Chenille....


                                                                      Can you guess what this is?



Ok..maybe the title gave it away.




Chenille

That fluffy fabric from the past.
These blankets were once made by hand in the 1890's.
As the demand grew they started being produced in factories around the 1930's.
Now they are just a treasure when you find them!


And find them...
I did....Thank you Lord!


On our last day in Round Top
I found these just waiting for me to take them home!


Oh the ideas that were running in my head on the drive home...
Curtains for the Cottage
Pillows for the Bed
Hand Towels
Purses...oh the list went on and on .

So what did I make ?

So far I have made pillows


And more pillows...


Now before I start recieving hate mail
because I cut these up...
A few were already pre-cut.
Whewwww.

Madison claimed the twin spread before I could even wash it .
Don't worry though...I made her wait.
I soaked all of them in Oxy.
They all came out like new!


The pillows were so much fun to make.
So easy too!


I think my favorite is the sweet pink flower.
This might be as girlie as I can get away with in our bedroom.
So far so good with the pink.
(maybe he feels bad about the ceiling fan..ha!)


I did buy two baby blankets as well.
One blue that say's baby.
One white with a  ducky in the middle.


I had an idea! 

A girl can  have only so many pillows..

So I have added some of the fabric to my Etsy Shop.
You can find them here too

Now you can make some too!
xoxo Susie~.

28 comments:

  1. I love chenille! And your pillows look adorable. Great job! :o)

    * I am having a little give a way on my blog and would love to have you join in the fun *

    Sincerely ~ Tricia

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  2. awesome Susie - I love the pillows!!!
    and I thought I was the only one who used oxy - i always soak any old quilts I get in it and it works awesome.
    thanks for sharing

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  3. hey susie! i love love love the pillows! they turned out so sweet! i was wandering where i could get me some of that chenille and then i got down to the bottom where you are offering it in your shop! i am hoping i can splurge and get some! i would love those on mine and jillians bed! yummy! xo

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  4. Oh how I love those pillows. Perfect.

    What a find you made.

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  5. I love these Susie! You did an amazing job! Great find wow, I didn't even know about these! Have a great day! ~lulu

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  6. Susie...I am in love!! These are beautiful! I agree...the pink flower is my favorite and looks so good on your bed.

    Hugs,
    Victoria

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  7. Love those white chenille pillows....dreamy!

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  8. WOW Susie I LOVE your chenille pillows. Just GORGEOUS!!!

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  9. Ooo oooo oooooo I love those pillows!!!

    <3 Liz @ BTB

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  10. I collect chenille bedding and got lucky to find two matching twin ones. I made them into curtains for my bedroom. I LOVE them. Lucky you on your find. Thanx for sharing.

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  11. Great find! I love your pillows. They look wonderful. I have an old chenille spread with little blue flowers similar to one that I think I saw in your stack. I will have to start thinking...I'm thinking I can't sew and will have to think harder. :)

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  12. Wow, Susie! Soooo pretty! My son has a chenile blanket (Blankey). He loves her (yes, she's a girl) so much that she is no longer soft. I think he hugged all the softness away!

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  13. Susie these are so awesome! I love chenille spreads and pick them up whenever I see them. I LOVE your pillows!!!
    hugs

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  14. Hi Susie! Oh, how wonderful! I love chenille too! My mother used to have chenille bedspreads on our beds when I was a little girl. Now I wonder what happened to them? Mother's had a huge colorful peacock on it. Mine was all pink and girly.
    Now, Susie, I may have asked you before - what kind of vitamins to you take? :) You just amaze me at all you do! ;)
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  15. They are so sweet and delicate looking. Good job!

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  16. LOVE! I have a funny story about chenille. We moved to France when I was 11 and spoke NO French when we arrived. We hadn't been there very long and my mom went shopping for bedspreads and tried asking a French salesperson about "chenille." The woman looked at my mom like she was crazy. Finally, through I don't know what means, the woman got Mama to understand that "chenille" was French for "caterpillar." I don't remember what the French word for what we call "chenille" is, but there were chenille bedspreads on every bed in our furnished apartment there. :)

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  17. They are dripping with sweetness! :) I love the little pink flower pillow. So cute!

    Cheers~
    e

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  18. Susie, your pillows are just gorgeous! I love chenille, it reminds me of when I was young and would sleepover at my Nanna's. Such a gorgeous, yet cozy, feel to it:) Enjoy your beauties! Wishing you a wonderful week ~ Tina x

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  19. wow! I love chenille too, and have my childhood bedspread in the closet. Just not sure what to do with it. It has some issues:)

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  20. I love what you did! You are so clever. I've been wanting to take some of my old clothes in my closet that I don't wear anymore and make some pillows or something. Thanks for this cool post!

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  21. My daughter's bedding was all pastel chenille with a soft chair and accessories...I love it so much I saved it all. Thanks to you maybe I'll transform it into pillows that she can use on her big girl bed!

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  22. Your chenille finds are beautiful. You just have to love chenille - its dreamy!

    The pillow you made are gorgous!

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  23. oh how I love chenille! I had the most beautiful chenille princess bedspread when I was a child!

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  24. Great job on the pillows! They're beautiful. I love chenille!

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  25. Those pillows are gorgeous! I love chenille and had a slipcover made out of some for a chaise in my sunroom.

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  26. Susie,
    I love all of your pillows.
    Beautiful!
    You did a great job. I love chenille!
    Have a great week,
    Take Care,
    maria

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  27. Oh Susie! Simply amazing. Reminds me of my Grandma's house. I'm in love!!!

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