Monday, January 18, 2010

Vintage Finish


I bought a gorgeous vintage sheet from Vinnies over a year ago specially to cover some daggy lounge cushions and then I couldn't cut the fabric . It was so worn and smooth and just so beautiful I hung it over the back of my loungeroom chair so I could look at it all the time . I don't make a lot of things for myself and things I do make are often for magazine projects so I can't show them straight away . As part of the One Project a Month challenge I'm going to try and make things for my home . I finally cut just enough out of the sheet to make this cushion cover and the rest is on the back of my chair . The photo doesn't do this fabric justice it looks a bit brown here yuk ! it really is a gold and sunny yellow and it makes me happy !

39 comments:

ittybittyandpretty said...

strange how one sheet can bring back a flood of memories...perfect idea for such a well worn peice of nostalgia.
xxrosey

Sarah Lou said...

Oh that sheet is amazing! I adore this cushion. Im having a real love affair with yellow lately and this is so not helping! so magical!!

willywagtail said...

That is beautiful. It 's lovely to feature just the material withoout any fussing. Cherrie

nima said...

wow...gorgeous finish...

Barb said...

I love it, you can even make a sheet look amazing!!

Apple Avenue Quilts said...

Lovely cushion. I love the fabric and the ball fringe.

Evelyn said...

That's really pretty! I bet if that sheet could talk, it would say thank you for putting it to use again. :-)

Allie said...

That is lovely!

barb's creations said...

Love the cushion Clare.What a great way to repurpose an old sheet.You continue to inspire me to think outside the squre,keep it up :) Barb.

Tweed Delights said...

Thank you for commenting on my 'rule-breaking' teddies! Love your cushion - I never seem to get round to making things for myself now either :)
Alison

Peg - Happy In Quilting said...

Clare...gee that looks good...the pom poms really set it off..
congrats on the finish..Peg OPAM 2010

Handmade said...

Yes, the smoothness of lovely old sheets is quite amazing! Great Cushion.

Mistea said...

Very pretty cushion - I am imagining that yellow colour straight from the '70s we had sheets like that at home.

A Bite of Country Cupcakes said...

You'd go nuts here.
We hav an awesome Oppie in an area full of oldies and the vintge linens and the like would blow your mind that get donated!

Pam said...

Still, it looks very pretty Clare despite not looking true to colour. Love the little pom pom trim. :)

Treann said...

I think it looks great Clare and I also read your profile in the latest issue of Handmade too.....well done.

Jan said...

Isn't it hard to make something for yourself - and isn't it a real buzz when you do. That's a lovely cushion, Clare, and the trim is so sweet.

wonderwoman said...

gorgeous fabric and a lovely cushion.

x

Lurline said...

Really pretty - looks nice and fresh to me!
Hugs - Lurline♥

Julia said...

Clare...It's lovely...the pom poms really set it off..
Good idea to make something for your self each month..
Julia ♥

Anita said...

Clare, I can see why you couldn't cut the material. I've been like that with some materials. Love the cushion. Kind regards, Anita.

Billy Angel said...

Sooo pretty. I know how you feel about cutting into your fabric. But the end result was so worth it.

Beach Vintage said...

Love the pom pom fringing. The fabric is beautiful. Vintage sheets always get me everytime.

veena krishnakumar said...

wow!!!!!!!!lovely finish

Beena said...

Very pretty, Clare! I love how you've finished the edges.

I'm needing to make some things for around my home, too. It always seems to end up being the last thing I get to!

Tozz said...

It has turned out lovely Clare :) I imagine it looks fabulous where ever you put it :)

Linda said...

oh it's simply gorgeous Clare! love it

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh lovely work Clare, just perfect. Love Posie

Leahdis said...

Love it, and love the sheet fabric, ive been wanting to do the same thing...especially love the trim.

our shabby cottage said...

Love it Clare and I love the pom poms!

Kerryanne English said...

Now the sheet is twice as nice Clare - you can see it hung over the chair AND as a cushion cover - perfect.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Pauline said...

Cute Clare, we both used pom poms this week...lol...looks great though...
cheers

Anonymous said...

Haste makes waste...................................................

Angie said...

Great cushion & I love the idea of one project a month!

Market Girl said...

I love the edging you have, just gorgeous. The pattern is also beautiful. Well done
Cheers
Julie from Handmade Market

Frolic in Fabric said...

Just simply gorgeous. Love it!

Jo in TAS said...

I love it!

Fiona @ Dragonfly-Crafts said...

Oh Wow! Love it and such a great idea using purchases from Op-Shops. Your my kinda gal. xx

LaurieStar said...

Love it! :)