Wednesday, May 30, 2007

sew happy


Oh my gosh, she's gone... waaaa... whatever will I do without my sister Ginny here to motivate and inspire me! I am already missing her like crazy and I just put her on a plane back to Wisconsin a couple hours ago! She was here a whole week and let me tell you, it was the BEST! A crazy, busy week filled with graduation festivities, a road trip to Sierra Vista, shopping, food prep, thrifting, more shopping, eating the food we prepped and then finally on Monday and Tuesday we settled into our sewing projects. And as I said in the last post, I am one happy gal when I am creating!


And these are the fruits of our labor!! I even made one more 'thread catcher' after this photo shoot, making six from me and two from Ginny. I'm telling you, I love each and every one as though... well, let's just say, I love them a whole lot. And the fabrics are so incredibly soft and yummy, I could cry! While I was making my 'thread catchers', Ginny was also making the 'zinc pin cushions'. Hello people! How much do we love them! Can I hear an "AMEN"! (click pic to enlarge)
SO, now what, you ask? Well, I hope to open an Etsy shop and make these guys available. I will keep you posted. Thanks for hanging with me while I was taking a bloggy break this past week. I have sooo much more to share with you! So please check back again! Ok? Thanks.

16 comments:

lorenzstudio said...

I'm so glad to hear you might join etsy! These are adorable!!

Angie in AZ said...

Well, please tell me ahead of time what you will be charging or if you'd like to do a trade. I'm really lovin' the first one on the left... sorta' turquoise and brown? Don't list that one until you talk to me! Unless, of course, you want to do a special order and I'll supply fabric? Pretty please? These are so freakin' cute! I HAVE to have one, I tell ya'!

Judy said...

I want one too....Let us know when we can buy one. How adorable.

Gardener Greg said...

I love the pin cushions. I recently got my wife a new sewing machine and she has been sewing up a storm. The thread catchers are so cute.

Greg

Kerri B. said...

Ooh ooh, I want one too!

Seriously, the other day I was making a blanky for Reese out of one of our old sheets (I dabble in the sewing), and I was having a time & a half keeping all the loose thread bits in a pile so I could throw them away at the end. And then I saw your thread catchers and I thought "Oh! That would be perfect!"

Keep us posted on your shop.

Nicole T said...

They are so much better in real life! I love mine!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Ditto! I love your blog- I have just found it because you visited me!! You are so creative, I LOVE what you and your sister made together!! The fabrics are wonderful! I will definately be back to visit you soon!! I shall add you to my favourites now!

Rhoda said...

Hey, Linda, I was a the beach last week & just now getting caught up on the blogs. Thanks for stopping by! I love all the creations you & your sis made. Ya'll are very talented. Wish I could sew & create something like that. I think you'll do well with an Etsy shop. I really do envy you gals who know how to sew & make beautiful things!

RHoda
Southern Hospitality

Lizzie said...

You and your sis sure made some pretty sewing notions. I just love the thread catchers and the pin cushions! I am always losing my needles... I really should get a nice handmade one, too!

Nancy said...

How lucky to have your sister visit for a whole week and great news about etsy... keep us posted!

Natasha said...

You and your sister are so beautiful, such a nice picture. You guys did a great job on those cute thread catchers. I am thinking now I may need another one-looking forward to your etsy shop!!

Niesz Vintage Home said...

Hi Linda,
Thanks so much for visiting my blog!
Yours is FAB! And your pin cushion and thread catcher...how cute is that?!

When I make a tote bag I just let the fabric (its size or design) dictate what the bag will look like. I haven't used a pattern, yet. But I really like the look of one of Amy Butler's patterns, so I may need to try that one. :)

It looks like you and your sis had a blast!

Jennifer said...

I love your pincushions and your thread catchers - you and your sister were very productive. Sorry you miss her already.

Just catching up on your blog and I must comment on how much I LOVE your craft room - I must make a special space for me and my arts and crafts and I might have to steal some of your ideas :) .

Sandy said...

I'll be back for sure!
Like I've always said -- gotta love our sisters!
Thanks for commenting, MAYBE YOU WILL WIN PAUL'S NEW BOOK!
Sandy
For Reluctant Entertainers

mosaic queen said...

Very Awesome!!! I'm glad you had a wonderful time with your sister!!!

Britt-Arnhild said...

I have three brothers and have always wished for a sister....