Friday, June 22, 2012

patriotic sweetness

 This week is going so fast, and I am in need of an extra day! Thank you for all your sweet comments on my strawberry enameled container! You all make my day!!
Well, I finished my patriotic wreath yesterday. I ordered some mini vintage American flags, but they still have not arrived, so maybe I will use them for something else. I am almost finished with the quilt block tutorial, and should be able to post it on Monday!
 I also decided to make some mini flag quilts using the pattern and will be putting a few in my shoppe next week. 
A pretty vintage patriotic tablecloth arrived yesterday in the mail! I just love the design, and the pop of colors! This will be made into vintagey tea towels for my shoppe, just in time for the 4th of July! I have been busy this week working on a new batch of tea towels and will hopefully have them all in the shoppe by Monday. My poor sweet sewing machine has had no rest this week! ;) 
 New grey bowls! My favorite! I bought these at Anthropologie and I am a little addicted to buying them. I have them in every color, and when I saw the pretty grey ones in the sale section, how could I pass them up!
Today in the mail I received these sweet vintage straws from Party Pizzaz! Aren't they so neat! Perfect for the summer!
 And, some new fabrics to play around with! I have been wanting the vintage typewriter and clock ones for awhile, so I decided to cave in and get them!  
 I also can't seem to get enough of the reproduction prints! Please tell me I am not the only one with this problem. :) Well, I am off to sew away..wishing you all a beautiful and crafty weekend! 



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  1. You are not alone in your love of the reproduction prints.

    You remind me that I need to order some fun straws like that for the grands...they know grandma wouldn't give them anything to drink without straws.

    Have a lovely weekend. xo

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    1. Oh, I am glad! I kind knew I wouldn't be! There are more colors in these straws, and if you email her your order, you get a discount, and fast shipping!! Happy weekend! xo Heather

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  2. I think your sewing machine is enjoying all the attention it is getting. You two are a great team! 8+)

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    1. Oh, my sweet machine does indeed! ;) xo Heather

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  3. NO you are not the only one. I am completely taken with the repro prints mostly the japanese. I have left them to sit in an enamel dish so that I can stare at them for awhile. I love them so much. That tablecloth is gorgeous. Can't wait to see what you stitch up...smiles...Renee

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    1. I am so with you on the Japanese repro prints, too! So many pretties, and they are so hard to use. I always save good scraps, just in case. Thanks, it was an eye catcher of a tablecloth. ;) xo Heather

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  4. Would you believe I own a table cloth so similar to the one you have in the 2nd picture? I has just the color and pattern around the boarder. I came across it when I was dejunking. It was my Mom's as a wedding gift. As I was growing up we would used in on occasion and I was usually embarrassed because it was so out of style (in the 60's and 70's). My parents were wed in 1939. Interesting, huh? Enjoy your weekend. (hug)

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    1. Oh, I would love to see it! I am sure it would look lovely on your table for the 4th! What a funny story! Well, hopefully you will cherish it now! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

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  5. Who doesn't love that old vintage fabric?!
    Not only is it charming, but for me... memories come flooding back from my childhood when I see those patterns :)

    Happy sewing, and crafting to you Missy Lou !

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. Oh Kerin, so glad it brought back sweet memories for you! I love it! ;) xo Heather

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  6. Speaking of "pop of color"...your table cloth reminded me of the fireworks at Disneyland...so many shapes and colors, even smiley faces. But that red, white and blue really caught my eye...lovely. =DF

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    1. Yeah, it does! It is a definite eye catcher! ;) xo Heather

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  7. The blue and red tablecloth reminds me of one my grandmother had. Far distant memory, and happy too.

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    1. Oh, what a sweet memory to have! ;) xo Heather

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  8. Oh, Heather, I'm not sure which I love more....the red, white and blue tablecloth, or the typewriter and clock fabric! Where did you find them?

    chris

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    1. I bought the typewrite and clock fabric at JAQS fabric online. They have great fabric! Here is the link: https://www.jaqsfabrics.com/ruby-star-shining-from-melody-miller/
      Happy weekend! xo Heather

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  9. Wow the enamel strawberry container is delightful!
    How fun!
    I am so loving your American Flag block...so patriotic & creative!
    I am going to have to send my sister in law over here as she will totally scream with delight over that last two groups of fabric! WOWZERS!...Hoping for sun!

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    1. Thank you Colleen!! Hope you weekend was wonderful and the sun came out to brighten up the sky!! ;) xo Heather

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  10. p.s. You are so sweet to share..my sister in law makes aprons and she will adore your creations!

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    1. Oh, I am sure your sister in law makes adorable aprons! ;) xo Heather

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  11. Heather all those fabrics are so pretty. I love textiles too and never seem to get enough of them (vintage printed table cloths are a favorite of mine).

    xo,
    Danielle

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  12. You're definitely not alone on the repro prints front! I love the straw and bowls too :)

    S x

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    1. Thanks, I am glad I am not alone! ;) xo Heather

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  13. ooooo the table cloth is nice!!! xx

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  14. Your wreath turned out so cute!
    Have a great weekend.

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    1. Thank you Tina! Hope your weekend was wonderful! xo Heather

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  15. Love the clock fabrics and the typewriters too! Your goodies are always so appealing : )

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  16. You seem to have a knack for discovering all these pretty things! Love the tablecloth, love the fabrics & love the bowls :-)
    Oh, and love Anthropologie too - it was always a treat whenever I was in the USA, but they've fairly recently opened in London now too..YAY!
    Have a happy weekend xx

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    1. Thank you so much Gilly! Oh, how exciting to have Anthrolopolgie in London! Such a great store! Hope your weekend was wonderful! xo Heather

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  17. I do love your flag wreath. Lovely! And such pretty fabrics. I know you and your sewing machine are humming right along, making beautiful music (projects) together. :) Have a fabulous weekend. Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! Hope your weekend was fabulous! xo Heather

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  18. so weird my comment is not up???...anyway I will write again!...I just came back tho to tell you about http://www.arufflednest.com/
    Sherrie has been garaging this morning & has the best cushion covers you will just love!..if you have time pop over!
    p.s. seeing as I must have forgotten to press send last night ...I just want to say thanks for sharing you sources you are so sweet! My sister in law will love all your fabrics as she makes aprons!
    Crazy for your strawberry enamel container!

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    1. I was just over there and saw them! They are so sweet, and you were right, I loved them. ;) Your comments went through, too. ;) Thanks, I was so happy to find a red and white one to put the strawberry decals on! Happy new week, to you sweet friend! xo Heather

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  19. It's looking pretty patriotic over there! And that clock fabric....how FUN is that?!!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol! ;) xo Heather

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  20. I love the patriotic color tablecloth. I know you'll put it to good use. Also I'm addicted to vintage fabric too-you're not the only one. Love the straws!

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    1. Thank you Leslie! I am glad you feel the same! ;) xo Heather

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  21. LOVE the fabrics in that second to last photo! They are totally darling!


    Christen :>
    www.anunordinaryhello.com

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    1. Thank you so much Christen, and for visiting my blog!! ;) xo Heather

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  22. Oh Heather, that is such a pretty wreath you made! And your new fabric is so pretty, can't wait to see what you make with it. Don't you love those straws, I ordered some too. Of course, Alyssa took them strait home with her! :) Will have to get more.

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    1. Thank you so much Dorothy! I do love the straws! I might have to get some more in different colors! Happy new week to you! xo Heather

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  23. Really cute tablecloth! It's a great pattern! I love red, white and blue!

    Tammy

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    1. You can get it at JAQS fabrics online! ;) xo Heather

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  25. I love your straws and your new fabrics! Great finds. xoxo Hugs

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    1. Thank you Koralee! They were all such great buys! Happy new week to you! xo Heather

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  26. I love the straws and the bowls. I probably have enough bowls in my cupboards but seem to put an idea in my head for another reason to buy them. Entertaining etc. I like the typewriter and the vintage clock fabric too.

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    1. Thank you Anne! Hope your week is lovely! xo Heather

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  27. Very pretty and sweet piles of fabrics :) :)

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  28. You are most definitely not the only one with this vintage repro fabric addiction. I have it, too!

    Love, love, love Anthropologie. The vignettes and unique wares are all reasons I adore visiting their store. The closest one to me is nearly an hour away, though, so my adventures there are few and far between, but always a delight.

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    1. So glad! ;) They are the best store for inspiration! Love just going in to see all the creations and displays! ;) xo Heather

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  29. You are not alone...my repro fabric addiction is taking over my house! I have those bowls from anthropologie, in shades of green, teal, aqua and plum.......do you really have every color? That tablecloth is FABULOUS!! Have I told you lately that your blog always puts a smile on my face? :) Fran

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    1. Oh, so glad I am not alone! ;) Mine will be the same very soon! I think the only color I don't have is white and black in the big ones (I just started collecting the small ones). I started collecting the bigger ones a few years ago, and when I got married a couple of years ago, I had them on my registry in fall colors. So, every time I go in there I get a couple of new colors! I use them in my craft room, too, and just love them! Thank you Fran, you're so sweet, and I always love when you come and visit, and leave such sweet comments! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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