Friday, May 29, 2015

Back to Sewing

Well, I finally got back to sewing again, and I'm so glad I did!
I just finished this pretty little peasant top using a vintage pattern.
These are supposedly on trend right now, but they were never
off trend for me!

 I made it once before in a pretty pink and yellow floral,
but this time I made it in white cotton, and left the sleeves loose and flowing.
And I added some crochet lace trim.

 Can't wait to wear it, hopefully this weekend.

Bye for now!

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Orange Gingham Heart Pin

in the coming weeks. Here is the first one in orange. Such a summery color, 
it makes me very happy!

Here is a sneak peak of the other colors coming soon!

For fun, I've been crocheting some colorful flowers to put on my wreath.
Won't they look great with the butterflies I made?

It definitely feels like summer here now,
with highs in the 80s. But it will cool down again later this week,
never boring weather here! At least it is sunny for a change. 
Well, hope you get a chance to visit my shop.
If you have a summer birthday coming up,
a pretty gingham pin would be a great gift!

Tuesday, May 26, 2015

Red, White and Blue for Memorial Day

For Memorial Day weekend I wore,
red bandana print, blue gingham and white. 
Skirt, jacket, blouse, belt, purse and sandals: thrift
Tank top: Target
Bracelets : vintage
Gingham pin: Made by me

I decided to make a gingham pin for myself,
in blue naturally.
This is the new style that I will be selling in my Etsy store soon.

The silver charm bracelets have a western theme,
and were part of my mom's collection. 
The red, white and blue beads are a necklace of hers
that I wrapped around my wrist. 

Hope you had a great weekend!
Bye for now!

Friday, May 22, 2015

Chalk Painting the China Cabinet

I've been think about painting this old china cabinet
ever since I brought it home, but I didn't want to sand it 
and use a primer. But now that I know about chalk paint,
I decided to see if it would work as well as it did on my coffee table.
No sanding and no priming,
and it turned out great.


I did it in turquoise and white. 

It is so much more bright and fresh looking,
I love it! And it was such fun seeing how all my 
collections look inside it. 

That's my mom's old cookie jar on top.
And her tea set inside.

I can't wait to paint something else with this chalk paint!
Today was my hubby's birthday,
so we will be going out to celebrate this weekend,
can't wait! 
Bye for now!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Green Gingham Personalized Heart Pin

 I've got one more color of personalized heart pin 
to show you, in spring green!
It's in my shop now, so check it out!

I'm just about finished with some gingham heart pins
that are a bit smaller, without the personalization.

 Hearts waiting to be decorated.

 Drawing little swallows.
Stay tuned!
Bye for now!

Sunday, May 17, 2015

What I Wore

It was supposed to be a hot humid day, 
though it never got past 71 degrees,
so I wore my summery patchwork skirt
with blue and white accessories.
I was pleased that I got a couple of really nice compliments,
someone even thought I was wearing a dress!
Skirt with matching bag, belt, and crochet collar: made by me
Bead bracelet: thrift
Tee: Old Navy
Ring: Vintage

Bye for now!

Friday, May 15, 2015

Butterfly Craft Ideas

 Not long ago I crocheted some pretty butterflies using this
and this pattern.
 It got me wondering what other butterfly crafts
might be out there. So I headed to Pinterest 
and this is what I found.

I'll bet you would never guess that these lovely butterflies are 
made of plastic milk jugs! I really want to try this one some time.
They look so real! Head over to Alpha mom for the tutorial.


These clothespin butterflies would make great accents for presents
or fridge magnets. Go to Crafty Morning to see the how to.

This last one is my favorite though, it's just so simple and pretty.
The tutorial is in Japanese, but it is pretty easy to follow
the pictures. Head over to MaMan for the instructions!

Bye for now!

Wednesday, May 13, 2015

Cherry Red

 My latest personalized pin comes in cherry red gingham!
Which makes me think of cherry pie, yum!

 Anyway, it looks so cute on a denim jacket,
don't you think?

I still have a green gingham pin to list,
and I'm working on some smaller versions 
that have no banner. So stay tuned!
Bye for now!

Sunday, May 10, 2015

A Happy Mother's Day

I hope everyone had a really wonderful Mother's Day,
I know mine was the best. And is wasn't because I got 
flowers or presents. I didn't get treated to a fancy meal. 
But what I did get to do was spend a special day with my family.
That is something that I don't take for granted, because we have 
had a very stressful year and somehow we are still hanging in there.
My hubby and my daughter make me so very happy and proud.
I just wish my mom was still here, I miss her so much every day.

 Skirt, apron, jacket, sandals: thrift
Tee: Old Navy
Bracelets and ring: Dots
Purse: vintage
Red Gingham pin: made by me

 My daughter decide to wear a dress and she looked so beautiful.
I'm so proud of her, she is so grown up and so independent.
I decided to take her pix under the crab apple tree, it is so picturesque!
Dress: Gordmans
Sandals: TJ Maxx
 Necklace: Hot Topic
Linking with Turning Heads Tuesday!

Bye for now!

Thursday, May 07, 2015

Cute Overload

 Here is my cute overload for the day.
I just love it when my kitty gets all cozy,
he never saw an afghan that he didn't like!
Of course, that doesn't mean that he likes having his picture taken.
But, he puts up with my photography sessions,
and just sort of ignores me.

 Or gives me a rather annoyed look, when necessary.

Bunnies are coming out now too,
so I'm getting more views of then every day.

They get so close to the window,
I can get some really good photos.

Bye for now!

Tuesday, May 05, 2015

Yellow is My Favorite

Here is my new personalized heart pin in my favorite color:
It's just so perfect for spring and summer,
and I never really get tired of it.

I may have to do one for myself with my shop name,
Happy as a Lark, on it.
Come see this and more at my shop!
Bye for now!

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