Monday, September 30, 2013

Crochet Ottoman Cover

I found a wonderful old pleather (plastic-leather) ottoman at the local antiques mall. It was coming apart at some of the seams, and I couldn't wait to get it home so I could cover it in patchwork. Then a friend mentioned I could crochet a cover for it... Brilliant!! I went out and bought some bulky Lambs Pride and dove right in...

Thursday, September 26, 2013

New & Old- Vintage Kitchen Curtains

I have a thing for vintage linens, I comb thrift stores for old sheets and pillow cases that aren't terribly worn or faded. They make beautiful patches for quilts, or quilt backs, they are great for dresses and skirts, bag linings and of course kitchen curtains! I just bought my very first house, and the first order of business after unpacking, was to make curtains for our windows above the kitchen sink.

I took two different patterned vintage sheets, lined them with white fabric so they wouldn't fade from the sun, and added some rick-rack for fun...