Monday, July 07, 2008

Pansies and other Monday morning tidbits

Hello!! Hope everyone had a wonderful 4th of July--isn't that just one of the best holidays? Sun and fun and family and friends and picnics and fireworks! We are fortunate enough to have some good friends (the best man at our wedding and his wife) who throw a big 4th bash each year--so all I have to do is whip up something for the potluck and go enjoy! YEAH!

I just finished up a new project that I am very happy with! I had this vintage hanky sitting on my sewing table for a while now--I wanted to make something with it, but hadn't found the perfect project yet. The hanky had a big blank white center and it just needed something.....***light bulb!!*** I went to my stash of vintage embroidery patterns and found a lovely old pansy stem--perfect!! It fit just right in the blank spot, so I stitched it up and turned it into a really pretty bagkeeper. A little cottage charm for your kitchen (or other rooms--so far I've had customers use them in the laundry room, by the back door for doggy poopy bags , & by the changing table in their baby's room) Click the pic and it will take you to it's Etsy listing!!

I don't know if you noticed it--but Blogger has a new blog link thingee, you can see it over on my sidebar. You have to load all your blog links into it (which took a while for me, cuz' I have lots of blogs that I love to read) but it was worth it! It then shows your links with the title and time of their newest post--a good way to keep up with who's got new postings! I love it. Hit "customize" on your Blogger blog and you will see it at the top with a little NEW sign on it.

Charmingdesigns just had a post about making your own CHALKBOARD PAINT! Say it along with me.......Oooooooooh........ the ideas are swirling around in your head right now, aren't they?!! lol Pop on over to her fun blog and have a look

Here is a new batch of birdy tags--clickey click the pic and it will take you to it's listing! I am really enjoying pink and black lately!

Well, I better go take my walk and get a little work done this morning!! Have a great day!


ThisOldHenHouse said...

Clicked my way to your blog - love your shop, particularly your birdie tags!! :-)

Rosebud Collection said...

Very nice blog..Lucky you on the party..Birdie tags are adorable..

Junie Moon said...

Your bagkeeper is so pretty and I love the embroidery detail you added. The bird tags you're making are simply adorable.

Apron Thrift Girl said...

I love the pink and brown. Do you remember the pink and brown swap from a couple years ago. To date that is my favorite swap.

Alison Boon said...

Still think your birdie tags are the cutest. Thanks for sharing the blog tip. Always keen to upskill my limited know how.
Had fun exploring some of your other blog reads

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