Friday, March 29, 2013

Chairs and chocolate :)

I bought these chairs
nearly a year ago,
for just a tiny few dollars
at auction.
They were covered in dust and dirt
but I knew they had good bones:)
the other day when I was making
my little heart block,
and pondering what to do with it,
I had a thought.
It happens sometimes,
the thought bit :)
I wondered if I could make it fit
the chair.
Thought it might make
quite a nice addition
to my bedroom if it worked.
I've had a go...
...and I'm loving the chair.
Really happy with it :)
It is the most fabulous
autumn day here.
Not a breath of wind,
warm and mellow,
and I'm thinking (again:)
that just maybe
 it's time for an afternoon
and a little treat or two :)
Have a lovely relaxing
See you :)

Sunday, March 17, 2013

My little linen heart

Maybe two years ago,
maybe more,
I stitched this little heart
onto some linen.
Loved it then,
and love it now:)
I wasn't sure how or where I would use it.
Thought about a cushion,
but really,
I do not need another cushion.

So I pulled out bits and pieces of linen
and lace
and other little treats ...

... and I stitched up a random log cabin block
around my little heart.
For a few days, now,
 it has sat
 on the end of my kitchen table.
Every time I have walked past it
I have thought "what should I do with you".
.... and now I know ....
See you soon,
and I will show you.
Have a lovely week:)

Sunday, March 3, 2013

Vintage Eggs?

I've been making :)
Vintage inspired easter eggs.
Have had such fun and,
I know there's not a stitch in sight,
but there is lots of lace,
and ribbon,
and buttons
and other bits and bobs
that were lurking in the sewing room.
I started with some polystyrene eggs from work,
covered some of them with pattern tissue
and some with just plain tissue ...
...I collected up some ''stuff''
to play with ...
... and with glue in hand,
( but not the glue gun, mind you -
me and glue guns absolutely do not get on -
I end up covered from head to toe in glue,
I usually have several finger burns
and nothing stays where it is supposed to stay -
some time ago I figured out
that PVA is a much much better option for me!!!)
So with a paint brush and a dollop of PVA at the ready,
I started to add a bit here and there to the eggs.
...some of Barb's gorgeous buttons...
...little heart trinkets...
... lots of my gorgeous vintage lace ...
... bits of ribbon and twine ...
... buttons and bows...

So there you have it,
my take on vintage inspired
decorated easter eggs.
I've sat them in a little wire basket 
in the hallway,
a little early perhaps
for Easter,
I really like them
so I want to enjoy them for a while.
I will, however,
be fully expecting a decent haul
of the real chocolately thing
come Easter.
I've been knitting.
We got the most gorgeous yarn in at work this week.
It's a wool alpaca mix called Perfect Day
and I had spied the perfect pattern on the shelves
a few weeks back,
so I simply could not resist.

I've even started a little cross stitch project,
I have some crochet on the go as well!!!
It's good to be back in the stitchy place:)
Have a fabulous week :)