Friday, May 28, 2010

Granny's Mid-Century Modern

I've always loved the mid-century modern leaf motif. It seemed a perfect fit for using all the old quilts & vintage prints. Kind of a fun contrast between old & new, past & present.
They're machine appliqued on linen with a hidden magnet closure. These 2 bags are new in my Etsy shop....
I hope you all have a great holiday weekend!

Thursday, May 27, 2010

More of what I'm working on...

Summer craft shows coming soon! Here's a sneak peak at a few new bags-
More linen (of course!) & more birds (of course!). These bags are a little smaller than my usual...
.....trimmed with cotton crocheted lace. All one-of-a-kind using vintage quilt fabrics for the birds....
You can find them in my Etsy shop.

A few more new bags tomorrow~

Thursday, May 20, 2010

What I've been working on...

The other day I was so excited to be featured in Etsy's Daily Finds email blast featuring themed products. I sold 7 of my leather wrap bracelets that day- plus some special orders. I didn't even realize I was in the promo until someone emailed me!
So I scrambled into my studio to make a few more- I figured if people want them now- I'll make more. So much fun to make and mostly one-of-a-kind. I get to take out all my beads & trinkets...
You can find them here in my Etsy shop- or contact me if you want your own.

Wednesday, May 19, 2010


Just because everyone needs a little smile in the son snapped this photo of Lucy last night.....
It makes me smile :)

Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Vintage Fruit Earrings

I just made the last batch of my Vintage Fruit Earrings. They're made from 1940's German composition fruit~ really light weight & fun for summer. I decided to phase these out of my shop- so let me know if anyone's interested & I'll reveal my sources & post a little tutorial.
They're all in my other Etsy shop- Junebugz. Available in Lemon, Orange, Crabapple & Raspberries for only $14 a pair.
More tomorrow!

Sunday, May 9, 2010

Happy Mother's Day!

Here's to the nurturing spirit in all of us! I love you Mom!

Friday, May 7, 2010

Death of a Sewing Machine

It was Monday night. I skipped book club to stay home to sew. I'm clipping along at lightning speed when all of a sudden my sewing machine screams. Yes- it "screamed". Not only did it scream, but it smelled funny. One more turn of the wheel and it was dead. Completely dead.
I panicked. Now what do I do? I've been with this machine almost every day for 5 years. Sure- she was used, a floor model- but loyal. My very handy husband was no help. "Buy a new one" he said. Was it that easy? I was still panicked. I haven't been without a sewing machine my entire adult life. Thankfully, there is peace again in my little world. I bought a new sewing machine :) It took a few days to warm up to her- but she has great stitches that I'm using in my new pillows. I've been sewing like a crazy woman all week & feel great about my new work.
Cute little bird cages~ made from vintage quilt fabric appliqued on linen. I also made my version of the mid-century modern leaves- with granny's twist. All are now in my Etsy shop. (just a side note- I didn't read this months book for book club)
More later~ I'm off to sew!

Saturday, May 1, 2010

To Mom From Cleveland

Vintage Rerun from the Cleveland Team put together this lovely Etsy Treasury list. Great last minute shopping ideas for Mother's Day! Thanks for including my Matryoshka House Pillow~ very flattering!
This is just a little snapshop of the treasury~ check out the entire list HERE. You can find all the beautiful things talented Clevelanders have to offer HERE at the Clevelandteam's link. Now I'm off to shop (when I should be either sewing, cleaning, or laundry)
Have a great weekend & shop local Clevelanders!