Friday, November 16, 2012

noah's ark

Happy Friday!
This week went by so fast! I have been hibernating in my sewing room trying to get projects completed, and of course starting new ones. I always wonder why my list of projects never seems to get shorter. ;)
Are you ready for some Christmas shopping? In continuing with last Friday's vintage Christmas ads, here is a sweet selection of goodies from Noah's Ark shoppe in 1951. What would you buy? I would like the waffle maker, tree icicles, and those pretty ornaments! 
The numbers are almost done being stitched and getting sewed onto pretty Christmas fabric. Then, it will be time to put this sweet Christmas project together. Can you guess what I am making?
The Christmas vintage tea towels are getting their final sweet touches and will soon be ready to bring some holiday cheer to many kitchens.
Hopefully the sun will peak through this weekend, so I can take photos and get them all listed in my shoppe.
A few Christmas potholders are almost finished, along with 
these pretty Christmas hankies that will all be heading to the shoppe very soon. These hankies have become a new favorite to create. 
In the evenings I crochet to relax and unwind, so I like to have a few projects that I can work on. I just started a Christmas crocheted garland that I am looking forward to having up for the holidays. I was just thinking that last December is when I first picked up a hook and learned how to crochet! Time sure goes by so fast. ;)
And, I am making progress on my husband's blanket. Yay!! This is definitely going to take me longer than I thought, so hopefully it will be done in time for Christmas morning.
I hope that you all have a most lovely and creative weekend! 

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  1. Heather, I can't believe you've only been crocheting for a year. Your work is always so beautiful. Simple but effective crochet trims and lovely embroidery add such a sweet touch to all you create. Have a wonderful weekend. Tammy

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    1. Thank you Tammy! Well it has been such a blessing to have blogging friends, like you, who are so talented with crocheting to be daily inspired by! Have a wonderful weekend, too! xo Heather

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  2. I love the vintage ad today....I would buy the tree ornaments and lots of lights! Love your gorgeous festive sewing too....is it for an advent calendar? The crochet edged hankies are so sweet, they will be flying out of your shop!
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend, Heather!
    Helen x

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    1. Thank you Helen! It is an advent calendar! I have always wanted to make one, so I am excited to get it done by the 1st of Dec. ;) Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  3. So many pretty projects! Love the vintage ads, especially the ornaments.

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  4. I'm sure your Christmas countdown will be splendid. Can't wait to see more! Love the vintage ads. Hurrah for the weekend!

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    1. Thanks! Yes, hurrah for the weekend!! Have a great one! xo Heather

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  5. That little poster is fantastic! Happy sewing! :)

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  6. Oh My!! I do love your Christmas towels! Do I see an Advent Calendar in the future?

    Happy weekend!!

    chris

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    1. Thank you Chris!! You definitely guessed it! I have always wanted to have one, so I am excited to finish it. ;) Have a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

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  7. Heather they are all gorgeous, especially that blanket, very macho colours!
    ... where did you get your crochet hook from, it looks comfy to use?
    I am visiting the states in January, apart from 'Joannes' are there any other major craft stores to recommend, I will be in orlando visiting my parents. The crochet hooks here are very uninteresting, and I do like to try before I buy.
    Bestest Daisy

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    1. Thank you so much Daisy! I bought them online at a place called Herrschners. They are Susan Bates bamboo and aluminum hooks. I really like them and they are comfortable. Here is the link: http://www.herrschners.com/product/Susan+Bates+Bamboo+Aluminum+Crochet+Hooks.aspx
      I originally got them as a set, but it looks like they only have them separate. I am sure there are other places that sell them, maybe even amazon.
      I think they have these at Joann's, so maybe you would be able to try them when you are in Orlando. Hobby Lobby is a good craft store, and I just looked online for yarn stores and there is a place called The Black Sheep that looks cute. Hope you ahve a great visit!! xo Heather

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  8. I'll take one of each oh and the metal dollhouse from the ad....I have been waiting all week to see what you are up to....smiles...Sweet Friend...Renee

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    1. That metal dollhouse looks cute, along with the full service station!! So fun! Happy weekend to you!! xo Heather

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  9. Oh Heather, I so enjoyed seeing all your lovely creations! I LOVE your new hankies! I'm in love with the 'Joy' one! Hard to believe you've been crocheting such a short time, your stitches are beautiful. Can't wait to see the garland. Have a nice weekend! Twyla

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    1. Thank you so much Twyla! You are so sweet!! Have a beautiful weekend! xo Heather

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  10. It looks like Santas workshop over there. The Christmas hankies are too cute. Love the old ad. May I ask what size yarn you use? I want to crochet try to crochet an edge on a pillowcase. Yours edges are always so pretty!

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    1. It feels like it has been Santa's workshop! ;) For the hankies I use Aunt Lydia's Classic 10 crochet thread and for my towels I use a cotton DK weight. Thank you so much!! Happy crocheting! xo Heather

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  11. So fun to see these lovely, cheery vintage items! Nice photos. :-)

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  12. Such lovely makes Heather, the Christmas hankies are delightful! Can't wait to see you garland!
    Victoria xx

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  13. I love your little ads they are so cute. Oh how I am waiting for you to put some Christmas tea towels in your shop. My oven door can not wait to hang another one of your pretties.
    Hugs
    donna

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    1. Thank you Donna! Aww, thanks! So sweet of you! Your support means so much to me! ;) Have a wonderful weekend sweet friend! xo Heather

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  14. Well, I would buy the dollhouse and of course the Christmas ornaments! And a tricycle from the 50's, yes way!!!
    Love your work, you have been so busy!! Thanks for sharing such lovelies!
    Blessings,
    Susie

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    1. That dollhouse and the tricycle would be so fun to have! I wonder what colors they were! ;) Thank you so much! xo Heather

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  15. Oh my gosh. I love these. You are SO talented! Your husband is going to love that blanket. Such a neat idea!

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    1. Thank you! I appreciate your sweetness so much! Have a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

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  16. I would like some ice skates and pretty ornaments for decorating and a fun metal doll house to play with. Are you making a Christmas countdown?? It looks more than darling! All of your things are soo gorgeous! :) xox Holly

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    1. Wouldn't be so fun to have all these goodies! Your definitely guessed right! ;) Thank you!! Have a lovely weekend! xo Heather

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  17. I'll take the doll house, thank you very much, but then I will need you to crochet me some little scalloped rugs.
    Your projects are beautiful and I am looking forward to seeing the completed advent calendar.

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    1. Oh my, how cute would crocheted scalloped rugs be! I could use some for my house! ;) Thank you!! xo Heather

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  18. Heather! hi!

    ok haven't seen your forever. where have we been? i dunno. come see me any ol' time.

    those printouts were so common place while I was young. i used to trace them. really. I would draw on them with a pen or pencil and i pretended it would help me to learn to draw. it didn't. but when i see those here, i have the urge to get out my pen and write on my monitor to trace them. LOL ...yikes.

    have a cool weekend.

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    1. Hi Renae! Hope your weekend was wonderful!! Too funny you were when you were young!! ;) xo Heather

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  19. Hmmm... what to choose, I think probably the corn popper,but thanks for the reminder that we have a waffle maker and haven't used it for ages! Perhaps we should remedy that this weekend ;-)
    LOVE all your pretty Christmas makes, especially the tea towels!
    Have a great weekend,
    xx

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    1. Oh, yes you should! I love waffles and have been wanting a waffle maker! Thank you so much! Hope your weekend was wonderful! xo Heather

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  20. I wish I could shop from that vintage ad. I'd buy the doll house, the ornaments, and maybe the toy train. Your Christmas towels are looking pretty. Happy weekend.

    xo
    Danielle

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  21. Hi Heather! Oh, you're a busy little bee! I love your little hankies with the crocheted trim. Can't wait to see what you're creating from the cute Christmas fabric.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  22. Who doesn't LOVE vintage Christmas linens?!!! Will they be in your shop? Very pretty.
    Warmly,
    deb

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    1. They will all be in my shoppe tomorrow!! Thank you!! ;) xo Heather

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  23. I really do not know where you find the time for all your creating...you just amaze me my friend...everything is always so lovely! xoxoxo Can't wait to see that advent calendar of yours.

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    1. Thank you so much!! Hope your weekend was lovely! xo Heather

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  24. I would definitely choose the doll house!!

    The prints on your fabrics are so lovely!! I'll have to stop by your shop again!!

    Have a great weekend!!

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    1. Thank you!! That dollhouse would be fun to have! xo Heather

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  25. Hi Heather..you are definitely inspiring all those Christmassy feelings in me at the moment. I love your pretty hankies and can I please have some of those boxed ornaments and a tricycle ? hehe!

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    1. Thank you so much Carol!! I will let Santa know! ;) xo Heather

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  26. WoW Heather -- you are an incredible crochet talent!!!!! AMAZING!!!! An the vintage Noah's Ark Add is AWESOME...simply adore it...thanks for the smile this morning and sending you tons of hugs and love...

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    1. Thank you so much sweet Andrea!!! xo Heather

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  27. I am drooling over some fabric I see up there!!!!!!!!

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  28. Uhm, I'll take the dollhouse for under $5!!! Why oh why can't we get those prices today? Your towels, your hankies.....all to die for girlfriend. I wish my old hands would work properly so that I could crochet and knit again.

    Hugs,
    Meri

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    1. I know it would be so nice to have those prices for quality products. ;) Thank you so much!! Hope your weekend was wonderful! xo Heather

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  29. i love your scalloped edges ... they make me so happy girl ♥ loves...

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  30. I love vintage Christmas ads!! I would buy the doll house and service station. So cheap! That is a great idea for a hubby gift too, my hubby never likes what I get him. But I think he would like it if I made him a blanket.

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    1. Thanks, the ads are so fun to look at and dream about having all the goodies! I think handmade is the best! ;) xo Heather

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  31. The tree ornaments would be my purchase, no question! I love looking at your vintage fabrics and the fabulous way you combine and embellish them. Those hankies are just lovely! And my jaw literally dropped open when I read that it's been less than a year since you've learned to crochet......I'm in awe.

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    1. Thank you Fran! ;) You're too sweet my friend!! xo Heather

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  32. Hi sweet Heather,
    You have been busy! Just look at all your pretty projects. I always love your choice of colors and vintage looking prints. Your hand embroidery is perfection and so delightfully old fashioned looking. I always know when I visit you that I am going to get inspired to head to my sewing room. My hubby is going out of town for a trip and you can guess where I will be spending most of my time!
    I love the Noah's Ark advertisement. I have to admit that I was just one year old when it was printed. Ouch...Now you know how old this Grammy is!!! I had a doll house like the one advertised. My parents gave me one for Christmas when I was around five years old.
    Blessings and a very Happy Thanksgiving!
    Carolynn xoxo

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  33. Wow you have lots of projects on the go im looking forward to seeing your crochet garland. I would like the vintage decorations of that sheet also. Have a lovely week and enjoy all that your making, dee x

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  34. Sweet Heather, I love the vintage Christmas ads you are sharing! I think I would purchase the ornaments, doll house, and table and chairs. Can you believe those prices? Heather, you are so talented and creative! I love all of the gorgeous Christmas goodies you have lovingly sewn, stitched and crocheted! What beautiful work you do sweet friend! I know your husband will love his blanket! Much love, Paula xo

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