Thursday, January 26, 2012

Working Pretties

Busy, Busy, Busy!! (aren't we all??)
Just working and thought these looked pretty.
Have a lovely day.

Sunday, January 15, 2012

Last of the Christmas Swaps

O.K, I was going to post these pictures a few days ago and then...
I got sick! ugh!!! I never get sick. Anyways...
I did a fabulous Christmas stocking swap hosted by Cerri Campbell. My partner was the amazing Wanda Clark from theratspajama. Look at what I saw when I opened the (very large) box.
(Look at the items from Julie Collings etsy shop, LOVE the trees, Wanda dyed those herself!!)
O.K, let me say that I have been a part in some fabulous swaps before but seriously, all due respect to my previous partners, I've never seen anything like this before!!
Wanda got me some AMAZING things!!
I love, love, love the vintage trim and ribbons.
Look at how sweet she rolled up all of the little pieces of fabric, and the lovely appliqué flowers.
Are you drooling yet?!? I still am! Look at the rhinestones, and how cute are those little bottles filled with deliciousness!
Everything was is in my favorite colors and all of my favorite kinds of goodies! Sooooo many lovely buttons, I could just eat them up but, then I wouldn't have them anymore. LOL
Beautiful millinery and vintage beads and broken lovely vintage pearl necklaces.
Wanda sent me the neatest set of cards, they are small and lovely, they spell out the most wonderful words. I can't wait to use them to make a banner for my desk. Oh, and look at the beads!
O.K., crazy right!? To top it off, she sent me the most amazing vintage scarf of Italy, some beautiful vintage glass flowers, and a wonderful handmade tag.
I'm sorry it took me so long to get this posted,
I still have everything in the box and almost daily, I take each little bag of goodies out of the box and ooh and ahh over them again and again.
I feel very blessed.

Wednesday, January 4, 2012

Loving Yellow

I am absolutely LOVING Yellow right now!!
Probably because of lovely pictures like this. Check out acreativemint!! I could seriously pin about 50 boards from this blog. Soooooo visually inspirational.

Another game of catch-up.
Here are some photos of a Christmas Stocking Swap that I recently participated in. It was hosted by the lovely Cerri from littlepinkstudio.
We were supposed to make a stocking! O.k.... I don't know how to work a sewing machine! I mean it, I won a wonderful sewing machine once and broke it, I took it and had it fixed and still can't work it.. I mean, I've even bought a few (yes, more than one) of those little tiny sewing machines so that I could sew through paper on tags, etc. Nope!! Can't work any of them.
I really don't know why I have such a problem with the machines. I mean I can work a blow torch and soldering iron competently, but a sewing machine?!?! Apparently not!
I do "hand-sew" fairly well though. So, long story less long (I mean the whole "long story short", ship has kind of sailed. LOL) Here is the stocking that I lovingly hand sewed.
I made the flower on the front detachable so that it can be worn as a brooch if desired. Here are some of the other goodies I stashed inside. My partner wanted pastel pink, blue, and green and she also mentioned that she loved mice, mushrooms, and food.
I had so much fun hunting around for lovely items to add to her stocking. I painted the inside of this little cut glass jar and scoured the area for vintage mice, to no avail :-(. I wasn't super lucky with the mushrooms either so I embroidered a small piece of linen with a sweet picture of a little girl surrounded by mushrooms. I got the image from Molliemakes magazine. I somehow didn't get a picture but it did turn out super sweet.
I also found a yummy box of mushroom cookies dipped in chocolate that I sent along with the other goodies. I had such a blast putting it all together. I hope she had just as much fun getting it. Tomorrow I will show you the mind blowing package that I received from my partner!!!


Sunday, January 1, 2012

Happy New Year

Happy New Year!!
O.k, Time for some resolutions.... again....
but first..... I've got to play a little catch up. I was in a wonderful Christmas ornament swap with HollDoll from my Marie Antoinette group and these are the absolutely stunning
ornaments that she sent me. Look at all of the work that went into them!! I mean seriously, the ball ornament must have 50 handmade fabric roses! wow!!
This snowman is so precious too. I just love here crown of lace and rhinestone buttons. Fabulous!
O.k.... so onto the Resolutions.....
hmmm. Well, there are always the old standbys.... get in shape, eat better, don't procrastinate
etc..... and of course, blog more! LOL O.k, I'm making a commitment. I'm going to blog more. (That's it!) I can't commit to more than "more" but I REALLY am going to try and blog more.
I should be able to do it this time, I've worked out all of the kinks. I've got a laptop now, AND I finally figured out how to put my pictures onto it! yay!! so...... no more excuses! Well.... just life, I guess but hey, I'm going to try. I miss blogging, I miss all of you, I miss all of the creativity in blogland. So... here I go again.
(These are the ornaments that I sent to my partner. We both loved glitter, silver, cream, white and pink. I hope she liked them, it was so much fun making them. )
Wish me luck. I wish you luck in all of your Resolutions too!

More swap catching up to come.