As the summer winds down and I'm finishing up a week of holidays with my family, my thoughts have turned towards family memories and heirlooms. The things we do with the people we love and the things they leave behind for us when they grow old, are so important. They literally are the fabric of our lives.
Back in June I shared with you how I dyed my Nana's vintage lace tablecloth with Chalk Paint™ decorative paint by Annie Sloan. Well, a few weeks ago I was thinking about how we often put away these special items we inherit and don't use them too often for fear of ruining them. Well, I've decided that's just silly – they should be enjoyed. So, I took a customer up on her offer to make a beautiful jacket out of this special piece of fabric and I really wanted to share it with you.
Nana would be so happy to see one of her beautiful treasures re-styled into something that can be worn today. Now that's how to keep memories alive.
In fact, I'm so loving this new jacket that I'm thinking about having a few made to sell in the store. What do you think?