Saturday, September 12, 2009

Vintage Pincushions!

I made these adorable pincushions of vintage fabric I had.
Only one has my tag on it, but that's because it was the first one I made. I don't think I'll put such a large one on the rest. Must make a smaller tag, but then will anyone be able to read it!
They measure approximately 4 1/2 inches seam to is a tad fatter than the other, definitely unique!
There 's a button on both sides so you decide which side you like best.
I think I'll make an entire basket full of 'em to sell at the craft fair!
They'll make great Christmas gifts, don't ya think?
Price: $12.50 each.

Friday, September 4, 2009

Buttons and Stories

I absolutely love buttons! I think it's cuz of all the cool designs, colors, and the stories they tell. A lot of the buttons I have were handed down to my from my mom and she had a sibling that owned a furrier, so I have some buttons with animal fur on them...and other buttons I've just collected over the years.
I use them a lot in making my tags as well as my aprons because I think embellishing with them adds depth to the piece.

There was rice in this cool jar, but now that it's empty I see that it serves better as a button jar!

Give me your thoughts.
I just finished my father-ion-law's 75th birthday gift, but I won't post the pix until after he opens it, just in case my mother-in-law reads this!~

Wednesday, September 2, 2009

Been A While...

Sewing has taken a back seat to the news that my parent's are moving in with us in a month and we have to move in order to accomodate I have to rehome our dog, Daizee, so she doesn't knock my mom over with her walker.
Ugh, but Yeah, God.
I've made several gifts, but for some reason, I didn't take any pictures. Oh well...
My friend called and thanked me profusely, saying I'd outdone myself...she will use these gifts and she liked them...makes gift giving the best, ya know?