Sunday, October 31, 2010

Happy Halloween!

Be sure to keep the lanterns lit!

Didn't October fly by? I would like a repeat- it was a great month. I got down to Pleasanton to visit with dear friends Sandra and Monica. Had a great time at their antique fair, attended a gem fair, ate monkey brains and stopped in at my favorite store in the whole world, American Harvest.
Mr. Max turned 14! I told him yesterday that he really needs to stop growing because soon he will be bigger than the house and that will just be awkward!

I had my birthday too! Good heavens- 47! I wished for at least 47 more. Eric said I ruined my chances by telling, but I don't think so. I'm too excited to see what's around the next corner!

I've been stitching up a storm, but no photos yet. The sun comes out Monday through Friday and hides on the weekend when I have time to take some shots! Isn't that always the way?

Anyway, hope you all have a frightfully good (and safe) Halloween tonight!

Sunday, October 03, 2010

1970's Flashback!


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Originally uploaded by Tender Arts

I can't stop making baby outfits! I found a yard of beautiful uncut orangey gingham at Goodwill recently. It was the perfect opportunity to make a vintage pattern (Simplicity 8495) that I picked up a couple of weeks earlier on Labor Day.

I'm so happy with the way it turned out! So sweet!

I think I'm even more excited by Patches the little puppy I made. I've been shopping locally looking for brown gingham and having no luck. I searched it on ebay and the first thing that came up was this groovy patchwork print. Perfect!

The weirdest part was as I was finishing up this little pup I had a REAL 70's flashback! In 1972 we moved into a new house and I had an awesome bedroom with my own walk-in closet! My white Faux Provincial canopy bed got a new blue gingham bedspread and canopy, my window was dressed in ruffly white criss cross priscilla curtains and cute accessories sewn in this exact patchwork print in red, white and blue! How crazy is that? My mother who did NOT sew, actually hand stitched a little ruffled table topper and chair cushion for the seating area in front of my window.

Anyway, the set is listed in my shop and I hope this little puppy and outfit get half the love I had for that bedroom!