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Vintage Linen to Feather the Nest

Day two of Nora's flu-recovery marathon:  I used to get so much done when I had a sicko in the house.  Not this time around.  I need to get the Etsy shop restocked for spring, but I'm not feeling much like revving up the machine or putting pencil to paper.  To help get the inspiration flowing, I rummaged through my vintage linen "cutter" collection last night and found a few things that, fortunately, got me back at the sewing machine, but, unfortunately, are not destined for the shop.  

The first was this sweet piece of embroidery.  

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Nora oohed and aahed when I showed her, so I clipped it to a pants hanger and hung it up on her peg rack in her room.

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The other gems I found were these forgotten pillow cases made from barkcloth that a friend had given me.

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I've been in need of some new pillow shams since I threw my 10-year-old Martha Stewart ones away a couple of months ago (#1stWorldProblems), but these ended up being a tad too short for my jumbo pillows, so . . . . . 

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I added a taupe linen ruffle to the side (fabric provided by another generous fabricaholic friend), and voila! free new pillow shams!  

The snow is blowing outside again, but now there's a little spring inside! 

 

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