5.20.2010

pillowcases & headbands

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My dear blog-irlfriend, Kris from Quilted Simple asked if I would crochet an edging for her daughter's pillowcases -- and yes! her young daughter made them using vintage bedsheets -- how cool is that?
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So our nice mailman brought their package and I got to work with this simple & and yet so elegant crochet trim.

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I love the colors they chose.
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And with the leftover Aunt Lydia's Fashion Crochet Thread, size 3 in Warm Rose, I made Jessie a headband by repeating an easy-peasy sc and dc pattern.
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The flower pattern I got from crocheting on the edge.
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And if you don't have this book -- you must add it to your crochet library. Nicky Epstein is the queen of incredible crochet stitch patterns. It is one of the most used crochet books in my collection.

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plumeria
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God does an amazing job on plumeria -- Jessie does an amazing job on the pillowcases...
...and now I hope they like the crochet edging as much as I do.
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15 comments:

L Johnson said...

Beautiful work!

glor said...

I'm sure she will love the edging and headband, very beautiful. Lovely work.

Tudy said...

How pretty. You have been busy again.

StitchinByTheLake said...

I have a few vintage pillowcases Dawn and the edging is beautiful. I'm curious though - how do you get the hole for the yarn to go through? blessings, marlene

Aida said...

greeting Dawn...i justfound yr blog..i love yr beautiful works..hope u don't mind i link yr blog...
i'm planning to learn how to crochet and hope yr work will inspire me...
thank you
aida

Krawuggl said...

This pink is so very pretty, not too sweet and not too greyish. Especially mixed with the yellow of the fabric. I always love extraordinary colour combinations and this is really great, merry and colourful but not overbright. And I think I really have to try this crochet border now, too, I have seen it on so many blogs now, all inspired by Rosehip I think and your use of this extrathin cotton yarn maybe is the best solution for making it a bit more easy. Thanks for this inspiration. (And I am sure that she will love your handmade pillowcase and the headband, what a charming idea)

countrycosy said...

I just love crocheted borders. As for the book, I bought it some days ago and I'm waiting impatiently to receive it in my mailbox. Cheers from Belgium. Rachel D.

Artesanías en lanas e hilos said...

I love your blog! Your crochet is very neat! and those photos are excellent!
Greetings from Uruguay
Xime

Jackie said...

beautiful! Do you have a pattern for the headband?

Meggie said...

Gorgeous!!

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QuiltedSimple said...

you know you have saved her life, right? now she wants her room pink or yellow to match her pillowcases. so I'M not having to repaint her entire room...lol. Seriously, she loves them, I love them and the headband is so stinkin cute! Thanks a MILLION
Kris

Jussara said...

Beatiful works!!
Kisses from Brazil!!

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