Saturday, March 28, 2015

hello spring


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 Happy sweet day and spring to you!
Hope that you have been doing wonderfully! I've been busy working on some new spring items for the shoppe. 
I made these pretty tulip pillows using the sweet tulip pattern from Lori Holt's Quilty Fun book!
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 This was my first time using an 18" pillow form and it worked out great for the size of tulips. I hand quilting them which is hard to see in these photos, and did a little stitching around the edge for a sweet touch. They will be headed to the shoppe in early April!
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 I also made my first hexie pillow which I love and will be hard for me to let go, but it will also be headed to my shoppe! It was a great way to use all those pretty small scraps of fabric. Now I just need to make myself one soon! ;)
  I've been hand stitching some large dahlia's for some tea towels and love how they are turning out. There is something relaxing about doing them by hand. It definitely takes longer but worth the end result.
I'm also in the process of working on a cute strawberry appliqué pillow cover that I'm excited to see finished. 
Thank you so much for visiting with me and you can get some more sneak peaks at my new spring items over on my IG!
Wishing you all a most lovely and crafty weekend! xo

                                           

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

thinking of springtime

Hello sweet friends!
Hope that you are doing wonderfully! Sorry I have been so quite here! IG has kinda taken over my time with posting. ;)
 I have been busy working on some custom orders and a few projects for myself. I haven't been thrifting too much this year. Trying to keep my load light with new treasures, but I am always still on the hunt! ;)
I made these two pretty dresden trivets for a couple of gifts for dear friends! I will have to add some to the shoppe with the sweet strawberries in the middle! These make me think of springtime and all the pretty flowers and colors! 
And, speaking of flowers, I am back to making my hexie flowers for my Grandmother's Flower Garden quilt. It has been quite a few months since I have made any, so it's been fun doing it again. I am not sure how many more I have to go, but they are sure looking pretty! 
I am planning some new spring items for the shoppe, so I'll be posting some sneak peaks soon! Thank you so much for visiting with me and your sweet comments. 
Wishing you a most lovely and crafty week! xo

                                   

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

my shoppe is now open!

 Happy sweet day to you!
My shoppe is now open over on Etsy with all new pretties!! These are just a couple of sweet new items!
Wishing you a most lovely and crafty week! xo

                                             

Friday, February 6, 2015

new pretties coming soon!


 Happy sweet day to you!
Thank you for all your kind comments on my little wintery project for RJR! They mean so much to me!
Well, I have been super busy getting my new items finished for the shoppe. I will be moving my shoppe back over to Etsy because of some technical issues that I am having with Storenvy. They still haven't been resolved and it has been a rather frustrating and disappointing experience. I have really enjoyed my shoppe being over there these last two years, so it's kinda a bummer! You can find my new shoppe link over on my sidebar and above where it says "shop".
 I will be reopening my shoppe with new pretties this coming Tuesday, February 10th at 11 a.m. PST! These are just a few of the new items that will be listed!
You can see some more sneak peaks over on my IG account! Thank you so much for visiting with me!
Wishing you a most lovely and blessed week! xo


Monday, January 26, 2015

a vintagey winter quilt and pillow

Hello and a happy sweet week to you!
I just finished this sweet project that I made for the lovely folks over at RJR Fabrics with one of there new lines coming soon this June called White Christmas by Patrick Lose.
I really love the cute snowmen and winter scene prints in this line, so I thought this sweet vintage snowmen family from a Workbasket magazine was perfect to stitch up! I decided on a embroidered patchwork pillow in redwork and of course crocheted scallops to finish off the pillow!
 I went with a simple patchwork baby size quilt, as I wanted to highlight the snowmen and winter farm scenes. I hand quilted it to give it that vintage look, which I love!
 This would look sweet in a child's room for Christmas time!
 I love the aqua and red in this line!
 And a couple closeups of the snowmen and winter scenes! Aren't they sweet!
 This was a fun project to make with these vintage inspired Christmas line! Thank you to RJR Fabrics for letting me play with this new line!

Now, it is back to hearts and sweet Valentine pretties for the shoppe!
 Wishing you a most lovely and crafty week! xo 


                                           

Thursday, January 15, 2015

hello

 Hello and a happy sweet day to you!
Hope that you are doing wonderfully and having a fabulous start to the new year! I have been busy working away on some special projects and new pretties for the shoppe.
 A new item that I have been working on are these sweet vintage inspired dresden hot pads/trivets. I went with the old way of hand stitching a circle piece of batting and fabric on the back and a blanket stitch around the center. I am really happy with how they turned out! 
 A sweet vintage feed sack in the middle adds a sweet touch to them! They were fun to make and the striped one I tried out for fun, but loved how it turned out. Might have to make a pink one, too!
 I also made a pretty dresden pillow cover that will be in the shoppe soon, too! Doilies are always my favorite to add to the center to add a vintage touch!
This sweet Royal Copley doe and fawn vase is a lovely new addition to my home that I just love! Added some vintage plastic roses in it for now until spring. I am also working on a vintage stitching of a doe and fawn in this same pose, that I hope to be finishing soon to share. 

I look forward to sharing some more projects with you and will be having a shoppe update in early February. Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me! 
            Wishing you a most lovely weekend! xo

                                           

Wednesday, December 24, 2014

merry christmas

Merry Christmas!
Hope that you have been enjoying this holiday season and are ready for Christmas! So, I was determined the last week to start/finish a special project that I had purchased last year, and I am happy to say that last night I completed my first vintage Bucilla Santa Mail Bag just in time for Christmas!
Wow, these kits are a lot of work, but so worth every stitch, sequin, and bead in the end. I have to say that I'm so in love with this Santa! And, I think that he just might have to find a permanent spot in my sewing room so I can see him all year long. Now, to relax and recharge for the new year. 
Wishing you and yours a most joyous and blessed Christmas! 
Thank you for all your love and support this year. You have truly blessed me and brightened my year! May you enjoy the holiday season and see you in 2015! xo

"But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord..."Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rest." Luke 2:10,11,14