Monday, May 10, 2010

Cleaning out....Finishing up.....

I made this pillow from a kit that I found in one of my sewing baskets. I must have had it for about 25 years or so. It was from a department store called Zayre's, and it's been gone for at least that many years. So, it's vintage. The kit came with the material, lace, thread and needle. Oh, why didn't I buy more? It was such a bargain, although I guess it's all relative. The kit was 99 cents!

And it looks so cute on my new Love Seat! Appropriately named---I Love my new Love Seat! I am also getting a chair to match, but it is on back order and they say it will be here by the end of the month. (fingers crossed)---

Because I was in the mood--and found some candlewicking thread in that basket, and I had some unbleached muslin, I decided to make another pillow. This one is larger, with a self ruffle and measures about 15" across. I love how it came out. But now I have too many pillows and I have decided to sell this one. If you are interested, send me an email (my address can be found in my profile) and it will be yours. First one to contact me gets it. Candlewicking pillow
15" across
Poly Fiberfil inside
All new materials -- except vintage 100% cotton thread
$ 25.00 plus shipping

This is a closeup of the details.....
'Til next time, Love ya, Jean




8 comments:

Susan said...

Really pretty, both of them. Love the look of candlewicking!
Susan

CARMELINA LOUNSBURY said...

oh this is so 'vintage' pretty! well done!
i'm lovin' your cute love seat too!

ciao bella
thanks for popping in to see me!

creative carmelina

My Casa Bella said...

hi Jean, so nice to hear from you. Love your pillow and your new loveseat, love that color can't wait to see the rest of it when it arrives...:)
On my next post I will add a link to the cheesecake. I made it again with Raspberry topping and it was yummy. So look for my next posting.
Arlene

Kudzu said...

wow, i had some of these kits my mother bought at a yard sale years ago...but from another store. i believe i made one pillow cover-never used it-and wound up using the thread and muslin for something else!
kudzu

Maryjane-The Beehive Cottage said...

Oh Jean, I love your pillow! Your candlewicking is so pretty! I have a little heart that a friend made me years ago with candlewicking on it that I cherish! Have a wonderful weekend!

Hugs,
Maryjane

daylily777 said...

Hello Jean,
I love the pillows ! You are so talented !The new Love Seat is beautiful!I hope your matching chair comes soon .
Hugs & Blessings,
~Myrna

Sara's Sweet Surprise said...

Jean~I love your love seat as well. It looks similar to the accent fabric on my couch.
Retirement has really given you a creative lift. The pillows are pretty, especially on your lovable seat.

Sweet wishes,
Sara

Pen Pen said...

I love candlewicking! I have three kits that I bought on sale from Hobby Lobby a while back. I love making the knots!