Category Archives: sewing

Vintage style linen pillowcases with embroidery.

Do you like rummaging through the second hand stores? I do. Searching for something cool to wear is nice, but I get more fun from rummage among tablecloths, blankets, sheets pillows etc. You can find this way many original things, and very often even handcrafted stuff. That’s the biggest advantage.

pillowcases - embroidery close upOne day  I found a hand-embroidered tablecloth. I have no idea how it was made, to be honest i know nothing about embroider, I’ve done little bit of cross-stitching, and that’s it.

So I came out with the idea to recycle this tablecloth and use it to make those stylish pillowcases.  I love to alter things from one to another – you know, to give second life to things. There is no sense of throwing old things away, when they still can be used. Continue reading

Mini Tissue Holder

As every woman (well, maybe not every) I have a terrible mess inside my backpack / purse. I keep almost everything in there: from screws to notes and documents.
Not so long ago, you could even find juices, diapers, lots of hairclips and my doughter’s favourite toys – horse figurines. Well, those times passed – but screws, notes and cometics still remains. Between all this mess there is always a lot of tissues.

So I decided to make this nice mini tissue holder. It’s made of linen and cotton lace. I like it – it’s very elegant and nice addition to my purse.

And it is much more interesting that those factory made plastic bags. Best of all it always drags attention, when you give tissue to another person.