Tuesday, August 27, 2013

~Ruffles and Lace~

All I care about is pillows.

I’ve been obsessed with them lately.

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I made ‘new’ pillow shams for my bed! (I know…I know…I just made pillow cases last week!)

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And oh how I love the way these turned out.

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I was inspired by a couple of posts that Jen did on Lace Crazy! She is super talented!

This was a vintage tablecloth with just a faint stripe through the fabric. It has been washed many times and is so so soft! No stains or blemishes. I finished them off with vintage lace. And look how much fabric I had leftover after this project! (WHEW! That was close! lol)

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But then I took all of the throw pillows off the two red sofas in the living room to start fresh and I’ve been making new pillow covers. I wish I could find some old needlepoint pillows with fringe like the ones on the red sofa in Downton Abbey. I’m going to keep looking!

The small pillow I made awhile back.

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I’m joining Coastal Charm for

Nifty Thrifty Tuesday,

Brenda at the Cozy Little House

for Tweak it Tuesday

and Common Ground HERE.

UPDATE! Jen has a post today showing some of her pillow shams, too! The Adventures of the 'Ruffled Pillow Shams’ continues...

Click HERE to visit her!

Do you like to change your throw pillows out from time to time or put new covers on them?

46 comments:

Patty Antle said...

Oh my goodness, they are beautiful. I Love anything with lace. The end of the ruffly pillow cover hanging down - haven't seen it before and love it! You are a great pillow maker!!

Diane said...

Those turned out really nice! Love how they drape over the bed.

Diane said...

Those turned out really nice! Love how they drape over the bed.

jody said...

Love your pillowcases! What a fun way to change an area! Enjoy your day!

Vee said...

Very pretty, Diane. I am making pillowcases today, too, but for little boys so they won't be nearly as lovely.

pembrokeshire lass said...

You are just so talented. What a great idea! Joan

cucki said...

Wow what a lovely idea...so pretty.
Hugs x

Della said...

Those are the prettiest Shams I have ever seen! So beautiful! Your bed is absolutely Luxurious, ah!

You ARE on a sewing streak my dear!

Stephanie said...

Very elegant and pretty :) And I know I've said this before, but I just love that small pillow! Hugs!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

So pretty and clever of you Diane!

Barb said...

Good Morning Diane,
I love your pillows/shams but I don't think you have anything on my son who has declared himself the "Pillow King"!
Sometimes I cannot find him in his bed for all the pillows....could be a problem when he becomes a true teenager?!?!
Enjoy your day,
Barb

Linda @ A La Carte said...

These are so pretty!!!! Gosh you are having a good time making so many gorgeous pillows!

Art and Sand said...

Simply beautiful pillows.

I love how pillows can change the look of a space.

Elizabeth said...

So pretty! You are so talented!

Jen Jorgensen said...

They turned out GORGEOUS...
They look like they were purchased in a high dollar, designer store.
Love the crocheted ones and the little throw pillow on the bed too...
Glad you kept the ruffles long. I love lace & I love ruffles.
You done an AWESOME job on these~!
I hope you find the fringed material to complete. An old, fringed, vintage chenille bedspread repurposed into throw pillows might be an idea?
LOVE IT~!!!
Jen @ Lace Crazy
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debra @ frugal little bungalow said...

These are just lovely!

I am actually fooling around with some envelope closure covers for the living room now...here a little there a little ...

Laurie said...

so feminine, they are lovely, I hope you find what you're looking for,

20 North Ora said...

Love those long ruffles! You did a beautiful job!

Judy

Noelle the dreamer said...

Very nice Diane! Bedrooms are our private 'nests' and I quite understand a need to revamp now and then...After all we spend 1/3 of our day/night in them!
God bless,

Cindy @ Dwellings-The Heart of Your Home said...

The are oh so pretty! Love this look, soft and frilly!
Blessings,
Cindy

The Boston Lady said...

We will get you the help you need, Diane, for your obsession.... I love what you have done with these! My goal is to learn to make some new pillow covers because I like to change them too, but don't like to buy new pillows. Such a romantic look you've created. Ann

Kathy said...

I adore those long, long ruffles!!

Little Treasures said...

Well Diane, I can certainly relate to this being head over heels in ruffles and lace! Great job!

ann said...

Right now I am working on photo albums for the grandkids, but I do want to make some pillows--also on my list to-dos. Which book did you find? and it is a woman--Phillipa Gregory. If you like British royal history, you love the book. Let me know which one you found and how you like it.

NanaDiana said...

Those are gorgeous, Diane...Truly beautiful. You did a wonderful job- xo Diana

aspiritofsimplicity said...

they are very pretty. We have lots and lots of pillows on our bed but none as fancy as yours.

Jeanne said...

Those are very unique pillowcases. I wish I had time for projects like that. Once I retire I will love sewing small projects.

Kim@Snug Harbor said...

SO pretty - makes me want to lay down and take a nap.

Pamela Gordon said...

They are really pretty Diane. You are very talented with the sewing machine.

Julie Corbisiero said...

Hi Diane, you are so talented with making the pillows. I love the way they came out! I used to sew on a machine when I was little., but now I'm into crocheting. Wishing you a wonderful week.
Julie

Musings from Kim K. said...

Keep on sewing! I'm crawling into bed and wishing I had such pretty pillows.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love the pillow shams that you made...so beautiful!!!
hugs,
Cindy

Jemma said...

So pretty and so sweet! Love that you have such talent for sewing!
Warm Hugs,
Jemma

Linda Walker said...

oooh, I love them! So, so beautiful! I love the look of the long ruffle hanging over the side of the bed! You did an amazing job Diane!
xo
Linda

Incipient Wings said...

you're so talented!!!
do you ever make your bed up to look Halloween or fall?
I'd love to see those creations too:)

Suzan Sweatman said...

How beautiful Diane - LOVE them!
XOXO

Cheryl @ TFD said...

I love those long ruffles and would never thought of doing that! Beautiful!!

Karen said...

THOSE SHAMS ARE BEAUTIFUL!!!!..

Why am I typing in all caps...lol...

Introverted Art said...

sooooooooo cute! my obsession is white sheets!!!

Jen @ Muddy Boot Dreams said...

I love having a new creative streak, they are always fun, and lots of new things get made.

Jen

Alicia@ eco friendly homemaking said...

Oh so pretty!!

faye said...

love the pillow cases

Bev Carter said...

Your pillows are so lovely. I love lace too.
Have a wonderful weekend,
Bev
@ Eclectic Red Barn

The Porcelain Rose said...

A girl after my own heart. I love anything with ruffles and lace! Your pillows are gorgeous! I especially like the long ruffles.
I too, have been obsessed with pillows lately. I have a wonderful collection of antique pillows that look lovely mixed in with my new shabby chic ones.
I would love to have you visit me as well.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Elizabeth
The Porcelain Rose

Cameron said...

They do add instant pretty to the bed, don't they?!

Marcia Pilar said...

Oh my goodness, look at those ruffles...love, love, love!!! I need you to please live next door so that you can help me make a ruffle for my new burlap tablecloth. :) I purchased the burlap, cut it, and I want to add a white cotton ruffled trim to hang on the sides. Only problem is I DETEST sewing. I'm on Pinterest trying to find a shortcut to this madness. teehee I've seen some pretty alternatives made with ribbons, but I think having you as a neighbor would solve this in a blink. :)
xoxo's