Wednesday, October 27, 2010

It's Beginning to Look a lot like Chirstmas. A White Christmas that is! like I'm totally getting nutso excited about putting up my Christmas tree this year!!! Last year, after Christmas, I purchased a Martha Stewart white Christmas tree!!! Is it wrong that I wanted to put it up right away and leave it up all year???? I mean it's white and totally matches everything I own!!! I can hardly wait to show you.

In the meantime though, I have been working like crazy getting ready for the show after Thanksgiving. I've designed my booth layout and have been fine tuning the details. Don't ya just love my business card holder? Isn't he a smashingly smart looking fella?! He was a dark brown and you know what  I  um, David did...white spray paint.

This is the first time I have done a show of this size. I'm a tad bit nervous and I don't want to show up looking like a country bumkin. Although..... I will be wearing my hat....

Maybe they'll think I'm just missing a few marbles instead. Yeah...that'll work. hee,hee,hee.

If ya'll have been following me for a while, then you know "White is my Signature color." Everything in my booth will be white. There will be little hints of grey here and there, but for the most part it will be white because, hey, that's who I am and I believe white goes with everything and everyone can decorate with white even if it's only little bits here and there. Calm, Clean, Serene.

 These are the quilted tree pillows I was telling ya about.

They are foundation pieced and then quilted with a fancy stitch. When you love white and decorate with all white, it's all about adding texture. The different tone on tone patterns of white as well as the stitching give the texture. I drew the pattern myself as I wanted a cute little accent pillow. These look great on a bed, a chair, or even sitting on a shelf to bring a little holiday cheer. The jingle bells add just a touch of fun. I made six of them and enjoyed every single minute.

Well, gotta get back to work. I'll show you my wishing stars very soon!
I'm dreaming of a white Christmas! Sing it with me!

xx, shell, sugie and harrington


Brynwood Needleworks said...

Oh, Girlfriend! You know I'm loving everything you've been working on.

A family joke around here is my version of Let It Snow. (I do my own harmonies..."how I hate going out in the storm *storm *storm...) hee hee I'll sing it for you some time! I promise you'll laugh.

Back to it then. I'll be finishing my quilt top today and posting about it for tomorrow.

Donna, Kes and Fezzy

Rabbits' Guy said...

It's snowing in the Mountains of Washington State!

Melody said...

Merry snowy white Christmas to you, Shell. That's my first Christmas greeting of the year and I'm glad it's going to you.
Hope you have a fabulous time at the show (You do make a very cute little bunny in your hat)

Jo in TAS said...

Oh Shell those pillows are gorgeous! I wish I could be there to see your stall in person as it's going to be stunning! Great paint job on the bunny too, I can't imagine him being brown!

Allie said...

The season is dragging me in kicking and screaming - I want summer back! But I do love your trees, and I do love a white Christmas - as long as it goes back to summer the following week, lol!

Jindi's Cottage said...

Cute white trees...your stall is going to look way bumpkin I don't think so!
As we are fast hurtling towards Summer...and Spring has finally found it's way took a while for it to beat Winter off with a stick...there isn't and won't be any snow but your white trees certainly would make it feel cooler...

Leny said...


Will follow your blog!


Barb said...

You are just amazing, the things you come up with...and all white. I would so love to see your booth when you get it done.

Debby said...

How adorable is that hat?! lol

p.s. I am having a photography giveaway if it interests you. xo

The French Bear said...

Shell, I love that you have a white tree too!!! People think I am crazy and especially when I say I decorate it in white too! Love that hat sunshine, you look adorable!!! Mr. Bunny looks super and so good of him to hold your cards!!!
Wishing the best for the up coming sale, you will rock them girlfriend!!! Gorgeous and talented, they won't know what hit them!!!

Maggey and Jim said...

Gotta love the hat..Pillows are nice too. Course I love the rabbit,
Bunny Hugs and good luck rabbits feet? OUCH!!! MAYBE NOT!!

Rebecka said...

I love your white Christmas trees. And, your business card holder is very smart looking. Beautiful photos. Can't wait to see your "white" Christmas tree decor.

Diane H said...

I hope your going to post pictures of your booth! Sure wish I could be there - have a great time.

The Fab Furs said...

Jingle tree pillows look great!! Bun cardholder does too--does David always use the same brand of spray paint? (Might want to buy stock in the company.)

Jillayne said...

K - those trees are perfect! I love the simplicity of them and they are perfect in your white fabrics. Stunning. They would be great mini sized as ornaments too! You look great in your hat and since you are a kook you might as well show that off right at the start - people will love you, and they'll love your booth!

Hef's Mom said...

I saw the title before I saw who posted it on my blog roll, and I knew it was you Shell! The bunny ornament you sent us laste year is one of my favorites!

Debora said...

How darling the tree pillows are, Shell! I love the white on white detailing and stitching. The now-white bunny business card holder is perfect for your show. I think you'll do great; everyone will love you and your beautiful wares.


Annette F Tait said...

good luck for your show Shell!
your card holder looks great!
and if you are selling tree decorations can you put your tree up there by any chance?
(or even the top 1/2m piece??) to put your decorations on top?

and I was thinking, if anyone is withering about buying a white item from you, maybe you could have a small batch of colour cards and fish out the colour they presently have their .... in .... to show them how well the white would fit in with their other colours?
hmmm, is that a silly idea? some times it is better to show people 'how' than to let them imagine things

StitchinByTheLake said...

Shell I love, love, love the tree pillows! I bet they sell quickly. And the white tree - well some people have a Valentine tree, an Easter tree, a patriotic tree and a Halloween tree. It would be totally cool! blessings, marlene

Mandy Saile of Bijou's Whimsy said...

Shell...will you believe that that is the same bunny I have AND I use it as my business card holder in the entrance of my studio...ha ha...I laughed when I saw that...except mine is still the brown!


I have to say that those pillow trees are adorable!!! I am a "white, red, green person at Christmas!!!
I love the other colors people use, pink, teal, etc--but I just can't use them--oh--I do sometimes use some blue!!! This year will be mostly red and probably white!!!!
I am getting into this "white bug"--must be Sugie and Harrington's fault!!!!!
Hugs, Di

Whimsey Creations said...

Very nice pillows - love them! I know you'll do well - all of your creations are beautiful.

Nathanaƫlle said...

Very beautiful ! I love your blog.

SheilaC said...

wOw Shell! You sure have been busy! Those pillows are beautiful, and I can't wait to see your Martha tree :)

Your yard sale items are very sweet, I hope you are charging enough S&H. That pedestal looks big!

Good luck with your sale!


Crafty Green Poet said...

those tree pillows are adorable! You're righ too, white goes with everything and texture is so important.

April Mechelle said...

I am loving everything in your post! White is the COLOR!!! lol
Can't wait to see pictures of your booth!! You are going to that pictures for us? lol

Sherri said...

Oh Michelle, I love all the things you showed us! I bet you will sell tons of things!! I especially love the white rabbit!

Julie said...

I love your pillows and white rabbit! I would love to be able to visit your booth!!! I bet it will be fantastic.....

Brenda Kula said...

Put up that tree! It will be your inspiration tree. You're going to do great.

Draffin Bears said...

Hi Girlfriend,

First let me say you look great in your hat and wish you all the very best with your show.
Love your sweet tree pillows and your gorgeous bunny card holder.
Can't wait to see your white Christmas tree.

Have a happy weekend

Jules said...

It's all looking wonderful - you are going to do so well! I love the tree pillows

Jenny of Elefantz said...

Your cushions are adorable - so sublime in white and grey. :-)

Quilting in My Pyjamas said...

Your jingle trees are just so pretty!

I'm leaning much more otwards white being a signature colour these days too after years of my house displaying dark wood everything. I'm loving the change.