Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Show and Tell - Retro Flashback

I'll forgive you if you thought I have joined in on the wrong linky....and technically this could be an Op-Shop Show off, since the fabric is an old sheet I scored last week.

 That's right I made this....
Out of necessity, as the birds had been living above the 
bath for a few months.  
I was sick of cleaning up their scattered seeds over the hair etc...but having them over the bath wasn't that much more appealing either....neither was having to wash down the bath each time we used it!
So the only other option was a......what would you call it? 
a bird cage shower cap??   
I had big plans to turn this necessary item into something more appealing, say retro turned en vogue! okay maybe not
   With this in mind I decided to use a big piece of Heather Bailey fabric.....but that ended up being a disaster (cut it way too short)  that and my finger!

First time ever I cut my finger with a rotary cutter!

So retro sheet wasn't exactly my first choice....and as feared it's ended up looking more retro than I intended.
And though it goes well with the sailing boat wallpaper...
it doesn't really gel with the rest of our stuff!    

So either I change it ( doubt I will! )
or I start sewing up more retro/vintage accessories to help this shower cap ( I decided to name it that now ) blend into the background!!!

Joining in with Leonie at




Schulz Family said...Best Blogger Tips

It is a very trendy bird cage protector. Lucky birds!!!

Leonie said...Best Blogger Tips

Genuis! Fantastic solution to the problem - that alone has to be a win whether or not it fits in! :)

Leanne M said...Best Blogger Tips

Ouchie for your finger! Majorly impressed with your tray cover though, and I really like the print you used, I think it works.

Susan C. said...Best Blogger Tips

That shower cap is very cheery I wouldn't change it personally.
Ouch to the finger, be very careful I had a friend end up in hospital, antibiotics, skin grafts you lay your hand flat or make a bridge when holding the ruler?
Hmmm may have to explain on my blog.
Take care of those pinkies.

Cat said...Best Blogger Tips

I LOVE it and OUCH your finger! I've done that before

CHD said...Best Blogger Tips

Very cool. Cx

Bron said...Best Blogger Tips

That is a fun practical use for your vintage floral sheet.....I am sure you will come up with some more fun uses for the rest too. No more birdseed mess that has to be a good thing. xx

hollymayb said...Best Blogger Tips

Oh just had an idea.... an 'op-shopped' umbrella, probably a kid's one so it's smaller, hanging upsidedown underneath it acting as a catcher.

You could recover the umbrella with anything... even something like tulle or curtain netting so that it's not blocking off heaps of light but catching all/most of the seeds and fluff.

Only, it might take up way too much space... too many ideas going through my head right now. *explode*

Miriam said...Best Blogger Tips

Ha ha I love that wallpaper it is SO of its era. Good work you. I would have just taken the cage outside and opened the door!! ;-) x

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