Sunday, February 27, 2011

A Very Fine House- Part 3.....

Here are 2 new vintage fabric house pillows I just finished. These are 20" x 20"- with a mix of vintage quilt fabrics, hankies & lace, and a few newer prints mixed in.
I love this larger size, but my work table is small, so I have to take over the dining room when making them. I hope to list these in my Etsy shop soon.
I'm working on some new designs- more on that next week. I'm off to watch the Academy Awards!

Monday, February 21, 2011

A Very Fine House- Part 2.....

In my previous post I wrote about my dilemma on whether or not to sell one of my favorite pillows. Well, in the end I did sell it this morning. This is the other one she ordered- I added a "full moon" and little stitched stars.
I really like working on these larger 20"x 20" pillows. The only downside is that the larger size pillow form costs more and shipping really drives up the price.

I'm off to make more houses! Have a great week!

Sunday, February 20, 2011

A Very Fine House....

So- here's my dilemma. I made this cushion as a special order for a repeat customer. It's bigger than most- 20". She's waited about 3 weeks (I had some problems getting inspired) Now that it's done I don't want to sell it. I really feel attached to this pillow!
I usually don't feel that way about my work. I admire the finished project, photograph it, and move on. I suppose I could make another for myself- I do have some of the same vintage fabrics left over....I just love the vintage fabric used for the back of the pillow too...
Ahhh! What to do? In the end I probably will let it go. I won't make another one because I hate to make the same thing twice.

I'll let you know tomorrow what I decide :)
Have a great night!

Monday, February 14, 2011

My Hearts...

I first shared this heart one year was inspired by a Rebecca Sower blog post when I joined her in spreading hearts all over our cyber world. Do check out her old post- it's well worth spending time pouring through the submissions. It was fun!
I stitched my heart on linen with an old Japanese glass heart and tattered lace. I set in in an old pocket watch frame and backed it with red leather. Since making this I frame a lot of old photos in these pocket watch frames and hang them in a collage on the wall.
These heart stones are among my most prized possessions. My young son gave me these treasures he found with the words "I love you with all my heart". Just holding these stones lift my spirits when I'm down.

I hope you all take the time to share your heart today with your loved ones.

Saturday, February 12, 2011

Spring Sale at RobinsEggBlue!

It's that time of year again- Spring Sale in my Etsy shop. I usually mark down bags after the holidays, but this year I marked down some Vintage Fabric Birdhouses too....
I need to make room for this spring's edition- so I'm selling these petite birdhouses for $14 and the larger ones for $16.
These are all one-of-a-kind, made from all vintage fabrics and other vintage materials.
Hopefully they will find a new home this spring!

Treasury Time!

I Just had to share this beautifully curated Etsy treasury list by timelessNchic. It's titled Pitted- and everything has that wonderful olive/ mossy color- VERY trendy this season!
Thanks for including my Birdcage Pillow! You can see the entire list here.

Have a great weekend!

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

More Vintage Fabric Lovebirds...

Here are a few more of my Little Lovebirds- all the birds are vintage fabric, all are one-of-a-kind....
I'll be listing more all week in my shop... check back often!

Tiny Lovebird Earrings

Can you tell I'm ready for Spring? I just added a few pairs of this new design to my Etsy shop. Tiny white gold plated lovebird earrings- each with a different gemstone bead.....
...peridot, lavender jade, red carnelian, and aventurine, with sterling silver
Really simple and sweet- I'm hoping to get more of these birds- stocking up for summer shows. I like that they're not very detailed, very organic looking.
That's what I have to share today.

Sunday, February 6, 2011

Signs of Spring...

Signs of Spring?..... I'm searching! More snow? Ugh!
I can't get enough of robin's egg blue. A few of my favorites to inspire my day! Off to work!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Linen Birdhouses....

I made these 2 linen birdhouses last summer to hang in a show booth. I was envisioning a bunch hanging from the tent roof- I thought they would be a real attention getter. Well, time didn't allow for it and since then my puppy ate the red one and the other one was given as a gift....
I have 6 or more all cut & ready to sew. This is the year I finish all my unfinished projects! The world really needs fabric birdhouses- right?
Hopefully in the next month my new Linen Birdhouses will selling in my Etsy shop!
Do you have any unfinished projects to share??