Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Playing with my Amish Linens

Hello friends...yes, I know...I'm posting AGAIN! I just feel like sharing everything I am doing in my studio. I know so many of you have similar interests and a love for fabric, vintage and finding new ways of putting them all together.
This is what I just worked on. Remember my Amish trip, when I found all those fabulous vintage linens ? I've embellished a few of my couture aprons with some of them and today I cut up a few to incorporate into some lovely clutches. 
 Of course I lined them with some pretty striped designer remnants. I also used this strip for the backside of my clutch. The designer fabrics have a nice texture and sturdiness to them. I love the pale lavender zipper.
Wow...just look at the gorgeous french knots and the beautiful satin stitching. Thank you lovely lady of yesteryear who must of had the patience of a saint to sit and create handwork like this. I bow to the master!
So that's what I am doing today...what have you got cooking??
Until next kind and stay creative.


Sweet Birdy Love said...

Hey Janet, that embroidery is perfection in thread! Stunning.
Lovely use of the linens.
Early morning start here, mist rising over the mountains, another lovely day on the way.

Claire X

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh goodness, I am busy cooking and then I have (stupid, stupid) homework to do for tomorrow.(Stupid homework!) After looking at this all I really want to do now is dig through my vintage linens and try to make one myself! It's fabulous, and I think it is wonderful to save these lovely works of art for another use. Bravo Janet!

Annette said...

Oh Janet! That is such a clever use for a table scarf. I love that you make the inside as beautiful as the outside! I've made some new sachets that are in my shop. I'll probably blog about them tomorrow!

Fifi Flowers said...

PRETTY work!

The LadyBugs Garden said...

This is so pretty!

Wanda..... said...

You did the mystery lady's lovely handwork justice, Janet.

Travelbugmom said...

Just beautiful!