In an effort to give my heart a break from all of the pain caused by the tornadoes, I chose some fabric from my stash and decided to sew. It has been a while since I have been at the sewing machine – not because I didn’t have the desire, but I couldn’t find it buried under the mess!!! It took me the best part of Saturday to clean and purge the laundry room/sewing room. I now have elbow room!!!
I had picked up a couple of yards of this cute nautical fabric at a discount fabric store in Eclectic in early spring. I had salvaged some wonderful blue and white ticking from vintage pillow linings that matched the nautical fabric nicely.
I finished two small pillows
Lovin’ the vintage ticking backs
The nautical fabric looks like a pen and ink sketch
I added a raw ruffle on each end of one pillow
The other pillow got a handmade flower to dress it up
I made a simple flower from white sheeting and surrounded it with wispy fringe.
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Still going through boxes that I got at auction last month
I got this vintage candle holder
My first thoughts were to paint it white,
but I think I will let the pretty wood show while I think about it a little more.
It looks pretty good tucked in with some old books.
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