This glorious lift/roll up blind was the inspiration for my little flurry of inspiration today. I love this shot and it has filled my creative thoughts for the past few weeks. So…. Here is my version. I had an old vintage linen table cloth which had a huge rip through the cut work and have always wanted to do something with it but was too scared to commit to cutting it – until today! This whole process took about an hour, which I was impressed about. This is the blind down. It looks lop sided at the bottom but the breeze caught it as I took the shot. It is straight, promise! I had to cut the top so the beautiful edge work could be seen and try and match it up. So far, so good.
Once all the cutting had been done, I (ahem) embroidered my initials onto the linen. Now, I never said I was an embroiderer, so be kind…I tried. It is not what I really wanted, but I had to get dinner on and knew if I didn’t do this project now, there was no way it would be done for about a month. I added some organza ribbon to both sides that matches the linen perfectly and keeps that gauzy, light feel to the blind.
Here you can see my embroidery and the beautiful edging that someone who actually knew how to do this a long time ago, did so well.
I think it turned out well and love the look of it through the back door. You cant see it here, but you can see the backside of my initials (lucky, I done this side neat too!) through the top pane of glass.
Here is another shot from inside.
I am quite happy with it and will try and get some better shots when the light is a little better,probably when I photograph all of the other projects I have going on right now…and I bought more treasures today!!
I cant wait to get started when I have some spare time.
Let me know what you think about my little blind…remember, I tried! =0)