Sunday, May 1, 2011

vintage sheets


I always feel a bit sad when I cut into
one of my vintage sheets .


But then again if I'm making something for
someone else I feel a bit more confident
that if I stuff it up there is plenty more
beautiful fabric to work with .


There is also the added bonus that if I make
something for someone else and I just adore
it and can't bear to part with it
there is plenty more to make one exactly
the same for me !

18 comments:

Fiona Tully said...

Oh and that is SUCH a pretty sheet Clare! I dont have any luck finding them in op shops - each shop I check doesnt have a single one!

Dawn said...

gorgeous fabric, so sweet of you to make a gift for someone out of one of your favorite fabrics....the friend will be so blessed...
Hugs Dawn x x

melissa said...

Those sheets are gorgeous Clare! I have trouble cutting into mine too. Im pretty sure they are the exact same print i had on my bed as a wee one!

Catherine said...

That sheet is just beautiful. xo

Tammi said...

Oh I know that feeling and as I have only ever managed to find a few in my travels I am even more hesitant to cut into them.
Your sheet is just gorgeous and I am sure your gift will be well received :)
x

Louise said...

Love the sheet in you pictures. I am still cogitating what to make with the Rainy Day fabric you sent to me. Lots of ideas but not enough time!

OP SHOP MAMA said...

Yes I can relate to that.. sometimes I wish they'd get threadbare so that the process of chopping them up is easier!

Brave New Fiona said...

Lovely! This sadly reminds me of all the beautiful sheets that I have discarded along the way before I discovered sewing and crafts. But then I think perhaps a talented person like yourself snapped them up and breathed new life into them. xxx

Posie Patchwork said...

Oh wow, amazing patterns, keep sharing the love with repurposed goodness, love Posie

willywagtail said...

It's the first chop that is so hard. I keep looking at vintage tablecloths in my collection of fabrics and knowing that it would be so much easier to use a piece if I had already used a piece. pathetic really. Cherrie

Serenata said...

Oh that really is the most gorgeous fabric, do please show us what you make with it.

lily said...

Such beautiful fabric, so many possibilities.
lily

RobynK said...

I like your thinking!

Kerryanne English said...

Think of it as sharing the love Clare. Now someone else can enjoy this pretty print too.
Hugs ~ Kerryanne

Crafty Chookie said...

I'm sure it will be worth the cutting..I'm curious to see what you do with it...A lovely print..
Hugs Michelle

Allie said...

Oh that is beautiful - I don't cut mine up, I use them for quilt backings!

tea with lucy said...

. . . and this one is especially delicious!

Angie said...

So pretty, can't wait to see what you do with it. I use old sheets to back my quilts with, the fabric is always so soft!