Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Homemade Cards....

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Nothing brings greater Joy then receiving a package in the mail from your grandkiddos,,, hame made cards... beautiful art work that will bring me joy for a life time!
Just one question.... is my nose really that big? lolol!
 these are refridge bound....  
Happiness is being a wife, mommy and grammy...

Saturday, March 5, 2016

Ta~Da!

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Here is the finished re-purposed sweater...
 cut, zigzag stitch raw edge, crochet and Voila!
 a new/old cashmere snuggly sweater...
and today,,, is the perfect day to wear it!

Friday, March 4, 2016

I LUV Cashmere...

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I so luv cashmere anything! lol!
and I have been making fun cashmere scarves as gifts for friends,,, but when I looked at this mans damaged sweater,,, I could not resist,,, making a cardigan out of it for me...
sorry the photos are so dark... but...
 I cut the damaged hem waist band off
 then cut up the middle of the front

now to crochet the raw edges...  I will post a photo here as soon as it is done.
:>)

I'm Here, I'm Here!

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I have not fallen off the face of the planet... just up to my eyeballs in 'Stuff'...
Here are some pics,,, I will let you figure it out...
 before....
 during....
almost done...
soon to be,,, Burlap and Lace by Grace.... 
I will be opening a little cottage shop in the Historic Village of Coarsegold,,, for the next 9 months,,, to test the waters...
It will be a eclectic  mix of vintage, modern, western, recycled and re-purposed items...
There are about 18 of us in little shops,, and the vendors are all so wonderful....
I am trying to get the shop opened by mid March,,, but I had to make a trip down south,,, and then the rains (and we are getting more this weekend) delayed the painting... but soon it will be open...and hopefully I will turn a profit..
I will post more as I get closer to opening date.
Wish me luck!

Monday, January 25, 2016

Junktiquing Again...

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Hubby and I went to an Estate sale on Sunday... where I spotted 2 sweet vintage hand stitched quilts. I wanted them both but the price tag was such that I decided to let someone else fall in love with them... Well I got an email later that night saying the price had been reduced... yep,, I drove back on Monday and bought them both.
One is a twin size and the other is a Full size.
The 'scrappy' quilt has so many itty bitty pieces of fabric... and I love them.
Both, based on the fabric prints and colors are anywhere from 1940-50's... I will research them more to see if I can narrow down the time frame.
I wish I knew the history of the quilts... who the quilter was,,, where/how she came about the fabric.
Each quilt has a story... many untold,,, while others are family Heirlooms...
 love the fun prints and colors...
 these was the asking price... not what I paid.
 the white pieces were actually very faded yellow prints...
 this one is a full size quilt.
 some of the fabric is faded... but I still love these.
some of the pieces are the size of a quarter...
I also scored some sweet hand stitched tea towels... Kitties ofcource!
 aren't these cute!
love the kitties...
all the tea towels have some stains,,, which means they were used and loved... as they should be.
On the next warm sunny day I will hand wash and dry these out on the lawn.... they will go out in my Trailer....