Thursday, September 25, 2014

autumn is here

Happy Autumn!
So happy that fall is here! Our weather is still a little warm, but hopefully soon those crisp, cool days will be here! I have been super busy with getting my fall items for the shoppe made and ready for my reopening in early October.
I celebrated my "32" birthday a couple weeks ago and spent a nice quite day just relaxing. My mom sent me a birthday box full of family treasures. These sweet Pyrex bowls were a wedding gift when my parents got married. So, I am excited to have them now and they are perfect for fall!
I went to a antique shop and treated myself to these sweet peach vintage canisters. I'll have to keep my eye out for the other sizes to complete the set!
 I finished my mini apple wall quilt! I hand quilted it, so it took a little longer, but love how it turned out!
 And, to finish it off I used a sweet apple print for the binding. I am thinking of starting a little mini quilt for each season, so maple leaves are up next!
A few peaks at what will be in my shoppe coming early October for fall!! Pretty vintage tablecloth floral appliqué tea towels,
pretty maple leaf coasters,
fall pillow covers, and lots more! I will be posting once it gets closer to my shoppe reopening!

I hope that you are all doing wonderfully!! I have lots of catching up to do! I am on Instagram daily, so you can pop on over and visit with me there, too!

Wishing you all a beautiful first week of autumn!! xo


Monday, September 8, 2014

patchwork apples and pretty pinwheels

Hope you had a lovely weekend! I am eager for autumn and those cooler weather days. So, to get a little in the mood, I couldn't resist making some sweet patchwork apples from the lovely Lori Holt of Bee in My Bonnet's book, Quilty Fun!
 They were so fun to make and I can't wait to make some more, maybe into pot holders!
 And, this sweet mini apple quilt is what I made! It is completely inspired by the darling mini apple quilt that Jessie of Messy Jesse made that I just loved! So, now it is the perfect little quilt to practice my hand quilting on!
I made a few more pinwheels to add to my quilt! I am more of a simple quilter, and these are always my favorite to make!
 The hardest part is always deciding the fabrics! ;)
 And, now my Sew Sweet Bee pinwheel quilt top is finished!
 I just love how this quilt turned out and all the pretty blocks and colors! Thank you to all the Sweet Bee's who contributed to it!! Soon it will be off to be quilted by the sweetest Donna, which I can't wait!! Her quilting is always so beautiful!
And, these pretties arrived in the mail from Donna last week! She sweetly asked me if I would like to do a Blogger's Choice for her fabric shoppe, which I was so excited to do with these new Lecien Flower Sugar collection! The colors are so gorgeous! You can find this sweet Vintage Grey fat quarter bundle over at Donna's shoppe!
I am getting ready to start making some fall items for the shoppe. I love this time of year and all the soft autumn colors! Thank you for visiting with me and for your sweet comments! 
Wishing you a most lovely and crafty week! xo 


Monday, September 1, 2014

catching up

 Hello Sweet Friends!
Happy September!! Hope that you are doing wonderful! I have been busy working away on projects, custom orders, and planning new fall and Christmas pretties for the shoppe. 
 I made a couple more hand sewn bow ties for my baby quilt that I am working on. They are quick and relaxing to make!
 I am catching up on my blocks for ZakkaArt's #handsewpatchwork sew-a-long. I have a couple more to go and then I will be caught up!
 I have been making some pretty custom Dahlia pot holders, which I really love making! I am thinking of doing some pretty autumn and Christmas ones. And, yes I am already planning Christmas early this year for my shoppe because time always just flies so fast after September, so I want to get a head start this year.
 I made this sweet vintage inspired Sunbonnet Sue needle keep for a dear friends birthday.
 The one on the right is the vintage one I used as my template. I made the flowers different using small felt circles, and added a some hand stitching to the bottom of the dress. I plan to make a few more as, they were so fun to make, and pretty cute!
 I came across these neat 1940's appliqué transfer patterns that I can't wait to try out! I really love the kitchen shelf tea towels.
 Found this cute painted farm table runner at the thrift store. I would love to stitch it up sometime, but I am not sure I will ever get to it now, I might just leave it or I was even thinking of making them into pillow covers. So, we'll see! ;)
And, I received some pretty mail from sweet Shay of Simply Sweet Fabric! Love all these colors!! You can find them all at her lovely shoppe!

Wishing you all a lovely week and start to the new month! I am so looking forward to autumn and cooler weather! How about you? Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me! xo