold I received a note from Aaron, the buyer, who told me the sheet was going to be used as the backing for a quilt. I asked Aaron to please send me a photo of the finished product, which he did. The front is covered in vintage Vera napkins. I am in love with how it turned out. And, I can tell Frank the dog is happy with how it turned out. So, it was hard to part with that amazing sheet but I'm so happy that it went to a good home and was transformed into something truly amazing. Thank you Aaron for sharing. I think that Vera Neumann would be proud.vant. Target licensed her designs last year. Right Brain Jane devoted a full week on her blog to Vera inspiration. Her blog is chock-full of vintage awesomeness but her Vera week posts are a sure delight. For a really amazing look at Vera's work, head to the Goldstein Museum of Design at the University of Minnesota. Jane has a blog post full of gorgeous scarves displayed at the museum. I just need an excuse to go to Minnesota. . . Pin It
Tuesday, July 15, 2014
Thursday, May 8, 2014
|My mum and me when I was 2|
Vintage Mother's Day
Bev designed the cutest love envelope bunting for Valentine's Day but I think love notes (and buntings) are appropriate all year. Bev shared her tutorial on the Lil' Luna Blog.
And, speaking of envelopes, I love these fabric-lined envelopes from Marthe. The blog is in Norwegian but you can click the translate to your favorite language.
|fabric lined envelopes|
It would be so cute to make cards that match your envelopes. Love the simple design from Under the Sycamore.
I also like this card design.
Where can mom keep all the kind letters and notes she receives? How about on a magnetic mail sorter?
|magnetic bulletin board|
Maybe mum is very techie. She's more into emails and online chatting. She'll love a mousepad made from your vintage sheet scraps.
Mum can jot down her own notes and grocery list with a vintage sheet covered notepad.
|fabric covered notebook|
Mom can keep her secret thoughts in her vintage sheet stretch journal.
Mom may be super organized and need a handy place for her pens and notebook. Click on the link below to see one of the cutest blog designs ever.
I hope you enjoyed the little round up. I've been naughty lately and haven't taken pictures of my creations. I'll be better, I promise. Here's a more recent picture of the Grow Girls. Have a Happy Mother's Day!
Posted by Heather Grow at 11:52 AM
Sunday, May 4, 2014
I love Star Wars. I had all the action figures as a child. I was so jealous of my neighbor's Star Wars bedsheets. Maybe one of his sheets has been repurposed into something amazing. Like these:
Star Wars Home Decor
I love that Jill used her husband's childhood Star Wars pillowcase to make a little Lego Table chair for her son.
|Star Wars Lego Table Crate Seat|
A pillow case made from a pillowcase. C3PO and R2D2 are on this cute pillowcover.
|Star Wars pillow cover|
Star Wars FashionI love Kendra's Etsy shop. She makes one of a kind dresses for girls and women, wallets, corsets, and other fun items from vintage character sheets. This is a fun shift dress that she made from an Empire Strikes Back sheet.
|Empire Strikes Back Dress|
|Return of the Jedi Shirt|
I am absolutely in love with the placement of Darth Vader on this dress made from a Return of the Jedi vintage sheet.
|Return of the Jedi Dress|
I'm a fan of Sherry's for 2 reasons: She sews with vintage sheets and she collects Raggedy Anns.
|Sherry's Return of the Jedi Dress|
There are so many talented people out there creating wonderful things from vintage sheets. I think it's fun that the character sheets appeal to a different crowd than the traditional flower or striped sheets. Vintage sheets for everyone!
If you were a Star Wars character, who would you be? A friend of mine recently called me his Chewbacca.
Posted by Heather Grow at 6:32 PM
Tuesday, December 24, 2013
Every year on the other blog I post a holiday open house. Well, since I mostly hang out here these days, I'm posting my open house here.
Let's start outside and work our way in. In the front of our home is a wooden nativity, hand-painted by my sister.
Our front door is always red but it looks really good at Christmastime.
This is our tree by day. I'm the slacker that waits until the last minute to wrap gifts.
Some of our ornaments are from our travels. I love this clay cable car from San Francisco.
We are not Dutch but we like the tradition of leaving carrots for the reindeer. I bought these slippers it the airport in Amsterdam.
Friday, December 13, 2013
Hot Chocolate Bar
I love the idea of a hot cocoa station at a party. And, when it's a party for a couple hundred people, it's a fun activity.
I made a warm wishes bunting from muslin, black felt, and quilt binding. The black felt was in a sticky-backed sheet so it came together pretty quick.
Etsy. The labels are from Ribbonwood Cottage but I played with them in Picmonkey.
We stacked vintage books to look like a Christmas tree and then added a little gold star for our centerpiece.
Each table had a book page "runner" that I made by hot gluing torn out book pages together.
We also made little book trees by folding over the pages of vintage books to make a cone shape. This is one on the dessert table.
The DetailsDo you ever have an amazing vision but don't know how to make it all come together? We were so lucky that the very talented Lettie Peterson from Rust and Lace saved the day. I love her vintage design style.
The RoomIt's tough making a church gym look elegant. But, we had a nice burlap wrapped Christmas tree.
The EntertainmentWe were pleased to hear 3 violins, a flute, a guitar, many voices, and a nativity narration. We ended with the real Christmas story which is the best Christmas story. I reprized my role as Mary. I'm holding a doll because no one would loan me their real baby for the night. :(
Is it just me or is this month flying by? I'm attending an ugly sweater party this Saturday. What party do you love to attend this time of year?