Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Old House Vintage Market this Saturday -- Sunny Skies!

The forecast is looking really good!

Sunny Skies this Saturday!!

After two markets with freezing cold weather, I am ready for a sunny warm market day.
A Paris Street Market was freezing cold in the morning then around noonish, the rain and hail arrived resulting in the market closing early.

Valverde Bazaar was just freezing cold, all day.  NO RAIN, which was truly something we (all the vendors & customer) were grateful for.  However, it did make for a long day which I now blame for this nasty miserable cold I have had since Sunday.  I am doing better and will take it easy the rest of the week so I can be all better by this Saturday.

This Saturday, I will be a vendor at a new market in Golden.

Thursday, May 12, 2016

Valverde Bazaar this Saturday, May 14th

This will be my first time to be a vendor at Valverde Bazaar.  Hopefully, the weather forecast of scattered rain storms Saturday afternoon will miss us and we will have sunny weather the ENTIRE DAY!  Positive thinking, especially after the afternoon rain-out of last week's A Paris Street Market.

I am working on creating more Camper Flour Sack Tea Towels.  They will be available this Saturday at Valverde Bazaar.    I sold many of those during last week's A Paris Street Market (grateful we at least had a dry morning - cold, windy and overcast but DRY). 

My camper tea towels I posted on Instagram got the attention of RJR fabrics.  They sent me a fat quarter bundle of a new line to create Camper tea towels using their fabric.  I will have a few of those available this Saturday.  Those are Pink, Teal and a touch of black.  I plan on creating more with a different color palette but that will be later this month.  I will try to post pictures before Valverde Bazaar.

Market Location

Valverde Bazaar @ Eron Johnson Antiques

389 South Lipan Street • Denver • Colorado • 80223

1 block west of 1-25 • 1 block south of West Alameda Avenue

Saturday • May 14



Wednesday, May 11, 2016

Vintage Dress Pattern Bags

I started writing this blog post last week, but did not have time to finish and post it. I will write about last weeks A Paris Street Market tomorrow (I hope) . I will share pictures of my booth displays and share about the experience of overcast cold windy morning followed by rain, hail - heavy rain which resulted in the market closing early.

Now, back to the post about the Vintage Dress Pattern bags.

Another favorite of mine is finding ways to use vintage fresh patterns. I love the vintage dress illustrations. A few months ago I found a posting on Facebook where the idea of creating bags using iron on transfer paper and vintage dress patterns was posted.

The idea was pretty simple. Print the scanned images onto iron on paper, transfer the image to white cotton fabric and create a bag.
I scanned the dress patterns; then cleaned and edited the images using Adobe Photoshop Elements. After that was done, I printed the images onto iron on paper. The back of the bags have coordinating cotton fabric. I used an assortment. The bags are fully lined with cotton fabric.

Display at A Paris Street Market last Saturday. Despite the short hours of last Saturday's A Paris Street Market, I am very appreciative of how well these bags were received. Thank you! I have created 20 more bags this week so I will be fully stocked for this Saturday's market - Valverde Bazaar.






Friday, May 6, 2016

Tattered Quilt Camper Tea Towels and Pillows

As I mentioned in yesterdays's post! I love creating using free form stitching or sewing illustration technique.

Creating Camper or Airstream inspired flour sack tea towels has been on my long list of new items to create for this market season. I plan on creating them using cotton fabrics, vintage trims, vintage buttons (door handles) and of course, use the free form stitching technique.

Two weeks ago, I went to an estate sale - after not having time to go to any Estate Sales for months. Between the 6th grade memory book and substitute teaching assignments (many on Thursday's and Friday's) I had not been able to go to any estate sales. I missed them!

At this estate sale, I found two great finds. A tattered quilt and a huge collection of vintage paper dolls. I am sharing the vintage paper doll collection with my friend Amy (owner of the Pink Attic Cat) who also loves paper dolls. We will sort though them sometime later and I will share photos on my blog. Probably sometime in June or July.

Getting back to the tattered quilt. Immediately I knew this tattered quilt would become the top half of my new Camper/Airstream Tea Towels! My initial sketched plans changed with this tattered quilt find. I continue to enjoy the creative process. This tattered quilt became the focal point and used cotton fabrics and vintage trims that would complement the vintage quilt portion of the Camper. I have learned to listen and follow my creative voice. I am pleased with the results and grateful so many people have like my Camper Tea Towels on Instagram (IsaCreationsVintage).

I created 16 Camper Tea Towels and 6 Camper pillows. The pillows have a zipper, which allows the pillows to be washable.

All my new handcrafted items will be available tomorrow at A Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove. Rain or Shine, 8 a.m. - 3 p.m.





Camper and Airstream Pillows. The size varies.


The back of the pillows is the same tattered quilt used on the front.



Thursday, May 5, 2016

Mini Embroidery Hoop Pendants

This is a catch up blog posting. Several weeks ago I received a new shipment from Dandelyne in Australia. I love creating with Dandelyne's embroidery hoop pendants. I created more vintage embroidery pendants weeks ago but due to lack of time, I am now sharing them on my blog. Although, they have already been posted on Isa Creations Vintage Instagram account.

Free form stitching or also known as sewing illustration has become one of my favorite things to do. Creating houses, Campers or Airstreams using little bits of vintage embroidered linens with my sewing machine is simply fun! I continue to challenge myself to find different ways to repurpose vi gage linens.

I have stayed very busy working on my new displays fior the new market season. Each year my market displays are a bit different since the type of new repurposed inventory changes from year to year. One of my favorite ways to display items are vintage screen doors. I get all my screen doors and other display items from my friend Amy, owner of the Pink Attic Cat in downtown Littleton.

I will be at A Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove this Saturday,

May 7, 2016

8 a.m. - 3 p.m.

Rain or Shine!









Wednesday, May 4, 2016

Upcoming Market Information

The next 3 weekends will be very busy and I will be a vendor at a market each Saturday.  Here are the details.  I have lots of new repurposed inventory.  See my recent blog post for details on all my new handcrafted items. 

First is this Saturday, May 7th - A Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove in Littleton, Co

This year, A Paris Street Market and Horseshoe Market are on the same date.  Since I can only be at one show, I will be a vendor at A Paris Street Market. Hopefully, if you have time, you can visit both.  I have great vendor friends that will be at Horseshoe Market.

The next Saturday, May 14 - Valverde Bazaar at Eron Johnson Antiques located at 389 South Lipan Street Denver
1 Block west of I-25 &
1 Block south of W. Alameda Ave.

This is the first time I will be a vendor at Valverde Bazaar.

Last but not least, a new market I am excited to be a part of - 
Old House Vintage Market in Golden, CO.

Monday, May 2, 2016

VintageEmbroidered Linen Pin Cushions

I have been so busy working I have neglected my blog. This will be the first of several postings in an effort to catch up, especially with 3 upcoming markets in May. First one is this Saturday, A Paris Street Market in Aspen Grove. Followed by Valverde Bazaar and Old House Vintage Market. Details on the markets to come later this week!
First thing! The 6th grade memory book for my neighborhood elementary school where my son Alex is a 6th grader is FINALLY DONE!!! Amy S. and I celebrated last week with Margaritas and Mexican food after the digital files were delivered to Staples who is printing the memory book:)
I have been sewing and creating lots of new Isa Creations alongside with the memory book. I am pretty sleep deprived, but what else is new? Although, I am soooo grateful for these past weekends - I get to sleep in!
For this blog posting, I am happy to share I have re-stocked my vintage embroidered pin cushions for the entire season! I created a record amount at one time- 130 new pin cushions!