Sunday, November 15, 2009

Getting things done!

In preparation for my upcoming holiday open house called "A Homespun Christmas" my hands have been very busy completing several projects that I have designed to sell.

Pictured below are some of my handmade pillows that I just completed.

"Live Simply" was created using a vintage doily on which I hand-embroidered the sentiment. The posies are made from scraps of wool and appliqued on the doily.

The trio of pillows below spells out "Live Laugh Love" and are done in coordinating pinks and greens. They are romantic and would bring charm to any feminine space.
I recently purchased some whimsical fabric that features various snowmen. With coordinating fabrics added, I made several projects with the piece, including the pillow and table runner below. I also made three additional table runners that are not pictured in this post.

This table runner has prairie points at each end with rusty bells attached.
I embroidered "Olde Country Home" on this homespun dish towel and hung it through a shutter with a missing slat.

Here's is a close up view of the embroidery on the towel.

In an earlier post, I used this sentiment on a pillow that I designed with wool mittens. I used scraps of wool to make the mittens that are attached to this sign. I also crocheted tiny doilies for the cuff detail.
Once in a while I get the urge to paint something! I had purchased this cute 5-drawer stand several years ago. It was unfinished wood when I bought it. I had this paint left over from a bathroom renovation project so I decided to use it for the stand. The color is neutral, a grayish brown and would match the decor in just about any room. On top, I crocheted a candle mat from 100% wool yarn, washed and felted.
Please check back from time to time as I will continue to post pictures of my creations as I complete them!


  1. Hi there! You really have an eye for making some very pretty things! I love them all! I've got some of that snowman fabric panel and just loved your little runner with prairie points and tiny rustic bells. Oh but then your mitten projects this post and last...simply wonderful.

  2. Wish I was around to attend your Open House. I love the new things you've designed, especially the snowman table scarf. I hope you do well this year.

  3. Wow, you sure have been busy! :)
    As I have a soft spot for snow people, I especially liked what you did with the novelty fabric.
    Everything you did was awesome and I can tell you take pride in the quality of your crafts, it truly transcribes in your photos!

  4. Wow, what nice creations! I really love your redo on your cabinet! That turned out primtastic!
    Thanks for visiting my blog too..I love meeting new friends! Come back soon!

  5. Very nice! I hope you sell it all!!