My husband’s aunt was visiting us this weekend. So, we went out to several antique stores on Saturday. This is what I came home with.
I thoroughly enjoy wandering around antique stores, but sadly my husband never has. However, we may be turning a new leaf, as this weekend he found something he could get excited about. He expressed an interest in restoring vintage furniture. So, from now on I won’t have to go antiquing alone. 🙂
We went over to my husband’s grandparents as well, and somehow the conversation came upon the subject of guns (With my husband around, the chances of this topic of conversation coming up are almost certain). Many people, who meet my husband, think he is very quiet and straight-laced, but those who know him better are aware of his quirks and propensity for being goofy. Here’s a picture of my husband being his usual entertaining self.
OK. I hope you enjoyed that “babblefest” about my weekend…On to the project of the day.
I have been making a lot of these split cowl tops lately in different colors with matching stripe and floral accents. I created the patterns for these myself, using my own design.
Today, I made a cowl top using an all floral fabric, and I changed up the cowl. Remember the fabric I used for those curtains in my kitchen window.
I used that same fabric to change up the look of my cowl top design. I may not have made the top from curtains/drapes, but it reminded me that I haven’t seen The Sound of Music in a while. 😉
On a side note, I have actually made a dress with curtains in the past.
Anyway, back to the floral cowl top.
This is how the new cowl top came out. I don’t give steps for this top, simply because it is one of my original designs. 😉
I obviously had to leave the buttons out, but it does have a belt to go with it.
Creating this top, with this fabric, gave me inspiration for the painting of my little antique medicine cabinet. I will post an update on that project when it is finished. 🙂
I also struck gold (pardon the cliché), while looking through stills from The Sound of Music. At some point, in the near future, you may be seeing a dress inspired by this one.