Friday, 16 July 2010

Washing, ironing and making....

Yesterday saw me washing some pretty tea table cloths.....all hand embroidered with an assortment of stitches and designs......

I really like these tea table pretty and fresh.....yet quite under valued.

Like a lot of vintage things, all the work and attention to detail is really not reflected in the price.
I charge between £8 to £14 for a cloth depending on the condition, size and subject.......I would imagine the linen cloth and embroidery threads would cost more than that if someone decided to make one...... not to mention the hours of sewing.

In between my all time favourite pastime of ironing ( really? ) ....I made a couple of cushions from the French toile fabric I bought from Nicky at Angels Attic

I backed the cushions with an envelope finish of old French sheet and popped a feather pad inside,
then with a few smaller pieces I framed them in off white painted frames.......

Can I thank you all so much for your lovely comments on my previous posts......and....

Have a good weekend!

Julie x


  1. Oh . . . such a domestic goddess . . . . . .just liv'in the dream!!Love Helen xx

  2. Uh I like the idea of framing the toile fabric, very inspiring! I also have a soft spot for vintage tablecloths, your prices are really good, and like you said it would probably cost you more to make it yourself!!
    Tamzin X

  3. oh your halo is GLOWING from doing all that washing and ironing!
    have a lovely weekend- you'll need a rest!

  4. The tablescloths are very pretty, such a lot of work goes into making them it's true, very reasonably priced too.
    I love cushions you've made the toile into, they look great.
    Enjoy your weekend.

  5. I will definitely have to find my piece of fabric and make cushion covers!!

  6. What a lovely blog you have got and what a crafty, productive lady you are! The toile cushions, both in this blog entry and the last, are beautiful, and matching them with framed pictures and matching china gives a lovely "whole" for your potential customers to enjoy.

    Thank you for your kind words on my blog!
    Wishing you a lovely summer!
    Helena, The Swenglish Home

  7. WOW you have been a busy bee. And you must have had better weather than I have had.

    I love vintage tablecloths - I always rescue them if I see them unloved and undervalued.