I stitched a swear word.
And I’ll tell you something else…It’s not my first.
I’ll reveal the rest of the piece after I’ve ironed it. For now, off to catch up on Mad Men.
I finished these little bun buns in time for Easter but—bad me—forgot to share. They are very sweet, made of an array of patchy fabrics, new and vintage. I am definitely a details girl. My favorite part is adding the embellishments. That seems to be true of whatever I make.
Oh, a plug for two great places to purchase said embellishments…
Who Knows What is a massive and wonderful collection of bits and bobs. Glass beads, flowers, bits of trim. If you like browsing the “littles” at thrift and antique stores, you’ll like this shop.
Also, The Gilded Bee offers a host of paper trim, ribbon, colorful yarns, paper butterflies, and fabric flowers. This place is a treat.
Oh—the bunnies will go into the shop in July. They are part of a series of about 13 of all different colors and styles.
What a wonderful series of spring thunderstorms we’ve had here lately. I love rain. It makes me feel so cozy listening from the shelter of my living room or—my favorite—from my deliciously comfy bed. I always think of rain as restful weather. It’s like Nature is saying, “Hey, don’t worry about all that life nonsense today. Just curl up with a book.”
I know, I know — I can’t nap every time it rains. But…I can dream.
Enjoy the weather in your part of the world.
I have a fun announcement!
My crafting area looks like this right now…
..but wait, I have a good reason. Drumroll, please.
I’m opening an etsy shop! Yeah, ok, not until July. But I am already hard at work on an inventory. I’m so excited. I’ve been designing, cutting, and stitching in every free moment. The couch is covered in bits of embroidery floss. And usually I am too.
The shop will be filled with all kinds of crafty goodness: embroidery hoop wall art, plush characters, ornaments, jewelry, and other handmade treasures.
As Penny Lane says, “It’s all happening” — in July. I’m busy making, making, making, and will make a more official-ish blog announcement upon shop opening.
I can’t wait! Eeee!
So, I went to Pinterest and searched “florals.” Ohmigosh, I just wanted to dive into the internet.
Here’s what I found…and loved—including some items I hunted up all by myself.