Friday, August 3, 2012

home sweet home

Happy Sweet Friday! 
I finished my little project for my home last night, and really love how it turned out. I have been wanting to do some cross stitch for awhile, so I decided to do "Home Sweet Home" and make a mini quilt to hang. 
One great thing about make vintage tea towels from tablecloths is that I always have left over pieces to create with, which I love! 
 I am also lovin' crocheted edgings, and thought it would be the perfect finishing touch to this sweet piece. I used a smaller hook and thread for the edging, and my hands were hurting by the time I was done. I'm always so amazed how sweet ladies crocheted with tiny hooks and thread to make doilies, and crocheted those beautiful edges on tablecloths or runners I am always on the hunt for. They were truly talented!
 I have many black and white fabrics in my stash that I love, but for some reason don't use them often. I really need to start using them more, because I like how it looks! 
 Today is a little overcast, so sorry for the darker photos! I am enjoying the clouds and cool breeze, though! Hopefully it will stay through the weekend! 

*I have a little update on my shoppe. I have opened up a new shoppe over at the wonderful Storenvy, which I would love for you to visit! I have some other fun things to update you on, which I will do next week! 

Wishing you all a beautiful and creative weekend!!

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  1. Dear Heather, Home sweet home is really sweet..:)) I like little doily on it..:))
    All best wishes and all happy days..:))

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  2. Love your Home Sweet Home and especially your crochet edge. I am fine with yarn but, oh my, pearl cotton is WAY too small for me to enjoy working with you. Bravo to you!

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    1. Thank you Kathy! The pearl was a little harder, but I got used to it. I don't think I could go smaller with a size D hook, though. ;) xo Heather

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  3. Hi heather
    That is so cute! Love it particularly the crocheted edgings.
    Have a wonderful weekend
    Sophie x

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    1. Thank you so much Sophie! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  4. Is the Home Sweet Home piece hard? Does it have cardboard in it? It's really lovely, you are so so good!!! I want to get better, and you are inspiring me!!!

    I like the contrast of these two pieces together;)

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    1. Thank you! The lettering was simple, and I just sewed it on the fabric. I made it into a mini quilt with batting in between, and then crocheted the edging. Oh, I can't wait to see what you create! I am sure it will be beautiful!!! Have a lovely Sunday! xo Heather

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  5. I have not heard of storeny..will need to go check it out.
    Adorable project.

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    1. Thanks!! Yes, you need to check it out! I will eventually close Etsy and just have the Storenvy. Have a great day! xo Heather

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  6. Um, can I please have that awesome weathered chair?????

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    1. It is a favorite of mine, might be to hard to let go! ;) xo Heather

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  7. This is really pretty. I love the delicate crocheted edging and the doily you have added to your mini quilt. It all works so well together.

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  8. Darling litte cross stitch !
    I love a black color in each room; be it a chalkboard, rooster, whatever. Love the way a touch of black looks.

    Going over now to check out your other site :)

    Enjoy this weekend.

    Smiles :)
    Kerin

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    1. Thank you sweet Kerin! Have a wonderful Sunday! xo Heather

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  9. Just lovely! I will check out the shop at Storeny!

    chris

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  10. Oh, I like this! It definitely says "Heather". I keep wanting to try an embroidery edge on cloth. But haven't been sure how to start. Are you using an blanket stitch to attach too? I am sure I can find something on You tube. I will check out your new store!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. Thank you so much Susie! I start with a blanket stitch, and then make a chain all around, and go from there. I think you would love crocheting edges!! So fun, and you can't stop thinking of things to put an edge on! Have a beautiful day! xo Heather

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  11. I love the combination of the cross stitch with your pretty crochet edging. I also like the black. Have a wonderful weekend!

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  12. Heather - those are such nice items. Congrats on the new shoppe! You have a great weekend, too, k? :D

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    1. Thank you Renae!!! Have a great Sunday! xo Heather

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  13. Very cute idea! Going to go see what goodies you have in your new shop! :]

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  14. Your work is so pretty. I don't know how you have the patience to crochet the beautiful edges. I am going now to visit your "new" shop.

    Tresa

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    1. Thank you Tresa!! I take many breaks doing it. ;) xo Heather

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  15. Ohhh I just adore your sweet sweet pieces!! :) So charming!! I hope to do some shopping soon!! :)

    Happy Weekend!
    xo Jenny

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    1. Thank you so much Jenny!! Have a great Sunday! xo Heather

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  16. Love your home sweet home and the green frame is so cute! I'm off to look in your shop, have a happy weekend sweetie

    Bee happy x

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    1. Thank you Deborah! Have a great Sunday!! xo Heather

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  17. Absolutely gorgeous, Heather! Wishing you a weekend that's happy & blessed. Xo

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    1. Thank you Gilly!! Happy weekend to you, too! xo Heather

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  18. Your little wallhanging turned out great. We had a bit of sun this morning but has gotten dark out there again -- must be another dust storm. Bleh! Hope your day is a good one. Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy!! Hope your weekend has been wonderful! xo Heather

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  19. That's so beautiful Heather! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!! :) xo Holly

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  20. I love your home sweet home mini quilt, it's so pretty and such an original idea too. You clever thing!

    Sandra x

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  21. Your mini quilt is just gorgeous, Heather!! I just love it!
    xx

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    1. Thank you so much Isobel!! xo Heather

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  22. Girl, you are sew talented!! LOVE seeing what you make and put together! I LOVE TEA TOWELS! Do you sell them? Is your new store a walk-in or online? Let me know....anyway congrats! It's always FUN to step into a NEW ADVENTURE! From one sweetie to another~~~~Roxie

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    1. Hi Roxie!! Thank you so much!! I do sell vintagey tea towels! You can buy them online at either of my shoppes right now. Here are the links:

      http://vintagegrey.storenvy.com
      http://www.etsy.com/shop/vintagegreyhandmade?ref=si_shop

      Have a great weekend!! xo Heather

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  23. Hi Heather, what I really love about your creations is how you 'layer' up the fabrics and textiles, really lovely, whenever I try it, just looks messy! Ada :)

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    1. Thank you so much Ada! Oh, I am sure it doesn't look messy! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  24. That is a pretty post.. You make sweet vignettes.

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  25. You have a great eye for how things should look. Your new mini quilt is so darling!

    I love your new shop! I've not heard of Storenvy before. I'm checking it out!

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    1. Thank you Amy! Yes, Storenvy is great!! xo Heather

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  26. This little project turned out sew sweet! I've been meaning to try some edging .... Just haven't gotten to it yet. Your granny blanket is darling! I finished mine to. Just need to photograph it .... I'm with you....I love the portability of the granny squares. I have a couple more planned myself.
    I'm currently working on a lacey scarf.

    Have a great weekend!

    ~liz

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    1. Hi Liz! Thank you! I can't wait to see your granny blanket! I am almost finished with the edging, and then it's done! The scarf sounds beautiful! Have a great Sunday! xo Heather

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  27. You did a great job! I love all your creations. Have a blessed Sunday!

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  28. love the black and white against the green!

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  29. Such pretty texile creations! I love the combinations you make. I also love the crochet edging...must have a try! Have a happy week ahead.
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you Helen!! Yes, you must try the crocheted edging! So fun, and it brings the sweetest touch to everything. Have a great week ahead, too!! xo Heather

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  30. Dearest Heather,
    Your projects are so pretty...How I love your crocheted edging and vintage tablecloth fabric. By adding a lace doily and your "Home Sweet Home"...you have created a tiny little masterpiece!
    I'm so glad you stopped by and thank you for your dear comment.
    Have a happy week, my sweet friend!
    Blessings,
    Carolynn

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    1. Thank you so much Carolynn!! Have a beautiful week! xo Heather

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    1. Thank you so much!! Have a great day! xo Heather

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  32. absolutely love the black and white with the green! what a talent you are! you are truly inspiring and amazing!!! sending morning hugs...

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    1. Thank you Andrea!! You are the sweetest and such a dear friend!! xo Heather

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  33. Oh this is darling..you should sell these! I love the pretty fabric you used. Sending you lots of love for a great week ahead. xo

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    1. Thank you Koralee!! I was thinking of making a few for the shoppe, so thank you for the sweet words of encouragement!! Wishing you a beautiful week my friend!! xo Heather

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  34. I now follow thru GFC (i'm always looking for new blogs to follow). hope you have a moment to check out, mine, too, friend! i live and breathe vintage and it looks like you do, too. awesome.
    blessings!

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    1. Hi Mindy!! So happy to have you here!! Thanks for following, and I adore your sweet blog!! We definitely share a love for vintage goodies! So happy to be following you!! Have a blessed night! xo Heather

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