Sunday, 1 April 2012

CHARITY SHOP FINDS






 While charity shopping/trifting yesterday, I found these 3 (badly) framed cross stitches. I intend to turn them into small hanging cushions. As soon as I made them I will post photos here.



 UPDATE: I decided to turn one of the cross-stitches into a pin cushion, instead! Sadly when I removed the other two from the frames I noticed tienie dots/stains, so at the moment, I`m trying to get rid of them... fingers crossed that I will manage so I can make something with them too!


 UPDATE: I managed to get rid most of the stains on the cushion below. But I`m really struggling with the last cross-stitch. Hopefully a few more hours in the soaking water will help!

13 comments:

  1. Really beautiful blog and cross stitch things you do! Now i´m ýour follower too! Hugs from Italy.

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  2. Would you like to partecipate to our "Together for Crhistmas all year" ?? It´s an appoitment every 25 of the month. You can post on your own blog your finisheds or "whip"s or whatever you are stitching in this moment but the theme is Crhistmas. You can just write about that theme and post an image. If you want, I let you the link of the girl who organized this sal for all the year. She is italian but speaks english. All of us speak english, and there are more girls from all the Europe who partecipate. The girl is Marina, and this is the link: http://punto.over-blog.org/
    Even you can not post nothing that day, it doesn´t happen nothing, you can go on all the year with us. A big hug, Varla Lee.

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  3. Sorry for my not good american english ^_^

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  4. How wonderful that you saved these pieces! Looking forward to seeing how you redo them!

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  5. I love how you've finished one of them into a pincushion. It looks so pretty. Good luck with getting the stains out on the other two.

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  6. Hello Debbie
    Thank you for leaving a comment and follow my blogger.
    Also I am already a follower of your blogger you do beautiful work. kisses

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  7. It was well done you saved those stitchings from the flee-market.
    The pincushion you made is very pretty,I love those fabrics and laces too :) :)
    Thank You for visiting my blog !

    How is the spring coming in G.B ?!
    We have cold here in Finland ,and there still some snow in my garden.

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  8. I remember those old designs from an old cross-stitch magazine--how nice that you've given them a second life :) Your pincushion is adorable!

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  9. Hello, your blog is very nice! my English is bad.
    Kiss

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  10. Hello Debbie,
    Thank your for stopping by my blog with your kind comment.
    You have some beautiful finds. I am amazed sometimes when I see these needlework pieces charity/thrift shops. My first thought is all the hours someone gave to that piece.
    I enjoyed looking around your blog at all your beautiful work.
    I am on to follow too:)

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  11. What wonderful finishes you made with these thrift store finds!

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  12. Just been catching up with your blog.You have made up some amazing stuff.

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