Monday, November 30, 2009




A new small white tree for the family room. I still need to find a tree skirt..that is on my "to do" list" for this week.

Christmas Decorating




Living room Christmas tree. The dogs eat the bows each year. Two are already missing on the bottom. They love to pose when they see my camera.

Wednesday, November 25, 2009

The Dogs and the Christmas Tree


When the Christmas tree swayed this morning I specifically asked Jack (my Golden Retriever)if he was by the tree...I asked him several times.....he kept denying that he was even in the room.....he will be starting counseling on Monday..............or I will!!!

Blue Brooch


A brooch for an order from the "hair salon".....she loves blue!

Monday, November 23, 2009

Brooches


Even though this one is alittle blurry it is one of my favorites.

Brooches


Finished some brooches that I promised to make for a shop in Geneva.

Saturday, November 21, 2009

Vintage Banner


The finished look....

Thanks to Rebecca at VintageLiving
Thursday night was alot of fun with my good friend Kathy and a wonderful lady named Ensie. As always Rebecca was very generous with all her vintage supplies. Her shop looks fabulous and I am anxiously waiting for her Christmas open house the first week-end in December. Thanks again Rebecca.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Christmas Cactus


This Christmas/Easter Cactus? always blooms before Thanksgiving.

Had a little time to make one more "CLUMP" into broach. Then a took a hot bath!!
I put the yarn down and worked on a new star.




Started making a "pink" blanket last night. NO...I don't know anyone having a baby girl but that pink yarn was "calling" to me from the basket.

Monday, November 16, 2009

Vintage Stockings







Baby Blanket

Yes Christine has already peeked at the baby's blanket...

Baby Blanket and Stars


Old lace and trim on this star......took me awhile to hand sew the trim on this one.

Made a star out of velveteen and added some coffee dyed lace and an old button with a hatpin.


Finished the baby's blanket...it took four full skeins.

Friday, November 13, 2009


I tore myself away from those "clumps" I was sewing to start a pillow. Put a iron-on bird transfer on a piece of 100% old linen (which had been coffee dyed) Then added some lace and gold beads.

Finishing up more "clumps" as they are called. Just pieces of fabric,lace and even string sewed together. Added a glass flower to one of them. Now the $64,000 question.....what am I going to do with them?????




Thursday, November 12, 2009

Fabric Collage Stuff


I will add this on to a collage.

Found some unusual lace when we visited Coronado Island.

Working on more fabric collages. Isn't this the "coolest" button?

Monday, November 9, 2009

Buttons


Looking and looking for the "right" button! I know it's here somewhere. I have 14 more jars of buttons to look through..........call me if you need a button!

Jewelry







Started sorting thru some old pins that I had collected. I want to add some of them to my fabric collages.....maybe.

Friday, November 6, 2009

SanDiego







Been away from my blog for over a week. Spent five days in beautiful SanDiego with my husband. Had a wonderful time taking the ferry to Coronado Island. Also visited Old Town, Little Italy, Seaport Village and the Gaslamp District. Took a drive up to LaJolla also. Perfect weather, good food and a great time. Time to get back to my coffee dyeing and fabric collage.

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar

Bird Nest in Glass Bell Jar