May 20, 2013

Another Upcycled Jar and a Spring Bunting

I admit, I have been a very lazy blogger but I haven’t been idle and created all kinds of things lately. It’s really time to share some of them with you.

My dear friend Marie had wished for a lace embellished thread catcher with a soldered rim, similar to the one I had blogged about HERE. The glass jar I used this time, has the same shape but is a bit larger than the other one. Instead of a little metal sign on the front, I went for one of my favorite vintage  sewing graphics and printed it on fabric. The image was provided by Karen,  The Graphics Fairy.

Thread Catcher, upcycled jar with soldered rim, lace and vintage image

Thread Catcher, upcycled jar with soldered rim, lace and vintage image

Thread Catcher, upcycled jar with soldered rim, lace and vintage image

After I had rearranged some decorations in the studio, I thought it would be nice to have a banner hanging underneath the shelf and I made a spring bunting.

 Spring banner. Fabric letters on paper/cardboard, embellished with lace and buttons

Spring bunting. Fabric letters on paper/cardboard, embellished with lace and buttons

Spring banner. Fabric letters on paper/cardboard, embellished with lace and buttons

I  used textured paper, that dear Lisa had sent me a while ago and sewed it onto cardboard. Then I cut out letters from a slightly coffee stained muslin and adhered them with fusible interfacing. To accent the letters, I sewed around each with a straight stitch.

Spring Banner Letter S 

You can now visit and/or follow me on Pinterest if you like. I’ve as well installed bloglovin’ on my sidebar. Please remember that Google Reader will retire July 1st and you’ll need another provider to follow blogs in a reader. There are several possibilities out there. bloglovin’ is just one but  I found it very easy to install and to transfer my blogs from Google Reader.

Thank you very much for stopping by! Have a wonderful and sunny week!

I’ll be joining these parties:

Brag Monday at The Graphics Fairy

Knick of Time Tuesday at Knick of Time

Be Inspired Friday at Common Ground

Blissful Whites Wednesday at Timewashed

Hugs,

Julia

 

42 comments:

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

Hi Julia. I love the thread catcher. Great idea. And the banner is beautiful! Have a great day! XO Sue

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Julia,

Love your pretty altered bottle and the Spring bunting.
Wishing you a happy new week

Hugs
Carolyn

Bente said...

Oh, what a fantastic thread catcher you made. It`s just gorgeous

Hugs

Rostrose said...

Hallo liebstige Julia,
deine Kreationen sind mal wieder absolute "Spitze" und wunderschön!
Ich hab mich heute übrigens durch deine Seiten geklickt, um mir ein paar Inspirationen zur Gestaltung meines "frisch-gestrichenen" uralt-Flohmarkt-Setzkastens zu holen - jetzt stehen darin Schneckenhäuser, ein kleines Wespennest, Pralinenförmchen, Tags mit Buchstaben und Zahlen, Zwirnspulen etc., und eigentlich sieht alles - wie das mit wahrer Inspiration halt so ist - mehr nach Traude als nach Julia aus, aber ich freu mich unheimlich drüber, dass du mir mit deinem schönen & ungewöhnlichen Stil ein bisserl "auf die Sprünge geholfen" hast! :o)
♥♥ Allerliebste Rostrosengrüße und Fellchen-Knuddler von der Traude ♥♥

Rostrose said...

Hallo liebstige Julia,
deine Kreationen sind mal wieder absolute "Spitze" und wunderschön!
Ich hab mich heute übrigens durch deine Seiten geklickt, um mir ein paar Inspirationen zur Gestaltung meines "frisch-gestrichenen" uralt-Flohmarkt-Setzkastens zu holen - jetzt stehen darin Schneckenhäuser, ein kleines Wespennest, Pralinenförmchen, Tags mit Buchstaben und Zahlen, Zwirnspulen etc., und eigentlich sieht alles - wie das mit wahrer Inspiration halt so ist - mehr nach Traude als nach Julia aus, aber ich freu mich unheimlich drüber, dass du mir mit deinem schönen & ungewöhnlichen Stil ein bisserl "auf die Sprünge geholfen" hast! :o)
♥♥ Allerliebste Rostrosengrüße und Fellchen-Knuddler von der Traude ♥♥

Montserrat Estupiñá said...

Hola Julia una maravilla, me encanta.
Besos desde barcelona

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

Hello dear friend! Love the altered bottle and banner!!! I hope all is well with you and your hubby and fur babies!

Xo

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Oh, I absolutely love the thread catcher and could not help myself but had to have a look,lol.The spring bunting came out lovely,dear Julia.Have a wonderful week.Sending big hugs.
Marie

Sue Marrazzo said...

So GREAT looking.
Lace is so feminine...NICE idea!

Robin said...

What a beautiful jar, love how you added the graphics and the soldering! Your bunting looks fabulous and what a sweet way to welcome in Spring. Have a wonderful week, dear Julia!

Hugs,
Robin

marie said...

Love the bottle and the banner. You make such pretty things!

I'm happy that you're doing Pinterest...and I'm off to visit your boards now!

Wendy AppleApricot said...

Hello dear Julia, your altered jar is gorgeous. Love the yummie lace and flower, the pin you added makes it all the more special. The banner is so sweet and beautiful too. It is the finishing touch to your shelves with beautiful decorations.
Sending you hugs and wishing you a wonderful week. ~ Wendy

Martina2801 said...

Hallo liebe Julia, was für traumhaft schön Dekorationen Du wieder gezaubert hast! Das Glas ist einfach göttlich!
Ich hoffe, es geht Dir gut?
Auf Pinterest bin ich schon ein Anhänger von Dir. Aber sag mal: Könntest Du mir verraten, wie man diesen Pin-it Button auf den Blog installiert bekommt. Viola hat mir schon mal einen Link geschickt aber ich habe es nicht kapiert :-(
Und dann müssen wir uns auch noch mit diesen neuen Follower-Gadgets auseinandersetzen.....tzz..tzz..
Ich wünsche Dir noch einen schönen Pfingstmontag, meine Liebe.
LG MARTINA

Kristina said...

Gorgeous stuff, LOVE that jar!
Peace,
Kristy

Mom E. said...

Julia! Beautiful! I knew you had to be busy, I did not actually get the email about the crocheted heart. Might you be able to send it to me again? I would appreciate it so muc! try this address....heartstrings08
@gmail.com. Thanks! I apreciate it!
Hearts to you!
Betsy

Dorthe said...

Hallo liebe freund!
Your bottle, thread catcher looks so beautiful, with the white laces and lovely print from Graphics Fairy.
And Oh your shelves filled with such lovely things, both created and collected.. I love your bunting made from the gorgeous paper from dear Lisa, so lovely with the letters.
I,too have transferred all my Google reader blogs to Blogloving, dear Julia- Only thing I will miss is the bloglist on the front of my blog!!!!
So wonderful to see you are also joyning Pinterest- I went to follow you at once :-)
Thankyou for your mail, liebe freund- und für dieser wunderschönes post- I so love the photoes, and especially the one with the white Lillac and snailhouse!
Many warm hugs, and love from Dorthe-
Kys og knus !!

Jayne said...

You do create such gorgeous things Julia, I love the altered bottle and the textured bunting, a great idea. Jayne x

Yitte said...

Dear Julia, your jar is so beauiful. Love the lace and the lovely picture. Your banner completes the shelves so lbeautiful.

Love and hugs Yvonne

Laurie said...

How lovely -- I can't even imagine having such a beautiful display for my supplies!

marda said...

I just love your altered jar. And the banner is truly lovely, a nice sentiment for the season. Beautiful work.

suziqu's thread works said...

Hello sweet friend,
Oh Marie is just going to love her altered bottle thread catcher. Looks amazing with the soldered rim. I'd love to see some close ups of that!!!
I have a few of these same jars with the metal lids!
The Spring bunting made from Lisa's papers looks just perfect nestled under your shelf with all of your precious findings and gifts.
Lovely to catch up with your news dear friend - will write soon again!
Sending all my love and hugs to you!
Suzy

handmade4u.art said...

Julia! Beautiful:) Piękne i misterne. Cudowne!
Iza - Poland

Gaby Bee said...

What a beautiful altered jar. I bet Marie will love this thread catcher!
Now I'm off to visit your Pinterest boards:)

Have a lovely day!
Hugs,
Gaby

Connie@shabbyforsure said...

Wow, Everything is so pretty. And it looks like you really know how to make use of your work space. Love it all...Connie

Curtains in My Tree said...


I really like the lace covered jar
I have so much vintage lace I could do that, if I would stay in my studio long enough to accomplish something

Tammy said...

You certainly have been away for a while. I'm finding it hard to blog at the moment, too. And once you lost the momentum, it's hard to know what to blog about ... especially if you aren't creating, which I haven't been doing. Will be glad when this school year is over and summer has begun. Though summer temperatures have been here for a while and those I could do without. :) Love the jar! And pretty Spring banner. Best wishes, Tammy

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love it, it is right up my shabby loving heart!

Carol

Cozy Thyme Cottage said...

Your thread catcher jar is so pretty. Beautiful just as a piece to look at! Nancy

Anneke said...

dear Julia.
what a lovely jar and wonderful vintage look.
so much to see on the photo,s and i love it all.
how are you doing?
have a nice week and a big hug to you.
An

Carole said...

Gorgeous work Julia. I love what you did with the jar. I'm in the middle of "playing" with an old bottle. Going to give this a try.

Jody and Stan said...

Love this post. Your work is so original and detailed. The jars and lace are so pretty. Would love for you to share at Simple & Sweet Fridays. New Follower.

Hugs,
Jody

Pendra said...

Your lace covered jar is gorgeous and the banner is adorable...and so is everything surrounding it! Love the glass jars holding treasures, the thread spools...I could go on and on! Have a great weekend!
Hugs,
Pendra

Sugar Lump Studios said...

Julia
Your jar is gorgeous! and the banner is darling! What a lovely vignette in your studio too! so pretty!

June said...

Just beautiful Julia!!!! I love anything you create with those beautiful hands of yours. Anytime I get to peek into your studio is a good day my friend.
hugs from here...

Debra Oliver said...

Gorgeous Julia, your photos are always amazing!!

Lisa said...

Hi Julia,
This is beautiful! Love that silver solder on the jar with the beautiful white lace. Your work is always so 'fresh & pretty' to me. Love the bunting too. Always good to see you post, I need to inspiration!
Lisa

BECKY said...

Hi Julia! Your jar is sooo lovely~~one of the prettiest I've seen! Love the soldered top! I'm thinking I might have to get into soldering!!

And the banner is simply charming!
You do such lovely work! Thanks so much for sharing at Blissful Whites Wednesday!!

Have a delightful week!
Becky

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Delightful! Makes me want to get crafting!

Barbara Jean said...

so adorably sweet!

blessings
barb

Tora´s Vintage Dream said...

I found you´r blog through Pinterest :) I LOVE IT - you´r blog that is. So I came a follower.

Burlap Luxe said...

Beauty and relaxéd Grace over here, love your studio art and the beauty that surrounds you is so inspiring.

A perfectly inspiring June to you and all that you inspire us.

Xx
Doré

Belladonna said...

Stunning as always!