Friday, 2 October 2009

Mysteries solved & a birthday gift delivered

Thank you to everyone who left comments on my previous post identifying my mystery object as a button hook - how clever you all are - I know who to ask next time I have a mystery to solve! So it is used for buttoning the many tiny buttons on boots/corsets or gloves back at the turn of the 20th century, making it close to 100 years old. I feel very special to have it my possession.
Since I'm on the subject of tools to make dressing a more pleasurable experience (coincidentally!), I have been working on a little gift for my Mum's birthday.
The pattern is 'Dressy Hangers' by Marg Low, the fabrics are 'Darla' by Tanya Whelan.
I really love Marg Low's well-written patterns. She makes beautiful things. Be sure to check out her blog.
Making these hangers could easily become addictive. They require little fabric, and it is lots of fun putting combinations of fabrics together. Thought it would be great to make one for each of my children each year for Christmas, so that by the time they leave home, they will have a cute selection. Hmmm, so many ideas, so little time ... Have a great weekend!

18 comments:

  1. Those hangers are adorable, and what a great idea about doing 1 per christmas for a nice collection. Brilliant.

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  2. Hi Ros
    You have done a splendid job of those hangers and I am sure you Mum will love them. Yes I too have that pattern and agree Marg does make some lovely patterns

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  3. These hangers are absolutely gorgeous! Makes opening up the closet a pleasure!!! LOL!!

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  4. They are gorgeous what a great idea and such pretty fabrics too.

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  5. These are lovely... have been tempted by these on Marg's blog, to make some for my nephew's bride to be. Love the Darla fabrics!

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  6. They are beautiful!! Your mum will just love them. Aren't those fabrics delicious! I bought some of them on the weekend.

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  7. Such beautiful, luxe treats! I agree with Mary Ann it makes opening the closet a pleasure!

    P.S. There's a giveaway in my blog. Hope you can drop by. :)

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  8. Ohh.. these are so pretty!!!! Love them... and How cool to have an old item like that !!!! :o) Have never seen anything like that!! :o)

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  9. just discivered Darla a few weeks ago.........slow I know as I think it has been out for awhile........

    the coat hangers look great.....

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  10. They are quite charming. The ric rac trim makes them a standout. Ann :)

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  11. Wow! Just beautiful Ros. Love covered hangers....

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  12. Gorgeous hangers! My Nan used to cover hangers with fabric and knitting and we loved them as kids...made hanging your clothes feel special!! We still have them and they are more special now!!Cathy

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  13. This is just gorgeous, what a great idea.

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  14. They are absolutely gorgeous, I love the fabrics, you did a great job. I think your idea of making them as gifts each year is something I'd do but maybe for Easter.

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  15. these are adorable, wonderful gifts in mho.
    Wow Love how you added the ric rac to them
    just so pretty.
    Kathie

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  16. The pattern and fabric used for the hangers looked nice. Your mom would be happy to have a hanger like this and I'm sure your mom would like to use them.

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  17. Beautiful ... I love Marg's patterns too.

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