Sunday, 2 August 2009

Vintage scrap recycling.

Hello all. So nice of you to pop by. Do you remember my vintage linen scraps that I showed you last time? Well I can show what I did with them now.
I couldn't bare to throw even the tiniest piece away.
so I crazy patchworked them.
I love crazy patchwork especially the Victorian type with all the extra embroidery on the seams.

So this is my version.
Couldn't show you last time as I was still waiting for a delivery of soft, pluffy, feather cushion pads. This one is a neat 12"x12".

OO! Look! another cushion has snook into the picture. That one will soon be on its way to lovely lady called Jane, if you like, I'll show you a close up of that one next time.
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Right I need to go and chase up some embroidery threads that were ordered from a company who said it would take 1-2 days delivery... 10days ago!
love Fi x

24 comments:

dorothybills said...

what a beautiful idea, it looks gorgeous!

Lavender hearts said...

what a lovely idea! looks beautiful!

devonaz said...

Oh I love it,,,what a lovely way to use up scraps,,,and I am like you I dont throw anything away,,,thank you for sharing it with us...

Bonnie said...

what a great idea ! i love it !!

willywagtail said...

I love embroidered linens too and find it hard to cut into them but using every last scrap like this would certainly help. This is so beautiful and showing respect for the hard work of the original makers too!

Sal said...

That's brilliant Fi!
As you know,I love using vintage embroidered pieces and you've come up with a great way to use the scraps!
I love the cushion ;-)

marigold jam said...

Absolutely beautiful! I too enjoy crazy patchwork so will be giving this a try myself later.

Jane

Shabby Chick said...

That is absolutely beautiful! Is crazy patchwork difficult? I really fancy trying it but I'm worried it will go horribly wrong :-S

Mel xxx

Carol said...

Wow they really are beautiful Fi.
Carol xx

Serenata said...

Really beautiful cushion and a fantastic way of using up 'scraps'. Lovely.

Lyn said...

That is SO Clever! so very thrifty too and what a lovely cushion cover it is. Well Done
Love
Lyn
xxx

Lalabi-baby said...

That looks beautiful Fi .... I have some leftovers from the bags I made in vintage linens, like you I cannot bear to thrown them away, so thanks for inspiring me to do some crazy patch with them.

Hen said...

They look gorgeous, well done!
Hen x

The Weaver of Grass said...

Super way to use up those bits, Fiona. Hope you are all thriving down there (or should it be up there?)

silverpebble said...

I am in love with that cushion. I may not sleep tonight for thinking about it.

SharonK said...

That looks amazing. I just today purchased a hand embroidered table linen from a charity shop for 30p! Purely for this reason as your blog inspired me to have a go with this after seeing the photo of a cushion cover on your blog. Thank you I would never have thought of doing this. Your blog is excellent, I love to read it.

Rubyred said...

Absolutely beautiful! What a clever idea!
Rachel x

Barbie said...

Your pillows are wonderful. You do beautiful work! Thank you for sharing.
Barbie

Yarn Over Hook said...

gosh that is totally gorrrrrrgeous:-)
Alison

Yarn Over Hook said...

do you sell these on the net?

picperfic said...

well that is rather gorgeous!

Sara said...

Very lovely! You are incredibly creative and I do enjoy seeing your works of art.

Maggie Ann said...

Thank you for a delightful hour visiting through your posts! I love your creativity. You remind me that years ago I had a little sewing pamphlet that said, don't wait for the perfect time to sew (which I inadvertently ALWAYS do), Just take 10 or 15 minutes whenever, and DO a bit. I wonder if I can DO something with my knitting after reading so much of your inspiring blog. We'll see....lol. Thanks again for sharing your beautiful home, and talents with me today.

Chris said...

That is so clever - I am almost empted to have a go myself! Beautifully done
Chris x