Wednesday, June 27, 2012

What I'm Working On

 I found some great vintage patterns
when I was antiquing the other day.
They were all about $1 a piece!

 And I've already started sewing, 
I couldn't wait to try this super cute skirt!

 And, I made some more shorts,
using a pattern I got off of Ebay.
Bye for now!

Tuesday, June 26, 2012

What I Wore

 What I wore for a perfect summer day:
Vintage skirt: thrift (altered to fit by me)
T shirt and sandals: Target
Purse: vintage
Belt: Dots
Necklace: Pretty Posh Posie made by me
 Toe nails done with hand painted daisies!

Bye for now!

Thursday, June 21, 2012

Finished Painting

 I just finished the painting that I've been working on,
so here it is!
I'm calling it "Midsummer Forest".
I think it's my favorite painting 
of all the paintings I've done.
 Do you spy a little bunny?

 Forest friends, owl and squirrel.

 I love how her hair turned out!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Hot Colors

 What I wore on a hot humid day:
Yellow shorts: home made by me
using vintage Simplicity pattern 8962
Top: Target
Belt, necklace, sandals: thrift
Purse: vintage
Bracelet: Dots
Bye for now!

Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Studio Tour Continued

 This is my sewing area in my studio.
My Blythe girls look so cute there!

 I have spools of thread in the little drawers.

 My mom's embroidery looks great here above my sewing machine.
Below is one of a tea pot that I just got framed.

 Bye for now!

Monday, June 18, 2012

What I'm Working On

My latest project is a painting.
I've had this large blank canvas just sitting 
in a corner.
I couldn't figure out what to paint,
until I decided to do something with a forest 
and animals.
With a fairytale feel to it.
This is a peek at the progress.

I also finished the embroidery I started
from a vintage kit.
I really love it!

And I finished the vintage kit with the kangaroo,
it is going in my daughters room.
Isn't it cute!
Bye for now!

Sunday, June 17, 2012

50% Off at the Thrift Store!

 Oh, yes!
It was 50% off at my thrift store last Thursday
so I got all the things you see in these pics for...
To start with I found two great craft books.

This is the sewing book, I just love it!

And here are some pics from the crochet book.

 I really want to make a butterfly pillow!

And, another vintage pattern
and some thread.

 Last but not least,
a marvelous afghan.

 And, what I thought wan an afghan 
but is really a poncho!
I will show pix of how it looks
as a poncho later. 
It will be great for fall!

Bye for now!

Thursday, June 14, 2012

Favorite Vintage Books

 This is one of my favorite vintage books,
"Somebody Hides"
By Eileen Daly 
Illustrated by Dagmar Wilson
This is one of the books I've saved from my childhood.

 It's also a "fuzzy wuzzy" book,
so there is flocking on the little the little girls sweater
on every page that you can see it.
Please enjoy these wonderful illustrations!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

What I'm Working On

Lately I've been doing some embroidery again.
Both are vintage kits.
I will post pix when they are done.
Bye for now!

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