Thursday, October 29, 2009
Sugie doing her pumpkin imitation. Such a cute boo bunny she is!
Wishing you all a very fun and festive Halloween! Don't be naughty bunnies!
p.s. Sugie said to tell you the hair under the pumpkin is from Razzy aka Mr. Fuzzy Pants.
Wednesday, October 28, 2009
She's my latest stitchery pattern. She's elegant but sassy at the same time.
My inspiration came from my dress form Gabriella that hangs out in Bunnyville. The bunnies tell me she's loitering with the dust bunnies.
I love the scrolly metal and thought it would be fun to make a stitchery pattern.
I picked this Valdani Floss to stitch with. It's called Lime Sand. I loved the soft muted shades of the pink green and yellow. It would be cool to see a beach with that color sand!
So then I thought it would be fun to stitch her on a vintage doily and then put that on a scalloped quilt and then attach a scrolly wood piece painted white to the top! Yeah!
And then I thought about the pretty cream and yellow paisley fabric I had and how much I like to stitch on linen and I combined them to make this pillow. Fun!
Ok... so maybe I got a little carried away stitching it 3 times (can we say OCD) but it really was so much fun I just couldn't help myself.
The pattern and floss are available on my website if you'd like to stitch your own Gabriella and for those of you who need instant gratification, the wallhanging and the pillow are available too.
Sunday, October 25, 2009
The patterns, floss and finished pieces are all available on my SITE if you would like to try a little stitching for yourself or if you need instant gratification with a finished piece. Stitching really is soooooo much fun and addicting. You can stitch on a plane, on a train or even in the rain. Ooopos, sorry, gotta little carried away. The best part is that it doesn't cost very much money to create something beautiful. We can all appreciate that nowadays.
Thursday, October 22, 2009
Wednesday, October 21, 2009
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With the return of autumn come the familiar feelings of comfort, happy childhood memories and hope for what the future will bring. Comfortable fires and cozy kitchens surrounded by the warmth of family and friends. Crunching leaves and laughing voices. A brisk walk in the cool air. With crackling leaves under foot, the sights and smells mingle and wrap you in memory like a warm blanket on a chilly evening. The smell of a fire burning in a neighbor's fireplace as you take your evening stroll, reminiscent of outdoor bonfires and arshmallow roasts, or a cool night warming by the fire with someone you love. Vibrant carved pumpkins or hand crafted velvet pumpkins, both have their place. Some gracing the front steps, others atop a dining room table or sideboard. Reminders of nights spent trick-or-treating, carving friendly pumpkin faces and toasting pumpkin seeds. All reminiscent of autumns gone by.
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Cinnamon and clove potpourri simmering on the stovetop or in a kettle on the wood burning stove fill your home with the delicious scent of fall. Friends stop by for spiced cider and fresh pumpkin bread - right out of the oven. Laughter and conversation over a table set with a whimsical pumpkin fairy or an elegant pumpkin centerpiece, fills the the room.
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The autumn season evokes many happy memories of childhood mixed with anticipation of what's to come. Sunny crisp afternoons picking apples in the orchard, slicing apples for the secret recipe passed down from your grandmother. The aroma of baked apples and gingerbread spiced candles in vintage teacups and containers fill the room.
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Autumn is the time for quilting and knitting in front of a crackling fire. Remembering grandma's hands, covering yours as you learned how to make your first stitches so long ago. The season bursts with memory. Memory of all of the senses.
Joyce Lucas, Founder
Make Mine Pink
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009
I can't believe how fast time is going!! The Down East Holiday Show in Greenville, NC will be here before I know it and I'm in a frantic rush to get everything finished in time. I've started laying out my booth display in my dining room (thus the chandelier) to get an idea how I want to set it up. I've marked the table on the floor with painters tape as I have put my dining room table in a consignment shop because I really, really want a trestle table from Ballard Designs. Yes, I'm nuts but hey it's fun in my world. hee,hee,hee.
Anyway, if you are around the area November 7,8 and 9, I would love to see you. Stop by and visit with me. It's at the Convention Center in Greenville.
Sunday, October 18, 2009
Thursday, October 15, 2009
Monday, October 12, 2009
What is it that happens to us in our, oh let's say 40 and over years that makes it so darn hard to get a good nights sleep?
My bed is perfect. It's fluffy with a feather bed mattress that supports the natural points of the body. I don't have a TV in the room. It's dark and I turn the A/C down so it's cold when my night sweats (yes I'm 41 and they've started) come on. Yet, as David sleeps like a darn log, I wake most of the night telling him to shut up, roll over, or wake myself up from shouting out the stresses of the day.
Sure wish I could be like a bunny. Razzy has found his perfect resting, sleeping, lounging area in a basic brown paper bag from the grocery store. Good thing there is still the paper or plastic choice around here. Good beds are hard to find, so is a good nights sleep.
Wishing you all the best sleep. Well all you girlfriends anyway. Men never seem to have an issue. Dorks.
Thursday, October 8, 2009
May the light always find you on a dreary day.
When you need to be home may you find your way.
May you always have courage to take a chance.
And never find frogs in your underpants.
--an Irish toast
I just love that toast.
Cheers and bunny kisses,
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
So you remember I don't do orange right? So you remember that I totally loooooooove white?
Well hello White Halloween!! Isn't this just so perfectly fabulous!!! I just had to have it. It was made by my very talented friend Carol Kujala of Esprit de Joie. She has beautiful things available on her site. The minute I saw this, I knew it would be mine!
Then... my friend Gaby, who is the sister of my friend, Lyd, gave me this gorgeous real pumpkin! It's so darn cool! Lyd and I are both crazy over whites and creams so Gaby got us both one. Luck us!!
Then my friend, Donna Lijegren from Byrnwood Needleworks, sent me this absolutely adorable bunny pincushion just for the heck of it!!! I loooooooove it! Donna is a big fan of the bunnies and said they inspired her to make this pincushion. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you!
Oh how I just love presents!
Monday, October 5, 2009
She does Sugie.
Well how come she's always fussing about the Dust Bunnies and how come we have never met these Dust Bunnies? Is it because she brings out that noisy machine and sucks them up before we can meet them? Are they naughty bunnies?
Probably so Sugie.
I bet they're the one's that chewed the baseboard.
Sugie... I think you might be on to something. "wink, wink, wink."
this week IGF dust bunnies being extricated from bunnyville
Thursday, October 1, 2009
Cracks me up!
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