Sunday, September 30, 2007
Thursday, September 27, 2007
Monday, September 24, 2007
But, if you can look past the bugs, there are some pretty sights to be seen.
And if you watch close enough you just never know what you might find! (Yikes!)
Sydney and I had a great time. She hung out with my Grandpa doing what he does best I guess!
Meanwhile, my Grandma gave me a complete lesson in the art of canning. (Pickled beets - sounds gross I know, don't knock 'em until you try them!)
Overall, a great trip. I came home with enough beets to last 2 winters, a new gigantic cast iron pan, some very cool junk and a few thrifted treasures to share. I'll show it all off tomorrow!
Thursday, September 20, 2007
Tuesday, September 18, 2007
Monday, September 17, 2007
This weekend after playing with all my new fabric, I decided to make up some free gifts to go along with my etsy orders. Here are some bookmarks made out of my new vintage fabric...
I think its a fun way to really showcase the fabric and hopefully give my customers something functional as well. The more I go through my fabric the more I fall in love with it. I can't wait to start creating things with it. (I will not hoard, I will not hoard, I will not hoard.....)
Friday, September 14, 2007
Thursday, September 13, 2007
They did some sort of free motion machine sewing to create these pictures.
With the right fabric, this could be a really cute quilt!
The have a whole section in here on making gifts for the older sibling. This is a softy made from the kid's drawing supposedly. It doesn't really look like how any kid I know draws, but still a really good idea!
Another cutie - this stuffed hen could be great!
The whole book has these little drawings all over it. Wouldn't these be adorable for applique or embroidery? Here are just a few of my favorites!
The book's only real downfall is the lack of pictures in color. Then again, that may be for the best!
Wednesday, September 12, 2007
And do these remind you of anything? Martha thinks she is sooo smart! :)
For all you patchwork lovers out there...how about a poncho? Or a nice vest for your man? A classic look, no? He, he, he...
Now, these I think look like fun. It is felt glued on painted plywood then sealed. Some very cute possibilities for kid room decorations.
Hoped you enjoyed this one! I'll be back tomorrow with more. Would you like hints on entertaining from the 50s & 60s or needlecraft gifts for the new baby from the 70s??
Monday, September 10, 2007
And of course a few classic food magnets thrown in for good measure! I think Sydney would get a kick out of these!
Overall my opinion is a big thumbs up - worth every last cent!