Tuesday, December 30, 2014

What I did with all that Lace!

I have been collecting lace runners, place mats and squares for about a year now with a particular project in mind. This weekend I finally took some time for myself and decided to dig in and see if I had enough to complete it. Turns out... I did!

 I layed the pieces out on my bed in an arrangement that pleased me.

Then I took them section by section to my sewing machine and with a zigzag stitch I joined them all together.

This is the finished result!! Once again, Pinterest has offered some wonderful inspiration!
I am so pleased with the way it turned out.

I still have quite a few pieces left and will continue collecting until I have enough to do the window on the office side of the bedroom. :)

I hope you find something fun and creative to start out your New Year!!
We are supposed to have a Winter storm come through tomorrow so we will be staying in!!!

Happy New Year to everyone... 2015 is going to be a great year!

53 comments:

Primroses Attic said...

What a great way to recycle. So pretty.
Rosezeeta.

Consider It All Joy said...

I LOVE you new curtain! It's so unique! I'm not sure if I shared this or not, but now that my husband has passed, I plan on having my wedding dress cleaned, then cut it up and make curtains for my bedroom. I'm sure it will be a challenge but after seeing what you did, it has motivated me even more! Enjoy the cooler weather while it lasts! Blessings, Cindy

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

Clever idea Karen and I love the look of the lace curtain hanging on the window. Are there pieces in it that have stories attached to them?
I've been thinking about your suggestion of a different blog look for next year and think I'm ready to take the plunge. :-)
All the best for 2015!

Lady of the Woods said...

oh I love it! You can't go wrong with lace and crochet in any pattern :D

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME said...

That is so gorgeous!

Tammy...ClothandPatina said...

Oh my goodness, how pretty! Just love what you did with all that beautiful lace!

Diana Wise said...

Oh my Karen. What a beautiful and stunning curtain made with all those laces and a good idea too.
You have inspired me to do something with all of my odds and ends I've been collecting.

hugs,
Sissie

The Queens Table said...

Love your result! I am pinning yours!

Missy George said...

Love it, Karen...That would make a lovely coverlet as well..Great idea..Happy New Year to you...

jeanniemc said...

Stunning...it is beautiful..

Karen B. said...

Oh Karen ... WOW, WOW, WOW! Seriously absolutely beautiful!! I am just in awe over your your latest creation. I hope you and your family had a wonderful Christmas and I wish you also a Happy New Year.
Many hugs,
Karen B. ~ Todolwen

Kathy said...

I saw it on instagram and it is just stunning! I have thought of trying one and was worried the different weights would make it droop but it is PERFECT!

Bev C said...

Hello Karen,

What a lovely curtain. So unique and lovely to see all those pieces being put to use again.

Happy days.
Bev.

Anne's Attic - Design said...

I love your lace curtains, they are so delicate. Your bedroom is amazingly decorated so beautiful. XX Jo

Judy Rice said...

Love the curtains.

0a71fade-87e7-11e4-a28a-4b2d85f9a17e said...

Wow! your curtain turned out beautiful! You did a great job! I might just have to start collecting some lace and make one for myself. Thanks for sharing.

Lady Locust said...

That is beautiful! As I type this, I have a paper box of 'linens' (laces, doilies, napkins, etc) in the middle of my living room floor. My theory is if it's in my way, I am more apt to deal with it. This is a magnificent idea. Thank you for sharing.

Sassy Southern Lady said...

I also collect lace. This is a great idea. At first I thought you were making a spread for your bed.

Jasper's Cottage said...

That is seriously beautiful. I think I need to start collecting some lace of my own.

Happy New Year!

jonni

Tamara said...

Beautiful..I love it.. What pretty colors all blended together. Enjoy your storm and Happy New Year!
Blessings,
Tamara

Cyn said...

Hummm I might have to do this in my living room. I have to work tomorrow but as soon as I get home I am staying in too!! They have said snow for us Karen can you believe that!!!!!!!

FlowerLady Lorraine said...

WOW!!! I absolutely love your creation. It is beautiful!

Have a great 2015 ~ FlowerLady

Silvia said...

It is one unique and gorgeous curtain

Peggy Lee said...

Oh my why didn't I think of that, I've been collecting the same items...how clever you are....your stuff is amazing..love your bedroom!

Jennifer Woodward said...

Absolutely delicious! The curtain is everything I love from repurposing vintage lace, it is unique, romantic and fits perfectly in this room. There will never be one identical to it but oh I I'd love to try making one with my lace and doilies!

Fondly,
Jennifer

Denise Fletcher said...

Wow! Looks fab! Mind you, it looked gorgeous as a bedspread cover too! Maybe for next time?!

Nono said...

Your curtains are amazing, Karen!
Happy New Year!

Cozy Expressions said...

Ingenuity at its finest! They are breathtaking :)

Jeanie said...

Just lovely and definitely worth the time collecting and assembling! Happy New Year!

Shell said...

Your lace curtain is dreamily perfect. Makes me want to start collecting lace.

Sandra Kaye said...

Absolutely yumminess!!! Looks amazing:):)

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Beautiful!

Nancy said...

Your Curtain turned out Beautiful!! I have been collecting Vintage Lace, Doilies, etc for years and its so nice every time I need a pretty piece I just go digging through my trunks, so much fun!!
Happy New Year Karen!!
Huggs, Nancy

CatieAn said...

Karen,
your lace curtain Is divine! it turned out so beautiful. I have been going through all of my lace bins lately as well. Still not certain exactly what I will do but it is always so fun to finger it all.

Gwen Simmons said...

Hi Karen,
Absolutely beautiful. I have been collecting lacy linens for awhile but had not real project in mind. Very inspiring. Love how the outside light filters through the different laces. Happy New Year,
Gwen

Bohemian said...

Your Gypsy Curtain turned out Magnificently Karen! Happy New Year... Dawn... The Bohemian

Rhonda said...

I've had the wonderful pleasure of visiting your gorgeous shabby home. Your bedroom took my breath away.

Your curtain is stunning, Karen.
Give Jasmine a kiss for me.

vintageandart said...

What a stunning result....simply beautiful.

A Joyful Cottage said...

I love this! It's absolutely gorgeous and so charming. I adore your headboard!

You may be! said...

I love this idea <3 <3

It must have taken quite some time
to gather all that lace, though ^^

Vicki Boster said...

Happy New Year beautiful Karen-- this might be one of the most gorgeous lace creations I've ever seen! What an amazing treasure this is. You are so talented. I've been hoarding laces too-- almost afraid to tell what mine are for after seeing your beautiful curtain:)

Love
Vicki

Lea said...

Well, Karen, I'm not sure you could be any more creative if you tried. How cleaver and how pretty! I'm thinking your brain is always in gear to come up with all the creative things you do, with the aid of Pinterest. :o))

Wishing you a wonderful new year!

The Rustic Victorian said...

How wonderful Karen! Well done.
I have been enjoying your blog so much. You have a magical home!
Happy New Year!
Marcie

Nanna said...

oh my word! that turned out beautiful! good ole Pinterest!lol!
I can't wait fo where bloggers create ,my sewing room's getting a total makeover but I do do do love what you did with the lace!

Helen

Pendra said...

You are so creative, what a beautiful way to use and display all that gorgeous lace... lovely! We've all had the flu and now all our fur babies seem to have the flu too! Not a great start to the new year, but it can only get better...right?!?!? Hope you are having a GREAT New Year!

Marlynne said...

Oh I Love it Karen! I thought it was going to be a bedspread, which I was getting ready to put on my list to make! Then I see it is curtains which I equally love! So now I want to make both! Oh My!

Curtains in My Tree said...


wonderful , I thought you were making a duvet spread at first
Maybe make one to match your lovely patch curtains

Marilou said...

Clever idea, sweetie!
Just wondering if you know what happened to our reading list, did Google take it away? I figure you would be the one to know??
Hugs and love ya, Marilou xoxo

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Linda Hansen said...

Hwat a wonderful idea. Love it

Val said...

Beautiful!

Pam Jackson said...

Love what you did with the lace...it would have made a great cover blanket for the bed...and speaking of the bed, I LOVE IT>

Cindy Driskill said...

This is fantastic!!!!!

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