Sunday, April 1, 2012

Creative Mood Results....

I got in a creative mood today and came up with linen hand towels and two pillows and of course...I found something wonderful!

The hand towels are made from vintage pillow slips that were in good condition on one side only. So, I cut them in half and used the good side... added this wonderful Paris floral image. {iron on image from Etsy Shop Whit and Whimsy Studio}  I stitched a hem all the way around the pillow slip leaving the pretty lace.  The result is this...

What could be more French than a Paris Flea Market Basket....
Serious love here.....

Remember the wonderful vintage sheets I found at Habitat Restore?
I used one to make this pillow.  I added some vintage crocheted lace, a vintage rhinestone brooch....and instant sweetness!

This pillow is made from a vintage tablecloth.  All it needed was a little image to sweeten it up a little...

Okay, that's it.  Time to go fluff up the booth.
Be sure and start your week out by creating, painting, sewing, photographing, writing....or whatever makes you happy! And, if you found something wonderful over the weekend....share it with us!

And most of all...

"Keep Calm and Carry On!"




Inma M. said...

Maravilloso y encantador.

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Beautiful creations Sissie!! Love the handtowels, and especially the Graphic on them :) And pretty, pretty pillows!

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, these little towels turned out so beautifully! You're good. Hope you're having a great weekend and happy Palm Sunday.
be a sweetie,
shelia ;)

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I am lovin' all you did here that is creative. Love the image on the towel. You took your own advice and did something creative. How fun. After reading your posts I always get inspired to do something creative too! Housecleaning can wait:)

NanaDiana said...

Sissie- What beautiful creations you have come up with today! LOVE that old linen and lace pillow. How gorgeous! Happy Sunday to you, my friend- xo Diana

Karen said...

Beautiful Sissie, love every piece.

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

Beautiful, Sissie!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Beautiful, Sissie! Boy you were on a creative streak! : ) Love the towels and that lace is gorgeous. Great pillows, too. I think the pink one is my favorite!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Beautiful elegance!!! You do such beautiful work!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Love the tea towels and of course the pillow. Just beautiful.

Maureen said...

Just beautiful Sissie.

I just came back from foofing my booth. It never ends.

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

I need to learn to make the tea towels! They are just the cutest! Everything you make is so feminine and pretty! ♥

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love the pretty tea towel and the vintage sheet pillow! You have the prettiest things. I spent all day Sat. Fluffing my booth. Lots of work!

Createology said...

Lovely "new" vintage linens and very lacylicious. Blissful...

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

Love those tea towels Sissie and love the pink Keep Calm and Carry On pillow!

Debbie said...

Had to come over and catch up.
Your pillows are lovely, as always.
I'm loving your header, Sissie!
The mantle looks so pretty with the bunnies, and candle sticks.
I just enjoy coming over to see everything you do, girl!!
Have a wonderful week.

Sonia said...

Oh my what pretties you come up with! Love the towels and pillows! So sweet and springy!
Miss Bloomers

Donna said...

I am totally drooling over your towels, Sissie! They are way too pretty to use! I'll have to check out that Etsy shop, love the gorgeous image. And your other creations are so pretty, too!

Mary Ellen said...

Oh Sissy you are truly the pillow queen!!! They are all so lovely- love love the one with the crochet trim and vintage brooch.

The towels are simply lovely too! I am sure you have told us how you do the graphics but am wondering if you could remind me which technique you use. I am wanting to do a graphic on my craft chair but have never done any graphic transferring and am not sure which is the best way. Would love your imput if you have a wee bit of time!

bee blessed

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Oh Sissie, they are all fabulous, as usual. The hand towels are pure genius!


sabrymagic said...

Bellissimo lavoro!!
Mi piacciono tantissimo i tuoi ascigamani,sei stata bravissima!!
Sono molto eleganti!!

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Wonderful the handtowels and pink pillow as well!!

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Wow, have I needed that message lately! :) Thanks, Sissie!
The towels and pillows are just lovely! I think I might try that pillow case thing..
Hugs to you,

Bente said...

Beautiful, Sissie. You have done a great job on both.


Dorthe said...

Sweet dear Sissie, you alwayes amazes me, with all the beauty you create. The tovels are so beautiful, and I also love your lovely pillows. They will find new homes very quickly.

The Porcelain Rose said...

LOVE your tea towels!!
Creative minds think alike!
I love "iron on images". They are so great. I buy sheets and pillow cases from the thrift shops and make all sorts of things out of them. They are also great for "backing" things. They give "added strength" to antique fabrics.
Thanks for sharing your lovely creations.
Will visit again soon!

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Beautiful Sissy! Love the towels, and the image!


chateau chic said...

Oh, such pretties you made from your linens!
Thanks for stopping by, Mary Alice

Isabelle Thornton said...

Oh i am in love! You always have the most beautiful treasures!
I would love if you link this or another post to my French Obsession on Monday. It would be so fun!
Big hugs,

Deserae said...

Your towels are so the pillow too~
Have a great week!

CHERI said...

Gorgeous, as usual! My mother tried to teach both my sister and me to sew when we were growing up but unfortunately neither of us got proficient at it. Now I can barely sew on a button! Sure wish I had tried harder.

Cindy said...

Once again, you make pretty out of the simplest thing... I love the way you "get" the fabulousness of old linens, and bring them back to life.. you're amazing!


Cynthia said...

Love, love, love the towels. They are beautiful!

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Those towels I love Sissie!!! Now tell me, your photos are crystal clear~have you been using a new camera or different settings? Looks fantastic~that shot of the white chair and pretty pillow, well its a great one!

ShantyGirl said...

Beautiful towels! Love your creativity.

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

They are all fav is the one with the brooch.


PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

Pretty, girly, wowza! Well done, Miss Sissie!

Sares said...

Everything is so pretty as always. Those vintage linens were certainly a score! Good thing you didn't let that lady talk you out of them because they would need to be washed!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Beautiful, Sissie! The image on the towels is gorgeous and I love all the pillows.
Hugs, Sherry

Annesphamily said...

So pretty! Everything here makes me smile!

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup