Friday, December 06, 2013
Thursday, December 05, 2013
I made these from drop cloth fabric from the local big box store.
The laces were in the stash.
Flowers are made from leftover drop cloth and some ivory broadcloth and ivory felt leaves.
We have 12 coming for Christmas.
Their gifts will fit into these.
Planning some glittery initials to be tied to each.
Tuesday, December 03, 2013
Monday, December 02, 2013
I purchased this at a local holiday boutique to hang on our tree. It is a small piece made from vintage linen.
I especially love it because it was made by a dear friend of my mother's.
She is now 87 (I think) and works all year to craft her items to sell at Christmas time.
She is an inspiration to many…a gifted artist, sewist and teacher.
Saturday, November 30, 2013
We did the tree last week.
We were at our daughter's in NYC area for Thanksgiving and knew I would rather have this finished before we left.
I have one or two things to do yet, but for the most part…the house is all decorated.
Hope you enjoyed a nice Thanksgiving!
We encountered some dicey travel on Tuesday, but the return trip yesterday was perfect.
Dry roads and sunshine.
Wednesday, November 20, 2013
As if I did not have enough journals…
I have been seeing the Midori travel notebooks around the net and decided to make one.
If you check the price of an actual Midori, you will find they are a bit pricey.
You Tube has a number of DIY tutorials for making your own.
I had some leather left over from the quiver project we did a year and a half ago.
Those scraps were a perfect size to try this.
I even made my own notebook to go inside.
I plan to make more inserts.
This one is passport size.
I think I would like to make the larger tall/narrow one, too.
Thought I would show you this.
Maybe it is something you would like to do.
Saturday, November 16, 2013
Our son and his wife will soon be opening a free trade shop in our area.
This was chosen from their wares by their littles as a birthday gift for ME!
I really love it!
The colors are cheerful and the wooden carvings remind me so much of my dad.
One of his hobbies was carving.
Our kitchen is abuzz with activity as we prepare turkeys and the trimmings for a harvest dinner tonight at our church.
It smells wonderful.
Have a wonderful weekend.
Thursday, November 14, 2013
Friday, November 08, 2013
Thursday, November 07, 2013
This vintage church pew is usually on the back deck in the summer.
We decided to move it indoors to our enclosed front porch.
It needed attention, being very worn from years of weathering.
Painting was our solution.
The hubs finished it today.
All better now!
Wednesday, November 06, 2013
I just took these trees out of a bleach and water solution, followed by a white vinegar and water wash.
I am planning to use them for decoration over the Christmas holidays.
The trees were purchased for 75% off last year.