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Monday, August 18, 2014

Country Cothes Pin Bag

Anybody up for a Solar Dryer:)
 
I do not have a clothesline up yet at our new place,
but it is on my list.
Maybe this winter when the snow flies and Steve needs a "honey-do" job.
He can fire up his welder and make me some poles.
I found this little "0 to 3 months" bib overalls at the Goodwill for $1.98
They were too cute to pass up.


So I sewed the legs shut and added cotton lace.
 Then I whip stitched the snap crouch 
so it wouldn't open and spill all my clothes pins out.
 Then I drew a hanger pattern
 and went out to Steve's shop 
and cut a half inch piece of plywood scrap.
I painted it first with gesso,
to help smooth the plywood.
 And then again with exterior house paint.
After all it will be hanging outside a lot of the time.

Well, here it is hanging in the laundry room.

I really think that it turned out cute
and it holds 100 wooden pins.

I distressed the hanger and used rubber stamps to decorate it.
 Here are the cotton lace legs. . .

and the back . . .
the clothes pins give it a little bit of a rounded bottom:)

After I finished sewing I went to the mailbox and this lovely
card from my daughter was waiting for me.

Don't you just love going to the mail box and finding something from a loved one.
It's the very best!

Much better than advertisements and bills, LOL

Well, that's what i've been doing.
It feels so good to have time to sew again.

Have A Magnificent Day!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

64 comments:

  1. That is so cute, a great idea!

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    1. Thank you . . . I think it turned out cute and was very little work :)

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  2. What a cute project. I love it. A clever way to recycle those little overalls too.

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    1. Hi Ann, thank you . . . I am a huge fan of overalls and of anything denim :)

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  3. Oh what a talented lady you are Connie. I love your new clothes pin holder and the hanger you made, wonderful!! Your daughter's card is beautiful, the best kind of post. Have a lovely week.
    Ali xx

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    1. Hi Ali, This was a fun project and it will be very handy when I get my clothesline :)

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  4. What a cute project! Hearing you speak of a clothesline brings back memories. My Granny always hung her clothes out to dry. Everything always smelled so fresh.

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    1. I am a huge fan of sheets dried on the line. My husband always thought I was a bit crazy when I would speak of it, until I put up a clothesline (at our other house) and he slept under sun dried sheets. There is a difference that fabric softener just can't match :)

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  5. Cute!
    How clever of you to see those little over-all's, and think "clothes pin bag"!!

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    1. Thanks :) they were so much fun to make.

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  6. I'm really enjoying the details of your new life.You've done wonders already.Let the sun shine for you always!

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    1. Judy you are one of the sweetest blogging sisters that I follow. Thank you for your kind heart and warm friendship.

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  7. Hi Connie. Thank you for visiting and commenting on my blog. Now I can follow yours and see what you are doing. I adore your uber cute bibby clothes pin holder and hanger. Reminds me of hanging clothes and linens out on the line with my Grandma. I was just amazed at how she could rangle those twin size (I don't think king existed yet) sheets all by herself. Creative Bliss...

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    1. Welcome and thanks so much for following my blog. There is nothing that smells as good or gives a better night's sleep, than sheets dried on a clothesline :)

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  8. Love the clothes pin bag...it's adorable!!

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    1. Thank you Cynthia, you are sweet to say so; I appreciate your kindness:)

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  9. That is so cute, love it! Xxx

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  10. I need a clothespin bag! Our dryer died. As a family of 5, I'm using the clothesline until we can decide what to buy. So many mixed reviews out there. Thanks for sharing Connie!

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    1. Good Morning Sherry, Good news is that it died in the summertime. Hanging clothes on the line in cold weather is not fun :(
      About 14 years ago we bought a new Maytag washer and dryer and we have not had one single problem with them. I wash around eight loads a week and only use a line for sheets and wet swim suits, so they get used a lot. I would never buy any other brand. Just my opinion :)

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  11. Sew Cute!!! and useful. Mary

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  12. Good Evening Connie, There is nothing like seeing washing blowing in the wind.... I love the smell of newly washed clothes which have been dried outside.
    The little clothes peg holder is fabulous..... I really do need a new clothes peg holder, so I will use your idea as it is really fun.
    Best Wishes to you.
    Daphne

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    1. Hi Daphne, I am delighted that I could inspire your next clothes peg holder. This project was "sew" easy and a lot of fun to make:) Thanks for stopping by to visit.

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  13. That is the cutest clothespin holder I have seen! Unfortunately, I don't have an area I could use for any outdoor hanging, so dryer it is.

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    1. I am very pleased that you like it, thank you :)

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  14. And it really is "sew" adorable too ! :))
    Great job.

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    1. Thank you so much . . . that is very sweet for you to say:)

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  15. This is just too cute, Connie!! You are so creative!

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    1. Hi Rebecca, I have a love for all things denim especially bib overalls. This little pair was just plain adorable, and since I don't have an infant grandchild, well a clothespin bag would have to do :) It was one of those super simple but loads of fun projects.

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  16. This is an inspiration. I love that the clothes pins fill out the seat if the overall. Too cute.

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    1. Good Morning and thanks so much for stopping by to visit. It was a fun project and so easy.

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  17. Evening Connie, How sweet that little clothes pin bag is!! Darling! The denim is perfect....it will wear and wear! You have the cutest ideas! I'm sure you are very busy at your new place....I've enjoyed your posts this summer! Blessings~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie, well we are both very busy making our new places into homes to enjoy. We got the insulation completed on my art barn this weekend and now we need to get the electric in. I know we are going about it in a backward fashion. But, I want exposed conduit and I wasn't sure where I wanted my plugs until I got it all arranged. Right now I'm using a heavy duty extension. We need to have Steve's shop rewired too, so we are in the process of getting estimates. It isn't cheap buying old and updating, but we love our new place and it will eventually be completed :) Thanks for your sweet compliment on my little clothespin bag. I just loved those little overalls and couldn't pass them by :)

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  18. that is just cute as can be! what a neat idea, I love surprises in the mail too!

    Helen

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    1. Good Morning Helen, thanks so much for your sweet words. They mean a lot to me:)

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  19. How adorable! Such a beautiful way to re-purpose. I've made a pillow from a skirt my daughter outgrew. You've inspired me to be a little more creative. Love what you've done here, Connie! Hope you're having a beautiful week, friend.

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    1. Hello Brandi, I was out blogging when you visited . . . wished there was a way that I could have been home and invited you in for tea. Wouldn't it be nice if it were that easy. I treasure our blogging friendship and want you to know how richly you have blessed my life with your encouraging words.

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  20. Well hello there, so nice to meet you. What a crafty and cute little project you have made here. Thank you for stopping by our place, and I am just delighted to follow you back. Looking forward to blogging with you!

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    1. Hello Teresa, I am delighted to see you here . . . my old heart skips a beat each time I get a new blogging sister. Thank you and I'm happy that you like my project:)

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  21. Beautiful! Awesome recycling idea, love it!
    Great make over of the house too!

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    1. Thank you so very much . . . and thank you for following me back:) I am honored.

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  22. What an adorable thing to have hanging in the laundry room!

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    1. Thank you . . . I like it , too :)

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  23. I love it! This is so darling, Connie. I am hanging clothes out today because our dryer is eating ours up ... I even went to Bi Mart to buy more clothespins, so this post really hits the spot for me today. What a beautiful card.

    Kathy M.

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    1. Hi Kathy, it was the easiest little project to make and works quit well :)

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  24. I not only love that clothespin bag, but love your curtains!

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  25. Love your curtains too! What a sweet card♥ ~*~Lisa

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    1. Thanks so much . . . how sweet you are :)

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  26. Connie! that is too cute.
    I have one...but it's a little dress. I have to fuss with it a lot for my taste...when hanging out the clothes. But I really like the dress. I was thinking I might need to bring it in and modify it just a bit. The bib overalls are just adorable!
    YES! I love gettting mail.
    :)

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    1. Hi Patrica, my last clothespin bag was made from a little boy's cowboy shirt. It lasted about ten years, but then became very faded from the many hours that it spent in the sun. It was time for a new one . . . and these little infant bibbers struck a fancy with my soul :)

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  27. I saw something similar using a baby dress and sewing off the bottom to make a clothespin bag .

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    1. Baby clothes are just the right size for creating clothespin bags :)

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  28. Cute, cute, cute, Connie. What a great idea for those little overalls. I've been catching up on your posts and saw you moved! So I went back from the start when you and Steve got the keys and worked my way back. I'm so happy for you, Connie. I can't believe how you made that old bathtub shine, and how you did the bathroom flooring all by yourself. You are amazing, Connie. As we wait on the Lord to bring all our dreams together for a new cottage, I'm inspired and encouraged by your house story. Can't wait to see more of your new life on 1 acre. Love the goats! Hugs, Nancy @ A Joyful Cottage

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    1. Hello Nancy, what a pleasant surprise, it is wonderful to see you again. We have a lot of work to do on this place, but we love it more and more each day. We just lowered the price on our old house and hope that we can get in sold soon. I see that you just became a follower, I am so excited, thank you. I've valued our blogging friendship and now we are full fledged blogging sisters . . . I'm doing my happy dance :)

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  29. What a cute idea - so creative and original. I used to hang clothes outside, so many, many years ago. They always came in smelling so fresh.
    Cindy

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    1. HI Cindy, thanks so much for visiting, it is sweet to open my blog up this morning and read your kind comment. I'm sipping my coffee and getting woke up, Then later we are going on a little road trip with our neighbors to a small cowboy town and their county fair. We have heard that they haven't allows their fair to get modern and that it is more like the fairs of 50 years ago. I'm excited! Thanks gain for stopping by:)

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  30. Hi Cindy.. Boy, you are just awesomely creative. Love coming by here getting ideas :)

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    1. Hi Becky, thank you . . . what a sweet thing to say :)

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  31. Oh Connie, how cute is that? Adorable!!! You have a real eye for making something beautiful through upcycling. I love the wooden hanger you made, too, but best of all is the little round bottom once it's filled with the clothes pegs! I love your laundry room curtains, too. Your daughter is as talented as you, if she made the card she sent you.

    Loved your photos of all the caravans, and also the vintage show, too. Lots of lovely ideas!

    Shoshi

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    1. Hi Shoshi, it makes my heart sing . . . that you like my blog. I have been enjoying blogging for almost three years now and I can not think of ever stopping. It is such a wonderful community of creative friends. I like calling my followers and friends here, my Blogging Sisters. You are all the sisters that I have always wished for . . . and now have:)

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