Saturday, March 01, 2008

Fluff and Stuff

Here's a bit of fluff and sweetness! Just listed, Miss Bertie--a pretty little springtime bird sits on top of her little fluff and jonquil nest on the top of a little satin covered box--just right for holding some of your favorite trinkets! Or fill it up with goodies for someone special at Easter this year!

So, Linds and I are just hanging out on a Saturday night. We just got done baking up a big batch of Toll House Cookies, with double walnuts of course! Mmmmm. I'm gonna finish up my computering and we're gonna watch "Sydney White"--looks like a fun little movie--good for a "girl's night in".

Lindsey just wrapped up her first season in the Dance Line at school. It was a lot of fun and hard work--she really enjoyed it. They had a Parent's Night on Wednesday--so at the basketball game half-time we (Mark and I) got to escort Linds out onto the court and take a bow! lol I feel like such a star Mom! It was very nice, and they had a little reception afterwards and an opportunity to get some good pics. I like this one--such nice smiles! (Linds is the one in the middle.)

Oh, one more thing--I have bought a lot of vintage buttons over the last couple months (to use one the embroidered hearts ) and ended up with a lot of really grubby buttons that were unusable until they got cleaned. The other day I had a brainstorm! (yippee, yes, it does happen every leap year!) I had just filled up the washing machine with hot soapy bleach water to soak the whites and it hit me---it would be nice if I could wash my buttons in the washing machine so I don't have to wash a bajillion buttons by hand....hmmmm...... So I quickly sewed up some little fabric bags and popped a bunch of buttons in each bag, stitched up the top and went around and double stitched over each seam (I didn't want the bags to rip open in the wash!) and just popped them in the washing machine with the clothes. They came out beautifully! Tah Dah!!!

Well, time to go watch that movie!! Have a blessed Sunday everyone!

XOXO Karen

15 comments:

Tizzalicious said...

Cute Birdies!

Lucy said...

Brilliant Button idea!!! You're a genius :)


Your daughter is so glamorous in her dance outfit. I bet the reception and being recognized was fun after all her hard work.

Love your new listing. Spring is in the air (I keep telling myself that this is so). :)

Jenn Maruska said...

Your daughter is so pretty - and she does a great job modeling for you!

Brilliant idea on the buttons!!!!!

You're so clever, Mrs. Kwitty!

LeeAnn said...

I never thought to wash the buttons in the washing machine. I am going to have to try that! I have a ton that need cleaning too. Thanks for the idea. :)

Beyond the Rockz said...

Miss Bertie is absolutely, positively tweet!

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Esther Sunday said...

Your little project is precious! And your daughter? Lovely! What a proud mama you are and rightfully so! Love, Esther

iSew said...

You're just so smart!

What a beautiful daughter you have there, you must be a great mom.

Folksie Linda said...

What a beautiful daughter you have Karen... and your birdie is cute too! yummy, chocolate chip..my fav!! I think everyone's fav!
Hugs, Folksie Linda

Dinah said...

I know your daughter has enjoyed being on the dance team and I know you are so very proud of her. She's a doll by the way.
And thanks for the button washing tip. You would not beLIEVE the time I recently spent with an old toothbrush and 2 jars of buttons!

dannelle said...

Great to see your daughter enjoyed her performance! She looks gorgeous. I am a dance teacher here in australia.

Beth Leintz said...

Such a darling bluebird!

Love your idea about cleaning buttons- dirty buttons are one of my pet peeves, and I've been cleaning them one by one- tedious!

Southern Lady's Vintage said...

Hi Miss Kwitty's!! Loving your beautiful blog!! I'll add you to my blogroll! So glad you posted it on the etsy cottage style group!
Barbara

Lori said...

Karen, i just love Miss Bertie:) so cute and your embroidered heart is so so so gorgeous!!! love it!!!

Lori said...

your daughter is a beauty!!!

Joy said...

Love the button heart!

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