March 29, 2010

Seashells by the Seashore

We recently got back from a vacation to the beach.
My son David & I collected seashells along the shore.

I bought some of the shells at the dollar store to fill in the jar.
The jar came from Old Tyme Pottery.

It sits by my tub and reminds me of the fun we all had.

March 28, 2010

Girls of Japan Machine Embroidery Designs

Introducing my 'Girls of Japan' machine embroidery set.

These pretty litte girls have applique faces and kimonos.
The designs with and without the quilted backgrounds are included.

You can make pillows, wall hangings, etc with the quilted background designs.

You can view more photos & purchase the designs from my site HERE or my Etsy

March 27, 2010

Baby Blanket

A friend told me about Lion Brand's 'Pound of Love' yarn and how she makes baby blankets for a local charity.

The pattern is on the back of the label and is sooooo easy to do and works up really fast.

It makes a pretty blanket.

Use a 40% coupon @ Joanns and it's under $5.00 to make.

March 1, 2010

Butterfly Shadowbox

I cut the butterflies out with my Circut. Then I ran them through my Cuddlebug to add texture.

Foam dots secure them to the linen paper background. The dots also hold them slightly above the paper adding dimension and shadows.

I really like how this turned out.

I'm going to try and get a better photo without the glare.