Friday, February 25, 2011

Spring Flower and a Christmas Apron.

Spring Buttons

Several weeks ago I got in another button making mode and stitched up some cute spring flowers. They are smaller than my normal buttons they are just barely 1".  It was fun to see how many flowers would fit.  I used pima perle cotton for all of the colors.  I love making buttons because they are so instant gratification and fun to look at.

I had mentioned a week or so ago when I was out at the antique store that I found an apron pattern and I planned to make an apron.  I did finish it and I made it reversible.  I do know it is a Christmas one.  In my defense I bought this fabric over 2 years ago and I had to use it up before another Christmas came and went and went unused.

Hmmm not sure that helps my cause it makes me look like a procrastinator.  Here it is anyway, as you can probably tell the waist band is wonky around the pleats and my arms barely reach the pockets.  If I ever get around to making another one I will make the pockets further up and hopefully do better on the waist band.
Christmas Apron Side B

So what kinds of things do you put off until the last minute?


Friday, February 18, 2011

Introducing Carmen Banana!

Carmen Banana
Well I would like to introduce to you our new addition to the family.  Her name is Carmen Banana.  She is Mr. B.A. Foster's new girlfriend.  Please pardon her indecent picture she does not have any clothes yet.

I bought her kit over a year ago and I am just now getting around to making her.  She turned out better than Mr. Foster did, I think that is because I knit a lot better than I did when I made him.  Oh well the girl is suppose to look better than her man anyway right?

Since it would not be a post without some embroidery.  Here are more DOW patterns from my new patterns.  This is the set that made me buy the Aunt Ellen's patterns otherwise I would have left them there. *I have found out these are Vintage Aunt Martha patterns.*
Aunt Ellen's

Hope you all have a wonderful weekend.  I am spending it at a basketball game, meeting some old friends for lunch and a birthday party for my nephew.  I think I might need a weekend from my weekend.


Sunday, February 13, 2011

Antique Stores and New Patterns!

New patterns and tablecloth
Last weekend Brian and I decided to go to some some pawn shops and antique stores for fun and to also look for an amp for his guitar.  We went to a few good pawn stores and did not find any good amps for a decent price, but at the antique stores I found a few good things.

This awesome although to small tablecloth, I still love it anyway.  Vogart embroidery patterns for a buck a piece I did not have these yet and also Aunt Ellen's embroidery patterns.  From what I have been able to research they are affiliated with WorkBasket.  I also found an apron pattern from the 60's as a replacement for one that got destroyed in our basement flood a couple of years ago.  I will be posting an apron this week that I made with this pattern

Hat I should have bought!I kick myself for not buying this hat!  It has peacock feathers on the top and a wing on the side.  I fell in love with it but decided to pass now I kick myself and need to go back.  Maybe next time we are in town.

In the Aunt Ellen's patterns are these cute Patchwork Cat DOW patterns I thought you all would get a kick out of.  I can just picture them black with hot pink flowers.  Now sure why I want to embroider them this way but I do.  I am missing Tuesday if anyone has it please share.   Tuesday's pattern can be found here and here. Enjoy!


Friday, February 4, 2011

New Hair and Some Embroidery

Well?I have been playing around with the idea of dying my hair a wonderful red for some time and last night it was now or never.  It is a L'oreal Dark Auburn and I am in love with it.

I was hesitant only because the last time I dyed my hair red I was 17 or 18 and my friend Gary and I shared a bottle and we both of kind had that red clown look.  You know the one where people shy away from you thinking you are a crazy escape clown from the freak circus.  This time luckily was different and it is a lot darker than I thought it would be but still good.  Here is my original color.

Brian actually likes it and he helped me dye the back of my hair, which was surprising because whenever I keep my original brown he can not wait for me to go back to blonde they way he married me.  As the years have progress my hair keeps getting darker and the blonde is to harder to keep up on and very damaging to my already fine limp hair.  What do you all think?

Here is some embroidery that I said I would share with you.  It is a Vogart 678 Happy Fruits.  I used the Aunt Martha towels I found at Hobby Lobby.  (Yes we finally got a Hobby Lobby here in December!)  These are wonderful towels to embroidery on and have a fun vintage look with stripes down the side.   I highly recommend them.
Picture 040

Have a wonderful weekend everyone.

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

The Sun was Shining Today!

Blue Birds
The sun finally came out to stay for a few hours today and that enabled me to take some pictures of my current completed embroidery projects . As you can see it is still pretty dark but at least you can see the stitching.

A Flickr Group New Embroidery with Vintage Patterns has been doing some stitch-a-longs for Days of the Week patterns.  They started with Wednesday so I am a bit behind. I do hope to catch up because it has been kind of fun to use some of my vintage patterns.

If you want to stitch this transfer up here it is. It is Vogart 709 Pattern.

Vogart 709-9