I hope to inspire and entertain you with a lot of sewing and a little of everything else!

Wednesday, November 20, 2019

ATV Sweatshirts

These were an order for a customer who wanted  matching sweatshirts for a couple who enjoy riding ATVs. I digitized the outline of an ATV and added the text.
Hers is pink:
His is neon yellow:
The recipients loved them!

Thursday, November 14, 2019

Angelic Trio

I found this trio of Angels/Cherubs at a thrift shop last week. I  am not sure what they are made  of? Is this chalkware? Plaster? This is out of my realm of vintage sewing expertise, so if you know what they are I'd love to know. I'm pretty sure they are old- maybe the 1950s or 60s?
Here are pictures of each one- the middle one is supposed to sit on the edge of a shelf.

These will  become a new tradition to decorate for Christmas. Though I suppose they could stay out all year. If you know what these are, please post a comment. Tell me if they were a good deal for $2??

Sunday, November 3, 2019

It's Beginning to Look A Lot Like Christmas...

I did not skip Halloween and I am very excited about Thanksgiving! But have you noticed that the stores are already full-bore on to Christmas? I will admit I have watched a few Hallmark Christmas movies already and I may have played a few songs here and there. It is my way of getting things done early while it's still fun!
So, last year I planned to stitch this gorgeous Christmas Kitchen cross-stitch sampler, but I ran out of time. Yesterday I had some free time, so I tackled this 60,000 stitch project. It took about 2 hours.
This design has 10 different creams/tans/browns, which I didn't have, but I made do and I think it looks great! This stiched in my  6x10 hoop on white Aida cloth. I used both Robison-Anton rayon and polyester threads. That was the only way to have enough colors! I think I will frame this,  but I could also turn it into a quilted wall-hanging or pillow. I'm  not sure yet! What would you do to display it?