Monday, August 30, 2010

Here Comes The Sun...

this is how my morning started - hope everyone has a fab week!

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Double Rainbow


What is better than seeing a rainbow? A double rainbow....if you look really closely over to the left of the photo, you will see another rainbow above the vibrant one! I've only ever seen a double one a few times in my life and was so happy to be on my porch when this one appeared!

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Thursday, August 19, 2010

I Do...

tiered cake pillow crafted with vintage Cabin Crafts squiggle chenille,
a white button and ribbons

...is what I said when I was asked if I wanted to make a ring bearer pillow for a popular wedding magazine. Right after I ran around the room saying OMG about 50 times, the fear set in - oh, what will I do, now I have comitted, but what will I make. Well, after sleeping on it for a few nights I had an idea and then another and then another! LOL! I ended up making four to send and I am hoping they choose one for a future publication. If they don't, it really has been fun for me and has inspired me to add this line to my shop. It is just another way I can repurpose vintage texiles into something useful and beautiful! And anything is an excuse to buy more vintage fabrics! Right?? LOL! Ok, now tell me what y'all think about them and which are your favorites!
♥♥♥

heavy hemp linen topped with a blossom made with
hand-crocheted vintage lace and a jute tie

reproduction flour sack with vintage button and jute tie

from the top


each of the backs have a little place so that the ring bearer
can slip his hand in to steady the pillow

vintage matelasse tufted with a button and satin ribbons
simple and classic

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Cluck Cluck!!


...my chicken feed pillow is featured on Tattered Tiques today. Go on over and spread some blogger cheer to Anne! She has some other cute items from etsy she has featured too! Hope everyone is having a great week so far, we made it to Wednesday, we will make it 'til Friday!

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Happy Pillows...

...yes, made me happy just to sew with this fabric. Hope y'all have a fab week!!!
And, thanks for taking the time to stop by!!




Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Re-purposed Tablecloth...


...I recently scored a fab tablecloth from another etsian, Kim. She lives in the Netherlands and loves vintage too. I made two pillowcovers from it - I just love the bright and cheerful colors - she has featured the makeover on her blog this week - go over and take a look and spread some blogger cheer! Thanks for stopping by - have a great rest of the week!!

Sunday, August 1, 2010

Back from Vacation....


...well, like Dorothy said, "There is no place like home!" The beach was wonderful - the whole two weeks with family, and especially my precious granddaughters. But I am ready to get back to it! Lots of projects and pillows coming up - I have some fabulous European grainsacks that I am just itching to get at and some cute vintage tablecloths too! Just glad my reset button was pushed - I am refreshed!