Saturday, April 30, 2011


After watering my potted plants outside-and doing the laundry this morning, I sooo wanted to make a collage in my studio. So I found some old laces, embroideries-and an old drawing I transferred  to fabric,some time ago .

I added old music sheet ,a piece of teabag -stamped with a leaf pattern
and made a small rosette from some lovely seambinding I just bought. ISEN`T THE OLD EMBROIDERY BEAUTIFUL?

For some time I have bought old sweet cups-with or without saucers-as I have been so inspired seing my dear friend  Dawn  ,and others making pincussions inside cups.

So yesterday I made those 3 cups-one in brown tones-and two in pink--I used lace embroidery-velvet -flowers-and added a few pins. My romantic heart likes them very much.

And look here, at last the cherry blossoms are starting to bloom-I can`t wait to see the many trees near by- full of those beautiful flowers.

How was and are your saturday, my dear friends?
I hope it is as lovely as mine was-and wishes you all a beautiful sunday.
.I dearly hope all our friends in the south of US are all well ,and not affected by the monstroues tornadoes.
Love and hugs, to you,near and far .


sharon said...

More gorgeous creations from you Dorthe! The collage is my favorite, filled with all special things!
The pincushions are adorable!!

Rose ~Victorian Rose ~ said...

Oh yes THE OLD EMBROIDERY is beautiful..
And I can't tell how much I adore your pincussions. So sweet ! I just might have to make me one of those.


Unknown said... the collage dorthe. such a sweet image of mother and child. and your teacup pincushions are so sweet. i hope you are having a wonderful week-end mon amie.

Unknown said...

I love your collage and the brown teacup cushion is my favorite. Remember to join the Giveaway over at The Cranky Queen. Have a great weekend! Tiff

Suztats said...

That is a lovely collage, Dorthe, and I love the embroidery and stamped tea bag--such interesting elements.
And your pin cushions are romantic and cute!

Hopemore Studio said...

Dorthe, Your collage and pin cushion are very pretty!! I enjoy reading that you take the time to do what you love around the chores you have to do. We are lucky here to have a day with sunshine, finally feels like spring.

Jillayne said...

Your pincushions are just lovely Dorthe - so sweet!
And yes, the embroidery in the collage is a beautiful piece - lucky you!
So far I have had a good Saturday. I worked but I am off now and the sun is shining - it looks like a beautiful night!
I hope you have a happy Sunday as well!

Kathy said...

Hiya Dorthe~
You had a very productive day...and made some beautiful things...I adore the sweet little lovely...Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

Draffin Bears said...

Dear Dorthe,

I love all your gorgeous creations, the collage and your pincushions are all so pretty.
How wonderful to have the first cherry blossoms showing, a sure sign Spring has sprung.

Happy rest of the weekend

Lisa said...

Dorthe, your work just keep getting more and more beautiful and inspiring! I love the collage you've made..delicate details and a romantic palette.. the rosette is so perfect too. Your pincushions are a delight too...they looks like something out of a Victorian magazine.. gorgeous! xo

Pretty Ragged Threads said...

Dorthe, Your collage is soooo pretty. You used some of my favorite colors and yes the embroidery is gorgeous. The brown cup pincushion has some pretty embroidery as well. Have a happy rest of the weekend.


Sonya Badgley said...

Hi Dorthe,
I LOVE your fabric collage. I have a copy of this image too and just adore it. The embellishments you used are fabulous. All the lacey goodness and the stamped tea bag is a great idea. I love your rosette you made with the seambinding is terrific.
Your tea cup pincushions are the sweetest. I think my favorite is the first one (only because it matches my craft! But the pink ones are wonderful too.
Aren't cherry blossoms beautiful?
Thank you for sharing your wonderful creations and beautiful spring flowers with us.
Hope your weekend was splendid.

Robin said...

Your pin cushions are soooo sweet Dorthe! Very romantic looking, and your collage is another beauty. Have a wonderful day.


Createology said...

Dorthe your collage and pin cushions are so beautiful. The laces and layers of interest on your collage is perfection. The little cup pincushions are very sweet. Happy creating...

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Dorthe!!!! I just love those gorgeous pincushions! And the collage? Just breathtaking sweetie ~ I so love all that you create! I hope you are doing so good and that the weather is warming for you...sending you hugs and love, Dawn

Evy said...

Gorgeous this collage, I like very much the image and the textures! These cups have adorable, very attractive diversion!
In France also we think of the American friends struck by these terrible storms!

Beautiful day Dorthe

Suz said...

Everything is lovely but I think your collage is really beautiful. I love the rosette piece at the top. What a delightful little piece of ribbon. The overall effect is beautiful and soothing!

Emilie said...

Hvor er det bare nogle flotte ting, du har fået lavet!
Jeg kan rigtig godt lide din collage. Den er virkelig bedårende!
Og så har den en masse yndige detaljer på sig.
Tusind tak for den dejlige inspiration!

Glædelig søndag herfra.

inge said...

I like your collage and the first pincusion a lot ... have a wonderful sunday !

Marie Lost Bird Studio said...

Dear Dorthe,
I just adore your beautiful collage!The pincushiona are so sweet and I love the romantic look!
Have a lovely Sunday my friend.

Anonymous said...

Your creative juices were overflowing yesterday. Maybe you should do laundry more often. Beautiful work Dorthe. xox Corrine

suziqu's thread works said...

Sweet Dorthe
Such gorgeous creations flowing easily from your hands again! The collage is truely sweet - the image, the old lace, the rosette and I love the stamped teabag - it looks like organza! And those very beautiful pincushions - they look so Victorian!
Such pretty cups used so creatively. You have inspired me here! I just love the beautiful embroidery and brown tonings - it feels so earthy!
Have a wonderful day!
Sending you big hugs sweet friend.

Anonymous said...

Good Morning Dorthe! Oh, everything is just so sweet. I love the way you ruffled the laces around the edges of the pincushions. This is just a wonderful way to use those "orphan" teacups, isn't it!
And how clever of you to stamp on the used teabag! Think of all the things we throw away that we could use in our crafts! But...we'd never have room to store it all! LOL!
Have a Happy Sunday.
Blessings, Diane

Julia @ Vintage with Laces said...

Your collage is so beautiful, dearest Dorthe! The embroidered piece is really pretty and I love how you used it to create an arc above the image.
The pincushions are so sweet and look so romantic. You did a wonderful job, sweetie!
I love blooming trees and enjoyed seeing a lot of them this morning. It's just my favorite time of the year.
Have a great afternoon!
Viele, allerliebste Grüße, mange kys og knus natürlich auch :-)

Tanya said...

Oh, Dorthe...your blogs makes me smile so much. BEAUTIFUL handwork - just lovely. I have a lot of catching up to do on my reading here. Just added you to my side bar of blogs, also...have a wonderful week...Tanya

Hearts Turned said...

Good morning, sweet Dorthe...what a beautiful collage & teacup pincushions you've created, dear them all!

I hope your day is wonderful. Thanks for all the beauty you share...


she dreams big! said...

Everything you create has the most gorgeous lace and embroidery! Love the pincushions! I kind of have a collection - meaning I have 2. Making some myself is definately on my to-do list!

Have a beautiful Sunday!

Joanne Huffman said...

Lovely! The collage is elegant and the pincushions are a delight. Enjoy the beautiful spring weather and blossoms.

Diane said...

Your collages are ALWAYS so beautiful with such meaning to them!
I found some great finds at garage sales yesterday, and the weather was gorgeous! Back to rain and cold again!

Anne Bente said...

åh.... du milde, noget så total lækker Dorthe,
du er såååååå kreativ


Mosaic Magpie said...

The pincushions are great I love the romantic look to them and your collages are always special.

Sissie's Shabby Cottage said...

Hi Dorthe,
I love your beautiful art piece, it's so pretty. The lace just sets it off perfectly!

The teacup pin cushions are so sweet. I love them.

Hope all is well with you my sweet friend.


Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Dorthe,
It was so nice to hear from you!!! I love those beautiful pieces--so gorgeous! I hope you had a nice weekend.
Sending hugs your way,

Jenny said...

Oh my gosh Dorthe... your collage is absolutely gorgeous... I love the vintage laces and the image transfer... and your pin cushions are beautiful... so so sweet in the tea cups... stunning work...

Jenny x

Sugar Lump Studios said...

these are all amazing! your fabric collage is outstanding...and such sweet little tea cups! I always love seeing your art. I am sorry it is cold in Denmark, we have had a few warm days but not many. Still waiting for spring here! :) It will probably go right into summer instead. Thank you for the kind words on my blog - have a wonderful week m'dear! :)

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Paula said...

Hello sweetheart Dorthe! It is so wonderful to find a new post from you dear friend! I always love to see what you have been creating sweetie! The collage you made is gorgeous!!! You did a beautiful job! I love the old embroidered piece, the image, and all of the laces and rosette! The stamped tea bag is lovely too! You are so creative and put it all together beautifully!!! The details are just amazing! I love your teacup pincushions! Again, you did a beautiful job! I especially love the gorgeous pink ones! Like you, my romantic heart likes them very much! :) The little cups with roses are so sweet and I love how you used pink velvet, the lace and flowers! All so pretty dear heart! I am thrilled to see the cherry blossoms blooming! They are beautiful and I hope that warm weather will be coming with them soon! I am so happy you had a lovely Saturday sweetheart! Thank you for your kind wishes about the south! As you know we are fine, but my heart breaks for all of those that lost their loved ones and homes! It is just horrible! Thank you again for writing me to makes sure we were safe. I love you dear, sweet, precious friend and I wish you a most wonderful week filled with creating, blooms and sunshine! You are dearly loved! Your friend always, Paula xoxoxo

My Creative House said...

Hi Dear Dorthe, you've been busy sweetie, beautiful collage and beautiful pincushions, har du fået lavet noget i dag ?, jeg har arbejdet på min bog men ellers ikke lavet noget særligt.
Knus Anni

Minna Perälä said...

Hello Dorthe!

Your pincushion cups are the most beautiful I have ever seen!!! Made with real talent! How I admire your way to mix everything so perfectly together...Also that textil collage has good composition and colours :-)
Like it a lot too!!

Have a nice week!

Holly Loves Art said...

How very pretty! I love your collage. It's just so perfect and so sweet and your little pincushions are adorable.

Have a lovely day.

Charlene said...

I LOVE your collage! And the brown tea cup pin cushion. They are so much fun aren't they? I found a tea cup that was the same pattern as my Grandmothers & made one with old lace & mother of pearl buttons. Soooooooo pretty to look at & such a fun way to make something different. Thanks for sharing.

Barbara Jean said...

LOVE your collage!
And stamping on the tea bag, how clever! You know I save mine for tea bag roses, but hear is yet another idea for them.

My fave tea cup pin cushion is the smallest pink one. So tiny and sweet, but all are lovely.

Thank you for creating such beauty for us to see.

barbara jean

marie said...

Such sweet tea cup pincushions! What a perfect use for those pretty cups. The pink ones are so soft and pretty and I love the warm vintage look of the cream and brown one!
Your collage is wonderful - you've inspired me to try a collage or two myself...I hope them next week.

Your blog is always so full of inspiration!

The Rustic Victorian said...

What beautiful pincushions! The collage is a dream. How talented you are! I do enjoy spring, it is the best season of all.
Joy to you today sweetie!

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Love your pretty blog....

Warm blessings,

Lynne Moncrieff said...

Hello Dorthe
The fabric collage is so beautiful, a touching image.
The pincushions in a teacup, shabby, faded romance .... perfection.
Your Blog is always such an inspirational place to visit.
Thank You for such a special comment for me to read about "She Knew No Fear". It was lovely to share my news with friends of my Blog

Nita Jo said...

Everything is so beautiful! I love all the elements you put into your collage! The mother & child image is darling. Those pincushion cups turned out so pretty. One of these days, I must try my hand at an art project! For now, I will just admire the wonderful things others make!