Thursday, December 15, 2011

Sharing my beautiful Secrest Santa gift...

Oh my, oh my look what Santa sent me!!! My Secret Santa really knows me!!
I love vintage linens! She found this at a specialty store in the Ozarks. It's vintage alright and perfect.
The linen is top quality and the hand embroidery is exquisite. 
It fits my table perfectly. When I get Christmas all packed away this goes right on my dining room table. I will take some more pictures then for sharing.
So who ever you are my dear Secret Santa 

This is all hand done!!! No machine did this that's for sure!!!
The center is crochet. I can't imagine how long this took.

This is an heirloom that I will treasure forever and pass it down
to my daughter!

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Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Cardinal Red for Christmas...

I've had more fun with my embroidery machine this Christmas! I have been embroidering 4x4 designs and inserting in photo cards for my favorite people.
My step mother loves "Red Birds" as she calls them so I found this beautiful Cardinal design and created this card for her.

The Chick-a-dee is for my sister in law. I think they just turned out wonderful!

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Friday, December 9, 2011

Christmas in a bag...

I made a few presents for my friend in another state and wanted to
be creative in how I sent them to her. 
I found this canvas tote at Walmart.

She loves cats! I found this kitty printable transfer on Etsy
and the transfer paper at Walmart. It was so easy to do. I printed
the transfer out in an 8x10 format and cut around it and ironed it on.
That easy and doesn't it just spruce it up a bit. It's personal now.

The tote was deep enough to place all her presents in! I just finished it off with a plaid ribbon. I am very pleased with how it turned it. Took it to UPS this morning and sent it off to her. Very convenient to! All this for under $10. Total cost was $7.50
I am going to do this for all my girlfriends and daughters this Christmas!

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Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Autumn Come Lately...

Where I live in Southern California up next to the San Jacinto Mountains Autumn comes late and lasts about 6 weeks. It's beautiful. We are just now getting into the real colors and it will go on like this until mid December. I love it. These are pictures taken this past weekend around my neighbor hood.


Friday, October 14, 2011

A Vintage Halloween!

I have decorated for years for Halloween. I love the colors, etc. Now I have tailored down my collection to vintage inspired items that I have been collecting for awhile. Here are just a few favorites. I try and add something unique every year. This year I found a vintage embroidery pattern that I dearly love and created these flour sack t-towels. These are my favorite t-towels of the season. The pattern is so unique and whimsical.

There were only three designs in this collection. I hope the designer will have a new collection available next year. They are just so neat.

I also dearly love Bethany Lowe vintage inspired decor. I found this bowl years ago at the Pharmacy in Pasadena and have cherished it ever since. The colors are so vibrant and the design so whimsical. 

One of my very favorite things to do is create little Halloween gifts for friends and family and attach one these vintage inspired tags to the gift. I also use these for postcards and they make great decor mantle pictures. These are just a few of my favorite tags from my collection.

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Wednesday, October 12, 2011

VINTAGE Baby Burp Cloths!

I just got the word that my son and his wife are having a baby in late April! Finally after 10 years of marriage. I am so happy for them. This will be my 7th grandchild. My daughter is having #6 grand baby in March. I got so excited that I machine embroidered these darling vintage design burp cloths. I getting ready to mail them out today so before I do thought I would share with my blogging peeps.


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