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Tuesday, November 25, 2008
Treasures From Grandma's Attic ~ Tin Wind-Up Toys
I don't really know a lot about these guys, but thought they were pretty cool. I'm amazed at how well they seem to have survived. The Butter and Egg Man cracks me up. LOL
Gram was always good at attaching little notes to things to make sure we wouldn't throw something valueable away. This Happy Hooligan wind-up has a note telling us how rare it is.
These cute little guys make for a fun and colorful display! What family treasures do you have packed away? Why not dust them off and find a place to show them off in style.
Thanks everyone, for taking another walk down memory lane with me.
Tuesday, November 18, 2008
My First Attempt at Skirts and a Big Thank You!
I also want to send a big THANK YOU to sweet Jerusalem of My Little Life. She held a giveaway on her blog recently and I was the winner! Yea!
I received a beautiful Cath Kidston Home Project Journal. Exactly what I need to organized all of the projects I want to get done on this house of mine! And she also included a number of extra goodies...a catalog, stamped gift tags, music sheets, and lovely polka dot ribbon.
Be sure to stop by her lovely website and her fun blog to see all of her creative pursuits.
Thank you again, Jerusalem!
Friday, November 7, 2008
The first project is another one of my Sash Totes. I've made a number of these since last year, but most of them had been spoken for before they ever made it to Etsy or the website.
This one wears a sash made out of two fabrics by Heather Bailey; A small pink print on one side and a brown and blue "Pop Garden" fabric on the other.
Also made a few linen and vintage fabric pouches...
And finally, a vintage monogrammed towel gets a new lease on life as a fabric gift sack with matching tag. Paired with a denim ticking stripe, it has a rustic charm.
These are fabulous to use as a house-warming or hostess gift when filled with:
* a bottle of wine and a loaf of french bread
*a trio of tall pillar candles
*a pretty mug, flavored coffee, and biscotti
*fresh apples, favorite recipes, and glass jar filled with oatmeal crumble topping
The chances of finding vintage monograms that match our own are slim, so why not just make up a cute saying that fits the initials. This one is either "S H" or "S K". How about...Sweet Home or Suzy Homemaker...Super Kool or Special Kindness. (Hey, its late, I'm sure you could think up something more clever.) :)
Thanks for letting me share my latest projects! Have a great week, everyone!