Saturday, January 31, 2009

70's chintz........from curtains to handbags

In the mid-70's I made kitchen curtains for our first home out of a gorgeous floral chintz fabric. Chintz was a popular decorating fabric of that time, sort of a precursor to Rachel Ashwell's "shabby chic" years later. My favorite place for chintz was at a wonderful little fabric shop in Costa Mesa called "Woof & Warp". This was back when almost every town had a small independent fabric store, long before JoAnn's and Hancock took over. "Woof & Warp" had the most amazing selection of chintz. I don't know what eventually happened to those curtains, but I saved the leftover fabric, and 2008 I made this handbag!

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