Monday, October 24, 2016

So, how have you all been?

There has been a lot of life happening around here, this past year has been....odd.

I won't go into all of that, instead, I will just jump back in with new projects, products and fun!

As of today I am making a pledge to myself to keep blogging, if not every few days, then weekly at least!

I recently joined a new marketplace, it has a lot of promise so I'm really excited about it!
You will find a market full of *truly* handmade items, from small businesses like my own.

We are still taking baby steps, but we are learning and growing and building a strong community

And that is why I am a

Monday, October 5, 2015

An experiment in quilt binding.

I am so excited about this one..
a lot of time, I will have an idea and it fails, miserably, but this experiment went SO well, I LOVE the finished result!

I've not *seen* an actually ruffled binding before, only faux bindings, and the occasional ruched rounded corner.  It took 10 times longer to do than a traditional binding but it was so worth it!

Would you just look at all of that ruffly goodness??  Almost makes me want to have another baby (not..just kidding universe!)
 Oh..and the rose fabric? yeah..I recently scored yardage of OOP Paris Bebe fabrics, so you'll be seeing more shabbiness coming from me :)

And here's some gratuitous shots.

This is my favorite frame ever, I found this in a little shop in the make an offer pile..$5 later and she was mine. Brought her home, cleaned her up and gave her a coat of my own chalk paint mix.

Tuesday, September 29, 2015

Don't be Crewel..

Today was a great picking day! In addition to the gorgeous velvet fabric I shared on my facebook page earlier, I also found some vintage treasures.

I fell completely in love with these sweet crewel works. They were sitting, unappreciated and forlorn on a shelf with some pretty rad (not) 80's "art". They cried out to me to take them home and give them new life.

Their previous owner had used masking tape to bind the edges of the linen (please, please don't do this! If you must tape, use an acid free tape made especially for this purpose!) But I think I will be able to salvage enough of the edges to not cut off any of the needlework.

Here's my dilemma; Pillows? Or quilted wall hangings? or maybe even a tote?

I'm leaning towards pillow covers..but!.. I would totally carry a tote with one of these front and center..What say you?