Tuesday, April 2, 2013

The Patterned Window

A friend recently gave me a bunch of windows. All she asked, was that I make one into something pretty for her. So, I turned one of the windows into a piece of art for her sewing room.

I bought this box of vintage patterns at an auction for just a couple of dollars a few months ago...

I started by tearing pictures from the covers of the patterns and, using ModPodge, I glued them onto the back of the window so they show through the panes.






The box of patterns, had some that had been sent in the mail...

Finally, I covered the entire surface of the panes
 with torn pieces of the patterns.


 Sew cute!
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34 comments:

  1. I absolutely Love what you have done just by using old Patterns and a Window!!! If your friend does not like it, may I Please have it!!!!
    Simply Beautiful.

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  2. What a great idea! Yours is fabulous and I'm sure your friend will love it.

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  3. Wow, that's a fabulous work! It make me remember my childhood, I always loved my aunt's patterns magazines!Thanks so much for sharing.
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs from Portugal,

    Ana Love Craft
    www.lovecraft2012.blogspot.com

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  4. What a fantastic idea! I may have to copy this :-)

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  5. What a beautiful idea! I love doing things with old windows. I'm sharing my Fresh Strawberry Cream Torte today for my Homemaking Linkup. I hope you'll join us!

    Blessings,
    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  6. I almost hated to see all those vintage patterns cut up - they sell great on Etsy! But you were very creative :)

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  7. So cute! That would be a great thing for so many seamstresses. Gives you something to do both with the patterns and the window. So creative!
    Liz

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  8. I wish I had every one of those dresses! Such a great idea for an old window.

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  9. Sew, sew cute! I bet she loves it in her sewing room. My cousin gave me an old pattern book and I made a collage board with it for my sewing room. I love it! Thanks for sharing it with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  10. That box of patterns was a steal! I am a horrible pattern horder, I have more than I could possibly ever sew, and I just love flipping through and looking at the pretty pictures. What a wonderful way to display them. Lucky friend you have!

    Cheers!
    Buttons
    The Hot Toddies of Washington

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  12. What a great idea for the sewing room! I am kicking myself that I did not see this before posting the window post I just did! I feel really stupid for overlooking it. Thank you for posting it at the Shady Porch! I am pinning it to my RE...-cycle, -use, -purpose board! Have a great weekend! Blessings, D

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  13. What a wonderful idea! It is absolutely beautiful. I bet your friend loved it. I've been making some chalk boards out of old frames by removing the glass and replacing with thin wood. But now I'll be looking for old frames in another creative way. Thanks for sharing!

    Have a great week,
    Linda @ Mixed Kreations

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  14. Hi! Just wanted to let you know that I've featured you on my Make Bake Create Round Up today. There is a "featured" button for your blog within the post if you're interested.

    Blessings!

    Mrs. Sarah Coller

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  15. Those old patterns are wonderful and I love how you've used them for a sewing room!

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  16. Our minds do work alike, love old patterns and your window looks great. Stop by and see my decoupage vintage suitcases! Just linking up to parties now and saw your great work!

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  17. A great idea perfect for a sewing room! Great job, Laura

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  18. This is perfect for a sewing room. I'm sure your friend is going to love it.

    I'm always looking for inspiration for how to use old windows. Thanks for giving me another idea.

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  19. very clever and it came out sew cute!

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  20. Love your window and all the old patterns are so cool! Thanks for sharing.

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  21. This is a really fun idea! I'm sure your friend will love it. :) I wish I'd find old windows somewhere. We have to redo our windows and my husband will think I'm nuts if I want to keep the old ones..oh well. lol

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  22. LOVE this! Have seen so many fun variations on using windows and yours is fabulous! THANKS for inspiring me and for sharing and linkin up to Sunday FUNday!

    Kristine -The Foley Fam {unedited}

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  23. Congrats, Ms. Artys Vava :)!
    Your old window tutorial was picked and featured by our Bowdabra Designers in our Eco Friendly collection today from last week's Crafty Showcase.

    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/04/12/feature-friday-bowdabra-top-crafty-showcase-picks-43/

    Stop in to see your feature. See you tomorrow at the new Crafty Showcase!

    Susie @Bowdabra

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  24. That would make one very nice designer's shop window! Simply artistic! Hopping from Daisy Cottage Design link up.

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  25. A lady I know papered her craft room with old patterns a few years back.

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  26. I love this idea and I'm sure she did too, Thanks so much for joining us at Transformed Tuesday.

    Hugs,
    Peggy~PJH Designs

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  27. I love these old patterns, while using them makes me crazy, I sure do like them like this :) Thank you so much for sharing at Pretty Things this week, hope to see you again tomorrow night!

    xo, Tanya
    twelveOeight

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  28. I just adore old windows and yours looks amazing with the vintage patterns. Wow.. I love it! I featured it on the Pink Hippo Party this week.
    xoxo
    Amie @ Pinkapotamus

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