Thursday, January 26, 2012

Using the Old and the New.

I have been using some of these gorgeous vintage English embroidery cottons from my stash for my hearts and pillows. I have just about every colour under the rainbow that I can mix with the new. Most are neatly wrapped around some recycled cardboard, all individually numbered. However, there was only the one colour that was wrapped around a piece of scrunched up paper....now there is a frugal tip for you!






My random cross-stitching on my natural linen heart stuffed full of Lavender Buds.








I am having fun adding Mum's old rhinestones from the 1950's...


...and wading through my collection of vintage buttons


A mixture of old and new in my crafting pursuits these days to make unique and one off items!
Coffee in hand, and pondering my next trip South to an amazing family run lavender farm to gather some muchly needed freshly harvested lavender.

Linking up with Lindy here today.

Pam x

14 comments:

jeanetteann said...

OOOh they are such sweet little hearts and look very naive on that wonderful linen. I am envious of that amazing stash of threads too. I had a lot once but as I teach home schooled children embroidery twice a month, they have been almost used up. It is nice though to make something from nothing,isn't it?
xx jeanetteann

A Treasured Past said...

Hi Pam, they are lovely and I bet they smell divine! Tam x

**Anne** said...

Your work is so beautiful, I love the embroidery.
Anne xx

delia hornbook said...

Those are beautiful Pam. There is something about buttons i love to look through and touch them my friend is the same ;-)) A Lavender run sounds like fun. Enjoy, dee x

Liz said...

They are gorgeous!
Liz & Shortbread & Ginger

helen tilston said...

Beautiful work
Helenx

NessaKnits said...

The cottons look like lovely colours, but I would stick them in a plastic bag and in the freezer for overnight? maybe longer, to make sure their are no moths in them.

brismod said...

Have a lovely weekend Pam. Those threads are just lovely.xx

polkadotpeticoat said...

Pretty pretty....what a great mix of old and new!!

Lindy@Itsy Bitsy Paper said...

These are seriously amazing!!! I love them.

I hope you will link these up to my I Heart Projects Linky Party.
www.itsybitsypaperblog.com

Daisy said...

What a great collection of threads and buttons you have and I love your creations. Thanks for visiting my page too xxx

Vintage from the Village said...

Hi
Thanks for your message. Send us some warm weather please !
Love your hearts
Sue x

simmone said...

Very pretty linen hearts Pam,how interesting,I use my Mum's embroidery threads from the 60's and they are wrapped around pieces of wedding cake board.I like how someone took the time to number each of your threads.

Tiff said...

Pam, those hearts are divine!!!! The blue ones are so gorgeous! I love that linen fabric! X