WELCOME TO ~~FOR HEART AND HOME~~

Welcome to my blog ~For Heart and Home~. Thank you to my dear friend Linda from New York who took the pictures I sent her and made this beautiful banner for me. I visualized what I wanted it to look like and she made it happen. That is my sister and I as youngsters and yes, that is the home I grew up in during the 40's and 50's. Right about now, you are all probably saying, my goodness she is old. I am vintage, just like fine old lace. Thank you also to my good friend Debbi, from Oregon who answered questions non stop while I was trying to navigate the workings of the blog world. What is so wonderful is that friendships can reach across the miles and even tho we have never seen each other in person - through the wonders of the computer, we have developed that bond. Also, a big thank you to my good friend Mona also from New York, who often helps me after I have totally screwed something up on the computer. I feel very Blessed to have you all as my friends. Thank you and I hope everyone enjoys my blog. I know I will.

Thursday, March 19, 2009

VICTORIAN ORGANZA PILLOW - NOT JUST ANOTHER PILLOW.



I have always loved organza. In fact when my daughter was graduating I sewed her dress and made it out of organza. The organza was ivory in color and had a scalloped edge and embroidered pattern that went up from the bottom. I made her an underslip in jade green satin, with the overlay of ivory organza. I didn't have a pattern so I made it out of an old bed sheet first, then when I was happy with how it looked, I used the good fabric.
The neck had a scalloped edge, the end of the sleeves had scalloped edge and of course the bottom of the skirt. Not an easy task to get all of the scallops where I wanted them. The other day I pulled out this beautiful organza and decided to make a pillow. This organza is white with beautiful embroidered flowers and I lined it in a soft pink to bring out the embroidery. Even the ruffle is lined. I then used some of the ruffles to make circles in which to show case the cameo and tiny rosettes. I am really happy with how this turned out. The back is fashioned from a vintage table cloth. I have this pillow for sale in my Etsy shop. If interested, just click on thesandis Etsy stuff logo on the right hand side and it will take you there. Or click on http://sandistuff.etsy.com This pillow was a real labor of love as it took a lot of time to create. Hope you like it.