Saturday, February 12, 2011

My Vintage Valentine Blog Hop


Hellooooooo everyone !!! HaPPY VaLenTInE'S DaY to you all !!! You should be arriving here from Theresa's blog at http://www.thescrapbookingqueen.com/. If you just started right here at my blog, I am so sure you don't want to miss all of the other "Vintage Valentine) projects so, click right here if you want to check them out from the beginning. Thank you Jess for giving me the opportunity (again) to be a part of this great blog hop.

I love Vintage !!! I wanted to make something that will last and that wouldn't get put away in a drawer or lost on a shelf. So, I decided to make an altered Tank Top. It was sooooooo much fun.

  • Wash and dry the Tank Top
  • "AGE" your Tank Top, by coloring it with COFFEE !!!
    • In a big pot, mix water, a cup or two left over coffee (preferably strong), a tablespoon of salt.
      • Add the Tank Top to the mixture
      • Heat to a boil
      • lightly hand wash, rinse and dry
  • Gather and sew a strip of lace to the armholes on the Tank Top
  • Cut out a template of a heart.
    • Cut out a heart using the template and sew to the Tank Top. 
  • Sew a crocheted doily to the heart
  • Gather all the pieces of lace and ribbon from your stash, and start sewing them onto the heart.
  • I embellished the heart with flat back Swarovski crystals, flowers and pearls


                                     

  • Completed front view:


  • Back view:


Thank you so much for stopping by. Now, hop on to Jill at http://thescrapoholic.blogspot.com/ to see what she has made for us. :)
Here is a list of all participating blogs, in case you need it.


KinderStampO - www.KinderStampO.com
Martha C. - http://dreamofcrafting.blogspot.com/ THATS ME !!!!!

46 comments:

  1. Your shirt is so pretty!! I love all of the lace and the lace ruffles on the sides TFS!

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  2. original!!! Pretty!!!! GREAT!!!! TFS!!!!!

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  3. what A great Idea and It is so cute!! TFS!!!

    http://ibecircled.blogspot.com
    ilovetonkinese2 at hotmail dot com
    Rexann

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  4. Great t-shirt upcycle! :D Love all the yummy lace! TFS!

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  5. What a great shirt...TFS
    kimsheppard6 at hotmail dot com

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  6. Martha!, Martha, Martha!! I want one for me!! This is too adorable! Thanks for sharing.

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  7. Martha what a fabulous idea, will be trying my hand at this, hmmm... will make me use that new sewing machine also. LOL Love the top!!!! I am a follower.

    pammejo1@yahoo.com
    http://pammejo-scrapbookflair.blogspot.com/

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  8. wow very different and creative...your work i beautiful..gorgeous heart...the vintage shirt rocks!..thanx for the inspiration..:)


    nicolleatnicollelovesscrapbookingdotcom

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  9. Very, very cute!!

    amandawoodau at hotmail dot com

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  10. Oh! This came out A-W-E-S-O-M-E! Very original you should have been modeled it for us. TFS

    Jess B.
    thatzuneek@gmail.com

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  11. Wow, very creative and pretty. TFS.
    Hugs,
    Melissa D
    mkds312@hotmail.com
    www.sleeplesswonder.blogspot.com

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  12. SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO Pretty TFS!!!

    Cathie
    scraphappycat@gmail.com

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  13. Oh this is soooo pretty. I love how you used something other than paper. It would be so much fun to make some vintage pillow case dresses for my nieces. Thank you so much for sharing and inspiring me to play! pjritsema at gmail dot com

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  14. Nice shirt
    I became a follower
    Thanks for sharing
    karenk3 at ameritech dot net

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  15. WOW now this is soooo creative. Just awesome!!! Amazing!!!
    annadowdy at gmail dot com

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  16. truly original!!I love it!

    mitch1066@gmail.com

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  17. Unique and vintage all in one. what a great job. I love that heart. I could use it on a scrapbook LO too. It is perfectly vintage. :d
    HUGS
    Meighen

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  18. OMG Martha this is gorgeous beyond words and I know it is going to look divine on yuor beautiful daughter. IF you ever sell them let me know : )

    Jess - KinderStampO

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  19. So very cute.
    regina95370@sbcglobal.net

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  20. Oh my WOW.... So beautiful =) Such a great idea =)

    Hugs from Lilli =)
    l.a.nikolaisen at gmail dot com
    www.crazycardmaker.blogspot.com

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  21. IM WITH KINDER YOU EVER DO SELL THEM I WILL BUY ONE JUST BEAUTIFUL CALEBWMARTIN@YAHOO.COM

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  22. WOW just beautiful! Fabulous job! TFS

    Carol
    clworkman4 at gmail dot com

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  23. Neat project!
    New follower.

    lafaellis85@twlakes.net

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  24. What a great project - it turned out wonderful!

    ~Thanks, Esther
    esthert119 at yahoo dot ca

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  25. Wow, great project! TFS :)
    Jenn
    craftyfulgardens.blogspot.com

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  26. very cute shirt

    TFS

    DEBI

    cards_by_montana_reflections@bresnan.net

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  27. Very pretty. Thanks for sharing.

    vwilson577 at yahoo.com

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  28. Love it!
    Minta

    minta@gmail.com
    http://mintascreations.blogspot.com/

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  29. Martha - this is darling! Who would have thought a lowly tank could be so pretty :)

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  30. Wow! What an awesome idea! Love it! Can't wait to try it! TFS!!

    Kimi

    kmbrlysue22 at yahoo dot com

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  31. All I kept thinking while reading this all was WOW!!! This is amazing work! I so wish I could sew!!

    {{hugs}}

    Lisa J

    tjsgal at gmail dot com

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  32. That is amazing! I never dyed with coffee although I heard of it (and tea for that matter). I love the look of it. Thanks
    susanslomski at yahoo dot com

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  33. as a sewer I LOVE this idea!

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  34. Such beautiful projects. Thanks for making and giving such great ideas.

    shanasewing@yahoo.com

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  35. Wow! This is really cute! I love recycling and repurposing items like this. Great job!

    Anne
    lucyblueeyz at yahoo dot com

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  36. What a great idea. Not a sewer but love the idea.
    Thanks for sharing your incredible talent.
    mlcain0202(at)yahoo(dot)com

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  37. What a unique idea. love love love it.
    Thanks for sharing and inspiring.
    Debbie
    http://craftywizard.blogspot.com
    debbie_craine at hot mail dot com

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  38. Wow Great project!

    Kristin
    ksully4597 at gmail dot com

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  39. Wonderful idea. Thanks for showing how you altered your tank top. Good use for those that already are looking stained and worn. Who would know after you stain it more. Thank You for being in the hop.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com

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  40. So cute! I just love it! thanks
    shop2udrop at embarqmail dot com

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  41. that is awesome!!! what a great project!! thanks for sharing
    brenna
    rbanderson@live.ca

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