Monday, January 28, 2008

Pillows and I've been tagged again

Happy Monday everyone! We have a light dusting of snow on the ground which in my town means a 2 hour delay for schools. That's okay. I didn't have anything major planned this morning. I do need to get my swaps in the mail and do a little house cleaning, but you all know I how I feel about that.

Yesterday I spent a little time in my sewing room making a pillow out of those vintage fabric scraps I bought recently at the antique show I went to with Joy.

Here is it is.

I think it turned out pretty cute. I used some other vintage fabric from my stash for the back. I tried to keep it simple. My sewing skills are not what I would call "professional," but I am not going for perfection. My things definitely have a home made quality to them and that's okay by me. When I first started quilting years ago, I would make sure to follow the pattern, pin all my pieces together, etc. Now I just kind of wing it which I think is much more fun and less stressful.

I got everything I bought at the goodwill bins washed and ironed and look at how cute this little pillow cover turned out. Fortunately I had a pillow form that fit perfectly. I will be taking this and the pillow I made over to Monticello sometime this week.

Sweet Sarah from Passementeries Diary has tagged me to share "tips for fabulous blogging."

First off, let me say how flattered I am that she would tag me and my blog for this. I still feel like such a newbie to the blogging world as I have only been doing this since last July and feel that I still have so much to learn about posting, taking pictures, etc.

I guess I just try to make my blog something I would want to read. I post pictures of things I like and am always surprised to find others people like the same stuff. The blogs I enjoy reading always have pretty pictures that are usually taken by the blog owner, interesting and funny stories, tips and tutorials on how to make stuff, and fun and creative crafts made by the blogger. So, I try to include those elements in my posts. Mostly, I think my blog is a reflection of me and my life. I try to write like I would be having a conversation with a good friend.

So, I guess my tips would be:

*Try to include personal pictures in your posts*

*Share some information about yourself so people can get to know you, your personality, likes, dislikes*

*Don't be shy about sharing your ideas, crafts, yummy recipes, places to go and things to see*

*Leave comments on blogs you find interesting. This one is important and helpful if you want to develop a bigger audience for your blog*
I'll end this post with another picture of a recent find. The after picture. I mentioned before that I bought this cute crinoline from Randy of Madison Park. After washing it, doing a tiny repair and giving the ribbon a little iron, I think it looks as good as new. So much prettier than my picture shows.

Just found out that school has been cancelled for today. That's okay, I was feeling like I could use another pajama day anyway.


Added note: I just found out that the mall where Isabel and I have a booth, Monticello Antiques, has a blog! Why didn't I know this? Anyway, you can check it out located on my sidebar under fun blogs to visit.


Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for taking up the tag, Roses! I loved reading your tips - very wise indeed.

Anonymous said...

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Sandi McBride said...

I love your pillows and it's at times like this that I wish I was talented in arts and crafts. I love the "slip" and if it's any prettier in person, well, wow! What a find!

Connie from Beverly Hills California said...

Lovely pillows!! You did a great job!! I had a wonderful visit and I hop you can stop by soon! Connie

FourSistersInACottage said...

I am finally able to catch up on your blog and I am CRAZY for all your photos!!! I am totally drooling over your Mannequin and if you don't mind, I have to do that with mine!!! WHAT AN AWESOME IDEA!!!
Keep the fun stuff coming,
Amy (Mom to the Four Sisters and a New Breast Cancer Survivor)

Anna T said...

You rock girl! Thanks for sharing.

Back Through Time said...

I love all your treasures and I really like what you did with your things in one of your other posts! Cute cute pillows!! Your photos always make me want to see you stuff closer, LOL.

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

I really like the pillow you made. I am working on one for my Sister for her Birthday....Smiles

Charmingdesigns said...

Oh my goodness, I just got back to looking at all your goodies!! Do you have the pearls at your booth?? I have to make it up there!! Your necklaces are Fab!! Nice job on the pillows..I just heard that the GW Bins in Vancouver is GREAT. A little cleaner then our Portland Rd one! lol.Laurie

Linda said...

Love the pillow you sewed, very pretty fabric on the back too. That sure is a darling pillow cover..someone is going to be very happy, crazy over the chair it is sitting on. Have a happy day, Linda

Anonymous said...

I want a fluffy skirt to wear over my pjs and a crown!