Friday, June 27, 2014

Oh JOY!!!

Sometimes you come across a super talented person
and you just want NEED
 to have a piece of their amazing artwork :)
Well a blogger friend of mine, 
is amazingly talented herself, 
but her 2 daughters are pretty ah-mazing as well!
Emily, makes these fabulous
 hand stitched canvas wall art pieces
and Julianna makes the cutest sock animals!
I contacted Kimberly and asked her if Emily would consider
making a custom piece for my sewing room.
I'm SUPER excited with what she made for me!

The colors and fabric choices are perfection!
Just looking at it makes me happy.

I know I'll be pestering her for more canvases in the future!

Monday, June 9, 2014

I'm not getting older....I'm becoming Vintage :)

I wonder why it is that when we find Vintage items
our hearts skip a beat and we like to imagine
what life was like years ago
and who owned these items.
(or maybe it's just me)
I think people should be admired
 and cherished as we age as well :)
Varicose veins are like a road map
to all the places we've been in our life.
And the wrinkles are evidence of
laughter and tears that brought us to this place in time.

Ok....enough deep thoughts for the day.
I wanted to share a few "new" Vintage items I've acquired. 

These GORGEOUS sterling silver embroidery scissors
were given to me by my awesome hubby for 
Mother's Day.
They are from Germany and very fragile.
I will just keep them safe and admire them,
but not use them.

I found this little box of threads at the Peddlers' Market
back in February.
Not sure how old it is 
and the red thread is definitely not from the original set,
 but it's red.....enough said. 

A few weeks ago the hubby and I discovered a "new to us"
Antique Mall close to our new church.
We stopped in last Sunday
and I found this darling Vintage needle book.
I love the bright colors and the graphics.
It's old and brittle so I handle it carefully :)

And yesterday we went to one of our favorite shops
and I saw these beautiful scissors in a case.
They were gray and dingy  but they had 
and warm glow like sterling silver does 
when it's tarnished.
I bought them for $18.00.
They are marked Grasoli Germany on the backside.
They have a wonderful grape vine pattern.
I brought them home and polished them
with my silver cloth and Viola!
They are sterling silver plated :)
They are sturdy and super sharp
so these will get used for sure!
From what I could find on Google
they are from the early 1900's.

God willing, one day I will have a sewing studio
with a place to display my Vintage finds :)

Saturday, June 7, 2014

I just had to share :)

I just had to share this totally fun apron
that I finished for a customer today.
She mailed me the fabric
and I matched it with red and white polka dots.
 (what else, right?)
The fabric is called Fruit Ladies
by Elizabeth's Studios.
Just too cute :)
I laughed out loud when I noticed
the tattoo on the back of the Pear Bottom Gal.

Hope she likes it.
Have a lovely weekend everyone!!!