Sunday, May 29, 2011

Fabric Storage

So it's been a while since I've had these around:
but I've seen the fabulous storage bins that they make here...

So I got a friend to save me a bunch.

Now the ones from the above blog are quite splendid...covered in canvas and all.  I took the short-cut and used spray paint, then made liners out of fabric.  I think they've turned out quite fine and dandy...and will soon be installed in my new sewing room!
I just have to leave you with this final picture of what we woke up to this morning....yes Memorial Day Weekend in wonderful WYOMING!
 Photo is very blurry...sorry.  I took it off my hubby's FB page.  But that my friends is SNOW!  And school is out for the summer!

Monday, May 23, 2011

Finally an apron for Katie

I am owing my PAY-IT-FORWARD 2011 made-by-hand gifties....finally finished Katie's apron!  It will be on it's way to Nashville tomorrow!  Hope she likes it!  I am really loving covered buttons these days, so hers has three.

This is the last week of school...yay!  Oops...are teachers supposed to be saying that?  But I am excited about being able to spend tons of time sewing...and  working on finishing up my new "sewing cubby-hole".  We are re-doing the spare room closet into a sewing area for I don't have to clean off the kitchen table every time we need to  I think it will be cute.  I'll post pictures soon!

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Yard Sale Loot!

Last week my dad was visiting us from Canada.  We celebrated his birthday with a traditional "DUNCAN" cake.  That's DUNCAN  not "Duncan Hines"!  It's the old family birthday know...the one my ansestors were making when they came over from the old least that is how the story goes.  Dad is 83 now and still drives by himself   for 3 days to visit us!  And he trudges around yard sales with me! AND look what we found!

It's an incomplete set of "kitchen" bone china!  For $5!!  Here's a close-up of the cream and sugar set:
It's not Royal Doulton...but we thought it was pretty!  It was the end of the day and we were given a box and told to "fill 'er up" for 5 bucks!  I thought maybe I'd find some treasures for my birthday box at school...but we got lots of things I couldn't pass up!  Including the above china.  Score!! 

This week being graduation for our seniors, I made an apron for a friend's daughter.  She picked (well her mum picked) the fabrics.  Here I am modelling it!  Not sure why I thought staring off into space would make a charming shot...and I must find a better spot than the end of the hall to take pics!

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Vintage Brooch Swap

I participated in the Swap for all Seasons Vintage Brooch Swap for Mother's Day.  Look at what I got from the very talented Jan in Texas!  Here is her lovely hand-made card to me, along with my beautifully wrapped parcel.  That is a SECOND vintage brooch on the ribbon!
This is what was inside that pretty package.  The photo does not do justice to the beautiful cross-stitch and beding on the needleroll that Jan made for me.  The brooch is mother-of-pearl with my initial on it in gold.  Beautiful!
I was just blown away by Jan's beautiful gift to me! 

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Happy May Day!

Well I am excited to show off my "new" spring skirt...I got all excited about tea-parties and what-not after the Royal Wedding.  So this ugly, old stretchy skirt...

turned into this!!

Here is a close-up of all the ruffly layers!  I'd seen lots of "little-girl" skirts done like this (ruffles added to an existing skirt) so thought I'd have one too.  I had to make a belt to cover up the ugly green elastic waist band!

And here I am, looking all ready to have my Royal Wedding tea party!  Ok.  I usually don't leave the china cake plate lying around in the hall...I just thought I needed a "prop"..teehee!!