Saturday, May 31, 2008
Tuesday, May 27, 2008
**~Sign up for the giveaway is now closed. I will post the winner later this evening.
Thanks so much to all that entered and participated in the Cottage Charm Giveaway Day!~**
Its time for the 2nd annual Cottage Charm Giveaway! (Yes, I know...I'm coming in kinda late)
Now, I can already hear some of you saying..."Kim, those fabrics are lovely, but I don't sew!"
Well, we have thought of that and so we also have an alternate giveaway gift.
A wristlet/clutch and matching key chain made by me. It incorporates a funky vintage 1960's fabric of pink and yellow squares with one of the new Amy Butler prints.
1. Anyone is welcome. US and international bloggers, regular posters, lurkers, first time visitors, ...really anyone.
2. I have to be able to contact you. If you have an active blog, great! If you don't, you'll need to make sure I get your email address. (you can contact me from the side bar)
3. Just leave a comment on THIS post between now and 3:00pm EST Saturday May 31st. I'll lock the comments at that time.
4. A winner will be chosen and announced in the evening on Saturday May 31st.
5. You can choose either the fabric and lace package OR the wristlet and keychain package.
Thursday, May 22, 2008
Tuesday, May 13, 2008
So to distract myself, I've been sewing. You can see the beginning stages of a couple of projects in the above picture. The main focus is an adorable children's print fabric from the 1940's. The selvage says, "Guaranteed to Be A Puritan Print" "Mail Time". It shows scenes of bunnies, bluebirds, pigs, and dogs delivering the mail...so cute! I have only small pieces, but they're just the right size for zippered pouches. Here's a few of the finished ones on Etsy...
I've also been working on some applique projects. I'm not sure if I've thanked Katherine lately for her tutorial. Thank You, Katherine!!!
This first one is made with a vintage Indian Head cotton fabric of tossed strawberries. I've appliqued a natural linen blossom on the front.
And this one allowed me to use those small scraps of 1930's fabrics I've been drooling over for the past year. I call it "Spring Showers and Flowers". :)I hope to get my flowers in this week and then I can take some pictures of the patio and yard. Have a great week, everyone!
Friday, May 2, 2008
Above is a picture of my bedroom. I have the walls painted a soft yellow and all the trim, linens, and headboard are in a crisp white. Step by step instructions on how you can make you own fireplace mantel headboard are posted here. And, of course, you know I'm going to include some of my vintage fabrics. Above are quilt weight cottons and below are decorator weight fabrics. So pretty.Vintage trims and buttons are next... This cute little piece is from my grandmother. I love the little chicks and eggs so much and it brings back fond memories of grandma's kitchen.
I purchased this pretty clothes pin bag from a seller on Ebay (I wish I could remember her name).
What's a Yellow Post without a flower? Well, the daffodils are long gone, the pansies are multi-colored, so that left me only one choice...a dandelion. It doesn't look so bad close-up, though huh?