Monday, April 14, 2014

hexies and patchwork

 Happy sweet day to you!
Hope your weekend was lovely and you are enjoying some wonderful spring weather. It has been beautiful here!
Well, I took a little "me" sewing time and finished up another hexie flower! I love those strawberries!
 So, there are 22 and I am thinking of going for one more row and then to the white ones. I am hoping for just a small lap size, since I want to hand quilt it. I am in no rush and it will definitely be worth the wait once it is finished!
I made this cute patchwork pillow for my mom in some of her favorite colors. There is just something about patchwork that I love, and I might be adding a couple ones to the shoppe soon, too!
 I have been on the hunt for some vintage lighter blue variegated thread and I finally found some. It is in size 30, which I have never used before, I always use size 10, so we'll see.
I also found some pretty vintage Daisy baby pink and yellow variegated in size 30, too. So, I guess I better start getting used to thinner thread!

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post and for visiting with me today! I'll be back soon to show you some of my baby items that my mom recently sent me.
Wishing you a most lovely and crafty week!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

pinwheel happiness

Hello and a happy day to you!
So, this month it is my turn for the Sew Sweet Bee and I am having everyone make a pinwheel block in aqua, pink, and yellow combinations with either florals, strawberries, or cherries. I was thinking of a summery quilt. The two above are ones that I made to add to the quilt. I really enjoy making pinwheels and they are probably my favorite block to make! Well, this week has been a very happy mail week with some blocks already arriving!
This pretty block was made by lovely Pam of Pam Kitty Morning!! Isn't is so pretty! I love her sweet fabrics!
And, she also sent along some cute stickies!! Thank you so much Pam!! I love your pinwheel!!
Next up is this gorgeous pinwheel was made by the lovely Amy of A Quilting Sheep!! Isn't it pretty!!
And, she sent some sweet fabric! Thank you so much Amy! I love your pinwheel!!
And, these next two are from the sweet Renee of Sewn with Grace! Aren't they both so beautiful! The one on the right she used a gorgeous blue feed sack, which I just love!
And, she sent along some vintage transfers! Renee knows how to bring a happy smile to my face. ;) Thank you so much Renee, I love your pinwheel blocks!!
I finally got a some time to do a little makeover with these cute skunks. I just added some floral and strawberry prints, and they're done! I would like to paint the frames one day, but I think they are pretty cute as they are.
And, my next little project for the shoppe is making my own version of these darling dress clothespin bags!

Thank you for all your supportive comments on my new items! I truly love what I do! Wishing you all a beautiful and crafty week! xo

Friday, April 4, 2014

new spring items!! 
 Happy Friday to you! Hope your week was wonderful! 
Well, my new spring items are finally here and in the shoppe! There are some sweet embroidered tea towels,
 cute spring embroidered pot holders,
 pretty crocheted vintagey hangers,
 a sweet kitty wash day clothespin bag,
 adorable puppy clothespin bag,
 and one made-to-order sweet kittens washing their mittens clothespin bag. I will only be offering one of these with this sweet pink floral. ;)
 There are some new gift tags, including these vintagey "just for you" tags!
Some lovely spring coasters!
 A couple darling Easter hankies and a few pretty spring floral ones!
 And, my made-to-order crocheted spring eggs are back in shoppe!
 Wishing you all a lovely, spring weekend and I will be back soon to show you my Sew Sweet block that I am having my sweet group make this month, and the first pretty one I received! xo

Thursday, March 27, 2014

vintage plastic flowers

 Hello and a happy day to you!
Hope that you are having a lovely week so far! Last week I ventured out to some thrift stores and came across this bag full of vintage plastic flowers. I was quite excited to get home and find all these pretties inside! There are pink roses, daises, daffodils, gorgeous teal flowers, and more!I should try to figure out what the names of them are! ;)
 I never thought that plastic flowers could bring such a smile to my face, but these sure did! They are so pretty and are now sprinkled throughout my house bringing some spring cheeriness inside!
 This cute couple also came home with me! Aren't they cute!
 And, these darling skunk decal frames! They have a red corduroy as the background and I want to replace it with a pretty floral print, so I will have to show you once I get finished making them over! It would even be cute to paint the frame, but that might have to wait. ;)
I am still working away on some spring items that will be heading to the shoppe next week! 

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my quilt! Wishing you a most lovely day and weekend! xo


Thursday, March 20, 2014

it's spring

 Happy Spring!
The weather has been so beautiful lately and it feels so wonderful to finally be springtime! I hope that you are enjoying some lovely spring weather, too! Thank you all so much on your sweet comments on my last post!
 I was so excited this week to get my sampler quilt back from the sweetest Donna who beautifully quilted it for me!! She really did such a gorgeous job!
 I just love looking at the pretty design she did and love how it looks with the fabrics.
 I chose to use a vintage floral sheet I picked up recently at the thrift store for the backing, and it so lovely with the quilting design.
 Today I sewed on the binding and I just need to hand stitch it to the back. Then, it will be ready to bring a some prettiness to my home and perfect for spring! Thank you so much Donna for doing such a awesome job and making this quilt extra special for me to have!! And, you can find out more about Donna's quilting services here
I also got these sweet fabrics from Donna's fabric shoppe, which you can find here!! Looking forward to having some fun with these!!

Wishing you a beautiful and creative spring week! xo


Friday, March 14, 2014

the letter "h"

 Happy Friday!
I am not really sure where this week went, but it definitely has been a busy one. My apologies if I haven't been by to visit, I am a little behind with working on a custom orders and new pretties for the shoppe. 
For the Sew Sweet Bee, this month was the lovely Amy of A Quilting Sheep and she had us make our initial, which was fun to make! I hope Amy likes my letter "h"! ;)
 And, I even had to make myself one just because it was so cute and I love green and aqua together. Not sure what I will do with it, but for now it will just hang in my sewing room. Next month is my turn!
 I am working on a few pretty spring crocheted hangers for the shoppe. This is one that I just finished and there will be an aqua and pink one to follow. 
I will be re-listing my spring crocheted eggs at the end of the month when my shoppe reopens!
 They add such a sweet touch around the home for springtime!
 Some happy mail has been arriving this week including these darling vintage transfers and
 these gorgeous fabrics from the lovely Shay of Simply Sweet Fabric!! Looking forward to creating with these pretties!
I squeezed in a little time and made myself some new spring coasters! Love all these pretty floral prints together! I will be listing some sets in the shoppe soon, too!

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend and I hope that you are enjoying some springlike weather!