Thursday, September 9, 2010

thursday = embroidery

the one where I use a song* lyric, vintage pillowcases & a fabric dye pen {for the first time}:

despite a little bleeding here & there I'm pretty happy with the way it came out!

in other embroidery news I lucked out at a recent estate sale & got a bunch of loose patterns for a $1 - this week's design was by far the weirdest & therefore my favorite:

happy stitching!

* "there goes the fear" doves


giddy99 said...

Those pillowcases are AWESOME! I have a thing for embroidered bed linens... :)

Laura-IH said...

Wow! I love the pillowcases! You are so talented! The bowling pins ARE weird. I like them, too! : )

Retro Plants said...

you talented woman, you!!!
i love the pilla cases. . . just "dreamy" :)
also. . . i CANNOT wait to embroider this pattern!
our new babes is SOOOO getting this beaut on a onesie :)

p.s. 1.00 dolla!?!
you always find the best deals!

Katie said...

I looove these! We've been using vintage pillow cases on our bed lately as well, but your's are much more striking.

MafiosaGrrl said...

The pillowcases look great. I love that the dye allows the original design of the fabric to show through.

Love the bowling pattern too, so silly! :)

mixette said...

The floral pattern showing through the dye really makes it - wouldn't be nearly as cool with an opaque paint effect. Awesome.

Before I scrolled down all the way I thought those were some happy wine bottles!

Starbate said...

I love that song. Perfect lyric for a slumbering head!

Kate said...

Oh, lovely! Such a nice impact.

I love and also am creeped out by the vintage patterns that involve things made into characters that are obviously self harming. Like bowling pins enjoying being knocked over. Or a tomato cavorting with a fork. What kind of SICK tomato is that? Well, some people are into that sort of thing, I guess.

Kitten's Lost Her Mittens said...

Oh, I just LOVE your pillowcases! And the perfect quotation! Now I want to embroider quotations onto my pillowcases...

gina said...

thanks everyone!

I'm so excited a couple of you noticed how the dye let the design show through - I really wanted that affect so was happy to find the FabricMate pen I used at Michaels.

if you embroider something with the bowling pins or do something with pillowcases I'd love to see guys :)