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Thursday, January 19, 2012
The Rest Of The Story - Hang On
This is the project I teased about in my last post - covered hangers. I have such an accumulation of vintage linens that resisted my chemical assault or were just broken beyond repair that I finally decided I needed to destash by doing something with some of them. These are the front sides. At least they are if you happen to be right-handed like me.
I decorated the back sides, too, just in case my right hand is tired and I decide to use my left hand. I don't do that very often. My left hand isn't very smart.
Even though they are called "cutters" when they are this condition, I still have a hard time actually cutting them up. Recent posts and comments from Laurie and Renee convinced me I needed to get past that in order to give them a new life. I am glad I did. Each one became a fabric collage of bits and pieces harvested from different pieces.
The picture swatches are vintage postcards I used my printer to copy onto fabric. This is something I love to do. They are printed on the printer fabric that is made especially for that purpose. I happened to score of huge stack of packages at the thrift a while back. The words printed on pink are made by ironing the fabric onto the shiny side of freezer paper and running it through the printer. I actually prefer that method because the fabric is easier to peel off the backing.
I haven't submitted anything in a while so I think I will send these off to SEW Somerset. Check back in a year or so - LOL!
I am linking up with Show and Tell Friday at My Romantic Home today. Thanks to Cindy for hosting. There are always a huge number of participants so be sure to check it out for some inspiration.