Spring has sprung! It has been such a beautiful day and I've been sewing with the windows open, listening to the birds. Gorgeous and soul-soothing. I started the day with an extra teenager in the house. I made breakfast wraps for everyone as they woke up. I was cooking and cleaning the kitchen for three solid hours. LOL But I enjoyed every minute of it.
I have a bunch of pictures from my thrifting escapades. I hadn't really shopped for so long that once I got started this week, I couldn't stop.
A nice freshly laundered stack of pillowcases. I thought I would make dolls with them but I ended up putting most of them on my bed and the boys' beds and I am going to make skirts out of two of them. Keep your fingers crossed on the skirt thing.
This is going to be a skirt. .50 cents.
A pretty little hanky. I'm not sure what I'll do with it.
Three window valances for $4.00 and some change.
A pretty white eyelet apron. It was either 50cents or a dollar.
I got this pretty spring garland for a dollar. I've already used some of the flowers on a doll. This, the valances and the hanky all came from my favorite vintage/prim/shabby shop, Two P's in a Pod. Isn't it magical? I wish you could smell it!
I got this neat little glass jar at Goodwill for a dollar.
I crocheted this dishcloth using the berry stitch (or popcorn?) for the first time. I really enjoyed doing that stitch.
I made or am making (I haven't decided lol) this doll out of a vintage sheet. I quilted her instead of stuffing her so she hangs flat. I put some of those little flowers around her face. I may put more. I embroidered the sweet little birdie and appliqued it on before I sewed the doll together. She has lots of vintage lace and buttons. I drew her face with markers. What do you think of the quilted idea? Is she too flat?
This is a close up of the little birdie, not one of my embroidery highlights. I didn't have my stitching mojo going, did I? I added the cute little butterfly bead I bought from Etsy and some extra stitching so it could fly around. :)
I made a little birdie today but I haven't taken a picture yet. I took a photo of an incredible canvas that my son did for an upcoming college art show but it's still in my camera. I'll try to get those pics up tomorrow.
I ordered and received this and this this week and plan to use them in dolls or quilties. Aren't they awesome?
I ordered this cute bag keep from Misseskwitty!
I can't wait for it to get here!
I think that's it for today.
It's a beautiful late afternoon. I think I'll do some more stitching! Have a wonderful weekend everyone.