13 January 2012


2011 passed in no time and the new year came into light with lots of promises and resolutions that are usually not meant to be kept at all.. at least for me:))..This years resolution was to finish off all the UFO s esp my cross stitch project,Lissander, from Mystic Stitch.. She is a kinda belly dancer and the design calls for an elaborate work with charts that spread out over 20 pages.. humm no idea when she will be able to emerge into life..!!..Then there are heaps of fabric stash hoarded over a period of time having numerous creative thoughts in mind:) .They all need to be tended to.If only I could be ingenious :)
This year's priority was- a drawing room make over... I was waiting till new year to remove all the christmas themed soft furnishings and pack them up.. The next step was to replace them with something that would be ideal for regular use .. I had some cream and off white casement almost similar to linen but little stiffer than that.. I simply luv it a lot .. Very easy to handle for any needle work..The best fabric that has a vintage coarse texture as well as a stylish look.But I didnt want to use it plain without a dash of coordinating print here and there.. The bird panel you see in the pictures here is one of my favourite fabrics .. luv it esp for its vintage appearance ..The fabric is cotton from 'Bird Song'.. Birds always have an integral part in my life.. I luv watching them take bath in my bird bath, pecking each other and standing impatiently in the que for a chance to splash water..Cherish the view of them hopping around and searching for grains n worms.. All these have been a feast for the soul as I watch them in the mornings with a steaming cup of coffee.. They make my day no end!..It is this love for these cute little angels that made me purchase this bird panelled fabric in bulk..But always wondered how to apply them in my sewing projects..:)
The throw pillow covers you see below are the starters of this new year.. As the covers were getting ready I was like itching to stitch a few more accessories for the room.. So ended up sewing a center table runner, tissue box cover, and two coffee table covers..
Bird pannels appliqued on off white casement..wooden button and ricrac to embellish..I simply luv that script on the top left panel.Its in antique gold.
Another one with four different bird panels.Ricrac and wooden buttons as embellishments
A cream casement pillow with bird panels arranged diagonally.
Off white pillow with vintage lace and and the border of the bird panel applied on either sides of the lace.. wooden buttons attached along the lace.

Two coffee table spreads..pls have a look at my mitered corners below:)
Glad I could make the mitered corners as neat as possible.:))
The wrong side of the mitered corner..dont you think its okayyy?:))Wow I like that rustic coarse look of the fabric!
CENTER TABLE RUNNER... with bird panel appliques ,wooden buttons and tassels as embellishments.
TISSUE BOX COVER..Instead of satin ribbons to tie, I used small loops of kinda thin cord and wooden buttons.

Well thats all for the day friends..Thank you all millions for taking a few moments of your precious time in dropping by my humble blog and encouraging me with such lovely comments..
Wish you all happy moments with needle n thread... May the Almighty bless all my blogland friends with plenty and plenty of creative ideas.
With the warmest regards ....................Mini


nima said...

looks gorgeous Mini...i love that bird panel...and great finishing as always

vaheeda said...

lovely throw pillows and runner !!and that vintage fabric just steal my heart..u have a great sense of choosing fabric..pls do more and encourage us..with ur beautiful creations..

Ninu said...

I have no words..These are gorgeous!your embellishment skills are amazing!

Sapna Anu B.George said...

Lovely Mini.....i have no words but these few warning.... make sure you lock the house or else i will steal them all.

Pearlin J said...

ooo sooo lovely.love the bird panel and those buttons and trims are soo classy!You are my role model for sewing Mini.I hope to be like you someday :)

Anitha said...

Epitome of elegance! love the coffee table runner the most.

MiniBinoy said...

thank you guys , for all the encouraging comments you are showering on me:)

Pradeepa said...

These are great, Mini! I LOVE the fabric. You are AMAZING!

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