Monday, April 20, 2015

stash-busting blog hop with retro mama and giveaway

Hello sweet friends!
Well, I am so excited for today's post as it is my turn for the The Stash-Busting blog hop to celebrate the most lovely Kim of Retro Mama's new book Scrap Happy Sewing and 50 Fat Quarters Makes! Both books are full of beautiful and sweet projects and inspiration!
 (Scrap Happy Sewing photo from Kim Kruzich)

I was excited to read through Kim's new book as I love scraps and have some very loved pieces that are just meant for projects she has created!
 I made this sweet Cozy Four-Square scrappy pillow cover out of Kim's book, and had so much fun choosing some of my favorite scraps for it! 
 I added the cream with black swiss dots binding as I am going through a little polka dot kick right now and loved the sweetness it gives to it!
Simple quilting lines Kim has you add to each square gives it such a sweet touch and gave me some good practice on my straight lines! 
 Scrap Happy Sewing was such a lovely book to look through with beautiful scrappy projects to make!  I can't wait to make some more projects. I think Kim's On-a-Roll Crochet Hook Holder is next on my list as my hooks are quite a mess right now, and need a cozy, organized spot to be!
 Now for some sweetness!  
The lovely folks over at Stitch, Craft, Create
are kindly going to give one of you dear readers a free e-book copy of both these fabulous and must have books! All you need to do is leave a comment on this post and I will pick a winner on Monday, April 27th!

 You can also head over to Stitch, Craft, Create for another chance to win these two books and a fat quarter bundle of pretty fabrics! 

Here is the rest of the blog hop schedule::

APRIL:

Thu 2nd  – Retro Mama

Tue 7th  – SCC

Wed 8th  – S.O.T.A.K Handmade

Thu 9th  – Fabricworm

Fri 10th  – Clover & Violet

Mon 13th  – Robot Mom Sews

Tue 14th  – Vivid Felicity

Wed 15th  – Cut To Pieces

Thu 16th  – Straight Grain

Fri 17th  – Sew Take A Hike

Mon 20th  – Vintage Grey

Tue 21st  – Miss Print

Wed 22nd  – Pink Penguin

Thu 23rd  – Sew Creative Blog

Fri 24th  – Follow the White Bunny

Mon 27th  – A Bright Corner

Tue 28th  – Sew Justine Sew

Wed 29th  – LRstitched

Thu 30th  – Pieced Brain

Thanks for stopping by and visiting! Wishing you a most lovely and crafty day! xo

                                         

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

new pretties coming!

Hello and happy sweet day to you!
Just popping in to let you know I will be having a small shoppe update tomorrow, April 16th at 11 a.m. PST! I'll be listing some new pretties and you can take a peak at some of the items over on my IG!
Wishing you a lovely day! xo

                                      

Saturday, April 4, 2015

happy easter

Wishing you a most beautiful and blessed Easter! Christ is Risen!

"The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said."Matthew 28:5-6
Christ is Alive!!

                                     

Saturday, March 28, 2015

hello spring


http://vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com/
 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!
http://vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com/
 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!
http://vintagegreyhandmade.blogspot.com/
 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