Tuesday, July 20, 2010

100 Year Old Linen And Vintage Hearts

Hi all,
Remember that piece of vintage Irish monogrammed linen I was trying to do something with but was too scared to ruin?
Well I did make something with it...a filled heart pillow.
Here it is above with some others I have made up for My Store.
I have teamed it with some beautiful Belgian linen which is 100 years old!
It is stunning and there is not a blemish on it. Figured they would be happy together. The back of it is natural and blue ticking. That part is not vintage, but I love it just the same =0)

The other filled hearts for The Store have also been made with this gorgeous linen. Some with other vintage fabrics, and some with newer pieces.

This is a part of one of the bigger pillows which measure 35cm x 35cm (14" x 14"). So not tiny.
There are 3 sizes in all. The largest which I mentioned above.
The medium size which is 24cm x 24cm (10" x 10"),
and the smaller size which is 19cm x 19cm (7 1/2" x 7 1/2").
They all have a piece of the 100 year old Belgian linen in them and some have vintage ticking, vintage floral and I have also used fabric from French General and some modern quilting florals which have that older style pattern to them, like the floral to the left of this photo.
If you would like to see more, CLICK HERE.
I would love to know what you think =0)
Ness xx


  1. Well Ness,

    All I can say is that I think it all looks fantastic. Everything from the pillow sizes to what they are made with. I'm so glad that you showed the close up, as it gives more of an appreciation on just how stunning the fabrics really are! You are one very clever girl. Job well done!!!!
    Take care
    N.W. Coast Tassie

  2. Oh,what a great job you've done!
    Gotta buy a sewing machine...maybe for Christmas?? I have so many (simple) projects in my mind!
    Take care

  3. Lucky you having Linen 100 years old, & what a beautiful job too!

  4. Fab idea and looks Awesome! You have great style.~Cheers Kim

  5. Oh, I just love your little heart pillows. You can just see the quality and the beauty in the vintage laces that you used.

    My biggest problem is cutting into vintage linens and lace, maybe it only hurts for a little while! LOL.

    I bet you sell them out quickly.


  6. Beautiful! I love them!

    Flora Doora

  7. Ness they are all gorgeous, so happy that you finally had the courage to take the scissors to the vintage linen!!

  8. They are all gorgeous!! Love them!

  9. These are absolutely gorgeous!! Great Job.

  10. I love the linen- just beautiful. XX

  11. Just perfect Ness. You have a gift! A-Mxx

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