Sunday, June 5, 2011

Pillow Love and Adding to the Fabric Collection

Lately I've been embroidering and making fiber collages on some pillows I've made using "new" condition vintage handkerchiefs. They're fun and airy and have a really summery feel-- there are more in the works and they'll go in the new Etsy shop which I will be opening sometime over the next month or so. Details soon to come! There's a 20% off sale in my shop now, 'til June 7.

Black corduroy, fringed linen, crewel upholstery fabric, brushed cotton, polished cotton, 
vintage eyelet pettticoat
 Beat up Battenburg lace tablecloth--the stuff of dreams!

Must take advantage of yard sales before it gets too hot around here to even venture outdoors after 10 am. My daughter picked out some great Motown and jazz records at one, and I scored all the sewing goodness including fabrics and trims above at another for $1!! Makes up for the overpriced local estate sale/auction companies who will remain nameless here.

Hope your thrifting adventures have been wonderful this weekend. Check out Her Library Adventures for more inspiration!


  1. Gorgeous table cloth or what?????

  2. That table cloth is amazing!!!! it's so romantic... sigh. the trim that you found also looks pretty great!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and leaving such a sweet comment... I'm still trying to structure the blog posts... so many ideas, i just need to make a decision!

  3. Your table cloth is absolutely gorgeous. What a great find!

  4. Thanks to everyone for stopping by and commenting :)

    The tablecloth is pretty wonderful and you've all got me thinking I should try to restore it. It's in such rough shape that I was thinking of using parts of it for various projects. Would that be terrible? Maybe I'll think of some way to make something interesting without cutting it up (too much!)...