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Thursday, May 14, 2009

Embellishing Your Jackets & Winner of Storage Shelves

The winner of the giveaway for Cansolidator food storage shelves is:

Cat Nap Inn Primitives

Congratulations, honey!! Now get to working on that food storage.

I have this white linen jacket that I changed the buttons on but I thought it needed something else. I used this vintage rayon ribbon that I purchased recently to sew on to the lapels. It's a creamy white and it's dirty but you get the idea. I love froufrou-ing up my clothing and all I did was take the ribbon and just twisted and tacked it on. Easy. Try it.


  1. CUTE!! I spruced up my denim jacket a while ago. With lace and a self made fabric rose. looks real cute.

  2. Well, aren't you the clever girl? I love it!


  3. Goodmorning Connie!Stopped by for a visit.Hope you have a great day! Blessings, Faye

  4. It looks like it has always been there which is my way of saying...great job.

    The Raggedy Girl

  5. You have some great ideas for making your clothes special and one of a kind! Thanks for sharing!
    Hugs, Susan

  6. Hi Sweetness,

    I love the ruffly pink ribbon edges. so feminine and pretty. Right up my alley in every way.

    Hope you are having a wonderful day my sweet friend.

    xo Cathy

  7. Hi Connie,
    Saw your comment on Natasha's blog today, and decided to check out your blog, so glad I did. You're hysterical! If I'm ever feeling a bit blue, all I need is a Connie fix, I love your sense of humor!!

    Soooo, did you ever partake in the Fiesta Punch again?

  8. Oh I do stuff like that to my clothing too. I should post about it! xorachel

  9. OK, I LOVE this. I'm all about cool little ruffles and little embellishments.

  10. The jacket looks real nice Connie. Thanks for helping with my desparate plea on getting a screen shot. My computer is so out of wack that it won't let me do anything hardly. I've never known how to do a screen shot and then it turns out so simple. Thanks again Pearl

  11. The ribbon looks so pretty on that jacket! Good job!


  12. Aren't you smart? A whole new look for that jacket. laurie

  13. Great jacket re-do Connie. I bet you will get lots of compliments too.
    Hugs ~ Kerryanne

  14. You are so clever - I am in awe of such things not being a seamstress myself... happy Friday!


  15. Well poooo, lost again. Your jacket sure turned out cute though! What a fabulous idea.

    Aunt May's Cottage

  16. Hey Connie; I so love the jacket, boy you do such amazing work on taking something old and plain and making some so lovely...oh and congrats to the lucky winner..

    Have a great weekend


  17. Hi Connie,
    Congrats to your winner!!
    OH I love the jacket with the twisted ribbon trim. Gives it a whole new look.
    Great idea.

    Have a wonderful weekend,
    Celestina Marie

  18. ooh -- very nice touches! congrats to your winner, too!


  19. Connie...I was raised in Hayward..even went to Old Hayward High school...sure it was before your time they closed the school in 58...then I had to go to Tennyson High...Yes I know Hayward really well ha ha!! lived there for many a year...was just there last week to go to my Mama's grave and then to Niles to go antique shopping...Small world my friend..and with blogging it gets smaller all the time...How is your Son doing Connie...Hope all is well in your world now my friend...May you have a great weekend...hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

  20. Way to go Connie. It's so chick and cute. Kathi

  21. Hi Connie
    I love the feminine custom look that ribbon gives the jacket. SUch a simple idea but so effective. Very clever :)
    Hugs, Rhondi


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