Sunday, March 29, 2009

Just hangin' out.

There were so many things I could have done today.... hang some pictures....plant some seeds...pull some weeds...clean something, anything.... but that's not what I did. I spent most of the afternoon watching golf on tv with the husband. Sometimes that just feels right.

Concerning my last post...after the drawing, Angie is the winner of the shoe bag. Thanks to those who participated.

Hope you had a good weekend!

Sunday, March 22, 2009

Celebratory Give-Away

I am going to have a drawing to celebrate my new ETSY shop. I will be giving away this shoe bag:

The hand appliqued shoe was made from a vintage hankie, and the 13 x 18 inch bag is lined and has a double drawstring.

Just leave a comment here by midnight, Friday, March 27th with a link to your blog, or an e-mail address. I will draw a name on Saturday, March 28th. ( I have a pretty busy week coming up, and probably won't be doing any blogging until then.)

Good luck!

Thursday, March 19, 2009

I did it.

I opened an ETSY shop.

I will be working on adding more items, but come on over for a visit.

Sunday, March 15, 2009

Before TV......

.......(and other forms of technological preoccupation) women had time to dress their furniture.

I've been finding some very sweet vintage dresser scarves and other linens lately. Some of them will be used to make things for my new ETSY shop. I will post a link in a day or two when I finish setting it up.

I love these little french knot flowers:

This handmade edging is amazing:

I'm so glad crafting has made such a comeback. These really make me want to do some embroidery.

Sunday, March 1, 2009


I found this hankie at an estate sale several years ago and it has always been a favorite. Isn't it funny how the eye is in the wrong place on all the dogs on the border? Ha Ha. I've thought of framing it, but haven't gotten around to it.
Now that I have a grandson, when I look at it, I have ideas for all kinds of projects.
When he turned one last month, I decided to make him a little backpack to carry his stuff in when they go on outings. (I really don't expect him to wear it on his back, not for a while anyway.) I used the cock-eyed border dogs as a guide for my design for embroidery on the pocket.

I had a lot of fun making it and of course, learned a few things along the way. I couldn't find a pattern for a small backpack, so I took apart a plastic Dr. Seuss backpack I found at the Goodwill and was able to recycle a zipper I had that had a cool zipper-pull.
Sorry, but I didn't get a picture of the finished product. I better make another one before I forget what I learned!