Tuesday, June 23, 2009

who's that girl!

here she is all dolled up ( no pun intended) LOL!
I can't believe she's finally home, isn't she cute!
I couldn't wait to get my very first blythe doll and of course I had to make her a new dress. I whipped it out in about 20 minutes so it's not so perfect, but looks great on her.

and it wouldn't be complete without the flower in her hair.........

well that's all for today , I've been thinking about naming her but haven't decided, she looks like a cherry, Betsy or perhaps Lucy? don't know yet , maybe it'll come to me in a dream, I'm about ready to hit the sack! very long day today at work and I'm so tired. Promise to show you a piece that I finished embroidering on Sunday, I just have to put it together. {hint: Señorita}

goodnight, goodbye

Friday, June 19, 2009

today was a good day.........

hello there! I'm so happy because just look what I got in the mail today! I just love getting stuff in the mail , don't you? I bought these Japanese deco tapes on etsy aren't they not the cutest things you've ever seen. I know I'm silly ...the kid in me hasn't left me. Can't blame me for being the only girl in my family. In a home full of boys, you can't help but buy "girly things" and surround yourself with colorful, fun, cute & vintage of course, things!
well speaking of cute, I haven't showed you the pics of my pillow coverings I made last week . They are suppose to be on my couch, but I can't get enough of them so they ended up on my bed and haven't left!!! hahaha.....Here check em out, watcha think? cute huh? I made them from 2 different fabrics. The front side is Heather Bailey's "pop garden bijoux"

and this back side is from Anna Maria Horner's Garden party collection ...oh yeah and to finish off I made (ties) the blue bows from scraps given to me when I ordered bundles of AMH " good folks line". These talented ladies have created such beautiful fabrics!! I can't seem to get enough of it!

Check out this cute little guy, picked him up on my lunch hour at my favorite thrift shop for $1 , he didn't have his mate but oh well, he sure is cute.

I also picked up this zipper & spools for .25 cents, needless to say It was a good day......
oh better go now. It's a bit nippy here about 50 degrees and my honey is calling me to come sit by him so we can cuddle and watch a movie, he's got my coffee ready. So much for summer huh? last week I was drinking cold stuff today it's hot stuff. Have a great weekend see you next week!.. oh yeah next week remind me to show you my Blythe doll!
yes you heard right, my hubby bought me a Blythe doll, should arrive tomorrow, can't wait....
arrghh it's going to be a long night.

Sunday, June 7, 2009

Yard sales & krylon oh my!

OK, so here's what I was talking about in my last post , the yards sale finds. I got this creamer & Johnson Bros. tea cup & saucer. I love the browns aren't they beauties!
And this little mouse was so darn cute , the lady that sold her to me said it belonged to her grandma and she really didn't want to part with it. this is the way it looked before I tossed out the old rusty needles & (Scissors Yikes! haven't had a tetanus shot in a loooong time)

and here's the after!

Last but not least is the American bisque cookie jar ! I was excited to find this so cute!!
It's a teapot but it's missing the lid :( maybe one day in my thrifty finds I'll run into one.
these jars here are recycled jalapeño, relish & pickle jars- my darling husband painted the lids for me. I use them to store all my goodies. Love that teal turquoise color!

Well that's all for now, please come back again soon!, the children finished school on Friday, baseball season for them also came to an end :( and the days are getting longer and not to mention warmer- (can't believe Summer's here!!! so I should have a lot more time on my hands to post .
Speaking of summer:::::I 'm so thirsty I'm going to go and have some mango tea mmmm with lots of ice! or maybe an Arnold Palmer or perhaps a fizzy lizzy??? what do you like to drink when it's hot?

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near the ocean, California, United States
I'm just a girl who loves to play with crafting supplies paint & scissors Welcome to my wacky little world, lover of all things vintage addicted to fabric.

Mend and make do.....

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