Friday, May 17, 2013

a happy friday

Thank you all so much for you sweet comments on my estate finds! It was a good weekend for treasures! 
It has been a busy week of creating, planning a new line of products for my shoppe, and hanging out with sweet friends. The weather finally cooled down and it has been so lovely outside. I need to enjoy these days, as summer is just around the corner. Hope you have had some wonderful weather, too!
I was able to get one flower done, and the bowl is full of little squares ready to be made into a sweet purple one. I think my goal is 12 flowers, so I have 7 more to go and then it will be adding all the white hexies to connect the flowers. 
 Some progress is being made on my ripple blanket. I am going to be doing a grey and mint green stripe next, and then repeat the other colors until it is the right length. I look forward to it being done, but it was hard to crochet on those hots days, so hopefully the cool weather will last!
I have been working on some vintage tea towels for the shoppe that will be listed next week. These are the last ones of these pretty tablecloths!
And, I have been busily working on some plans for a new line of vintage inspired embroidered kitchen items that I have had in my mind for awhile. So, I have been collecting cute vintage patterns and I am excited to get started on this new line. I hope to be showing you these kitchen goodies soon! So, if my blog gets a little quite you'll know why. ;) 
  I am also in the process of making a couple more clothespin bags one with the sweet kittens washing their mittens, and another darling cross-stitch kitty pattern. There is just something about those cute kittens that just makes me smile! How about you?
A pretty packaged arrived yesterday from the lovely Holly of Cutie Pie Cottage. We did a fun garland swap, and this beautiful button ball garland is what she sent me!! I just love the pretty colors and fabrics, and those cute buttons!! Thank you so much Holly for sending me such a sweet garland! 
Wishing you a most lovely and crafty weekend! 

25 comments:

  1. Loving all your projects :) The ripple blanket is fab, I keep saying I would like to learn to crochet but haven't yet got round to it. Sounds like you're having some lovely weather over here its just rain, rain and more rain!

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  2. Hi Heather..what gorgeous things you are making at the moment. You're a lucky duck receiving that button ball garland too...a beautiful swap!

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  3. Hello sweet Heather and happy Friday to you too!! I love your quilt flower, it is coming along beautifully. As for the ripple blanket (one of the many projects on my list to do next), well its looking FAB. I love the colours that you chose. Apparently there is something quite therapeutical about working a ripple?! The teatowels are gorgeous, I love the fabrics. I am trying to make some at the moment as I am hoping to have a little stall at a craft night in Nov (health permitting!). The kittens are so gorgeous, I adore them. Sweet button garland too. Enjoy your weekend and I look forward to seeing you kitchen creations. xo

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  4. Busy Busy Gal! Love your pretty quilted flower and the vintage embroidery. I have so many packages of embroidery patterns and just love them! Hope you're doing well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  5. You are so busy with so many fabulous projects, you talented lady! Your package arrived already. Love those Texas-sized popcorn bags. Chris is bringing home his school popcorn machine for Emma's birthday party this evening. Those bags will be perfect!! Love the vintage cowgirl/cowboy print too. You are so sweet to think of us. Hugs!

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  6. Looks like you have some great projects in the works! What a fun swap.....Holly's garlands are just too cute!

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  7. Can't wait to see all your ideas...that garland is great! Have a lovely weekend! :) x

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  8. I LOVE the 3 little kittens! One of my earliest memories is my grandmother playing and signing the song on her piano.

    I'm glad you like your garland! I love mine and will take pics once I get it ironed and hung! ♥

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  9. It all looks fabulous!! I have bee working on a vintage bib pattern this week..i hope to have it finished up soon.

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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  10. Love your pretty hexi and the purple colors that are coming up for the next one! Your ripple blanket is coming along lovely!! Excited to see your new sweet creations! :) I was thinking of you yesterday, I went to a barn sale and found a cute little vintage close pin holder for the line outside :) Wishing you a beautiful weekend! xo Holly

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  11. And a lovely hexagon it is! What a darling garland too. I'm at my first ever Quilt Market. Overwhelming

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  12. Hello sweet Heather! I am so glad you have enjoyed lovely weather and sweet friends, as well as your beautiful sewing! Your flower garden quilt is coming along beautifully as well as your ripple blanket! I do hope you have more cool weather so you can enjoy finishing it sweetie! The vintage tablecloths are gorgeous! You always make the prettiest tea towels. I love the vintage kitten embroideries! I agree, they are so sweet and cute and they make me smile! I look forward to seeing all that you are making for you new line! It will be fabulous! I love the garland your sweet friend made for you! So adorable and unique! Have a happy weekend dear friend! Love you, Paula xo

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  13. I'm anxious to see the new ideas you have percolating! Happy weekend to you.

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  14. I really love those little embroidered kitten pieces you are working on. Kitty cats are always favorites for me.

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  15. I'm a huge kitten fan ... can't wait to see! Happy weekend, Heather!

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  16. You sure are keeping busy, it always amazes me how much you get done!
    I am fascinated with your ripple blanket and look forward to seeing how it looks the next time you share, I like the thought of the grey being incorporated. It is going to be so very pretty when it's all done.
    Have a lovely weekend. xo

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  17. Love your latest hexie flower....such pretty colours and fabrics. Your ripple is coming along well....they are rather warm to work on (not a problem here in the chilly UK at the moment though, am quite glad of mine!) Love your sweet kitties! And such a lovely fabric bead necklace in your swap...I would love one too :)
    Hope you are having a happy weekend, Heather.
    Helen x

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  18. Oooooo......love your pretty hexagon!! Beautiful ripple blanket..... this is on my to-do list. Do you have a certain pattern you're using?

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  19. Gosh, you have been busy!

    That hexie flower is lovely :D

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  20. What a bust bee you are! i love your hexies, they are very addictive i find!
    happy sunday
    love jooles xxx

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  21. Your flower is so pretty. I can not wait to see the purple one. You have really been a busy gal. Oh the yellow tablecloth is so pretty. I can not wait to see what you are going to do with it. Holly's garland's are so cute. Hope you are having a great weekend.
    Hugs
    donna

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  22. Heather, I'm doing a post on vintage potholders. Would you mind if I used a pic of one in your shop and linked to it? I love them!

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  23. Hi Heather! I have gone through your recent posts and my you have been up to some pretty fun stuff. Your ideas and creativity always just tickle me pink!! My I dream of having the talent and creativity that you do. It is always a joy to see what you are making.
    Blessings,
    Susie

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  24. Love everything you're working on for yourself and for the shop, all is just so sweet!

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  25. yes! i got it to load. this is the hexie flower i mentioned. beautiful. you sure are making some pretties. so glad i got to visit!!

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