Wednesday, September 22, 2010

New pretties just listed

I've been on a few treasure hunts lately and found some real sweeties - these have been listed, and there's more to come!

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Vintage Style Wedding Favor Boxes

I just finished these and listed them in my Etsy shop. They could be used as gift boxes for bridesmaids' gifts, or little favors. I used sheet music images which I reduced in size to cover boxes, tied them up with sheer nylon ribbons (which is actually the stuff used in sewing to stabilize armholes - LOL - so pretty though), and vintage ring cake toppers. Only a set of 5 - I don't like to do large quantities of anything - that gets monotonous and stifles my creativity *smile*.

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Announcing the winners! Plus, vintage needlework finds

The winners of my giveaway are:
Blue Giveaway: Doni.
Pink Giveaway: Kim.

Congrats! and I will be shipping these right out to you. I do so love to host giveaways - but the only downside is I have to draw a name when I want to give a prize to all!!

I wanted to show you some recent tag sale finds- crewel and embroidery samplers. It amazes me that ladies took the time to actually sit down and do these. I have a difficult time finding a minute to sit down to sew on a button! But what a remedy for stress it must be, to sit quietly and stitch..... Enjoy, my friends.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Time for a Giveaway! A Blue Prize and a Pink Prize.

It has been much too long since I have had a blog giveaway. I like to keep it simple -just comment to enter! Tell me if you prefer the blue prize or pink prize.

The last pic is my recent upcycle project. I took an old silverplate tray and bonded it to an ANCIENT wooden lamp base that I picked up long ago at a junk sale, painted the entire thing with French Lilac paint. Doesn't it make a lovely birdbath or birdfeeder for the garden?

Comment by noon on Friday, Sept. 10th, and I will announce the 2 winners on Saturday. For now, I'm off to visit you and see what you are up to!