11.9.08

Post 170 and a cushion


This is post 170, I had to check! The 169th post give away is still going on, so scratch down a comment after my previous post if you want to be in the draw for a little something made by me! It is so nice to see that so many people find there way to this blog and take the time to read about my doings! You have time the whole weekend! I will spend my weekend at Aura Street Market, which is a new event here in town, I am crossing my fingers that it will be a success. This town has a lot of events that emphasizes the local history, but we need something to bring us forwards too! I find a lot of inspiration in stuff from old times, I especially love textiles with a history. I decided to study Ethnology at the university much because of my love to old textiles, I was obsessed with knitting at the time. What I didn't understand back then was that I am more interested in creating and finding inspiration in old crafts than preserving and working in a museum. And all this I am telling you just because I wanted to show you this cushion I made for the fair at the museum last week. I used a beautiful thrifted embroidered table cloth (with coffee stains and holes in it) and linen. I think the English version of the expression on the cushion would be: Things used to be so much better... A little self-irony here :) More pics on flickr.

Happy weekend everyone!

14 comments:

nicolette said...

Great idea to use the vintage table cloth this way!! Lovely cushion!
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It sometimes takes a detour to discover what you really like to do!

stellamaria said...

this pillow looks great!i can understand your love and inspiration from old things,sometimes the old things can tell more stories about us and our lives.i love old fabrics and handcrafts too.
have a good weekend
stella

Katy said...

I LOVE that cushion, it's fantastic!

Anina said...

Oh, I wish I could come to the market. Sounds like fun!
That cushion is scrumptious!

Lesley said...

I love the way you've used that vintage embroidery in your cushion. I have a whole pile of my mum's old table linen that I'm unlikely to use on the table. Now I know just what to do with them :)

I hope your fair this weekend is very successful and that you sell loads!!

xxx

monda-loves said...

Kajsa, this cushion is lovely, really lovely. I like mixing a bit of old and new.

Hope the fair goes well for you this weekend :o)

Monda
x

Neža said...

That cushion is coffee with lots of milk in an old porcelain cup and one black chocolate cookie, mmmmmmm...

prettywithribbons said...

Great idea...is that stitching with a machine? It looks amazing.

Laurraine Yuyama said...

That is a great idea for a pillow. I like how you have made a story out of the old tablecloth :o)

painted fish studio said...

congratulations on 170 posts! i love the cushion!

tillyboo said...

Beautiful cushion ! Wishing you lots of luck at the fair too.

nathalie said...

wish you much success!!!! hugs, nathalie

karen said...

Love the cushion, good luck with the fair this weekend

sweetjane said...

Beautiful cushion, as all your works. Hope it was a nice weekend! :)