Sunday, September 19, 2010


Introducing the Vintage Sue Bonnet Pattern created by me ........This is the cover of the pattern ,the pattern comes with complete clear instructions ...tried and true...doodles of stitches that can be used on your Sue ..such as lazy daisies and border stitches..create this with fabric or paper.I made this cute little laundry day bag with a vintage fabric sue bonnet front and center!!
This pattern was inspired by this old Sue Bonnet Quilt MY AUNT gave me before she passed away ..about 3 years ago now fron skin cancer at age 50. Still so young...She told me it came from North Dakota and was my Uncle's mom's from around 1930's/40's or so .. I will always treasure it...Here is my little Gracie who just turned 3 nestled in the blanket.

So here's the DISH I will be giving away 01 VINTAGE SUE BONNET SEWING PATTERN

AND something SPARKLY ,like a few of these petite glass ornaments! JUST in time for christmas...I love to tie these on to PACKAGES!

THE DETAILS! post a comment to ENTER!!! ALSO please help me spread the word...... BLOG POST ,twitter,facebook about the giveaway!!! This pattern has been a labor of love and has been tried and TRUE ~Post another comment for an EXTra ENTRY!!
AND thank you to MY BLOG FRIENDS are all so inspiring!

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Visions of Christmas

The start of Christmas begins in Spetember for me... I have started pulling out the Christmas Goods to take to the Funky Junk Flea mArket next month in Puyallup,Wa.. I am so excited to be a vendor this time..I am already planning how my booth will be set up ...


I found all these little glass ornaments and thought they look so lovely in this old candy box... I just love em..there perfect for tying on to little packages and things..
My biggest task will be getting into the closet that I use to store all my Christmas ..Should be interesting and maybe a little dusty!

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Farm Fresh...

Good Morning! Just wanted to share what I received from my friend Pam's chickens... Fresh eggs........We haven't painted our chicken coop yet ..but it's in the works!It is complete except for the out side walk-in part..(working on that!) The vote was for Robin's Egg Blue ....... I am still trying to decided between that and a distressed white ..I have been doing lot's of research on what type of chickens I want to get and I can't wait to get it set up ... Chickens make the best pets!

Friday, September 10, 2010

My new best friend..

My baby girl turned 3 today ......Realizing more and more how fast they grow...... We had chocolate cake and organic vanilla bean ice cream..

And meet my new best friend ! A Canon Digital Rebel xt 8 mp.. I am so loving this ..I said goodbye to my digital.... and so far ..I am loving this..I've been playing with this all day

Still trying to figure it all out , theres so much more to this one ..It really captures what I am visualizing ..things I haven't been able to capture before...
And something else exciting .... It's official,I will be a vendor at the Funky Junk Sisters Show ..I can hardly wait , the preperations are under way!!

A few things that inspired me today.... old ephemera to create something with ...

A few old fence posts I picked up ,still waiting for the perfect place for them, I may use them in my home somewhere....

And I got the armoire moved into my little studio ...Doesn't it look different than before ?? Maybe you remember pics of my little room before ?? I am loving the way the room has really come even more together in away that inspires me to create !

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

The details ....Before and After

I just love this armoire.... and I wanted to do something with it .... besides store my tv..

The before.....

And the After .....................
I made my own little world inside here ,something with all my best things... of course this could never hold all my stash.. but this here is a little nook of inspiration... as soon as I open the doors I am inspired and ready to create .....
I like it.. for a long time I have pondered doing this and well I finally did.......and I think it turned out so cute ~! a little of this and a little of that .... if I want to sew I put my sewing machine on the table.... Oh I still have my little studio ....but something about this really inspires me....

Of course we have a door full of dolls..I tacked up my old shoe holder bag to the inside of the door ... I love them for their sweet old fabric dresses, some of the prettiest patterns and trims I have ever seen....

Now the trick will be getting this moved into my studio !

And then the destashing continues.... would you believe I went through my vintage dresses and was able to part with 3 of them don't ask me how???????But I have added them to my etsy shop... My collection has grown quite abit ... and I always find them and buy them!!

It's these details that make me swoon over old dresses ....I love to collect them ...And will all my crinolines too my dress rack is a bit over stuffed !

All pale french blue colors........If only I could get into this one..I would so wear it!

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

something lovely

I have been so busy cleaning , kinda like spring cleaning but a fall cleaning ... fall is one of my favorite seasons... ... and then it will be Christmas . yah! I know I am not the only Christmas Fanatic around ...excited as soon as September comes ..I can't wait to decorate already....

I dusted everything ...washed linens... and windows.. and have been decluttering ,or trying to!!!

Less really is more ...I don't want my family to turn me in to the hoarder police..... so I am having a big yardsale this weekend... I hope to get rid of lots of stuff! I have also been working on a blog redo.... .. a change ......and another special little project that is top secret thus far!