Tuesday, January 27, 2009

The Cuteness of Madge

I don't always comment on the fun things I have highlighted in the section to the right I have named "SO Love This," but I had to today!

Check out the absolute cuteness of Madge! I found her while browsing through Etsy. Leah is a mom and designer in Australia and as you can see from her shop, she does a lot of one of a kind work, using vintage chenille. Her whole shop is full of beautiful things, but I have to say that Madge is my favorite!

Sunday, January 25, 2009


I just found this photo saved on my desktop.

Last summer I got the inspiration to make what I called "bunchy bags." They were awesome! The sides were, you guessed it, sort of bunchy, gathered and tied at the top. They were super roomy - but didn't look it, because the gathering sort of disguised that.

I think I made exactly 4 of them. All of which sold very quickly, which tells me several things... There are others who thought they were awesome too. I so need to make more of them. And that I need to look through my old files more often for inspiration!

They will be in the shop soon!

Monday, January 5, 2009

My Favorite Things

This is an absolutely beautiful photo of the curtain I made for my side door. (please notice the sarcasm in the words "beautiful photo" - I gave up on trying to get the lighting right - this was the best I got!)

It is one of my favorite things because it is an old linen table runner with hand-stitched yellow flowers on it. I wonder whose home it was made for, where it was displayed then. I love that someone took quite a bit of time to make it, her hands touched every single stitch. I love that it is a one of a kind piece in my home.

Thursday, January 1, 2009

A Brand New Year!

Wishing you a wonderful 2009, filled with family, friends, and lots and lots of happy times!

Happy New Year!