I wish I could take the credit for the beautiful roses that are coming up in our front garden, but alas, I do not have my mother's green thumb. We bought these beauties a few seasons ago when the experts at the nursery said that they require practically no maintenance. I am happy to say they look beautiful this spring and we have not lifted a finger to get them there. Mother Nature is an amazing lady...
Sunday, April 25, 2010
I spent my weekend traipsing around in my new favorite shoes. Why didn't I get a pair of Converse sooner? They are so comfortable. They look cool and casual. I am in love. I want a pair in every color!
I found this picture of me as a baby. Now I know why I love these shoes so much! They take me back just a few years.
Saturday, April 24, 2010
I often wish that I was the kind of person that could sit down with a pen and a piece of paper and create something simple in concept yet so detailed and intricate in design. I am amazed by these talented Etsy artists: Icing Cake Stand by EstherCoombs
Camille Brooch by latenightdrawing
Camille Brooch by latenightdrawing
Flora Cafe Au Lait by meArtDesign
A Bit of Paris by artquirk
A Letter for You by byrheea
Wednesday, April 21, 2010
Monday, April 19, 2010
Yesterday my sewing theme was "remake" and "reuse". I enjoy sewing things that involve using fabric in new ways. I absolutely love using up my scraps to make pretty little things, like in this bright and sunny scrap clutch.
I also love to take random pieces of thrifted fabric and make them fresh and new like in this little clutch I made with a vintage pillow case.
Saturday, April 17, 2010
Jason and I both celebrated our birthdays this week. We decided to go out and celebrate by hanging out in the sun and sand; but no waves. The water was still a bit too cold for swimming. We laid around on our beach towels and read books. Then after we had enough sun we took off to the little town of Apalachicola. We ate a dinner of oysters, shrimp, and crab cakes at Boss Oyster. Yum! After dinner we strolled around the town square and stopped in a malt shop for some ice cream cones. Double Yum! It was a grand day. How did you spend your Saturday?
Our summer is right around the corner...and it is going to be a good one this year!!! Here are some pictures to prove it:
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
I have finally decided to add some items to my Etsy shop. Lately I have been sending all of my stitched goodies to Textures. I feel bad for letting my Etsy shop go. So no longer will I leave sewnsunday out! Sorry, dear shop, I didn't forget about you! I will try to add new things to your "shelves" on a more regular basis.
Thursday, April 8, 2010
I have a new favorite show. If you are a thrifter, a garage sale junkie, or a vintage hoarder; if you love to go on adventures and hunt for treasures; if you like to get your hands dirty all in the name of discovering something that others would pay top dollar for...you need to check out "American Pickers" on the History Channel. It is a cross between "Cash in the Attic" and "Dirty Jobs."
I love garage saling. Around where I live, the garage sales are always few and far between. If there are some, they are usually in a modern house with people who are trying to get rid of stuff that they bought at Walmart in the last few years. I get such a rush when I follow a garage sale sign and find that the house is at least 50 years old and therefore the stuff inside might be old as well. Oh the possibilities...the treasures that await my picking.
Because of the limited amount of good garage sales around me, there have been times when I pass by old houses (like the one from this post) and wish I could just ask the owners if I can scavenge their house for goodies. What is so cool about "American Pickers" is that they do just that. They knock on doors and explain that they want to go through the owners old barns, warehouses, shops, etc. to find items they would like to purchase. What a dream job. I wonder how you get into that line of work? Watch the show and you will want to go picking, too!
Mike Wolfe and Frank Fritz, American Pickers
Wednesday, April 7, 2010
We spent Easter weekend with my in-laws and my nephews. Holidays are so much fun through the eyes of a child. I was so glad we could share it with them. I hope your Easter was special, too!
Tuesday, April 6, 2010
I love the items in this store. It makes the western style accessible for all us city folk.