I wanted to share with all of you one of my mom's new projects. She's cross stitching in variegated reds these gorgeous designs. When she's completed 9 of them she'll work them into a quilted wall hanging. The halves are mirror images so no fudging - your stitches must be exactly lined up! The butterfly design has been the most tedious but boy is it gorgeous!!
Sometimes when I'm searching for images for project ideas I come across things that really make my day! So, while I go twiddle around with my digital camera and take pictures of some beautiful projects that are finally finished, I thought I'd post some pictures to put a Sunday smile on your face :-)
'bra-O-matic'...I don't know what it did, but I REALLY want one!
When I mentioned on Twitter today that we needed a new fence to keep our neighbor's cows out? Well, this is why...
If I have to wear this outfit and scrub my kitchen floors I'm gonna need some Russian vodka!
Ok, I'm seeing a skillet colliding with his head in the near future...
Lollipop cuffing on these briefs for women & girls. Can you say SEXY?
Yes, I often want to play my violin and smoke at the same time...without my pesky bra getting in the way, don't you?
Nothing quite like peeing the beasts when the plateau is nothing but a cold, wet, windy cloud...& just when you think you can go inside, both beasts decide to poop.
But then Jack poos aRoUnD the black BBQ drum & when you pull him back the way he came, because it's so foggy you're sure you can't go unwind him w/out stepping in his poo, his collar slides off & he runs right down the driveway.
Now, Beaux is still pooping, but she sees Jack taking off & tries to follow him - and poo - Both at the Same Time. Luckily enough, you use the great & powerful "mind me or you will die a thousand deaths" Mommy voice & Jack stops dead in his tracks & comes right back to you.
Thrilled that you won't be chasing after Jack in a wet cloud at 245am, you bring the dogs in, locking the door & setting the alarm. Once your coat & boots are removed you discover the water bucket is now empty.
You go back outside, barefoot, onto the porch & refill bucket. Once you're back inside you're freezing. You check temp...it's 56 degrees in the house. You turn heat on, lock the door again & reset the alarm.
Not until you have taken the last roll of toilet paper upstairs, have peed, & are crawling back into bed do you realize....you still have a baseball cap on.
Well we have a nice group of about 8 of us who want to do this challenge. For those of you who didn't know if you could commit to a project every month, please join in whenever you like and if any of the patterns are being emailed instead of posted just let me know what you are interested in and I will email you what you need.
This month I chose something very sweet but simple since we are already 9 days into the month. It's a lavender sachet made from stuffed angel wings. I used a cream cotton with purple bees from the collection of Judie Rothermel for Marcus Brothers Textiles "Classic Images" Circa 1870-1890. The pattern is from a book I have, "Sew Sunny Homestyle" by Tone Finnanger, better known as Tilda.
Here's what you will need:
Fabric for the wings and loop
Stranded embroidery thread (floss)
Cut a piece of fabric 5/8" x 43/4" for the loop, plus seam allowances. Fold in and press the seam allowances along the long sides, then fold the strip in half widthways and sew together along the open edge.
(I was using pale fabric and wanted the loop to 'pop' so I used purple gross grain ribbon instead of making my own loop).
Cut a wide strip of fabric long enough to cut out two sets of wings. If embroidering, use a fabric pencil and handwrite out the word lavender in the center of the front of the fabric used for your wings. You'll want to get your embroidery work done first, so trace your wings, then put your fabric in a hoop and do your stitching.
Trace your wing pattern onto the wrong side of the fabric. Now put your fabric with right sides together and pin, with your loop or ribbon centered and pinned inbetween the two layers. Sew up the wings, leaving a 2" opening along one side for the stuffing and lavender. Turn your wings inside out using your opening on the side and iron flat.
Stuff your wings with a mixture of stuffing and dried lavender, then slip stitch the opening closed by hand with thread and needle.
Now you're done! You have an angelic sachet for your closet or to give as a gift.
If you don't have this particular Tilda book, I have found some copyright free angel wing patterns you can use:
Please email me if you have any questions! Since there are only 8 of us email me when you've finished each monthly project and I will do a post each month showing our collective creations! And, if you have a blog or e-store I will post that information also.