Thursday, January 10, 2008

This and That

Hi! How's things today? There's a couple things to share today. I ran across a giveaway that some of you might be interested in--It can be found here--The Apronista. She's giving away a fabulous vintage apron and an equally fabulous book "The Apron Book". Hurry though, taking entries only through Jan. 11th!

This is Emma Mouse. She is very quiet (quiet as a mouse!) and friendly and would love to hang around and hold on to your treasures for you! A larger sized drawstring bag--available in my Etsy shop.

Here's my newest creation--isn't it cute?!! The gal who has the cutest little antique shop--right next door to my favorite second-hand shop--surprised me one day with a bag full of tissue paper scraps. "Here," she said "I run across these misc. paper patterns and stuff when I go through boxes and drawers-- and I thought if anyone can use them, you can." I love that stuff!! lol It was full of old sewing patterns pieces, and applique patterns, and iron-on transfers!! Yeah! One of them was this little bird on a flowering branch--so sweet! I was trying to think of the perfect place to use it--and this is what I came up with. I just added the word "Love you" and surrounded it with red wool and buttons. Available in my Etsy shop.

Linds and Daisy--This picture just cracks me up! I love the way Daisy is looking at Linds--is that love or what??!

Did I ever tell you guys that I had once won a giveaway at Calamity Kim's blog--and she sent me this fabulously fantastic bunting??? It took me a long time to decide where would be the perfect place to hang it--isn't is wonderful?!! I just love it, and it makes me smile every time I look at it! Calamity Kim is just a wonderful artist, and is so free and fun with her form and pattern--inspiring! If you are not familiar with her, I urge you to check out her blog for yourself!
Have a fantastic day everyone--and go hug your sweethearts!


Bonny said...

Cats are wonderful critters - obviously it's love! Your new creations are fab, as always!

iSew said...

OMG, Calamity Kim stole my Smokey Bear pillowcase to make that bunting! Dang, I'm jealous.
I so love that little bird ornament Misses Kwitty. I will tell Nick to buy it for me right now.

Jenn Maruska said...

That looks like one happy cat : D

Your bird ornament is darling.

Amy Wagner said...

Love your embroidery always. I have embroidered since I was a little girl. My girls embroider too. I just never can seem to part with embroidery stuff I make- I must be selfish or something requiring analyzing, huh?

Junie Moon said...

I love the buttons surrounding the cute little bird and that cat photo is really precious. Calamity Kim is such a fun and amazingly creative person, her bunting is awesome and I'm so glad you received some from her.

KJ said...

Hi Karen!

I missed the Giveaway, but thanks for the link! It's a great site!!!

I am having a Giveaway for my 50th Birthday. If you have a moment, pop on by.

Oh happy day!

She'sSewPretty said...

I love that little mouse bag and that cute heart. I also love the bunting Kim made for you. How cute is that?! I was so excited to find a "vintage" envelope of Aunt Martha transfers. When I got it home I noticed the bar code. Not so vintage?!

Callista said...

wonderful blog site :) look at that kitty :) love your pictures :)


Your little bird heart is adorable!

Euphoria said...

I am in love with the little mouse!! IN LOVE!! So adorable, then again ALL your crafty creations are so beautiful!

BreeLeeD said...

Your birdie valentine is too cute! I love how you also made them in pink. :)

The bunting is adorable! I also have one of Calamity Kim's lovely buntings.

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