Thursday, May 27, 2010

Shades of blue, brown and fuchsia

A display on my mantelpiece to experiment with shades of blue, brown and fuchsia

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Les ouvrages 1932

Some weeks ago, I was in France and I came across this needlework magazine from 1932. The cover really made me smile: doing some embroidery in the garden while the birds are feeding their young (I don't know why they choose this image as their Fall cover... :-) There are some patterns for lovely embroidered linen shifts in this issue:

I'd love to have one with the bows on the shoulders. It's also funny to see that they've got the same hair style my grandmother used to have...

Sunday, May 16, 2010

Flower silhouettes

I haven't had time for needlework this week: I was working in the garden instead :-) These are some of the flowers I picked this afternoon: lilly of the valley, forget me not and strawberries. I like their shadow silhouettes on the linen cloth :-)

Wednesday, May 12, 2010

19th century reproductions of medieval flower designs

Medieval Ornament no. 1: Conve... Digital ID: 1540586. New York Public Library

Medieval Ornament Illuminated ... Digital ID: 1540593. New York Public Library

Images via the NYPL Digital Archive
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A few weeks ago, I wrote about the New York Public Library Digital Archive. It's a great source of inspiration! I really like these flower designs: it would be nice to have fabric with this print, and use it to make a quilt :-)

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Lace knitted throw for a new born baby

I knitted this throw during my maternity leave last summer. It's a small, light throw, perfect for a new born summer baby. When I was half way, I gave birth to my daughter, so my mother finished the other half :-)

It is made with Phildar Partner Baby in "Eglantine". I took the heart patterns from a library book (can't remember which, sorry!).

Monday, May 3, 2010

Anita Kaushal rose pillow

Image from Anita Kaushal

Today, decor8 featured this lovely embroidered silk pillow from Anita Kaushal. I love this so much ... :-)

Saturday, May 1, 2010

Yellow peonies

A color crush: yellow+ light green... It must be spring!