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Wednesday, March 13, 2013

A Vintage Feel ..

Hello my dear friends,

I truly hope I don't bore you with my latest creations that have to do with seam binding roses and weddings but that is what I need to work on this moment in time and I just love sharing my creations with all you lovely bloggers.
Saying that, I would love to share my latest ring pillow with you today.
I used my seam binding that I coffee stained and turned it into vintage looking roses and along with an old doily, vintage pearls and natural osnaburg fabric for the actual ring pillow ~ nothing else was needed to complete this creation.
 And this is it ...
... my latest ring pillow.

A little 'free' extra bonus for this creation was that because I had to pull the seam binding threw the thread spiderweb for the roses over and over again it started to fray on the edges a little which just enhanced the vintage feel and look. This hasn't happened with any of my other roses so I think it might have something to do with the ribbon being placed in hot coffee the day before.

I really like these seam binding roses and all because of the coffee stain which gave them the perfect vintage feel for this making.
I had a lot of fun creating my latest ring pillow and I hope you have enjoyed it. What am I going to make next? ... I am not sure yet but if you would like to know ... it would be so nice if you were to visit me here at Todolwen soon again.
I hope you are well my dear friends and life is treating you kind.
Have a peaceful and creative day,
Karen B. 


  1. Your daughter is going to have a hard decision. This is soooo shabby chic! Love how the seam binding roses came out.

  2. I love the seam binding roses, and I love this pillow! It will be interesting, when you're finished designing, to see what one she picks!

  3. oh c'est trop "mimi"! j'adore !! merci pour toutes ces belles créations ;

  4. Sie sind alle wunderschoen, Deine Ringkissen!
    Die Farbe der Perlen passt so wunderbar zu den feinen Rosen.
    *W*U*N*D*E*R*S*C*H*O*E*N*! - wie immer!!!
    Liebe Gruesse aus Koeln

  5. Simply....beautiful!!!!!
    Best wishes,

  6. Absolutely gorgeous! I love the coffee staining on them. It really does look like it's ages old. Do you have a tutorial on making these pretty roses? If not, do you think you will in the near future. I can understand if you won't, considering what has happened in the past, but I for one would love to see how it's done. They really have me intrigued. Smiles, Nan

  7. Love the doily - almost makes the roses look like they're growing on a trellis. Love the look of the whole piece.

    'Course I still like the other one also. Might shape up to be a hard choice for your daughter.

    Ciao for now.

  8. So, so pretty! I love this one!!!

  9. Lovely with the shades of cream and coffee. Your roses and pearls are bliss. Creative Hearts are Happy Hearts...

  10. Hi Karen, well, another gem!! I do like the colored pearls, and the coffee stained seam binding. Your creations are just so pretty. Thanks for sharing. Blessings and smiles, Emilou :-)