Monday, May 7, 2012

Mending Monday--Clothes Pins


Mending Monday brings a clothes pin bag. Found neatly folded in the pages of the pattern stack. 


I am once again struck by the few sentences that create the primitive patterns of the past. As I can get very lost in today's wordy patterns.
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Simple, charming clothes pin face. 
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(Remember to reverse this image or you will not be spelling SOAP.)


Just a touch of flower work.
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I think you are supposed to fill in the flower head on this one too.
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Loving this image as much as I did I couldn't wait to get stitching.


Favorite fabric (Lori Holt's Millie's Closet) set the colors...


Added ruffle and rick rack. 


She is a sweet addition to my laundry cart from Renee of Sewn with Grace.  I cannot help but think she would look just as cute on an apron. 

22 comments:

Tammy's in Love said...

WOE!! I have Little Grama's 29c clothes pin bag but this one is adorable!! What a face on that pin!

Tammy

Kim K. said...

Seriously darling. Love the eyelashes on the clothespin.

vintage grey said...

Oh, my!! So adorable!! I love these types of clothespins!! On my list of projects!! Your bag is beyond beautiful, and such cheery fabrics!! xo Heather

vivian said...

delightful!!! how sweet it is! I think we should all have one! lol
this is why we love blogland..its just full of sweet simple things that make us smile!
xoxo
vivian

Perfectly Printed said...

So cute!!! I think you are right...an apron would be darling!!

chris

Mecky said...

I absolutely love that. It is so adorable! Thank you for sharing!

I have a special clothes pin apron that belonged to one of the other ladies at our church that passed away some years ago. I will have to share it some day!

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

One of the cutest things ever! You did such a good job choosing your fabrics and trims!
Erica :)

Kathy said...

This is so sweet!- Love it! You know, my mother told me that who could hang their laundry on the line first was a little neighborly "competition" about who was the best homemaker. Now we have dryers and the 10:00pm fold is our little secret - LOL!

Collette | Serendipity Handmade said...

Absolutely just as cute on an apron! And I really love your aprons! (smile)

Liz said...

Aw - so cute. Love the bright fabrics.
Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

Jacqui Wise said...

I love your stitching and choice of fabrics. So pretty and sweet!

Corey Moortgat said...

THAT is adorable!!

Sentimentally Me said...

Too Cute! I want to go and stitch one up today :) Renee, what method of transfer do you use for embroidery?? Seems I've tried them all and seem to like the old carbon paper tracing best.

Amy Burzese said...

So cute! You do such great work! I love looking at your things.

Barbara said...

I love clothespin bags so much you could almost believe I enjoy doing laundry!

~Damita's Pretty Wrap~ said...

So darling and cheery!! I love that top picture too! So pretty!! :) Hope you have a lovely day! xo Holly

craftyles said...

SO cute. I had clothespin bags on my mind today, after coming home from JoAnns. They had a cute one but not in my colors. I love the little clothepin.

Terri Sue said...

it's appropriate to put this up on a monday as "wash on monday". my dear mother made me a clothespin bag in 1984 that still looks good as new. and i always hang my clothes to dry, so it's seen a lot of work. my mother passed away in 1995 and i wouldn't think of using a different bag. i love this design though. the apron is made out of a light gold and off white ticking stripe on a duck type fabric. i think he would show up on it. would it be too terrible to embroider on my mother's apron?

Lori Holt said...

I love it!...and I love that you used my fabric:)
So sweet indeed.
xx
Lori

Helena said...

Oh my goodness, this is absolutely adorable! Your needlework is lovely. I actually recently inherited many of these kinds of patterns from family. Just the sweetest! Love your blog. :-) XO Helena

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh...Renee! This is the sweetest little clothes pin bag! Your choice of fabric...ahhh! And, your darling embroidery is simply divine! My list of fun "to dos" is growing, thanks to your wonderful posts!
I hope you are having a great week, my sweet friend!

I nominated you for the "Sunshine Award". If you decline, please know that I understand. It does require some time that you may not have...More than anything, I just want to express my admiration for your incredible blog.
Blessings,
Carolynn xoxo

Sewn With Grace said...

OH MY WORD I LOVE THIS! Yes, I'm shouting on my end. So stinkin' cute! I don't have any reason to make this but I will! :)