Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Stocking time!

For those of you that love quilting , celebrate Christmas and love to sew, look at these great stockings from Denyse Schmidt Quilts.
I think these are so amazing and you can use some of those scraps! 

Five more days to the Holiday show in Jamaica Plain!

Monday, November 22, 2010

Using vintage finds

Remember the great vintage finds form a few weeks ago?
Today I am giving you a peak of how I am using these.

On this houndstooth cape/scarf I used this leather and gold bead piece to hide the snap.

This is my favorite so far for the season (have I said that before?)
The leopard and red and white stripe knit just asked for this leather flower.
Happy Monday!

Friday, November 12, 2010

A cozy cape or is it a scarf?

I love this new scarf. I have been wearing one of these while working and it is cozy, warm and looks pretty good!
I hide the large snap under  a trinket. In this case a vintage buckle.

 The back is not too long and this helps so you can wear it over a jacket or even inside a coat.
Would you wear one? Do you you like the idea?
Have a sunny weekend!

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Artist Market at the Store at DeCordova museum

Stop by for a walk around the pond and peak into the Store, it is packed with amazing work from a lot of artists!

November 13—December 31, 2010

The Annual Artists' Market opens at The Store @ deCordova with Extended Holiday Hours:
Monday—Thursday 9:30 am—9:30 pm
Friday—Saturday 9:30 am—5:30 pm
Sunday 10:30 am—5:30 pm

Thursday, November 4, 2010

Mark your calendars for the biggest shopping weekend in Boston!

I am super excited to take part in the Sowa Holiday Market this year.
Mark your calendars and come visit me!

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

Tie one on!

While reading through blog land this weekend nursing the flu, yes I had my flu shot, I found this site and thought it lovely.
The idea is to take a baked goody or bread, wrap it up with a note of good wishes  and take it to a neighbor or family member that you know that is in need of a kind deed or word.

Oh and you have to wear an apron!(LOVE)

Try taking part in this

Monday, November 1, 2010

Halloween mermaid costume

This was the fist year that I made one of the kids a costume for Halloween. It was so much fun that I think that I would like to make this a tradition form now on. It was so much fun seeing her in the outfit and to hear her tell people that her Mom made it. 
Also it was easy. It's a costume and its Lycra. You don't have to really seam everything and it really only has to last for a weekend.
I used a pattern for the top, and cut up pieces of contrasting lycra in strips to sew into the sleeve before sewing it .
The "skirt" part I just cut in a basic shape of a "tail" and gathered at the waist. It worked really well. I had a lot of fabric left over , so I made a three tier frill in the back to add just a little more.
The crown closes in the back and I use the hot glue gun to add the "pearl treasures" on the front.

The belt came as a after thought. the skirt part looked too full. I attached a imitation pearl brooch to the front .
I love this photo of her looking at her brother.
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