Saturday, January 28, 2012

Paper Roses

Here's todays music to view by:
These warm sunny winter days are making me anxious for Spring.  Today I went for a walk without a coat and it was invigorating!  Someday I hope to have a greenhouse, like my neighbor's, to start my little sprouts in.  The birds were joyfully soaring around in the warmth above me. Next time I've got to carry the longer range lens to show you their beautiful colors.  I found my vibrant belt, that I'm wearing as a scarf, in the bottom of a pile of fabrics at my favorite place: The Scrap Exchange. If anyone of my readers can tell me what country it might be from, I'd be very grateful.
I can hardly wait for Valentine's Day! I think I mostly like it because no one bats an eye when you combine pink and red. I'm always trying to sport the combination at other times of the year, too.  I made this paper flower wreath to put on my front door. I didn't have wire to form a wreath so I just cut out some cardboard and used the wires on the back of the tissue flowers to attach them.  If you think you've seen these flowers here before, you're right!  My dear friend Stacy made them for our Wedding Shower back home.  They were also used for wedding decorations, and to decorate our getaway car.  I'll probably use them for various projects until they disintegrate because I enjoy them so much.  
Well, I've got to go now, hubby and I are going for BBQ. It's my new craving, thanks to Cookout!

Tuesday, January 24, 2012

The Foggy Dew

Yesterday was a gray misty, January day.  There was a hushed beauty in the air. The deer appreciate the safety of the foggy camouflage.
A fleeting image of the lady cardinal. Her mate was harder to capture on film. I must put some feeders out very soon. 
The day's silvery haze made me think of how beautiful the color gray really is. It lends such a calming tone to whatever it graces.


Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Turkey n' Pie

It was exciting to get a photo back of a happy customer in her custom apron! She just happens to be my aunt Ruth. Here she is on Thanksgiving, modeling her "Turkey's in the Oven" apron, made just for her with vintage fabrics. Thank you, Aunt Ruth, love you!

If you want your own custom apron or one I've already made please visit this link:
Purple Pinafore.

Monday, January 16, 2012

Recent Sewing

I recently won a yard of good quality fabric from J &O Fabrics on Facebook. They asked what readers would do with a yard of  their brightly colored "African Queen". I answered right away because I had admired the design of the fabric on their website. The statuesque profile of the pattern reminded me immediately of my niece. I said I would make a hair kit for her mom to keep her hair care items in.  I finally finished the hair kit. It includes a tote bag, accessory bag, a kerchief and a headband.
Isn't she an African Queen?