Friday, May 22, 2009
It's that pink day of the week again... Pink Saturday. I've had so many problems getting to other blogs and my own, I have my fingers crossed that everything will continue to work. I think my downtime with problems caused me to go through blog withdrawels. It was awful. *crosses fingers again...
For everyone wishing to see all the pinks being shown,
just skip on over to at beverly
and see all the pretties. Happy Pink Saturday everyone..come join in the fun...
This sweet pink and white gingham is exactly as the full sized aprons... tho it's only 18" long. I have this one..and a blue. When I saw them..I just had to have them for my own. I hope the little bits of lace show up..they're really sweet touches.
I plan on going some gingham stitch/chicken scratch on little aprons...with a regular embroidery thread. Just haven't decided on a pattern for these tiny aprons.
I have found some beautiful thread..and just love these lucious colors.They're such a soft pastel..they just look like spring. I can use the deeper colors for shading... I also have some ideas using felt with this floss.. it's time I got crafting again..I've been lazy long enough. :)
Wednesday, May 20, 2009
Monday, May 18, 2009
has sent me this lovely award. Many hugs and thank you Annie for thinking of me.
The rules are to pass this on to 15 people and link to them. I sure would love to link to 15 people..I'm just not that good at linking. Something always goes wrong.
So, to anyone who would like this award, please feel free to take it. There are so many wonderful blogs I visit and enjoy. I think bloggers are the bestest people in the whold world.... :). xxxx
Saturday, May 16, 2009
My package arrived from Suzanne..and needless to say, I hurried to open it. Inside the outer box..was the box of tiles beautifully wrapped with a lovely green tissue and tied with a sweet green bow....and isn't this card beautiful?????
I think these tile/coasters are the prettiest ever..they look like very very old tiles that have been stamped with the appliance. I just love them. Thank you Suzanne for being the sweetie that you are..and for hosting us all for Vintage Thursday..
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Wednesday, May 13, 2009
It's that wonderfyl day again..Vintage Thursday. This has become my favorite day of the week. I just love seeing all the vintage goodies. To see them all, visit Suzanne over at ColoradoLady. You will have ever so much fun, looking at all the wonderful things we collect.
P.S. I can't make the link work somehow...so to go to Suzanne, click on the Vintage Things Thursday button to the right on the sidebar This first pattern book is for lovely crocheted jar lid covers. I love them all..I just hafta get organized and make some. They don't appear to be too difficult....This sweet booklet of patterns is copyright 1989 by Leisure Arts. It's a wonderful little leaflet and if you are a crocheter, look for it..I would give it a 5 star.. :)
This sweet booklet of patterns is from 1980 and also by Leisure Arts. I'm not sure who teddy bear is sticking his tongue out at..but he needs to stop.....I love little ducks amd turtle..
This booklet is a favorite of mine. I had one ages ago and somehow after I completed a small necklace,,,.....the pattern either got misplaced or I loaned it out..in any case it was gone. Not too long ago, I was browsing through a favorite small shop...and there on a table, spread out with other craft patterns, was the pin booklet. I almost happy danced in the shop..:). And..look at the price. I paid 75 cents for it...yayyyyy.Little booklet was published in 1972 and I'm so happy it survived.
I do so love looking through older shops..and finding such treasures..and I always look for vintage tablecloths and napkins..and hankies..and, and..well, you get the idea. :)
Tuesday, May 12, 2009
Friday, May 8, 2009
at Beverly ..........at How Sweet The Sound.
Click to enlarge...copy..and with a transfer pencil, trace over the pattern. It's the all set to iron on whatever you choose.
Tuesday, May 5, 2009
Now, all their chores was done..they could go play... Away they went, to get their dolls and go out by the big swing under the shade tree. There was mud pies to make and all sorts of things. Would you like to play ?? Come on.. While everyone is playing, Mother is in the kitchen... all dressed in her pretty apron, busily measuring all the the cake ingredients. And getting some sugar on the strawberries so they will make some syrup to top the cake....and making sure the cream is very well chilled so she can make whipped cream for the top. Yummmmmmmm
Here is the cake Mother is making for the girls.....
Watkins Old Fashioned Pound Cake
1 pound ( 4 1/4 cups ) sifted cake flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon Watkins nutmeg
1 pound butter ( that equals 2 cups)
1 pound sugar (that equals 2 1/2 cups)
1 pound eggs (that equals 6 to 8)
1/2 teaspoon Watkins Almond extract
1 teaspoon Watkins vanilla
Sift flour once, measure and resift twice with the salt and nutmeg. Cream the butter and add the sugar gradually..cream together until very light and fluffy. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after eack addition. Add sifted dry ingredients gradually, beating until smooth after each addition. Add flavoring and blend. Pour batter into greased and paper lined loaf pans about 9 x 5 x 3" in size..and bake in a 325 degree F. oven about 1 hour or until done.
Sunday, May 3, 2009
Friday, May 1, 2009
Click on photos to enlarge....and run off a copy of your choice. Using a transfer pencil, trace the pattern onto tracing paper..and iron onto your fabric..you're all set to embroidery.
For woodburning...the way I do is to use transfer paper..I have used carbon paper..lay that onto the wood piece, then the pattern over that. Make sure your pattern is stable and won't move. Trace the pattern..and the transfer paper will copy it onto the wood piece. I'm not a really great woodburning artist..I've only done the basics, but it's a hobby I enjoy. I also have colored pencils to highlight and color some bits and pieces of the piece I've woodburned. Then seal the wood..and it's all set to display.
Click on photo to emlarge...and make a copy. Use your transfer pencil of choice to trace the pattern...and you're all ready to embroidery.
*Note...I use a Dritz red transfer pencil. I found mine at JoAnn's Fabrics, but I'm sure most craft stores have them. They do a wonderful job..I really enjoy using them.