Holy Witches Bat Brew!!!!! I walked up to my front door on Wednesday and there is was....a Spooktacular box with my name on it......it was from my Halloween Tote Swap partner Nadine C.!!!!
I was so excited, I tore open the box and WOW, Nadine went all out, what a special treat!! The quilted tote is beautifully made and the button embellishments/handles are a perfect added touch! The matching pot holder is too cute! AND.....the goodies/sweet treats are "oh so Boo-rrific" and include matching fabric chunks, chocolate eyeballs, Chocolate bar from Seattle chocolates, a spooky spatula, and a beaded spider that wraps around a wine botte (which is sooooo adorable and hanging now from my favorite bottle of red wine).
Thank you so, so much Nadine for your thoughtful and creative Halloween Tote and the goodies! I truly enjoyed being your partner. Wishing you a happy, fun, and "Oh so spooky" Halloween :0)
Fall is here and it is one of my favorite seasons! It will be time soon to take a drive up towards northern California and enjoy the lovely scenery .
I have been busy the last week organizing all my fabric, patterns, and have my new designated quilting area finally set up, so excited to get back into my "crazed mania" sewing mode!!! I am looking to join a few sewing swaps and look forward to chatting/reading what's new with all of my sewing/blogger friends :0)
Happy Mail...YESSSSSSSSS!!!! Delivered to my doorstep yesterday was this adorable hand quilted bag and gifts from Carol over at Carol's Crafty Creations. Carol is the host and my swap partner of the Santa Sack Swap (so much FUN!!!). Carol hand quilted the bag and even quilted the handles, botton loop and also added a special touch and hand quilting stars all over the tote; it simply is the cutest bag ever!! The gifts are wrapped with a creative touch as well, one of the tags is made with circle scalloped paper with a layer of fabric sewn on top of it.....Just Love It!!!
I made this cute reversible shoulder sling bag today in no time at all!!!! I chose Moda fabrics and just love the way it turned out ;0)
I stumbled upon this pattern on Char's blog over at http://www.crapivemade.com/2011/07/reversible-sling-bag-tutorial.html...sooo cute!! I added a few of my own little touches; I tied the straps instead of sewing them together and added a cute flower button & fabric latch. I plan on making a matching floppy hat and coin purse tomorrow, so much FUN!!
Well the summer has been quite busy and many changes have occurred in Tataville!!! I am now single and living alone for the first time in 14 years. Things have been a bit chaotic, but now I am settled and enjoying life in my new home/surroundings....and I just I love it.
I have not had much time to sew or post to my blog this summer, but now finally have my sewing room and office set up and am ready to get back into what I love doing most!!!
I received this beautiful apron as a pay it forward gift from Cathy McNabb back in June...I feel terrible that I have not posted the photo and thank you to my blog until now...I was able to email Cathy and thank her, however a photo/posting of the apron is a must as it is just adorable and matches my kitchen perfectly!!!! Thank you again, Cathy I just love it ;0) I am late in getting my pay it forward gifts out, but have started working on them and will send them out soon!!!!
I'm Back....I have been so busy moving and organizing and finally just now somewhat settled and can begin to enjoy my sewing room/projects again. I have missed chatting/reading what's new with all of my sewing/blogger friends. Looking forward to getting back into the swing of things!!
I saw this wonderful retro apron patternposted on Aunt Pitty Pat's blog and just had to share it on my blog as well. I just love it!! I am going to whip one up in some adorable thirties fabric!!
Halloween Apron - In just 30 minutes! How cute is this lil' Halloween Apron!!??!! I bought the panel and just could not wait to whip it up.....just in time to wear while baking goodies for all the lil' ghosts & goblins!
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I am a collector of vintage and retro sewing/quilting items, tea cups/teapots, aprons/apron patterns, 1920 – 1960 sewing patterns. My enjoyment in quilting and stitchery/embroidery has become a wonderful and rewarding obsession, I cannot get enough!