I actually DID see a bug, though it was a Box Elder bug and they're nearly omnipresent in Utah! Anyhow, I'm taking it as a good sign even though Spring in Eden so far has just translated into MUD in a big way. Ah, well, a girl can Dream can't she? LOL
Speaking of Dreaming... Cast your eyes on these cute DREAM pillows! I confess I saw something like them somewhere, but I can't remember where. Maybe in a magazine or at a shop. I think they are DREAMY and I love the way they turned out.
They are Machine Embroidered with pillow forms inside and come in all different sizes.
You can find your special dreamy pillows at my Etsy
shop here: Sew-Brina
The rather romantic pillow below is also in my shop. I have had a time trying to find the right flower for it! The one below is too ivory... and the one in the next picture is too BIG... so I left it without a flower until I make a flower the right size for it. LOL.... it's a process!
|The flower is great but I think it's too Ivory colored for this piece. So back to the drawing board...|
|Too big! But Beware! You'll see a ridiculous amount of these in my shop. I found the pattern in a pattern called Punch & Cookies by the people at Sew Much Good. You can find their tutorial on this flower here: Sew Much Good. It's a great tute|
and it makes the flower super easy to make. Just remember the ridiculous amount of them I'll be making if you aren't exactly
"flower" friendly. LOL
|It looks lovely without a flower! However, I'll keep trying since I want to try out making those flowers in different sizes anyway!|
Can you see all the laces I have draped over this chair?
And the doilies in that old tin bucket? I love finding vintage doilies and antique shopping. I think that old bucket lends the perfect contrast to those beautiful old frills. You can also see my other bunny bags there, waiting to be sold. They may have to wait until next Easter! (Or go to a lucky Grandchild!)
No I'm not just showing off my old Singer again..(Though it's so pretty who could resist a chance to show it off?) This is a sewing caddy that's ready for sale. It's really cute and has pockets to put everything from A to Z. Funny, I was trying to come up with an "A" sewing term and all I could think was antipasto... and that's food! I must be hungry! LOL.
Applique is one of my newer skills and I've been practicing... this heart has many pieces applique'd into it's shape. I've loved doing it and though it's a challenge, it's fun! This and the bag below it are both done with the applique technique. It's funny, I just started out on each of these, testing out the applique pattern... but was able to turn them into something useful or beautiful. I recommend both trying your patterns out and making sure that you "try" them on something large enough to be useful. You never know what fun you can have with a "test" pattern sew out!
And that's the end for today... of course it isn't today anymore... it's tomorrow... which makes me one sleepy blogger... isn't it always that way? It is in my house because sewing gets the most attention... :Well, everyone, leave your comments. Why? Because it gets lonely in here! Hope you'll refer a friend or two to my site. Or at least to my Etsy site? That would be super!