Friday, March 15, 2013

a birthday placemat

Happy Friday!
This week flew by and it has been such a busy one. Thank you all so much for the sweetest comments on my vintage quilt!! It was so fun to make, and I am already thinking of making another one and I am on the hunt for another cutter vintage tablecloth!
  
I have been working on quite a few projects for some dear friends and custom orders for my shoppe. One little project is for a special boy who is turning the big "1"next week. I have been inspired by Amy's placemats from NanaCompany, and thought this would be the perfect gift for this birthday boy! 
I used some of my favorite grey and blue prints, along with some cute 30' reproduction ones. It was so hard not to add any pretty scallops or lace! 
A little hand quilting was added to some of the patchwork pieces to give it a handmade touch.
And, his initial sweetly placed on pretty aqua gingham! This birthday boy lives a couple states away, so it has been wrapped and will be off in the mail today!
Last week was filled with pretty mail! I ordered some gorgeous rose fabric from the most lovely Donna of Donna's Lavender's Nest! She has the sweetest selection of beautiful prints in her Etsy shoppe!! 
I have had my eye on this pretty one for awhile, so I was happy to finally be able to get some!! Thank you so much Donna!
The most lovely Holly of Damita's Pretty Wrap sent me these darling Easter goodies!! So, so cute they all are! Thank you Holly!
The sweetest Kim of Musings from Kim K sent me this adorable Easter basket that she created, which is so darling, and some wonderful vintage crochet and embroidery pattern books! I can't wait to try the patterns! Thank you so much Kim! 
And, the most lovely Jaime of Raising up Rubies sent me a little package, with this darling dress garland. She has a beautiful Etsy shoppe filled with pretties for all the crafty hearts out there! Thank you so much Jaime!
Well, I am off to finish working on my projects, and will be back to show you one of them on Monday! Do you have any crafty plans?
Wishing you all wonderful and crafty weekend sweet friends! 

55 comments:

  1. Lovely gifts Heather! Glad you like the Easter papers :) That little boy will love that darling place mat you made! Have a wonderful weekend!! :) xo Holly

    ReplyDelete
  2. I love the adorable little boy's quilt, Heather! Such lovely fabrics and a sweet style but still boy-ish.....and I love the addition of his initial too. The dress garland is so pretty, and so is the Easter basket.
    Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
    Helen x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Helen! Happy weekend to you! xo Heather

      Delete
  3. Beautiful Heather. You did one of the hardest things - made a lovely thing for a boy! I love Nana Co so much too, she's awesome :)

    S x

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Sandra! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

      Delete
  4. Darling placement. You always find the perfect fabric for your creations. Lots of pretty packages coming to your house. How fun!

    ReplyDelete
  5. The placemat for the little birthday boy is so sweet. Looks like you received a lot of lovely things in the mail! I love the cute clothesline full of dolly dresses. No crafting time for me this weekend... It's spring break and St Patrick's Day. We've got boys to load on airplanes and two parades to go to.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much! Have a wonderful and fun weekend! ;) xo Heather

      Delete
  6. The place mat is gorgeous, what a lovely gift :)

    I'm rather taken with that string of paper dresses too :D

    ReplyDelete
  7. Such sweet goodies! I am looking forward to what you create from those crochet pattern books.

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Kathy!! Happy weekend! xo Heather

      Delete
  8. that placemat is absolutely lovely and your sewing is so neat. just gorgeous!

    Nikki x

    ReplyDelete
  9. Such lovely parcels Heather, loving your quilt too! :) x

    ReplyDelete
  10. Very sweet 1st birthday pressie for a very lucky boy. Its gorgeous. I love the fabric arrangement. You've clearly been spoilt this week! One lucky gal. xx

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

      Delete
  11. What a cute boy place mat. He'll love it! Such pretty gifts and goodies too.Have a wonderful weekend.

    ReplyDelete
  12. Your birthday mat is so cute. What a lucky little boy. I am so happy that you like your fabric. Looks like your received some beautiful goodies.
    Hugs
    donna

    ReplyDelete
  13. What sweet fabrics in the quilts! I love the one with the balloons and umbrellas especially! Looks like something from Babar.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Such pretties to look at !
    Have a great weekend !

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Donna!! Have a great weekend, too! xo Heather

      Delete
  15. OK where to start... Love the placemat! And all your Easter packages hold such fun things! Received the eggs I ordered! LOVE them! And thanks for all the little extras!!

    Chris

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Aww, so glad it arrived safely for you Chris!! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

      Delete
  16. Hi Heather,
    Love that little place mat. So sweet for a birthday boy. :) Love that little dress garland too! I'm just working on my massive afghan this weekend .... and reading of course. :)

    Enjoy your St. Paddy's Day!

    ~Liz

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Liz! Happy St. Paddy's Day, too! xo Heather

      Delete
  17. How darling! The placemat is so pretty and your quilt is absolutely stunning! I love seeing what your hands create. Have a great weekend!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Renee!! Have a lovely weekend, too! xo Heather

      Delete
  18. Love love love the placemat! The fabrics are so great! And I love how you did some handstitching to give it a vintage look! Great Job Heather.
    Erica :)

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Erica! Have a great weekend! xo Heather

      Delete
  19. What can I say.....gorgeous gorgeous gorgeous. From start to finish this post had me ooohing and ahhhing at every picture!

    ReplyDelete
  20. Such an adorable placemat! Love this idea.
    Hope your weekend is going well...your packages are lovely. xo

    ReplyDelete
  21. Your little baby boy quilted placemat is just adorable, the initial is the perfect touch!! Have a wonderful weekend!

    ReplyDelete
  22. What fun packages! I love the placemat with the vintage inspired fabric. and your vintage quilt is gorgeous, oh how I would love to make a quilt!

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much Prudence!! Oh, you could definitely learn and you would love it! Have a great day! xo Heather

      Delete
  23. That placemat is exquisite! I love everything about it, but the dark hand-stitching around the letter A really makes it pop. Happy St. Patty's Day! :) --Fran

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Fran!! Hope you had a wonderful weekend! xo Heather

      Delete
  24. Happy Sunday sweet Heather! I love your posts so much! I look forward to your next vintage quilt! I love the sweet placemat you made for the birthday boy! The fabrics are so cute! You did a fabulous job! Donna is so sweet and I love her shop too! That fabric is gorgeous and so are all the other pretties! Holly, Kim and Jamie sent you some gorgeous things sweetie! I am so happy for you! I will see you tomorrow. I can hardly wait to see your makes! Lots of love, Paula xo

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you so much my sweet!! Have a beautiful day!! Lots of love and hugs, xo Heather

      Delete

  25. Hi Heather! So many pretty things to look at! I love that pretty fabric with the roses and your quilted placemat is beautiful. Your crochet eggs are cute, too.
    Have a great week,
    Dorothy

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Thank you Dorothy!! Have a great week, too! xo Heather

      Delete
  26. Oh...My goodness! What a delightful week you have had with so many pretties landing in your mailbox. They are all equally wonderful! It's so amazing just how many incredibly talented bloggers there are out there in blogland.
    Have a blest day,
    Hugs,
    Carolynn xo

    ReplyDelete
  27. I almost forgot to tell you how darling your sweet placemat is for a little boy. I truly love Aunt Grace's reproduction fabrics. The conversation prints take me back to my childhood. My gramma made little dresses for me and my two older sisters from feedsack fabrics that she saved over the years.
    Happy Spring, sweet Heather!
    Smiles,
    Carolynn xoxo

    ReplyDelete
  28. Aww! What a lucky boy to receive one of your sweet creations! Love it! :)
    -Denise

    ReplyDelete

Thank you kindly for leaving your comments! It truly makes my day. I will always do my very best to reply or answer any questions. If you are a no-reply blogger, you can leave your email so I can reply or answer your questions. Have a blessed day!