July 28, 2011

Burlap Coffee Bag Apron


When I was on vacation in Minnesota I found a dozen burlap coffee bean bags.  I kept thinking there has got to be some great uses for these bags.  I plan on using some to upholster stools and make pillows  


But, what else.....then this idea came to me. 


How cute would a burlap pocket be on an apron!   


I cut out the words from one bag which still leaves the picture graphics for another project.  I then sewed on vintage red rick rack and black vintage lace.  I love the play between the lace and burlap.


And of course I love myself some polka dots


Since I got back from vacation I have so many ideas swirling around my head.  I have a couple more ideas for using burlap, but that will have to wait until I finish my current sewing project and the two painting projects I will share with you when I finish them. 


Oh, and then I have got to start working on Christmas projects for my booth, website, and gifts.....Yes, we have to start thinking about the holidays!  OK... all together now GROAN!!!!

Happy Creating!
Carol

33 comments:

Tina Eudora said...

Great ideas Carol! I can hardly wait to see what else you have in store with the bags.
Have a fun day creating...
Tina xo

sissie said...

How cute! I love it.

hugs
Sissie

camp and cottage living said...

I'm definitely not a burlap girl, but this is cute. I bet they'll sell well at your booth.
I am a polka dot girl however. So I love to drop by and visit the polka dot closet!

⚜ ↁℯℬℬᴵℰ⚜@ Debbiedoos blogging and blabbing said...

Oh my that is adorable Carol! That is a seller for sure, get busy girl!

Chris said...

Groan.........!!! Started back in March and will be wondering if I'll finish in time for Santa again this year.

Love your apron. Can't wait to see what else you have up your sleeve.

Betsy said...

This is a fabulous idea and I'm sure you won't have them in your booth for long!!

MARY PERNULA said...

Very cute apron! Hugs Mary

Sylvia said...

Where did you find all those burlap bags?? The apron would make a wonderful Christmas gift too!

Sylvia

laurie said...

beautiful, you have a wonderful imagination you do.Burlap is a hot commodity at ther moment,, its everywhere,, lovely use of it here,, have the best of best days,

Bee happy said...

Such a cute apron!

No wonder you bought a few to bring back from your hols :)

Bee happy x
Have a delicious day!

BECKY said...

Too cute! You are just soo creative! Hey, are you going to Shelley's home show on Saturday? I am! Hope to see you there!!
Hugs,
Becky

Screaming Sardine said...

Wow, that is such a cute idea! If I lived near you, I'd be scooping up some.

Glad you had a great vacation in MN. :)

Pinning this on pinterest.

Cheers,
Tracy Screaming Sardine

Sherry@Back2Vintage said...

Very, very cute!!! Love the combination of polka dots and burlap!

Ido said...

That apron is beautiful, very feminine love the lace and the dots!
XXX Ido

Stampin D Amour said...

Carol- you are so creative!!!! Love it! :)

-pamela
mybooth96.blogspot.com

Dolores said...

Too cute! I have some burlap potato sacks and this is a good idea for using them up. Glad you had a nice vacation!

Dolores

Nancy said...

Carol, that apron is so cute! I wish I had an ounce of your creativity. Keep those ideas swirling in your head!

Nancy

Erin said...

I love it Carol! I love the combination of the sweet polka dots with the rough burlap. :)

Stacy's Shabby Shoppe said...

I'm not a burlap gal either, but man Carol...this looks amazing!!! (*_*)

Vicki said...

Super cute!!

Gina said...

That is too stinkin' cute! I love it Carol.

Sylvia said...

I think you should try and sell a couple of burlap bags in your store and see what happends. Hard to find in my neck of the woods!

Let us know how fast those aprons sell...

Sylvia

Createology said...

Very smart apron with the burlap. I hear all burlap...even in colors...is all the rage. Yes, GROAN to the holidays however I have been seeing Halloween cuties getting me antsy. Until then...Summer Sunshine Smiles...

Cassandra said...

This is so cute! I love it! I would love to get my hands on adorable bags like that!

Debbie said...

I wouldn't have thought of it, but YOU would. I keep seeing burlap treasures in blogland, and I need to get on the band wagaon.

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Thank you for stopping by Carol and your sweet comment on my giveaway!!
i am always TOTALLY inspired when I read your posts and your photos are so beautiful - crisp - and clear!! I am jealous - in a good way of course! I just cant seem to get good ones anymore :-(
Your aprons are darling and I just know you'll come up with some ingenious ways to create with the rest of the burlap!!
Happy Weekend!
Lynn

Ruby Jean said...

Oh, Hello Auntie Carol... : ) No wonder I have missed you...You were on Vacation...Well that's okay I have been down on my Bandwidth again and have been having to run to Starbucks to upload and blog... and TEENSY BIT... : ) I do believe I am do to come over and Bake some Cookies with you and I know just the APRON I would LOVE to use...and Possibly even forget to take it off when I say Goodbye.... Okay... I know I would forget to take it off... : )
That came out adorable and I LOVE all the Coffee Burlap Bags you got... You know I have asked some local Markets if they ever have any left over Burlap and they say they have to discard it...HHHMMMM!!!! what do you think...???
So happy to have you back...

xoxoxo
your FAVORITE niece...

Nancy said...

I am so happy you had a great time Carol!! I Love this idea of yours and your Sacks are so nice too!! Mine are so bulky~ I think my sewing machine would get scared and run away if I brought one of my sacks near it!! I agree with you I am loving the Burlap & Lace mix, I found another fabric too that looks like Burlap and is really soft and nice to work with~ I can't spell it though~
Thanks for stopping by my Blog, I still have to draw that Winner, darn I forgot :(

Have a Great Week Carol!!

Huggs, Nancy

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Nice to see these used in a different way.

Diann said...

This turned out so cute Carol!

Ann said...

Found your blog just by surfing other blogs comments. Love the look I see. I enjoy burplap and love what your doing. Every time I see a dress form I start looking for one again. Someday I'll have one. Stop by my little corner of Oz.

Ann

June said...

First of all Carol, thank you for taking me shopping in Minn. with you!!! Awesome finds and awesome photos of beautiful you! I love seeing what my friends look like! I LOVED the photos.

And this apron...what can I say? It's darling!!
I LOVE it!!!
sending hugs...

❀ⒹⒺⒺ❀ said...

The apron is so clever and cute!

Dee