Saturday, October 2, 2010

Op Shop Yummies & More Cushions!

Hello friends! How are you all this wonderful Spring Day here in Melbourne?
Took myself off to one of my favourite Op Shops for linen yesterday. I never seem to come out of there with any less than a big bundle of fabulousness!




One of my select best was this fringed hand towel!! How I love the fringing and the sweet embroidered butterfly.
This is a keeper...no crafting for this. 



A pair of romantic prints... will take these to my framer to clean up and make secure!



...& I have been doing more sewing....used two hand towels from yesterdays stash on some dark cream linen. Both now in my Made It store.




It's a stunning Spring day here in Melbourne at last so now I will get myself out into the garden for a while so the 'boys' can watch the Aussie Rules Grand Final 'Take Two' in peace!! (they drew last week so have to play it all again this week)

Now... you must leave a comment to be in the running for my 'Country Style' magazine with the free 'Keep Calm and Carry On' tea towel and Cath Kidson Mug give-away!!! I would love for you to win it.
But thats all you have to do you know, no twittering etc.... just leave a comment on this, the previous two or any other post up until next Sunday. Back to work Monday (School holidays are over)so I will not have the opportunity to post as often of course.

Hope you are enjoying your weekend :)
I am so far, a morning of sewing does it for me!!!
Irene x

(Oct 3 - I have decided to close my Blog Shop as I am using Made It for my items now. A little more organised if nothing else! AND! did you know Notebook magazine is folding. Next issue is the last!!!))

25 comments:

Tara said...

HI, just found your blog.I also love vintage linens.Come over and visit mine soon..xx

helle - pirettehuset.dk said...

Oh, your cushions made of vintage linens are so cute Irene, and the images too!

Have a good weekend!

Hugs Helle

baysiderose said...

Gorgeous Irene. I love working with vintage linens and textiles.

Pam xx

Junk-it Junction... said...

Love the linens Irene, and the cushions are so sweet!
You must have our good weather, it has been miserable all day, and expected to be for the rest of the long weekend, shame, but you enjoy you holidays!

Ky said...

Gorgeous op shop finds Irene. I have to know which op shop you found them in. Please, can you share that information.

Thanks for your advice about the barkcloth too.

Ky ss

Alison said...

Such lovely cushions, I also have a thing for lovely linens.

Enjoy the rest of this lovely weekend.

sue said...

You certainly picked up a bundle of goodies! I love the cushions - so pretty and feminine and just right for Spring.

Tracey said...

I like your cushion creations :) Wonderful linen collecting too.

♥ w o o l f ♥ said...

it's funny. the needling on those cushions evoke stuff from my childhood. i wonder if an auntie of mine perhaps made something similar for me once, on a handkerchief.... mhm....

Catherine said...

I love the way you've made the vintage linen into cushions - I often struggle to use them well...
(and sad news about notebook magazine...)

Susan L (lily40au) said...

your embroidery is beautiful ... well done.

zigsma said...

What gorgeous cushions - you clever thing! And I love those prints - you're right, they're very romantic - he's definitely a courtin' her.

Rebecca said...

those romantic pictures are lovely, they will really 'make' a little corner of the room :)

lovely finds!

Brenda said...

I love the pretty things you crete out of all those vintage linens.

Kylie said...

What a great pile of things to create from there - great finds:)

Septembre said...

lovely stock of linen and your cushions are adorable..A bientot

Val said...

Very nice linen finds....I love the pillows you made as well. I like to look at linens in shops, but don't tend to buy them, as I do lots of my own embroidery! Perhaps someday I'll break down and start a collection.

Beach Vintage said...

I love all the linen Irene, I could not resist any of it wither.

nicole said...

i did the exact same thing on saturday!
out of the lounge (away from the silliness) and into the garden :D

Miss Sew & So said...

there is nothing like a vintage linen haul is there!!

you have quite a lovely pile there!!

love your cushions!

melissa x

Alyssa said...

Oh my! I saw your linkup on Her Library Adventures and had to come over and take a look at your linens. Wonderful finds! I really love the lady watering her little garden.

Leslie said...

Hi Irene!! Hope all is well on your side of the world! Love the vintage goodies you scored!

Millie said...

Very good 'Opping Irene! Interesting news about Notebook mag., I thought they were doing OK.
Millie ^_^

Vintage Girl said...

Lovely finds! The fringed dish towel is so unique. Have a wonderful day! Heather

NessaKnits said...

I think you may have a jug cover on the top of your pile there ...