Sunday, March 29, 2015


 This past weekend I had a booth at a local Spring Craft Fair.  Funny thing is - I woke up to a very snowy day!  Someone forgot to tell the weather here in NY that it is now supposed to be Spring.

Anyway, for the sale, I made more of the lovely vintage fabric hearts.  Didn't I say that I would love to make more of them? They are so much fun to make.

Start with a fabric heart for the background, add strips of various fabrics like you're making a crazy quilt, add some lace and fancy stitches along the seams.  Then stitch together the heart front to the backing.  Turn and embellish with some fabric yo-yo's and fancy buttons.  I hand-sewed the hanging ribbon to the top at the very end and added a button to cover up the ribbon ends. 

Before the sale, I shopped around at a couple of flea markets and picked up this vintage wire shelf.  I put some of my items on it for a display.  Even the antique linens that I had on display were for sale!

Check out this little vintage jar that I filled with antique spools of thread and embellished with some ribbon and stamping.  Of course the threads were peach, pink, cream and purple! 
I crocheted some face scrubbies in colors to match all of my items so that every item had something to "go with it" in coordinating colors!  The idea paid off when I showed each customer that every item had things to match it.

Little fabric bunnies were in abundance at my table.  I made them in peach, pink, cream and purples.

And what would bunnies be without carrots?  I have been wanting to make these for a couple of years and finally sat down to do it.  I cut out a long triangle, sewed up the two sides, then turned and stuffed them.  Then I gathered the top edge and stitched the oval leaves right into the gather.  I finished them off with a ribbon on the top.  I love how they turned out.

Then I made some epsom salt "bath teas" to go along with the crocheted face scrubbies.  I love to use epsom salts when I take a bath.  I decored them using toppers for the bags in the matching colors.

Remember the fabric flowers from last summer's Boho party?  I added some stamped cards to clip them onto (using all the same colors) and they sold like hotcakes!

My biggest seller was the matching cards.  I sold every card along with a coordinating item. 

And who wouldn't want one of these lovely gifts?

Friday, March 13, 2015

Making Flannel PJ's

I have been catching up on making some gifts lately- I know, I'm always late in getting gifts to people on time!  These were the last of some of the Christmas gifts. 

I've been making flannel pajama bottoms for my sister and three nieces.  These pj's with the cute little kitties on them are for my sister who likes, you guessed it- kitties!

I made little matching note cards to go with the gifts.  When I took this pic, I didn't notice that one of the "kitties" was photo-bombing the shot!  Too cute, right?

My niece likes cats, too, so I made her this teal-colored pair with gray princess kitties.  Check out the matching note card with a gray siamese cat on it!  It says, "You're the Cat's Meow!"

I love the tie-dye look to these pajamas.  They're so colorful.  I even made a little matching pajama bag to go with them! 

Here's a peek of the card to go with them.  Yup, that's a little kitty, too! 

I also made more pj's, this time with hedgehogs on them for my niece that is away at college.  But I can't find the photo of them.  Maybe I forgot to take the pic!