Friday, April 24, 2015

Stitching, life inspiration and Christmas planning

 Remember when I stitched these little squares from vintage transferred fabric?  Well I spent some time mounting them last week.
 One of them ended up shaped like a heart and mounted on this fabulous fabric that was once a paisley tie -- vintage of course.
 The other two I simply stitched to a scrap of white with black thread; eventually they will end up on a sampler.
 I free handed this basket of irises, in silk ribbon embroidery on some simple muslin fabric.  Then I turned it into a little stuffed heart.  I think it's very cheery.
 Remember the little tag book I bought from Terri?
 I searched out some graduation quotes and then sat and cut them out and glued them onto the tags to create a graduation card for a friend.
 The quotes are aimed at graduates but they apply to all of us, don't they?

On the last page/tag I'm planning to seek out a gift card from a restaurant near her new college campus to complete the little gift.
 I stopped in to a favorite quilting fabric store the other day; one of the things I love about that place is that it gets you thinking of the next holiday season because they are always planning ahead.  So of course in April they had Christmas fabrics out.
 I treated myself to some fat quarters that inspired me!
 I could just gush over these ornament fabrics...but you already know how I feel about vintage ornaments.
This one was so much fun, with the mixed media look of print behind the flowers and the ornaments from music paper!  It got me in the mood for thinking of holiday crafts and since I'm planning (another) reorganization of my crafting and art supplies, I might just gather materials for them now.  (Happy sigh.)
For your amusement: a little doll arrangement I saw at a thrift shop the other day.  A girl, barefooted, in a strawberry basket.  The best part is her little ladybug companion!


Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Your creations are always so detailed and so pretty. Love your sweet tags and of course that vintage ornament fabric.

Anonymous said...

Oh my, you have been so busy. The silk ribbon basket with iris is gorgeous! The tag booklet is such a creative idea. Your thrift store fine is cute. As a quilter I love the fat quarters you found. I love your little embroidered pieces. In fact, I love this post! Have a great weekend!

Kathy said...

Love that tag book! The addition of the gift card is going to make a great gift.

The Junque Seeker said...

Love what you've done with the little tag book! It will be a nice bit of encouragement at as she starts this next stage of life. Those fabrics make me want to head to the quilt shop!

Michele Murray said...

I love all of your vintage fabric finds, awesome!

Abby / Linda said...

the black and white embroidered heart really caught my eye! Love what you did with it! Also the doll theme is cute!