Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Olde Worlde look ...

... I think it looks like something vintage .... and, it does have a bit of actual vintage on it...the tatted edge of a hankie that I bought at the local doll/bear show a month or so ago.  A woman had several silk hankies ..for 25 cents and 50 cents!  I snapped up most of them.















Of course, one does hate to cut into them....but, like Karen says ... why put them in a drawer and forget about them?  Use them on something else .. something that will be seen often.

What about a pin cushion?  Perfect.

The colour on the piece of fabric is flower pounding... using flowers from my garden.  I did it ages ago ...and stuck in in a bag with other fabrics... hahahahah...never to be seen again either really...... looks a bit like watercolour doesn't it?

Pssst... don't tell Karen I showed it publicly without damp stretching it...yikes!! It looks all wrinkly!
Almost as bad as showing your underwear in public....well, ...if you are over 30 that is.













I use my little pin cushions all the time .. some sit behind glass in a curio ... some have been sent away.... they get used and they definitely get looked at. No hankies in hidden places in drawers around here.
















9 comments:

Lin said...

Might as well give them a new life. Nobody uses lace hankies anymore. What a treasure to find!

Mary Ann said...

Very pretty:) Some old things should be re-purposed otherwise they rot away in some drawer never to be appreciated again. Hmmmm. Wait a minute...I'm an old thing....LOL

Twiglet said...

Aw that little pin cushion is just delightful - it makes my heart sing to see something old an beautiful being recycled in such a clever way. Never done any flower pounding but love the effect. x Jo

Magpie's Mumblings said...

Such a pretty pin pillow - and I know I would never be able to convince myself to stick pins in it. It would be something to be treasured and admired.

frayed at the edge said...

It has turned out really well. I have a row of pincushions on my worktable, each with different kinds of pins and needles in them.

Sue (this n that) said...

Those delightful silk hankies have found a delightful home at your place. I liked the 'watercolour' effects you achieved by the flower pounding.
The pin cushion is lovely indeed. A whole new life for the hankies :D)

Shashi Nayagam said...

It is beautiful. Great way to use vintage fabrics. Love the embroidery on it too.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This really turned out beautiful. I have some old pink silk and some lace. I think I'll tuck this idea away to use. It's so elegant! Hugs, Diane

Beedeebabee said...

This is just so lovely, Vee! You do such beautiful work all of the time! xo