DIY

DIY Garden Furniture Cushion Covers

Did you notice the "grain sack" cushions with my revamped garden furniture from yesterdays post? It is the original cushions with new fabric covers! I measured my cushions' height, length and thickness, and cut a piece of fabric to sew a "bag" for the cushion. The bag is 25cm longer than the cushion: I hemmed the… Continue reading DIY Garden Furniture Cushion Covers

DIY · Ephemera

Victorian Pearline Button Girls

I have repurposed yet another Victorian trade card, to decorate my studio:  The three little Victorian Girls are originally a die cut trade card, advertising Pearline (I suppose that was a laundry detergent helping to keep clothes white?). I have cleaned up the graphics, and resized the little darlings to fit on an A4 page. … Continue reading Victorian Pearline Button Girls

DIY · Ephemera

The Vintage Sewing Room Project – Part 3 of 3 Free Printables

I think I have saved the best part of the Vintage Sewing Room Project for last, my Vintage French Lace & Thread Album: It's a plain ol' ring binder, transformed into a pretty and versatile album! I might embellish it more, but I like to let my projects simmer a bit first 😉 First, I sewed… Continue reading The Vintage Sewing Room Project – Part 3 of 3 Free Printables

DIY · Ephemera · Norwegian

The Vintage Sewing Room Project – Part 2 of 3 Free Printables

Meet "Ingeborg", my new Vintage Style Dress Form, dressed up in pretty Tilda fabric and wearing my Huldresølv gilt silver heart brooch: I have named her Ingeborg after my blog friend in Holland, who inspired the making of this lovely lady. Together with Sheri in Canada, we share a Vintage Mixed Media board on Pinterest,… Continue reading The Vintage Sewing Room Project – Part 2 of 3 Free Printables

DIY · Ephemera

The Vintage Sewing Room Project – Part 1 of 3 Free Printables

I've been working for some time now on organizing my lace, threads and ribbon in a cute & vintage-y way, that also displays my favorite pieces: Since I'm always on a tight budget (being a single mum and all) I had to consider frugal alternatives. I've been coveting the ribbon racks from the Norwegian designer… Continue reading The Vintage Sewing Room Project – Part 1 of 3 Free Printables

DIY · Norwegian

Vintage Style Ribbon Cards – free printables

I'm removing the Christmas-decorations early! Although according to Norwegian tradition we should celebrate 20 days of Christmas, starting on December 25th, meaning January 13th is the last day of Christmas... :-O Most Norwegians don't follow that tradition anymore, but I have always been the last of my neighbors to remove the decorations, proudly honoring my… Continue reading Vintage Style Ribbon Cards – free printables

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J. & P. Coats Thread – Victorian Sewing Printable Tags

Another set of Victorian Style Sewing Tags, perfect for your handmade sewing, knit or crocheted gifts! I fell in love with the pinkish red colors on gold and the marvelous little poems. Not the best rhymes, bur certainly some creative wording to sell even more thread. Click on the image for full size, to examine… Continue reading J. & P. Coats Thread – Victorian Sewing Printable Tags

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Needles & Thread – Victorian Sewing Printable Tags

Recently I have explored countless images on the Boston Public Library pages on Flickr, what an amazing treasury it is!!! High resolution images of really good quality, all shared freely with the world! So here are a few Victorian sewing trade cards, used for printable tags. Would it not be cute to attach these to… Continue reading Needles & Thread – Victorian Sewing Printable Tags

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Cherub Die Cut Corset Ribbon Cards – Free Printable

I have hoarding tendencies. Paper, cardboard, stamps, ink, paint, glue, fabric, yarn, buttons and of course ribbon. I can't even cut a tiny piece of silk ribbon out of a new t-shirt or sweater, without saving it. I have seen many lovely vintage printable cards for lace and embroidery thread, and I have downloaded some… Continue reading Cherub Die Cut Corset Ribbon Cards – Free Printable