Friday, August 31, 2012

Embroidering Pockets and More Studio Pics

 Here are some pix of embroidery I'm doing
 on the pockets of a jumper I'm making.
It's a vintage pattern and 
I love how it turned out!
I will be wearing it soon when it gets 
a little cooler.
 Also, I have a few pix of my studio
that I've never gotten around to posting.

Bye for now!

Thursday, August 30, 2012

Little Gray Kitten

 This week is another of my old books,
"Little Gray Kitten"
illustrated by Jessica Zemsky
 I love the loose, frenetic style
so much movement!
Perfect for a story 
about a kitten who wants adventure
and excitement!

 Love this cow!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

I Made a Purse!

 Here are some pix of the purse I made,
that was featured in my post yesterday.
I used the same vintage material that was in the skirt,
combined with a solid med. blue.
And this is the pattern I used.
I made the small version this time.

Even though I would like to try the bigger size,
I was impressed by how much the small purse holds.

 I really love this purse, 
and I will be definitely be making some fall versions soon!
 Bye for now!

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

What I Wore: Patchwork Skirt

 This skirt is made from vintage fabric 
found at the thrift, hand sewn by me
Purse: handsewn by me
Top: Target
Sandals and Belt: thrift
 I will show more pics of the purse
and give details tomorrow!

Bye for now!

Monday, August 27, 2012

Thrift Store Finds

 Thrifting was great last week, 
especially this vintage embroidered pillow!
It's got mushrooms, 
and it's the perfect colors for my 
downstairs living room.
 This lovely floral is from a vintage 
chair cover. 
I love the colors!
Bye for now!

Friday, August 24, 2012

Morning Dew and Lilacs

I thought the morning dew was so pretty
the other day,
so I took a pic!
 There used to be a path by our house, 
but the association tore it up 
and planted new grass and lilac bushes.
I like this much better!
 Storm clouds, 
bringing rain for our new lilacs.

Bye for now!

Thursday, August 23, 2012

Reptile Feeding at the Dam

 It was a beautiful day last Sunday,
so we checked out the 
Coon Rapids Dam Regional Park.

 It was built in 1913 
to provide hydroelectric power.

 Now it's used for recreation 
and education only.
I got a bit of vertigo looking down 
at the foaming water.

There were people fishing everywhere.

 But the real reason we went is that 
the visitors center 
was feeding their reptiles,
and my girl loves reptiles
(especially snakes)!
Here is a map turtle being fed.
Bye for now!

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Bunny Button

 This vintage book is "Bunny Button"
with illustrations by Bernice Meyers.
Such sweet pictures!

 I've always loved pictures of someone 
tucked up in their beds,
so cozy!

Bye for now!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Oh, My Deer!

 My daughter love Littlest Pet Shop
and the other day we were at a Marshalls 
and she found this set. 
She didn't want the mini Blythe 
so she gave it to me.
She is pretty cute,
with those red braids!

 She looks ready for a walk in the woods 
and fall leaves.
 And if I can't have the LPS deer,
she does look pretty cute 
with this little ceramic fellow!
Bye for now!

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