Wednesday, January 2, 2013

French Blue ~ Satin and Lace









"Before"

I can hardly believe it's 2013!
Like most.....   I've made a few resolutions for the new year.  
I've set a goal to complete at least one project "from my many lists" each week.  I have so many things I want to do!
I bought this lovely vintage satin pillow on Etsy (from Vanna's Armoire) right before Christmas.  I opened the box and and as wonderful as it was in it's original condition...  it needed some work.  So.....  as usual.....  I set it aside and didn't think about it for a few days.
I was looking through some fav magazines for inspiration and thought "how do these women get so much done....  with work, family, cooking, cleaning, etc"? I decided.... if they can.... I can, too!  Hence my resolution.
My satin pillow was my first project.
I used a scrap of satin fabric, bits of vintage lace and an old crocheted doily to create the large rose.  I repositioned the original blue bow and added a vintage rhinestone earring to the center.  I love how it turned out.  It was the jewel on my sofa through the holidays.

May 2013 be the best ever!
Cheers!
Elizabeth

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7 comments:

Angela ~ Call Her Blessed said...

beautiful!

lvroftiques said...

Liz it's really beautiful! Thank you for the shout out *winks* I can't wait to see what other "projects" you'll be sharing! Vanna

NanaDiana said...

That is beautiful. It looks great to me...even if it does require a bit of work. I went downstairs tonight and repaired 4 things that have been sitting there waiting for me....and then I smiled to myself- xo Diana

Susan said...

What a gorgeous pillow Elizabeth! I love what you've done with it. :)

The Vintage Farmhouse said...

This was featured this week! http://www.thevintagefarmhouse.com/2013/01/creative-things-thursday_10.html

Ivy and Elephants said...

So beautiful! You are on a roll, I've not completed one project yet!
I'll try to draw from your inspiration! You've really made it your own.
Hugs,
Patti

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