Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Vintage Flower Pincushion





This vintage flower pincushion is from Christine Books 'Stitched Vintage'. I covered a button with a old Crinoline Lady embroidered doiley that I had purchased from an op shop last year. It had horrible stains on it, which couldn't be removed, but luckily the embroidery was fine. (So I didn't feel so bad about cutting it up) The doiley had a Crinoline Lady in 2 corners and the other 2 corners had 2 lovely flower covered arches. So I am finding projects which I can use these on...Rosalie Qinlan has An Embroidered Bird in her 'A Stitch in Time' book, which is next on the list!
Hope you are having a great week!
Lisa

10 comments:

Sweet Cinnamon Stitches said...

That's beautiful!!
Jane.

Sandra Henderson said...

What a wonderful idea. I hear a dinging in my head as I think of all the items I have in which I could use your idea. So smart! Lovely stitching and piecing you did with these cheerful fabrics. The person who embroiderd this lady would be thrilled over your creation! XO

Lulu said...

What a lovely way to use a doilie.

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

You have done it again Lisa..another fantastic creation...

retdairyqueen said...

Gorgeous pincushion
Great idea for the stained doiley

Linda said...

I love that pincushion! I have been making some from wool lately, but that's a very pretty one! I am pretty new to blogging, it's so much fun. I liked reading all your posts...thanks for sharing!

Shirley said...

That is a great use of recycling Lisa. May have to try that. Love the pincushion.
Shirley.x

Maree: said...

Just Beautiful...Love that you used the Doilie for the button..really adds that 'Olde' feeling to the cushion..
cheers

Cardygirl said...

I have that book too...great project, beautifully done!

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

Very sweet - what a great use for an old doiley!