Recently I got an e-mail from my grandma inquiring where to get vintage silk flowers or how to make one. After some back and forth e-mails, I offered to take on the project she was asking questions about, a ring pillow for my cousin who is getting married in September.
Grandma made my aunt's wedding dress, some 20-plus years ago, and she amazingly still had some of the lace that she used and sent that off to me. I think tradition and sentiment are a lovely element with weddings, and using my aunt's lace in my cousin's ring pillow is so special, and means more then something she could have bought.
So a week later I got an envelope in the mail filled with lace scraps, and I was on my way to sewing. Apparently hoarding scraps of fabric in a genetic trait, since I went into my bins and located a small piece of silk satin...from a dress my father made for me probably around the same time my aunt got married. It was a perfect match with the lace.
Final details required a trip to Tinsel Trading (twist my arm) to search for the perfect flower. I ended up combining two and secured the whole thing with a single little pearl to keep it clean. A sweet vintage button from another bin of hoarding gave some detail to the back.
I think the pillow came out just perfect, and I love that my cousin will have something that has so many elements of family represented in it!
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