Monday, February 14, 2011

A Bluebird, a Wishing Well and some Kitties

I recently finished off "Singing the Blues" by Little House Needleworks into a stuffed ornament.  I changed it a little by making the alphabet and border pink.  Although I think it was really pretty the way it was designed, I preferred to balance the colors out a bit more.  
The pattern for this design is another one from the Flickr group, Hoop Love Vintage Transfers".  I really love some of those older designs and they are fun to stitch.  I used  Cosmos Seasons and DMC Color Variations on this and I'm not sure what to do with it yet, maybe I'll make it into a summer purse.
This design came from a wonderful site called Homeberries.  There are bunches of free patterns like this one in a primitive or whimsical style.  I made this for my friend Choral who's a kitty lover like me.  And speaking of kitties, here's a couple of recent pictures of our spoiled babies:
Harley, being the silly boy that he is.
Tigger, with Harley in a head-lock.
And Trixie trying to sneak a cuddle with Tigger.  That's it for now, thank you everyone for looking at my blog once again and thanks also for all comments, I love to hear from you!

Friday, February 4, 2011

Heart Swap Part Two!


 This is the heart that I received from Ann as part of the heart swap that I mentioned in my last post, isn't it gorgeous?  I love the ribbon roses, I'm going to have to learn how to make those.  She also very generously sent me an array of other lovely treasures that I will enjoy very much!
All of these items are laying on an apron with two large pockets that's meant to be used while sewing or crafting.  On the right there is a matching sewing case with pockets inside for keeping threads and other things.  On the left you will see an eyeglasses case with a booklet of designs for decorating it.  In the middle are a beautiful hand made card and gift tag and towards the bottom are little bags of beads and sequins, some of which are flower shaped.  And last is yards and yards of lovely white lace.  All of these gifts are so thoughtful and I will absolutely enjoy using them!
Here's a close up of the card and tag and I wanted you to see the button on the sewing case, isn't it adorable?  Thank you, Ann, for making this swap so fun, I will always remember how exciting it was to open the package and see every beautiful thing that was inside it!