Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A Mermaid Tea

Just over a week ago, I had the pleasure of attending a Mermaid Tea hosted by Heidi and her sweet friend Janet. It was such a fabulous afternoon!

I brought Heidi some of my vintage wallpaper that I had been promising to get to her. I took this photo on my way out the door, and then forgot to put my camera in my purse! Yikes! So I have no photos of Heidi's GORGEOUS house or the fabulous afternoon that we had. Her home is truly beautiful... I loved everything about it! Vintage-y, cottage-y, warm and welcoming. Maybe someday when my girlies are older I can pull of the white-on-white look too! You can see Heidi's photos of the event HERE.

I had the pleasure of spending much of the afternoon with Crystal. She is such a doll! We had a fun time chatting, sipping yummy iced tea, and creating our project ~ embellished bottles from the sea. I can't even tell you how much I enjoyed being able to sit and relax and make something... this summer has been crazy!

This is my creation. I love how it turned out, reminiscent of the old fashioned Sailor's Valentine's. I still need to finish off the top. I'm thinking that it needs some more ribbon, and some bling... :)

Thank you so much, Heidi, for welcoming us to your home for this fantastic event! ~xo

Friday, July 17, 2009

Happy Friday!

Another busy week has come to an end. The weekend is here!!! Tomorrow we will be heading to a family reunion and on Sunday I will be going to Heidi's Mermaid Tea ! Crystal will be there, and lots of other fabulous ladies as well! I can't wait! SOOO exciting!

I hope that you all have a fabulous weekend!!!
I'll be back soon to share the details of this fun event, and photos of my loot from the best barn sale EVER!

(The pretty blossoms shown above can be found right HERE.)

Tuesday, July 14, 2009

Vintage Embroidery Motifs

I added these vintage embroidery motifs to the shop a few weeks ago, and they have been quite popular! I adore them, myself! Just so fun and colorful! They come in themed packages of 12, and you can find them right HERE.

Here are some close-ups:

The ones above are from the Pastel Collection.

These are from the Brights Collection.

And these are from the Children's Collection.

I've had a few emails asking what you can do with them.
Some ideas:
Embellish an apron, tea towel, or tote bag.
Add to an altered book, journal, or scrapbook.
Use on a crazy quilt, art quilt, or other fabric art.
Add them to a collage or other mixed media piece.

What would YOU do with them???
I'll send some of them to the first 10 people to comment below!
Edit: I've got the 10 names. Great ideas! I'll be sending the embroidery pieces out this week.
More product giveaways to come!)
(P.S. Samantha ~ I need your address.)