Monday, January 11, 2016

Delicate Vintage Lace and Hearts Wreath



This afternoon I had a couple of hours to spend on sewing/crafts and since I have a box of 6" grapevine wreaths that I have been itching to use,  I decided to create some Valentine's Day wreaths. This is the first one that I completed this afternoon.


The smaller heart is covered in some wide vintage lace, and the bow is constructed from additional vintage lace and a larger piece of ivory tulle. I embroidered "Amour" in mauve colored floss on the tea-stained, canvas tag which also has some narrow vintage lace tied through it.


It turned out exactly as I envisioned it. I love it when that happens!


                                                                A closeup of the bow!


I zig-zag stitched around the edges of the canvas tag and embroidered it before tying narrow vintage lace through the grommet.


I stitched and stuffed these sweet little hearts and attached satin bows. The fabric is 100 % cotton canvas.



Did you perhaps notice this pile of of crocheted pieces underneath my wreath? I recently purchased them at this beautiful little antique shop that I frequently visit. They are perfectly sized for totes, pillows, etc and I cannot wait to begin some projects so that I can use them.


They happened to be sitting on my table while I was photographing my wreath so I decided to use use them in my photos.


Anyways, I am very happy with my little Valentine's Day wreath and I hope to be able to whip up several more over the next few days........

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Monday, January 4, 2016

Happy New Year 2016!




Happy New Year Friends! I don't know about you but I am so ready for a fresh start! 

The first thing I want to do is get organized! Luckily I received some great organizational tools/planners and such to start the organizational process! The lovely planner you see above was a gift from my daughter Jenn, and I am already filling it up with appointments, appointments and more appointments! I do love pretty paper products! (Paper Source--For website link, click here )


It has a matching spiral notebook/journal where I  can jot down my ideas for future blog posts and new handcrafted items for my ETSY shop.


My daughter also gave me a productivity workbook and business planner for 2016  and a one-year editorial planner as well. So there's really no excuse for disorganization now is there? Well.....

.....I ended the year with a series of family emergencies, crises and hospital and rehab stays with my mom. Then just as the new year was about to arrive, it was a speedy ride in an ambulance back to the hospital for a few more nights sleeping in my recliner in the ICU lounge. I've slept so many nights in that chair that I have actually formed an emotional attachment to it. We are friends! Best friends really! I am hoping that I never have the need to use it again but in the event that I do, I know it will be there waiting for me!

The events of the last three months have left me in such a state of utter disorganization that I don't  know where to begin. I feel overwhelmed. Summer clothes are not put away, the Christmas tree is still standing, wrapping paper tubes are all over my dining room, dirty laundry is piling up, and I've only grocery shopped three times since October 23rd, etc......you get the picture.

So my goal for now, at this very early stage of 2016 is to reclaim my home, my life and my sanity. I know it's probably a tall order but I just cannot function amidst all this chaos! Wish me luck!
and......
Happy New Year!

Got hopes, dreams, goals, resolutions, things you just want to get accomplished this year? Tell me all about it in the comment section!