Tuesday, July 21, 2015

A few little pretties!


I've managed to finish several projects I've had waiting around here!
My sweet daughter-in-law requested one of my lace buntings so
I thought I would go ahead a make several to list in my shop as well!

These are created from wonderful, old pieces of lace and strung together
on a long piece of seam binding. I add pretty seam binding bundles on each end
plus add several vintage buttons on each flag!
Each one is different but that's how I love things to be.

I'm working on one last treasure organizer too!
I'll be sure to share photos soon ~

These have all be listed in my Etsy store if you'd like to take a peek!








Wouldn't it be pretty to hang two together, staggered???
I should have tried that!

So our short summer (time off from school) will soon be coming to an end
and Noah will begin his SENIOR YEAR!!!
Can you even believe this?
I know many of you have read my blog for awhile and watched
our youngest son grow up. And that he has!!
He's almost 18 years old and stands over 6 feet tall.
But he's still my baby!!!

School begins August 3rd here in Georgia in our county.
It's early but the positive thing is that every six weeks, they get a week off!
And of course 2 weeks off for Christmas.
It works out really well for the students and the teachers.
We'll be enjoying our lazy mornings for just a few more weeks around here...


Thank you always, always for stopping by to see what I'm up to!!
Happy Tuesday precious friends ~
hugs and love,
Dawn


Saturday, July 11, 2015

Where Bloggers Create 2015!


Here is a glimpse into my studio ~
Last year I broke down our guest room and
now I have a TWO room studio.
I have lots and lots of stuff but I can't help it,
I LOVE IT!
My motto is,
"Surround yourself with what you love and you will be inspired!"

There is so...so...much more space!!
Yes, I still have a few piles and goodness gracious
I just hope I can remember where I put everything.
If you're OCD these pics may seriously test you!

I really tried to group things though.
Now that my sewing machine is in the extra room,
I've placed most all of the sewing supplies in there
except of course all of the STACKS AND STACKS
of fabric...no, I'm not moving all that.

So here are the photos I want to share with you ~
It's still not perfect but a vast improvement and
in doing this it has fired me up to create!!!

Here's a peek (just please ignore any dust you may see!)
And some of that clutter on top of the bookshelves
and black amoire will end up in my Etsy.



























Wonderful Santa created by artist and friend Becky Carney ~









My advent calendar published in Somerset magazine ~



Artwork gifts from dear friends ~



Inspiration board ~









So, wanna come over and make something pretty??!!

Karen of My Desert Cottage,
thank you so much for hosting this for all of us!!!

Thank you always for stopping by to see what I'm up to.
Happy weekend precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn






Friday, June 26, 2015

A little something new ~



Today has been such a good day.
I've met so many precious friends in my blogging journey and
today I was able to speak to a dear friend who lives in France
and it. was. WONDERFUL!

Her life has been very busy and we haven't spoken in such a long time.
Sue has been on my mind lately and she can call my phone for free and
then just a few days ago she called to catch up!!!

I couldn't talk at that time but she called back today and we caught up
with each other's lives and all that is going on.

It's just beautiful what this blog has given me.
Friends near and far...some close by some on the other side of the world!
But we all have common threads and love the same things.
THAT is what bonds us together.

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I gathered some lace together today and decided to make a bunting!!
It is simply cut from a pattern that I found online and I cut the lace,
raw edges and all, to use on my bunting.

I folded over the top edge onto a long length of seam binding and sewed it down.
You could easily use fabric glue to do this though!
I tied a few seam binding bows on each end and accented the corners of each one
with pretty vintage buttons (just glued on with Fabri-tac!)

It sold quickly from my shop but I still wanted to share it with you here ~
I know many of you have the supplies around to make your own!!








I just love using old, forgotten lace pieces to make something pretty!!!!

Thank you always for stopping by to see me here ~
hugs and love,
Dawn





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