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Vintage pillow case to basket liner tutorial…

11 Oct

I did a little guest tutorial over at my Tumblr friend, Annie’s blog, Wattlebird for this cute vintage pillow case turned basket liner…It is a super quick and easy whip-up project and can utilize any fabric to match any decor…Enjoy!

The tutorial can be found here!
If you came over from Annie’s blog, I hope you join me over on my new blog…(I confess, I am a bit unable to commit to one blogging platform!)

Friday Favorites: Pinterest Edition

1 Oct

If you are anything like me, you discover so many amazing things while browsing through blogs, websites, flickr and Facebook links. My bookmarked favorites were a little out of control- everything from sewing tutorials, inspirational articles, and kiddie crafts to do with my son. Then, I discovered Pinterest… It is like a web-based inspiration board that you can categorize into things that you care about. And, if you chose, you can swap and share with others. Here is a little round-up of my favorite discoveries on Pinterest this week:

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DIY Fabric Corkboard Mosaic via Craftzine.com

{click through the pictures to find the original source and tutorials!}

Vintage Inspired Gift Tags

Vintage Inspired Gift Tags via EatDrinkChic.com

{LOVE the retro cop!…you can buy these cuties at A Wilderness for You over on Big Cartel

Plus Quilt Tutorial

Plus Quilt Tutorial via In Color Order

 J Crew Tee Knock Off tutorial

J Crew Tee Knock Off tutorial via Just Another Day in Paradise

Vegan Pumpkin Chili

Vegan Pumpkin Chili via Another Bites the Crust Blog

{why, yes, I did try this recipe and it was delish! I only had one can of beans in the pantry but added some whole wheat elbow macaroni to make my three year old want to eat it and it was total success…yum!}

There ‘ya have it…some crafty things to do, some cute gift tags to buy and some fall chili to make! If you are on Pinterest, let me know-I would love to have some more cool ideas come my way!

Pssssst…I have a couple of invites left…send me an email at junevintage {at} gmail {dot} com and I can send you an email so you can try Pinterest, too!

Everyday Vintage: Pyrex and Popcorn

29 Sep

Besides “my grandmother had a bowl like that,” the most most common thing I hear when people come to my house is wonderment that I actually use the items I collect. While my collections do make for great shelf displays and conversation pieces, I don’t want them to be mere place keepers. As I start this blog, one of my aims is to share inspiration on how to incorporate the things we love into real life and I have decided to make my first “series” to be one sharing how I {and, in the future, other inspirational people around the big ole’ web!} use the things in my life that have history, meaning and significance to brighten up my day to day life. I hope you’ll enjoy a little Everyday Vintage…

Today was dark, wet and had the first chill of the season…perfect for cuddling on the couch with a big bowl of popcorn in one of my favorite large Pyrex bowls: Daisy!


Do you use the things you collect everyday? How do you feel about using something that may be special or one of a kind on a routine basis? I would love to hear from you!

Crafting a Vintage-Inspired Office

29 Sep

While I love the lazy days of summer, I really get motivated when fall comes around to get things organized around the house. I enjoy using thrifted, vintage and upcycled goodies around the house-both for the aesthetic and the fact that I believe in supporting the businesses behind these goods. Here is a little inspiration from the vintage and indie business world to spruce up your work space:

{Photo: Credit}

Vintage Globe from Vital Vintage on Etsy $28.00

Sustainable Wallpaper from Mini Moderns

Packaging and Gift Wrap Mixed Bag from Olive Manna $39.00

And, of course, a scarf to boost your typing production:

Vintage Pink Royal Typewriter Ad

Vintage Royal Typewriter Ad via flickr

Enjoy! Heather