Tuesday, April 22, 2014

a pretty pinwheel and my baby things

Happy sweet day to you! 
Hope your Easter was wonderful! Well, another pretty pinwheel has arrived from Miss Donna of Donna's Lavender Nest. I love the two prints she chose. So sweet together! 
And, some pretty fabrics from her fabric shoppe came with it, too. Thank you so much Donna! I really can't wait to see all these pretty pinwheels together!
 My mom sent me a box of my baby things, as she is just simplifying the things she has, and thought it would be nice for me to enjoy them now. And, in the near future it will be fun for me to have them for when we have a baby. These were some cute little things, and...
 my favorite are the Big Bird and Cookie Monster shoes!!
 Keeping with the Sesame Street theme a cute baby sleeping bag that went in my crib and car seat.
 A sweet ripple afghan that my great grandmother crocheted for me and it is so soft!
 A little rosebud dress and bonnet,and
 two cute pink outfits. The one on the left looked handmade, but then I saw a tag and it was made in Italy. Quite fancy! ;)
 A cute quilted jumper that has some storage stains, so hopefully I can get them out.
My baby book and a little planter sign. All so sweet to have and treasure now and I am so happy my mom kept it all these years for me! Do you have your baby things?
 So, I have been busy working and planning some new items for the shoppe. This cute vintage inspired clothespin bag is what I have been working on this past weekend, and they will be making their way into the shoppe in May. I really love how cute it came out. And, of course it wouldn't have been complete without a scalloped edging. ;)
I was so lucky to find some more of that pretty Pam Kitty Morning floral fabric that I used, because I ran out and Stacy from Strawberry Blossom Mercantile had some left along with some pretty Lecien floral. Yay!!

Well, I am off to go work away in my sewing room. Wishing you a lovely and creative week! xo

Friday, April 18, 2014

happy easter

Wishing you a most beautiful and blessed Easter sweet friends! 

"The angel said to the women, "Do not be afraid, for I know that you are looking for Jesus, who was crucified. He is not here; he has risen, just as he said."Matthew 28:5-6
Christ is Alive!!


Monday, April 14, 2014

hexies and patchwork

 Happy sweet day to you!
Hope your weekend was lovely and you are enjoying some wonderful spring weather. It has been beautiful here!
Well, I took a little "me" sewing time and finished up another hexie flower! I love those strawberries!
 So, there are 22 and I am thinking of going for one more row and then to the white ones. I am hoping for just a small lap size, since I want to hand quilt it. I am in no rush and it will definitely be worth the wait once it is finished!
I made this cute patchwork pillow for my mom in some of her favorite colors. There is just something about patchwork that I love, and I might be adding a couple ones to the shoppe soon, too!
 I have been on the hunt for some vintage lighter blue variegated thread and I finally found some. It is in size 30, which I have never used before, I always use size 10, so we'll see.
I also found some pretty vintage Daisy baby pink and yellow variegated in size 30, too. So, I guess I better start getting used to thinner thread!

Thank you for all your sweet comments on my last post and for visiting with me today! I'll be back soon to show you some of my baby items that my mom recently sent me.
Wishing you a most lovely and crafty week!


Tuesday, April 8, 2014

pinwheel happiness

Hello and a happy day to you!
So, this month it is my turn for the Sew Sweet Bee and I am having everyone make a pinwheel block in aqua, pink, and yellow combinations with either florals, strawberries, or cherries. I was thinking of a summery quilt. The two above are ones that I made to add to the quilt. I really enjoy making pinwheels and they are probably my favorite block to make! Well, this week has been a very happy mail week with some blocks already arriving!
This pretty block was made by lovely Pam of Pam Kitty Morning!! Isn't is so pretty! I love her sweet fabrics!
And, she also sent along some cute stickies!! Thank you so much Pam!! I love your pinwheel!!
Next up is this gorgeous pinwheel was made by the lovely Amy of A Quilting Sheep!! Isn't it pretty!!
And, she sent some sweet fabric! Thank you so much Amy! I love your pinwheel!!
And, these next two are from the sweet Renee of Sewn with Grace! Aren't they both so beautiful! The one on the right she used a gorgeous blue feed sack, which I just love!
And, she sent along some vintage transfers! Renee knows how to bring a happy smile to my face. ;) Thank you so much Renee, I love your pinwheel blocks!!
I finally got a some time to do a little makeover with these cute skunks. I just added some floral and strawberry prints, and they're done! I would like to paint the frames one day, but I think they are pretty cute as they are.
And, my next little project for the shoppe is making my own version of these darling dress clothespin bags!

Thank you for all your supportive comments on my new items! I truly love what I do! Wishing you all a beautiful and crafty week! xo

Friday, April 4, 2014

new spring items!!

 Happy Friday to you! Hope your week was wonderful! 
Well, my new spring items are finally here and in the shoppe! There are some sweet embroidered tea towels,
 cute spring embroidered pot holders,
 pretty crocheted vintagey hangers,
 a sweet kitty wash day clothespin bag,
 adorable puppy clothespin bag,
 and one made-to-order sweet kittens washing their mittens clothespin bag. I will only be offering one of these with this sweet pink floral. ;)
 There are some new gift tags, including these vintagey "just for you" tags!
Some lovely spring coasters!
 A couple darling Easter hankies and a few pretty spring floral ones!
 And, my made-to-order crocheted spring eggs are back in shoppe!
 Wishing you all a lovely, spring weekend and I will be back soon to show you my Sew Sweet block that I am having my sweet group make this month, and the first pretty one I received! xo