Wednesday, December 24, 2014

merry christmas

Merry Christmas!
Hope that you have been enjoying this holiday season and are ready for Christmas! So, I was determined the last week to start/finish a special project that I had purchased last year, and I am happy to say that last night I completed my first vintage Bucilla Santa Mail Bag just in time for Christmas!
Wow, these kits are a lot of work, but so worth every stitch, sequin, and bead in the end. I have to say that I'm so in love with this Santa! And, I think that he just might have to find a permanent spot in my sewing room so I can see him all year long. Now, to relax and recharge for the new year. 
Wishing you and yours a most joyous and blessed Christmas! 
Thank you for all your love and support this year. You have truly blessed me and brightened my year! May you enjoy the holiday season and see you in 2015! xo

"But the angel said to them, "Do not be afraid. I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. Today in the town of David a Savior has been born to you; he is Christ the Lord..."Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to men on whom his favor rest." Luke 2:10,11,14


Sunday, December 14, 2014

a most lovely singer featherweight

Happy sweet day to you!
How are you doing? It has been such a busy month for me with my shoppe, and I am so grateful and appreciative of my amazing and sweet customers for all their love and support of my handmade business this year. They have blessed me so!!
My shoppe is now closed for the holiday season and will be reopening in the new year. I am looking forward to relaxing and recharging for the year ahead. I still have some gifts to finish up and projects to work on for myself, so my hands are never quite resting. ;)
Well, Christmas has come a little early for me this year!! I am happy to be the new owner of my first Singer Featherweight sewing machine given to me by my lovely mother. My great grandmother gave it to her, and now she has passed it on to me which I am so excited about!
I looked up the serial number to find out what year it was made, and it was "born" on June 26, 1947. I guess they all have birthdays which is fun to know!
The detailing on the face plate and gold pin-stripping all over adds such a beautiful and special touch! They really are such amazing little machines!
So, I am completely in love with it and can't wait to oil it and start sewing away! I am beyond thrilled to have this family heirloom to treasure now.

Hope that you are doing wonderfully and enjoying the holiday season! Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me!
 Wishing you a most lovely week and Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

my shoppe is now open!

 Happy Sweet Day!!
My shoppe is now open with all new Christmas pretties!!
Wishing you a most lovely day!! xo


Sunday, November 30, 2014

christmas is coming to vintage grey 
Hello Sweet Friends!
Hope that you had a lovely Thanksgiving and weekend!
I have been busy working away on Christmas pretties for the shoppe, and will be reopening this Wednesday, December 3rd at 11 a.m. PST! Here is a little peak at some of the Christmas items and you can see some more over on my IG!  

Wishing you all a most lovely week and Christmas season! xo


Wednesday, November 26, 2014

a happy thanksgiving

Wishing you and your family a most lovely and blessed Thanksgiving!

"Come let us sing for joy to the Lord; let us shout aloud to the Rock of our salvation. Let us come before him with thanksgiving and extol him with music and song. " Psalm 95:1


Monday, November 17, 2014

a little shoppe sale!

A very happy day to you! 
Just popping in to let you know I am having a little shoppe sale to say "Thank You" to all my sweet and most lovely customers! Use the code "thankful" at checkout to get 20% off already made items. 
Wishing you a beautiful day!! xo


Saturday, November 1, 2014

mini maple leaf quilt

Happy November!
Hope you are doing wonderfully and enjoying some lovely autumn weather! I wanted to get one more fall project in before I start Christmas sewing, so I made another mini wall quilt with maple leaves. 
I used a mix of some of my favorite vintage and new fabrics in pinks and yellows, with a cream and gold sparkle background, and bubblegum pink stripes to finish it off. I kept the hand quilting simple with just one set of diagonal lines, which I loved how it turned out!
So, now it's hanging up to enjoy for the rest of this month until Christmas decorations take over my home! ;)
I have started some Christmas sewing for the shoppe, and this sweet deer is one of the projects I started using the darling deer pattern from the Bustle and Sew magazine. I am thinking this would be sweet on a felt Christmas stocking, which I want to make soon!

Thank you for stopping by and visiting with me!! And, to see more peaks at my Christmas makes for the shoppe this year, you can come visit me on IG!

Wishing you all a lovely and crafty day! xo


Thursday, October 16, 2014

pinwheel quilt and new treasures

Hello sweet friends!
Hope that you are enjoying some lovey autumn weather! It has finally cooled down and I have been enjoying those crisp cool autumn days and nights. 
I was so excited the other day to get some happy mail with my pinwheel quilt arriving back from the talented and sweet Donna of Donna's Lavender Nest who so beautifully quilted it for me! I just love how it turned out! She did such an awesome job!!
Here is a peak at the back. I used a vintage sheet which I just love using, and found some of these pretty aqua stripes for the binding. I can't wait to get it all finished, so I can start cuddling up with it!
So, this is my newest treasure that I am loving! I have been wanting a small chalkboard for awhile, and actually passed one up that was smaller than this at estate sale because of the price. Well, the other day at the thrift store, this beauty was waiting for me to bring it home and for under $5! It is meant to hang on the wall and not really sure of the history. Maybe it hung in a classroom or store?
So, I had a little practice on my chalkboard art for Halloween. It's not the best, but hopefully I'll get better. I am not great when it comes to drawing. ;) And, you can see my first little Gurley witch girl candle that I found, too. Her face is gone, but she's still cute!
This is another recent find that I am so looking forward to getting stitched up for the holidays. I have been on the look for this pattern, and how fun to have it already stamped, and ready to stitch away!

Well, thank you for all your lovely comments on my new autumn pretties! I have been working away on custom orders, and will soon be starting my Christmas goodies. 

Wishing you all a most lovely weekend, and thank you so much for coming by to visit with me! xo Heather


Friday, October 10, 2014

new autumn pretties are here!

 Happy Friday!!
My new autumn pretties are finally here in the shoppe!! These are just a few of some new items that were just listed. You can see the rest of the over at my shoppe!
Wishing you all a most lovely day and weekend!! I'll be back next week with my newest treasure that I am super excited to have found!! 
Thanks for visiting with me!! xo

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

shoppe news

 Hello and a happy day to you!
Thank you for your sweet comments and birthday wishes!! I've been busy working away for my shoppe reopening, which will be this Friday, Oct. 10th at 1pm PST. There will be lots of new autumn pretties and cuties!!
Wishing you a most lovely day and I'll be back on Friday! xo


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