Wednesday, July 30, 2014

The Three Bears

Well, here it is!
The Goldilocks and the Three Bears pin!
I even added a bee hive at the bottom!
This was such a fun pin to make! 
Check it out at my shop!

Bye for now!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

What I Wore

Not the best photos,
but it was rainy and cloudy,
so indoors I had to go.
Skirt and ring: made by me
Sandals: thrift
Tee: Old Navy
Bracelets and belt: Dots
Pin: Vintage

Linking to Visible Monday
Bye for now!

Friday, July 25, 2014

Everlasting Bouquet

I wanted to put some flowers in this little pitcher,
but didn't want to worry about my kitty getting into them,
and I wanted something that would last.
So I added chenille stems to some crocheted flowers
I'd made, and plopped them in. 
I think I love it!
Might add a few more when I get a chance.
Bye for now!

Thursday, July 24, 2014

On My Work Table

 Just some pix of my work table this week,
always messy, but in a colorful way.

Also making tiny figures for my next chalet pin,
can you guess what they are for?
I draw them out on fabric 
and carefully cut them out.

Bye for now!

Wednesday, July 23, 2014

Is It a Good Day for a Tea Party?

My latest creation is another fairy tale design, 
this time Alice in Wonderland!
It was a natural to use Alice and the White Rabbit
for a weather house pin,
because you need to know if the weather
will be suitable for a Mad Tea Party!

Look for it in my shop!
Bye for now!

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

What We Wore, Part 2

Here is my daughter's outfit:
Shorts: Shopko
Denim top and cami: Justice
Sandals and purse: TJ Maxx
She and Grandma did a bit of shopping
over her vacation!
I love her hair this way, so pretty!

 Bye for now!

Monday, July 21, 2014

What We Wore Part 1

Today I'll show you my outfit,
and tomorrow I will show you my daughters
great outfit!
Dress: JC Penney
Belt, yellow bracelet and ring: Dots
Purple bracelet and purse: vintage

Come back tomorrow to see my daughters fab fashions!
Bye for now!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Natural Beauty

 Sometimes I forget how pretty hostas can be 
when they bloom!

 I was so thrilled to see this pretty goldfinch
on my clothes line,
let alone get a pic of him!

 And lastly, a shot of the young bunny 
on a cold rainy day.

Bye till Monday!

Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Shower Curtain Bunting

I found a wonderful vintage shower curtain
a couple of years ago that wasn't usable in the shower
because of damage.
I never had been able to figure out what to do with it,
till I realized I could make it into a bunting.
The plastic material cut very easily.
Then I punched holes and sewed 
around the edges with blanket stitch.

Then finally a shell edging.

I just single crocheted across the tops to connect them all
and tada!
I didn't even bother to work in the yarn tails, 
couldn't wait to put it up!

What do you think?

Bye for now!

Sunday, July 13, 2014

Visible Monday

Today our dear daughter came home 
from her vacation with the grandparents,
so I dressed appropriately!
Skirt: handmade
Tee: Old Navy
Belt, ring and bracelets: Dots
Necklace: thrift
Pin and purse: vintage

It's so good to have her back!
Linking to Visible Monday.
Bye for now!

Friday, July 11, 2014

Come Home Soon

Here is a face I haven't seen in weeks, 
my darling daughter!
We miss her terribly, but at least I know 
that she is having lots of fun,
hiking and going on helicopter rides!
Can't wait till she comes home though.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Thrifty Finds

 Finally got to do some thrifting again,
the pickings have been slim for crafty items lately.
Did find this amazing 70s sewing pattern though,
and a nice hanger I can crochet a cover for.
Just need to get my sewing machine fixed first,
oh well!
Have you found any good thrift finds lately?

Bye for now!

Tuesday, July 08, 2014

What's on My Work Table

Trying out different layouts for photos.

 Using fabric on paper applique 
to make birthday cards.

 With a little glitter added for good measure!

 Bye for now!

Sunday, July 06, 2014

4th of July Outfit

 Hope everyone had a great 4th of July if you are in the USA,
and a great weekend if you are elsewhere. 
Here is what I wore in red, white and blue:
Skirt, top, belt: thrift
Sandals: Target
Ring and handbag: vintage

Bye for now!

Wednesday, July 02, 2014

The Windmills of My Mind

 Sorry about the break, but I've been a bit sidetracked
by cleaning  my studio.
And I finished a new style of pin, a windmill!
I've added little windows, a door and some pretty tulips.
Find it in my shop!

Hope everyone has a great week. 
I know that many will be busy with 4th of July this week.
Bye for now!

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