October 31, 2011

Shabby Little Mitten Ornaments From Vintage Linen Scraps



Every year I make these mitten Christmas ornaments.  They are a great way for me to use my torn and stained vintage linen scraps I have been squirreling away all year! 


I am always saving vintage hankies, and embroidered linen that is stained or has holes, I just can't bare to throw them out when some portion is useful


This is the perfect project to use some of those scraps


I drew a free hand pattern of a mitten 5 1/2" X 4 1/2", cut two, sewed them together and embellished


These were from an old tablecloths and an antique quilt


An old hand towel, table cloth, and quilt


Hanky, hand towel, and tablecloth


I adorned these with vintage lace, buttons, flowers, and jewelry

They are hung on a coffee mug holder in my booth at Orange Tree Antiques


 I also box them up pretty for hostess gifts over the holidays.


I think we could call these "Second Hand Mittens"!


Happy Creating!


Carol


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49 comments:

Ruby Jean said...

I do Believe I have some Kittens who have Lost their little mittens... And these look EXACTLY like them.... : ) These are so VERY adorable... And what a FABULOUS idea... I am beginning to think that any if at all... the creativity that I do have has been inherited from you... : )

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

These are adorable Carol!! What a clever idea! I have 2 boxes that I have filled with bits and pieces of fabrics that I don't know what to do with...fabulous idea!

Happy Halloween to you, and have a wonderful week!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Josie said...

These are so adorable Carol! I'm like you, saving every little scrap because EVERYTHING is useful :) OOOH i've been wanting to make Christmas stockings out of scraps. I hope they look as cute as your mittens.

Betty Sneeringer said...

I saw these in your booth Saturday morning and they are so cute! They were one of my favorite things.
Betty

Kathy said...

So cute, I love to add a little ornament with gifts...might try some too. I do have lots of fabric, but I don't sew well... :)

Diane said...

CUTE!!!!!!
XO Diane
My 1st time here. :-)

Joyce said...

Oh Carol! I love these! I have lots of little scraps here and there, old hankies, stained tablecloths that I just can't part with. You are amazing! Thank you for sharing this wonderful idea!!!

LuLu Kellogg said...

Carol, these are adorable!!!! I love them!

Happy Scary Day!

Love,
LuLu~*xoxo

camp and cottage living said...

They are just adorable! I think they're perfect for a Victorian Christmas tree!

Rebecca said...

Love them! Loooooooooooooooooooove them all! Totally cute and adorable!

xoRebecca

Susan said...

These are so very cute! I saw another project early this morning using old linens! Now I have some wonderful new projects to work on.

Nancy said...

Those are so sweet! What a neat idea to use old scraps.

Hugs,
Nancy

debi huntsman said...

Oooooh! What a fabulous idea! And they're so beautiful!

sissie said...

Hi Carol,
I can just see a little tree or mantel covered with these cuties.

hugs
Sissie

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Carol, These are just darling!!

Love them!!

Hugs,
Deb

Tracy said...

They are so cute! My mom made my Christmas stockings out of the good parts of an old quilt, but I would not have thought of doing ornaments with hankies. I have a whole box of them!

SueBee said...

So cute Carol! You should do Fancy Flea or Art Angels!!!!

Melodee said...

so totally cute!

GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

Very, very cute!!!If I send you a HUGE box of scraps, will you make some for me??!! LOL! Another great project for me to add to my list!
Warmly,
deb

Debbi said...

okay, this is awesome Carol! I have done the mittens before, but never could get the shape or the thumb to look as good as yours. Care to share the pattern????

Jane said...

Hi Carol,
I love this idea! I have lots of old quilts and linen pieces and I think this is such a cute way to use them!! Thanks for the inspiration!!
Jane

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Carol, the mittens are so sweet! I think they would look cute hung on a line as a banner on the fireplace. I love the soft colors.--------Shannon

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

This post made me smile. My grandmother used to piece things together. It made me think of her. These are so cute and cheerful.

Debbiedoo's blogging and blabbing said...

Carol, those are just darling. I can see those selling like hot cakes!

Graceful Rose said...

Carol, those mittens are the cutest things! What a great way to use old linens. I'm still waiting for retirement so I can do some of your great ideas!

Createology said...

Your mittens are so very vintage and gorgeous. They certainly have your elegant style all over them. I can see how they sell out each year. Happy Mitten Making...

Linda said...

These are just adorable, Carol...you are so creative!

Debbie said...

Just plain perfect. I can picture them hanging in your shop, too. I think that the main thing about your style that inspires me is that you are smart enough to same remnants of things and create with them. Fabric, linen, pieces of porcelain, etc. It all goes into your stash. I'm trying to do that around here. I just need a good place to store it.

Patti said...

How cute they would be tied onto a present, too! great project!

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love these, Carol! They are adorable!!! :D

Shoregirl said...

I never would have thought of making mittens like that! They are so pretty -- thanks for sharing them with us today!

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

I have just discovered your blog (through Pinterest), and I am addicted! I have scrolled through a lot of posts, and found fabulous ideas with wonderful tutorials. When I have more time, I'm coming back to pick up where I left off, so I can see every amazing craft you have posted. Thank you for a wonderful blog. laurie

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

This is just the cutest idea I've seen in a long time, Carol! I've kept your blog open on my computer for two days now! I thought I better comment before I accidentally close it! I'm have a BIG giveaway, too! Stop by soon! You'll love it! ♥♥♥

Tynk said...

LOVE those quilted ones, Carol. Great idea! They turned out so cute!

Sherri

Kathie (Krafty Kat) said...

So precious & I love the little mug tree being used to hang them. Great ideas & would really be perfect gifts.

Bring Pretty Back said...

Carol! You have outdone yourself! I want one of these soooooooooo badly!
Have a pretty day!
Kristin

Tammy@Beatrice Banks said...

Those are adorable!! You're a genius!

My Blessed Serendipity Life said...

Those little mittens are so adorable! I adore vintage linens and using up every little precious scrap is good.

Danielle

Christine @ Stonehouse Living said...

Hi Carol,
What a great idea, they are so sweet!
Perfect for hanging on the tree...
I just love them all!
Visiting you today via Kim's party!
I have joined you as a new follower.
All the Best,
Christine

Carol said...

Carol, the mittens are adorable! Thanks for sharing another great idea.
Carol

Mandy said...

OMGoodness! These are adorable!!! I'd love it if you shared these at my #7 Link party going on at Project Queen! Love, love, love them.
www.projectqueen.org

Lina - Fancy Frugal Life said...

I love these mittens! very clever!

Lina

Ps..just posted 3 more vintage wedding projects & I have a huge pinterest board on vintage wedding eye candy:) FYI

Hi, I'm Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

If these came in an adult 7 I would so sport these beautiful bits of bliss all over town. Well done!

Tee said...

OMG Carol, I'm smiiten with your mittens. And lurve the market bags too.
We're 2 weeks away from our last show this season. Gonna' try to get a few of these cutties worked up.
Thanks for always inspiring us!

Nancy said...

OMG, Now this is the Icing on the Cake!! Vintage Linen scraps, and they are so darn pretty! Is there lining and batting? I have to make some of these too but you know me I need directions! lol I bet your customers go crazy and collect a new one every year too!!

Huggs, Nancy

Sylvia said...

Oh I am so copying this idea!!! I just found a vintage christmas tablecloth that has stains and a hole, now I know what to do with it.

Thanks Friend...
Sylvia

Mandy said...

Hi Carol, thank you for sharing your mittens at a Christmas Craft Tutorial at Project Queen. I will be featuring them tomorrow evening at www.projectqueen.org. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you will come back again during the month of November and share another tutorial project!

Bohemian said...

So glad to have discovered your Beautiful Inspirational Blog this Evening... I'm Loving these Creative ideas that you are sharing!

Dawn... The Bohemian

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