Saturday, December 31, 2011

happy new year!

(this beautiful banner was made by inspirationalbanners )
wishing y'all the best for 2012
happy new year!
xx c

Saturday, December 24, 2011

Merry Christmas!

wishing you the merriest! from our house to yours!

xx c

Thursday, December 22, 2011

last minute gifts...


... how about a gift certificate! it is fast and easy - i can email it for you. there are several amounts listed in the shop and amounts over $25 are discounted. if you want a different amount, send me a convo. christmas is almost here! :)

Friday, November 18, 2011

feed sack christmas wreath

just one more thing to do with feed sack scraps

i put this together this morning

it is really against my nature to leave raw edges on things :)

crafting is actually a lot more fun if you let yourself go!
i love this! hope y'all do! xx c

Thursday, November 17, 2011

pin cushions

something fun to do with feed sack and old quilt scraps


hope y'all have a fun weekend - it starts tomorrow!

xx c

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

farmhouse quilt


okay! i am so excited about these fabulous quilts i bought that came from remote kentucky farmsteads! mostly ca 1920s - i bought them because they are not perfect, intending to cut them up and make some pillows - here is the first one, all soaked and laundered and fresh as a daisy - now, could you cut this beauty up? i don't think i can do it - all the feed and flour sacks and the little handstitching and the old cotton batting - ahhhh heaven for this textile junkie! now, this is the main problem with why i am in the situation i am in - i cannot cut them, they are too precious! hence, the piles of chenille spreads, blankets and barkcloth fabric - but atleast i am an organized hoarder!



xx, c

Saturday, November 5, 2011

more christmas tree ornaments

i made these all from fabric scraps - some feedsacks, grainsacks and muslin

just cannot bear to throw a bit away!

hope y'all have a great weekend!

xx c











Friday, November 4, 2011

christmas tree ornaments...

...it is quite chilly outside, the wind is blowing and leaves are flying off the trees. it makes me kind of sad, but excited at the same time - excited for thanksgiving and christmas. i am making scrabble tile ornaments today - it is fun and they are too cute. hope y'all are having a fab friday!

xx c

Saturday, October 15, 2011

vintage feed sack quilt

i found this gorgeous vintage feedsack quilt yesterday at a new antique mall in town! it is so pretty! just wanted to share it and wish y'all a happy weekend!
xx c

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

Daily Bread...


... hey y'all! my daily bread flour sack pillow is featured today on Southern Traditions Boutique's blog. not bad for a hump day! hope everyone enjoys the rest of their week!

Friday, September 16, 2011

TGIF!

it's friday! hope y'all have a fab weekend!

Sunday, August 28, 2011

BIG sale - it's gotta go!

50% off! i am clearing out almost 200 items, some of them i am actually giving away! selected items... handmade and vintage...some bedspreads, jewelry, pillow covers and home decor. all items are marked - shop here. use coupon code FACEBOOK and get another 5% off! it's gotta go!

Sunday, August 21, 2011

tea party with a princess

mini audrey hepburn




hurley's cheer squad had a princess tea party yesterday!

and, i got to go.... there were boas

pretty little tea cups...

mints, candies and quiche...






and tea, of course



the table was set



and there was makeup






fancy hair and a little crown



and lots of other princess friends



hurley really enjoyed herself and so did nana!



hope everyone has a fab week!



xx c

Friday, August 19, 2011

vintage grainsack pillows




i hope y'all have a fab weekend! i'll be stitching up sacks!
xx c

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

vintage duvet covers

aren't they lovely...



they fit your bed more like european covers...

just laying on top floating like a cloud...



i am hugely into them lately and want to keep them all!



but, my cupboards are full, so, i listed them in my shop.



thanks for stopping in and hope y'all have a wonderful week!

Friday, August 12, 2011

christmas stockings

i have been working on christmas stockings - i figured i better get my thinkin' cap on and get started early - i am having a ball. what do y'all think???

Sunday, August 7, 2011

i think i need help....

i spent the entire weekend going through and listing items from my booth at the antique mall


if you are thinking....hmmm...didn't she just get that booth a few months ago.....


didn't she spend LOTS of time filling it and checking it....


you would be correct! some things just don't work out


but, ya gotta try or ya never know


i did sell my big 1930s radio with record player and short wave


and my 1940s wood ironing board



and a few vintage sugar sacks that were not fit for pillows



i just about broke even after paying booth rent



and, of course, i was always buying everybody else's stuff!

and all this in an effort to simplify! lol!!

i just make more work for myself and now my shop looks like a vintage variety store exploded!

oh, well! :-)

hope y'all have a happy week and do something fun!