Friday, June 15, 2012

sweet friday

 This week has been so busy for me working on projects, and just running around doing errands. My cousin is graduating from high school tonight. I am so excited for her. She goes to the same high school that I graduated from 12 years ago. Wow, how time races by.  I wanted to make her some pretty tissue paper flowers in yellow to remember this day and to always bring her a bit of sunshine.
These are my favorite paper flowers to make, and the ones I made for my wedding. I love how pretty, but simple they are.  
Here is the link to the tutorial from Once Wed, if you would like to make some. I was thinking of making them for the 4th of July! 
 Thank you for all your sweet comments on the shutters and my new pretty linens!! I am making progress with the shutters. I removed the fabric, and cleaned them up. They were pretty dirty. So now, I am ready to choose the fabric, and sew some curtains! 
 I found some sweet Vogart embroidery patterns on Etsy. I have been wanting to find ones with the sweet little blue birds. Aren't they just so cute! The fruits are adorable, too, and I am looking forward to getting some time to embroider these patterns. 
But, for now, vintagey tea towels and some other fun items are keeping my hands quite busy. These will all be making their way to my shoppe next week! Wishing you a beautiful and creative Friday! 



37 comments:

  1. Your tissue paper flowers always bring a smile to my face. Can't wait to see what you do with your curtains for your screens. Happy weekend! Happy stitching!

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    1. Aw, thank you Kim! Wishing you a happy Monday and week! xo Heather

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  2. Your flowers are so fun! You are right about time going by so fast. :0)
    Your goodies are cute and new towels will be absolutely beautiful.
    I love my towel!! Love, Trish xo

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    1. Thank you Trish! So glad you are enjoying your towel! Happy Monday! xo Heather

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  3. I'm sure your cousin will love the paper flowers!! They would look great in red, white, and blue!

    chris

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    1. She loved them! Happy Monday, and new week! xo Heather

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  4. Looks like you've been keeping busy with projects. Love the colorful tea towels and the sweet embroidery patterns you found. Hope you have a wonderful weekend.

    xo,
    Danielle

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    1. My hands have been quite busy, especially this weekend! But, it is all fun. Happy Monday Danielle! xo Heather

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  5. CONGRATS to you cousin!!!! : ) wishing her all the best and a wonderful high school life and i am sure she is going to love the gorgeous paper flower -- they are AWESOME!!!! sending hugs all the way around!

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    1. Aw, your so sweet! She loved them, and is so happy to be a graduate! Happy Monday Andrea! xo Heather

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  6. Congrats to your cousin!
    What a darling present you've made for her. I just know she's love it!!

    Love the new embroidery patterns. You're going to have fun with those!!

    Hope that your weekend is a great one!!

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. Thank you Kerin! I already started the pattern for the bluebirds. We'll see how far I get this week! Happy Monday! xo Heather

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  7. Don't you just love Vogart patterns? They are always so cute and I love their bluebirds. Have a wonderful weekend! Jean

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    1. I do indeed love them! I was really happy to that they are in great condition, and all there. Have a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  8. The paper flowers remind me of poppies. I think red ones would be perfect for 4th of July. Thank you for sharing the progress on your projects. Everything you do is so bright and cheerful!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! They do look like sweet poppies! Wishing you a happy Monday! xo Heather

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  9. I love the vintage bluebird embroidery patterns! Can't wait to see what you make with them! LOVE your vintage edged teatowels too! :-)

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    1. Thank you! I have already started on some bluebirds! Happy Monday to you! xo Heather

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  10. I love those tissue paper flowers - so pretty and delicate.

    Congratulations to your cousin.

    Nina x

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    1. Thank you Nina! My cousin is so happy to finally be a graduate! Happy Monday to you! xo Heather

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  11. Hi Heather. Will you be my cousin? Ha! You make the best gifts! Such a pretty display of yellow items. The flowers are great! No doubt you are gonna do wonders with that shutter and the little bluebird patterns are precious! Plus, those gorgeous teatowels with trim. Wow! You sure are busy. My oldest son graduates high school next year (fingers crossed)! :) Wishing you a great new week. Tammy

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    1. Aw, your so sweet! Of course we could be cousins! ;) Thank you, they are fun to make. How exciting that your oldest will be graduating next year! The year will fly by, but such an accomplishment! Wishing you a lovely week, too! xo Heather

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    1. Thank you Amy! Happy Monday! xo Heather

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  13. Your paper flowers are adorable! What a perfect little gift. Love your new tea towels! Happy Monday to you. xoxo

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    1. Thank you Koralee! Wishing you a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  14. What pretty paper flowers. I also just love the embroidery patterns. I can't wait to see what you'll whip up with those!

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    1. Thank you so much! Aren't they sweet patterns! I have already started some of the bluebirds. ;) Wishing you a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  15. Heather - I am the biggest moron of Olympic proportions. You have been following me and making darling comments and I haven't been following you. I just discovered that - doh! I sorry. I just joined you. I thought I had. I sincerely apologize ok? xoxox

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    1. Your are so funny! No worries! Have a great day my dear! xo Heather

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  16. Pretty paper flowers!! Those are so fun! :) Hope you're having a wonderful day Heather! Sending many hugs, Holly

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    1. Thank you Holly! Wishing you a beautiful day too! xo Heather

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  17. Hi Heather!
    What a wonderful post! I love your crochet edged tea towels! You have accented the cheery florals so nicely with a perfect color accent.
    I can hardly wait to see your screeens when you finish them! I know they will be darling!
    I am so excited to, finally, begin some hand embroidery. Yesterday, we went to a Father's Day picnic and I brought my embroidery along. How nice it was to sit in the shade and stitch while I visited with friends!
    I hope you have a great week, my sweet friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn
    Thank you for your many kind comments! You always put a smile on my face!

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    1. Hi Carolynn! Thank you so much, I just love reading your comments! So sweet! Embroidering under the shade sounds so wonderful! I might have to do that when I start stitching these sweet bluebirds. Can't wait to see what you are working on! Wishing you a beautiful week my friend! xo Heather

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  18. Oh yes to the sweet blue birds! the first craft I did as a married woman was paint penned blue birds. Soooo wish I would have kept them!

    thanks for coming by my blog. I'm glad you enjoy our farm. 3

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    1. Oh, your painting sounds beautiful! Sorry you don't have them anymore, but maybe someone is cherishing them in their home! Wishing you a beautiful week! xo Heather

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  19. Your cousin is one blessed gal! That is a very lovely and thoughtful gift. Unique from any she will get. Gotta love it!

    Your stitched tea towels are loveliness.

    Happy day to you, dear friend!

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