First, I just wanted to let you know I did manage to get some new pictures up on my PictureTrail. You can either click HERE or go to my right side bar and click the picture at the top. Enjoy!!!!
OK, in my last post I said I thought about going to one of my favorite shops because they were having a sale. Sooooo.... because of these.... (my son's shoes lol) I can't stand things between my toes so I don't own real flip flops. Do you like my fashion statement socks? lol There is no way I'm going without socks yet. lol
I got 40% off of these :-)
LOVE this... and if you look close at my PictureTrail update you'll see that it already has a home.
It will stand on it's end and I'll use it that way. I need to paint or get different dividers. They look like a fiberglass component and I'm not too keen on green either. I believe this is going to be used in my bedroom. For now it's still in the basement though.
You all know I'm addicted to Pinterest. I have found some of the best ideas on there believe it or not. If you are a follower you know I have a board totally for Great Ideas and another one for Craft Ideas. The project I started on last week I am doing from an idea I got from one of those boards. I'm kind of in a Americana mode lately so I decided I wanted to make a mini quilt using red, white, and blue. I also LOVE penny rugs and wanted to incorporate them. HOWEVER, wool fabric I don't have, so I'm going to try using regular fabric. These pennies will need to appliqued to the quilt. Well, due to my inexperience in quilting I've been looking around for articles on how to do it. I came across a great idea...
Here is what the penny will look like...
Well fabric alone is very flimsy obviously and I am not going to fold under all those edges and press them so you can't see them. I am using my used dry sheets. Yes you heard me... my old dryer sheets that just sit in the trash. It stiffens them a bit and when sewn on the fabric you are able to turn them right side out and the edges are already turned under :-) So I am recycling and reusing.
I know it's hard to tell in the picture... but see the edges?
I'm still working on the design layout of the quilt. I have an idea, but I know me I'll change my mind a thousand times before it's done. lol.
I realized that after I posted the other day I left a few things out that I got at the thrift store. So I thought I'd share again before I forget again. lol
I'm always afraid to try new candles since I never know how they will smell when burned. Of course I don't want to waste my money to find out either. So I found this Paula Deen candle at the thrift store and thought I'd give it a try. It is Creme Brulee and this is as long as someone else burnt it for. I haven't lit it yet, but I think I will today.
I also found this beautiful blackwork stitchery... Can you imagine the time that went into this??? I just can't believe someone didn't want it. :-/
Then I happened to see a store called Amish Crafts and Antiques. I had a little time so I went in and found these lovlies... I know I paid way too much for the mold, BUT I love it!!! I can't wait to pour some wax in it. I've also been looking for a folk art eagle to make into a quilt pattern. I think this will be my inspiration.
I am going to try to work on my quilt this weekend, but I received an order for 2 sets of my apron and bonnets and will do those as well. Thank you for visiting and I will see you soon my friends.