Saturday, April 9, 2011

Vintage Fabric Bunting

I finally made this bunting!  Last night, my daughter and I sewed this together...me taking a stab at sewing and her watching and pushing the foot pedal!  I had big plans to have this done for a birthday party for my youngest daughter who turns five this week!  The bunting is done, but I haven't even planned the party!
I have saved all the dresses with pretty fabric that both my daughters have worn.  I have big dreams of making (having made!) a quilt for each one of my girls. 
I used this fabric stiffener in the hopes that it would keep the delicate fabrics from fraying.  It does cause the fabric to shrivel up a bit, but the look adds to the vintage style.
I look at each of these cuts of fabric and can remember when my girls were little and wore these dresses with the lovely prints.  I also added some vintage prints from the Warm Biscuit Bedding Company.  I absolutely adore their fabrics!  Check out their line of vintage fabrics and you will find the strawberry toile and the little ducky print.
I will probably hang this in my shed, but on this lovely day, it hangs over our swing! 
A trip to IKEA made me come home with this enamel pitcher!  Under $5 and so adorable!  I bought more for gifts!  The pretty flowers of spring...does it get any better than that?

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51 comments :

It's me said...

Great blue pitcher !! ...Christie......lovely.....have a nice sunday....love Ria....xxx..

Haven said...

Love the bunting! So pretty!

Pamela Gordon said...

Very pretty. I love the backyard setting and that sweet enamel pitcher too.

julie said...

very sweet! i want one!

Vicki said...

The fabrics you chose are so pretty! I love it.

Martina @ Northern Nesting said...

Christie that came out so pretty!! Martina

Patricia Torres said...

the blue jar is adorable... very very cute!!

{ L } said...

Oooh, it's beautiful. I want it. ;) It's perfect for spring too. I love that peaceful spot outside too.

Craftberry Bush said...

So very tender and sweet such is your
Love for your children. Xo
Lucy

Fishtail Cottage said...

So very cute! i want one too....& that pitcher is to die for! xoox, tracie

Vintage Fabric Addict said...

Lovely, I too have my daughter's dresses in a 'baby box'. Maybe I could do this too for her newly renovated room. I like how there is minimal sewing! thanks

Robin@DecoratingTennisGirl said...

That is the cutest little pitcher. I love it on the shelf! Great idea!!!

The Tablescaper said...

What a great post. You've so inspired me. Love the bunting and the idea that you made it from fabric of your daughter's dresses. Great idea. I also LOVE that blue pitcher. Clearly a trip to Ikea is in my future!

It's great having you be a part of Seasonal Sundays.

- The Tablescaper

Angela said...

That swing looks so inviting especially with the beautiful quilt on it. :)

Jen-CraftOManiac said...

SO sweet and beautiful, I just love this. Sharing it on my CraftOManiac FB page. winks- jen

C'est Magnifique said...

I love it!!! Love all the vintage fabrics too, great job!

Tania

Kathryn Michelle Jenkins said...

I love pennant banners! especially ones that are easy and with no/minimal sewing. this is so sweet.

your new follower!,
kathryn
www.thedragonsfairytail.blogspot.com

Amanda@RelovedRubbish said...

I love your outdoor space with your pretty new banner and aqua pitcher! Your fabrics are beautiful!

Amanda

Emily said...

You have so many great ideas! I love your blog!!!
I am your newest follower and can't wait to read more.
Have a wonderful afternoon.
-emily
nestnestingnested.blogspot

I Love Pretty Little Things said...

What a great idea for those special and sentimental fabrics. So Pretty and special! And, your outdoor "room" is so inviting. I could sit there for hours with a good book and little sunshine- Heaven!
Joyce

Dragonfly Treasure said...

Great idea with the dresses! The phot of your swing looks like its right out of a magazine!
*hugs*Deb

Ambrosia said...

Awe, this is so pretty! I love that you used fabric that has sentimental value!

Stopped by from Vintage Wanna Bee!

Jami said...

Your bunting is especially sweet made from that lovely vintage fabric! I hope you'll stop by the Tuesday To Do party and share it!

http://blackberryvine.blogspot.com/2011/04/tuesday-to-do-5-and-4-list-makers.html

Smiles!
Jami

Kathy said...

This is great, I just did one and am going to post it in the next few days...mine says Happy Easter on it...love your blog, nice to meet you!

Glenda @ Magnolia Bend Drive said...

I want to swing on your swing! Love the fabric and the story that goes with.

Kelly said...

Too too pretty! And it will be perfect for a little girl's birthday party!!


Kelly

Simply Bungalow said...

Love the bunting. It's so sweet.
~Heidi

Light and Voices said...

Really nice post this week for Outdoor Wednesday.
Joyce M

Funkytime said...

looks beautiful!

very merry vintage style said...

Great idea--I just love it!
Mary

Linda said...

I was going to say I love the bunting...but...I love everything!! Just my style!!

angelfitch said...

Everything is gorgeous!
~Terry
www.mossandclover.blogspot.com

Lisa said...

Very sweet, but I love the memories that it captivates the best! {visiting from Pink postcard}

Stacey@A Sort Of Fairytale said...

love your bunting! i am always a sucker for bunting, i just love it!! your blog is super cute, i am gonna follow :)

Jules said...

It's very pretty! So girly and spring-y!

Fishtail Cottage said...

So happy to see you link your post to Cottage Flora Thursdays....the enamel pitcher is such a fantastic find - I'm loving the beautiful colors you used in your 'bunting' so cute!!!! xoxo tracie

LindyLouMac in Italy said...

Calling by as an Outdoor Wednesday Participant to share a piece of your world. what a great idea to make your own bunting out of old fabrics.

Donna said...

It doesn't get any better than that.

Darla said...

Sweet memoried in that bunting!

Southwest Cottage Designs said...

Oh how sweet and pretty! I've become your newest follower this morning and look forward to visiting your lovely blog again.

Queenie said...

I love your fabric bunting banner...precious that it was made with vintage inpired fabric that reminds you of your girls dresses that they wore when they were younger....beautiful post :) Love your blog!
Happy VTT!
Big hugs,
Queenie

radn said...

such a beautiful bunting! I am in love with your backyard. Couldn't helo but notice the trees and lake behind the swing! lucky you!

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Shannon said...

Love the fabric bunting, it looks perfectly vintage in the yard! Also love that lil blue pitcher I picked one up for myself a few months ago and wish I got more for gifts as well.

GardenofDaisies said...

It is so sweet that you used fabric from your girls dresses to make the bunting! I'm your newest follower.

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Wow, this is lovely. Hope to see you at My Dream Canvas!

Olive Cooper said...

Your banner is very sweet and I bought the same pitcher at my very first IKEA trip in white. ♥O

Shirley said...

Christie, I just found your blog over at Cottage Flora Thursday and even though your banner was so awesome it was the words on your profile that touched my heart. Home should be all that you wrote and then some...beuatiful! I'm now joining the hundreds of others that have found your beautiful Three Pixie Lane...

Brambleberry Cottage said...

Christie, that is such a sweet idea - making bunting from your girls' dresses. I love reusing things that have sentimental charm. I've made a number of things over the years, reusing family bits and pieces - like my granddaughter's first Christmas stocking. You can see it here: http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/2010/02/fourteen-days-of-love-day-6-ohyoure-so.html

I'm so happy to have you link to my party again. I've really missed seeing you!

Hugs,
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

Debbie @ OtRD said...

So lovely! I'd love to just sit there and relax!!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the bunting and what a wonderful place to sit outside. Great pitcher. I need to go to Ikea. Love how you style your photos. Thanks for joining WUW.

Denise at PinkPostcard. said...

LOVE the fabric! so cute! Another great product I use is Fray Check. You can get it at any fabric store in the notions dept. It really works and it doesn't shrink the fabric. It dries clear too. The pinked edges should keep the fabric from fraying anyway, but if you were worried about preservation, then an anti fray product also helps. Hope they birthday party went well! Love the swing :)

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