Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Radio Cards and Scraps

I just had to share one more sachet, before I show you my next furniture redesign. My husband thought this was pretty cool.  I'm making a bunch of these.



I purchased these vintage radio cards at an estate sale earlier this year.  Since I've been in sewing mode (escaping the outdoor heat), ideas have been swirling.



I wanted an edge to this sachet.  None of the originals were injured during the making of this sachet.  What you see is a copy of the radio card, and decorative fabric, printed onto canvas material.



I used a grain sack fragment for the back.



I filled it with lavender and hypoallergenic fiberfill.  It makes a cute little pillow too.



Here's another version.



Okay, I'm still getting lots and lots of comments with "No Reply".  Please, please, please refer to my post "No Reply, Noooooo", if you haven't received a reply to your question.  You'll make us both happy.

Oh, and one more thing.  My husband pointed out that I said my next show was this weekend.  I meant to say next weekend.  It's the first weekend in August.  No show this weekend.

29 comments:

Anne said...

Rosemary,
How do you transfer something onto fabric? That is brilliant!!!! What a cool one of a kind piece!
xx
Anne

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Love, love, love it! I'll bet you were thrilled when you realized you have another week until your show.

Karen said...

Love it Rosemary, you are the queen of creativity!

Brandi said...

Cute pillows, Rosemary! So neat that you were able to transfer the image onto the fabric.

Charm Bracelet Diva said...

Are these "ham" radio cards? My dad was a ham radio operator for most of his life.....and I remember him having "cards" with his operator number on it. I still remember the number! He talked to people all over the world, it was pretty cool. And your sachets are, too! Great idea!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Very cute, Rosemary! I could see a bunch of these filling a bowl or big glass jar!

Honey at 2805 said...

This is adorable, Rosemary!

Hope you will stop by for a fun glass bottle platter giveaway!

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

So charming Rosemary!!

The Feathered Nest said...

This is so wonderful Rosemary!!! Your husband has a good eye!!! Well, maybe both eyes...what is your fabric transfer recipe girl? I've tried to find it, something about a blender? If you can't reply to me here...sewmanyroses@yahoo.com ~ you're amazing!!! xxoo, Dawn

Brayton Homestead Interiors said...

very clever, love!
Karen

Rhissanna said...

Wow! Man cave stuff! It's so nice to find things that are man-friendly! I mean, I love Marie images and the pastel what-nots, but men, most of them are not so keen. However, these are just gorgeous, vintage and maybe even a little Dieselpunk.

You're a wonder, Rosemary and everything you do has elegance and class.

MONICA LIVAS said...

Amazing job!

Gail said...

How cute Rosemary! You are on a "sewing" roll. Enjoy your day, Gail

Susan said...

Rosemary, I would love it if you would do a tutorial on transferring images to fabric! These are so pretty!

Grammy Goodwill said...

I've never seen any cards like that. First I thought my friend Ms. Redo would like that one with the maps, but when I saw France I knew I was the one in love with them. Beautiful job as always.

Kate said...

Brilliant Rosemary!!! Thats all I can say you are amazing! Great post to share with all of us!

xoxo
Kate

Curtains in My Tree said...

its the transfer onto fabric that always stops me because i am just not gifted to know how , something about peel sticky paper to fabric, trim and run through printer? my printer won't take fabric? oh well I can admire yours

miss do it all

xoxoxo from me to you


they look great I should also say

elizabeth said...

These are really cute, but I'm smiling big at your Hubs keeping you "on track" with your schedule! :)
Thanks for your sweet comment on my seashell decor.

Bliss said...

Well Ms. Barnes, I do declare that these little gems might just be my all time favorite project of yours. They are cute cute cute!

~Bliss~

Shirley said...

wow, you have such talent and are so creative.

The Porcelain Rose said...

Rosemary,
I always enjoy my visits here.
I love to see what you have been up to.
I have been collecting vintage ephemera for years. What a wonderful idea using the radio card images for your sachets!!!
How creative!
Thanks for inspiring me.
Hope you will stop by for a visit.
Elizabeth

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

wow i love that sachet too rosemary. it looks so great, you have high standards and your work shows. hoping you share details on how to do that.

Roisin said...

Terrific! How do you tranfer images from the postcards to the fabric? I have some old images I'd like to try that with but don't have a clue. Please let me know via email?. Thanks. Great work as always.

Rita
cashel1916@yahoo.com

andrea@townandprairie said...

SCORE! What cute cards! Even better how you've turned this idea into something marketable. What can't you do, Rosemary.

Pam Altschwager said...

I'm asking along with the others Rosemary, how do you get the image onto the fabric. Would love to know. Love your blog. Pam

Toodie said...

I love them! Totally and completely love them!

Anu@My Dream Canvas said...

Lovely idea. Very creative. I am hosting a Giveaway to win a 50 dollar gift card to the store HomeGoods. It would be great if you stopped by and entered. Thanks Anu

abbott.simth said...

Beautiful Rosemary! You always make everything look so effortless!So nice and creative also

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Fiona, LilyfieldLife said...

Rosemary, these are gorgeous. you are so (sew!) very clever!