Wednesday, May 18, 2016
Thursday, May 12, 2016
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.
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
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.
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
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.
The back of the pillows is the same tattered quilt used on the front.
Thursday, May 5, 2016
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
1 Block west of I-25 &
1 Block south of W. Alameda Ave.