Friday, January 28, 2011

New linen applique cushions...

I've been busy sorting through all my little scraps of vintage quilt fabric, looking for that perfect print...just the right green....just the right red.....
An upcoming feature in a major lifestyle magazine will hopefully bring visitors to my little Etsy shop- so I'm stocking my shop with recycled fabric applique pillows. All one-of-a-kind, I repurpose vintage & antique quilts (the tattered and unwanted kind!) Here are a few of the leaf pillows I made- a twist on the classic mid-century modern leaf motif. Email if you want to special order a different size or color palette....
More designs later....and more on the magazine feature when I'm allowed to tell!

Enjoy your weekend!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Turquoise shimmers....

I just realized it's been over a week since I blogged. One of my New Year's resolutions was to do more "Mom stuff"- I just finished sewing a flannel puppy print bathrobe and patching up one very worn, threadbare puppy named Roy.
Just a quick post- I wanted to share this lovely Etsy treasury titled Turquoise shimmers in the golden light of winter, by summerone. I LOVE LOVE this collection- thanks summerone for including my Lovebird pillow! You can see the entire list here.

More later- I do have new projects to share, just no time to photograph everything!

Monday, January 17, 2011

Petite Lovebird Pillows....

A productive days work and new in shop....
new Petite Lovebird Pillows. Made from linen, vintage fabric and buttons, & a little crocheted heart....
...the perfect Valentine for anyone......
Get yours here, here, and here!

Etsy Treasuries.....

Just showing off a few weekend Etsy Trearury lists I was included in. I'm always honored to be included in these artist curated collections. This first one is "Greens and Blues and Browns...Oh, So Pretty!" by trinasclaycreations. You can see the entire collection here- including my Vintage Fabric Lovebird Pillow.
This next collection "Foggy Morning by Monarchdancer" features my new Linen Flower Sampler Pillow. Thanks Monarchdancer- you can see the entire list here.
Lastly, "I love you this much" features my new Applique Valentine Pillow. Thanks magalerie for including me in this lovely collection!
Have a wonderful Monday!

Sepia Love

Another beautifully curated Etsy Treasury featuring my Linen Valentine Pillow titled "Sepia Love". Thanks magalerie!
You can see all the talent here!

Be sure to check back tomorrow. Last night I had a sudden burst of creative energy & spent the wee hours of the night on some new necklaces :)

Friday, January 14, 2011

Vintage Fabric Valentine Pillows

You all know I love working with vintage fabric scraps, and my studio is heaping with little bits of tattered quilts that I can't bear to I spent the last day or so cutting X & O's for my new little linen pillows....
I only made a handful for a local shop- Gestures here in Cleveland, and for my Etsy shop. I'll most likely be making more little pillows with other sayings and such. What a wonderful way to use all those scraps!
I'll have these in my shop through early February. I'm working on a new little collection of products that I hope to share with you soon. It too was inspired by all my vintage fabric scraps...
...and soon some exciting news about a magazine feature of my work (I'm not allowed to tell!)
I'm off to clean my studio floor of all the little fabric scraps too small to use. Call me crazy but I put them in a little pile in the garden so the birds find them for nests in the spring. How exciting when you see a little nest with brightly colored fabric bits woven in! Ahhh- spring!
Have a great weekend friends!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

New in shop....

Just a quick post to let you all know I've added more jewelry to my Etsy shops. More leather wrap bracelets at RobinsEggBlue and simple $10 earring at junebugz.
More to add next week!

Monday, January 10, 2011

...what I've been working on....

Here's a few of the pillow samplers I'm working on. I was inspired by a Crescendoh post last week about a garden of button flowers (see previous post) using favorite scraps of lace, buttons and beads. This first one is my favorite- I love the dove gray linen with green and cream.
I was sick all last week- still recovering from a terrible cold- and working on these was quite therapeutic. My hands are always working on something and my sewing machine needed a break anyway.....
This is a really great project to have by the TV- just grab a few scraps of linen and some lace bits. My initial intent was to make little wall quilts- but I never have any wall space so they made better pillows. What do you think? do you think small textile pieces look unfinished as wallhangings?
I hate to frame textile pieces because I think they need to be touched, but I also think the edges need to be finished off somehow. any thoughts out there??
Anyway, you can find these in my Etsy shop, along with other cushions you can't live without! More tomorrow on my Valentine pillows.
Have a great Monday!

Saturday, January 1, 2011

...more Petite Vintage Fabric Birdhouses....

I've had some time to clean my studio over the past week & found a few of my Petite Vintage Fabric Birdhouses. For the past 2 springs I made these in a limited edition & sold them in my Etsy shop.
They are a bit self-indulgent- VERY time consuming to make. They only stand a bout 4" tall, and like so many things I make, people ask "what do you do with it?"
This past spring I told myself I wasn't making any more- but after looking at these this morning I decided I'll make them again this spring.
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So come March expect to see a dozen or so on my little birdhouses- all made from scraps from old quilts, mixed with bits of vintage lace, buttons, millinery leaves, etc....
Well I'm off to make a mini art quilt. I just stumbled upon a great tutorial on Jenny Doh's blog Crescendoh- a garden of button flowers. More on that hopefully tomorrow!