Hello Folks! Welcome to this special Monday on Songbird.
Look what I made this weekend:
Two crochet pillows, that are just looking so perfect on my couch. Just adding that perfect touch of vintage to our rather modern sofa.
They didn’t start their lives as pillows. Someone spent a lot of hours crocheting a wonderfully huge bedspread made up of a gazillion grannies. Then I found that spread at a flea market. It was a lucky find and as soon as I had discovered it and was eyeing its beauty, the vultures moved in, I had to think and move quickly because my fellow flea marketing women are no easy push-overs. So I did my negotiating fast and furious and went home basking in the glory of my new found treasure.
Back home, that treasure turned out to be somewhat of a surprise. As I inspected it, it turned out there were a lot of holes, that could be patched, but still….
Then I discovered some stains, that my instinct told me would not come out easily…..
Then I realized that the spread was unfinished. There was on whole unfinished edge that was unraveling……
From treasure to trash in few minutes. 😀
But than I put my thinking cap on. What if….
If this blanket was already damaged I could do no harm cutting it up even more….
There were plenty of good and salvageable parts in this rather huge blanket…..
And out came the sewing machine.
And here they are. Two crochet pillow cases made from a handmade vintage bed spread.
From treasure to trash to treasure again in a few hours.
Not a bad junker’s save, if I say so myself.
Do you like them?
Want to have some like that too?
That can be arranged, just keep reading….
And that is it.
Marianne Songbird is the founder of Songbird, where she hopes to inspire everyone to create a home they love, one DIY project at a time. She shares anything from craft ideas to home decor inspiration and from DIY projects to decorating hacks. Originally from the Netherlands Marianne and her husband Lex are currently renovating a 250-year-old farmhouse in Germany.