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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Vintage Fabric Square Pillowcases And A Pink Bed

 I am finally finished sewing for Lily's room.
Bunny is very old. Lovingly handmade perhaps a hundred years ago and dressed in antique calico grain sack fabric.
 I have loads of vintage fabrics I have collected at various flea markets over the years and I'm on a mission to use my fabrics and finally enjoy them!
These pillowcases were so simple to make but I have misplaced the directions I wrote for how to make them.
Perhaps I'll write a tutorial when I find my little sketchbook....
I have a nice little sketch book to write all of my ideas in but somehow I am always losing it.

The quilt on lily's bed is an old piece I bought at a flea market in a small French town called Isle Sur La Sorgue. I bought it when she was one, thinking I might someday use it on her bed. I have always loved it and it's perfect on the old wood bed, which I recently painted a cheery pink.
It had been previously painted white with a "Shabby Chic" finish, but over the years it had become more shabby than chic, with marker drawings and all sorts of nonsense scribbled on it.
I was tempted to leave it as a memory, like the wall I have in my kitchen with all of the kids heights marked on it.
But the urge to paint something pink was stronger.

A quick reminder that my ShotRockers online digital photography class giveaway is still going on. Stop by here to enter!


  1. When in doubt, painting pink is always a good choice.

  2. Oh how sweet and girly :) I bet your little girl loves her room :)

  3. The whole effect is very pretty, and it is cottage-y without being frumpy. I love the bed, and your pillows came out beautifully. I'd like to see your tutorial. I plan on upgrading my little one to a big girl bed soon and am looking for decor ideas.

  4. I love, love, LOVE those pillowcases. If I tried mixing prints like that it would come out looking like a circus tent!

  5. I love the mix of prints. Great choices!

  6. very pretty, I understand the urge to paint something a pretty color. I'm sure she loves it.

  7. Those pillow cases are GREAT! I think I'll try this, maybe add a little hand embroidery since I'm loving that again. Pinning the cases.

  8. I am dying here. That room is so cute!!! I love the vintage quilt, I love the pink bed, I love the colorful pillows and letters. My daughter would adore this room!!! Thank you so much for inspiring me! ~Angela~


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