Friday, March 4, 2011

Instant Antique

I love the look of hand embroidered linens, and it just so happens that I love to embroider. It started when I was a teenager. I'd take the iron-on transfer sheets out of my stepmother's Work Basket magazines and embroider designs to sew on my jeans.
These days I add embroidery to quilts, pillows, and even papercrafts. Now, I've added it to some pillow cases for a "real" vintage look. As it turns out, this lace I got at a yard sale was a perfect finishing touch. I love when that happens.


Have a good weekend!

7 comments:

Brenda Kula said...

Oh my, that IS gorgeous lace! And your work: perfection. I too love these skills.
Brenda

Sandy said...

HOW beautiful these are..... what a lovely addition to your sleeping atire. The lace is so wonderful.... OMGosh... you've created such a fantastic pillow slip. Sweetness is what I think..... My grandma did such lovely embroidery on all her pillow slips (as she called them).... I have some of them left and treasure them with all my heart. I've also taken a couple and made some little coats for bears that I made from my other Grandmother Nano and her hand made quilts that were following apart....I made them for my kids and brother...called Nana Anna bears made from quilts and clothed in Anna's embroidery pillow slips. I should do a pic of them. Have a wonderful weekend my friend. xoso Sandy O

Sunny Simple Life said...

Those are beautiful. I just bought some off of ebay. Love old vintage cases.

April C said...

Thank you for the birthday wishes. That pillowcase is just beautiful.

The Summer Porch said...

Oh my! These pillowcases are beautiful Cindy what an amazing talent to have.
Have a delightful week,
Rosemary...XX

Becca said...

Beautiful work. Embroidery is one of my passions and pillow cases are a favorite to make.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

Are you showing this on a childs vintage ironing board? I am looking for one. I saw the iron too. I have mine from when I was a child...many moons ago!! Your embroidery is beautiful btw!!