Tuesday, June 19, 2012

The Laundress...


 Sometimes...when I am researching...for my sewing projects I run across something on the internet that I have to have. You know the kind you see and you place it in your cart for fear someone else will see it has been listed! Oh yes that kind. Last week I found one of those finds.


The Laundress...


Beautifully stitched.


Hankie at her hand.


Clean and crisp. Like it was rarely used.


This laundress has a place to be...a project that I am currently working on. Where? In my very own laundry room. Be prepared it might take a while. 

24 comments:

Redhead Sadie said...

Ohhhh lovely! I've never seen her before! And you're right-the handwork is LOVELY!

birdie blue said...

love 'the laundress', what a darling find. i think she just might just bear a striking resemblance to you, miss renee.

can't wait to see the magic you work in the laundry room.

xo
molly

Tammy's in Love said...

It's a specialty bag to put your delicate hankies and stockings into! Adorable! I can't wait to see what you morph it into!

Tammy

vintage grey said...

What a beautiful find! Adore the hankie in her hand.. how sweet! I can only imagine what prettiness you are working on in your laundry room!! Happy creating! xo Heather

Amy Jo said...

Oh how pretty! What a great find.

Blessings,
Amy Jo

Perfectly Printed said...

What a sweet find!! Can't wait to see what you design!!

chris

donna said...

Love your laundry bag. The stitching is perfect. What a treasure.
Hugs
donna

vivian said...

what an adorable piece of handwork! Cant wait to see what you will be doing with it!!
xoxo

Blessed Serendipity said...

Oh Renee that is the CUTEST laundry bag I have ever seen. I am sure she will feel right at home in your laundry room.

Danielle

Kathy said...

Oh how sweet! I haven't heard that word in years. My sweet Grandma was a laundress at St. Mary's Hospital in Wallawalla Washington a VERY long time ago.

Tazas y Cuentos said...

Oh, so cute!
Renee, I really enjoy visiting your blog and I love all those vintage illustrations of nice children. I'm a fan of old storybooks too.
Besos from Argentina! Silvina

Monica said...

She is adorable :)

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

OH That looks like it was meant to be yours Renee! She is too cute! I can't wait to see what else you do with her.
Erica :)

busymartha said...

Shopping soothes the soul! Your laundress is superb!

Kim K. said...

She was just waiting for YOU!! She's perfect. Can't wait to see what you do with her. In 4 days, I'll be without internet at the cottage. I'm going to have major blogging withdrawal while away!

ImagiMeri said...

Well it's nice to know you've kept yourself busy girlfriend. You're such an amazing seamstress, and I'm horribly jealous about all the goodies you find. I can't wait until I'm crafting again, I hope it's soon. Thank you for the thoughts while I was down, I'm slowly coming back now. Come on over for my latest contest!

Love ya'
Meri

craftyles said...

That little hankie-ohhhh. She is magnificent, and I can't wait to see her in her new home!

Barbara said...

That is so wonderful! I've never seen anything like it, either - and that tiny stitched hanky? Perfection.

Sewn With Grace said...

Oh I love it! Can't wait to see what you will do with it!

Creative Breathing said...

Renee, I always leave your blog until last when I am out visiting. I like to linger here and be inspired by your creativity. This laundry bag is definitely an item that would give me "gotta have" goosebumps. I look forward to cute laundry room photos.
I hope we will see your craft room again on June 14th and Where Women Create.
Have a great day! E

Holly- Cutie Pie Cottage said...

Love her! Love her hanky best! Have fun! ♥

Kristen said...

So sweet, that hankie and stockings...awww!

Chenille Cottage said...

Oh, Renee...I can see why you hurried to get it in your cart! What an adorable Laundry Bag...The cutest little laundress, for sure! Just look at those perfect stitches!
Thanks for sharing, my sweet friend!
Blessings,
Carolynn xo

Corey Moortgat said...

How adorable! That would be so cute framed in a laundry room!