Friday, February 27, 2015

Better Late Than Never :)

I've been sewing so much for my etsy business lately
that I needed to take a day to sew just for fun.
I decided to use the time to get caught up on 
some long over due projects.
I stitched these Halloween/Fall charts for my friends,
Gena, Denise and Amy.
My plan was to have them ready to go before October.
Well I finished all the stitching,
but never made them into pillows.
Until now :)

I also stitched Captain Kirk for Gina for Christmas.
(Yes....he is also late)

Then I turned my attention to a table runner
that I had completed the top last year some time
and I machine quilted it and did the binding by hand.

I think it will be cute for Easter :)
It's made from a Riley Blake charm pack.
Love the colors! 
It always feels so good to chip away at my "to do" list.
Now it's on to the next thing :)

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Happy Birthday to Me :)

 For my Birthday,
my wonderful hubby wanted to go Antique shopping with me :)
While I was looking at embroidered handkerchiefs
he called out to me from the other room.
I told him I'd be there shortly.
The next thing I know
the owner of the shop comes in the room
and tells me that my husband wants to show me something.
I came into the other room to find him all smiles
standing next to this beauty!
He had already checked it over
and decided that I "needed" to have her.
(Yes....he's awesome )

So we rescued her from the dusty Antique shop
and brought her home to live with us.
She will join my other beauties.
You can see them HERE.
According to Singer's website,
she was born in Scotland in 1910.
She is Lotus model 66K Treadle machine.
I'm still deciding on a Scottish name for her :)

Then my Mom gave me this darling vintage pin cushion!
She made new crocheted flowers for the top.
It's filled with horse hair.
Isn't it just the sweetest thing?

Birthdays are definitely a good thing :)

Wednesday, February 4, 2015

For the Love of Paper :)

For years I never looked at my sewing machine,
unless it was to sew an embellishment down to a scrapbook page.
(Sad, but true)
I was a Scrapbooker through and through.
I worked on my scrapbooks daily 
and dreamed up new layouts in my sleep.
I bought more supplies
 than I can use up in my lifetime.
My daughter used to say I owned a "store" :)

When I started sewing again,
scrapbooking took a back seat.
Now my supplies have found their way into the closet 
of my husband's office 
because fabric storage has taken over
in my craft room.

I have heard paper, pens and stickers calling me again lately.
I've seen such cute planners that were embellished
with washi tape and stickers while cruising around Pinterest
so I decided to give that a whirl.
I've been having so much fun with cute pens
stickers and washi tape purchased from Korea and China.
It's so much fun to open the packages.
The wonderful Etsy shops even include free "gifties"
in every package! 
So this gives me a bit of a paper "fix"
and still leaves me plenty of time to sew :)

I also wanted to share with you a giveaway on my 
daughter-in-law's new blog.
She is giving away a 1/2 sheet of the cutest Jamberry Nail Wraps
and all it takes to enter is to follow her new blog
 and leave a comment.
There are only a few names so far,
so the odds are in your favor to win!
Check it out HERE