Monday, June 4, 2012

Miscellany...Summer Projects!

Summer Crafting Fun!
First off...isn't this the cutest tin ever?

As the weather gets warmer...I've been feeling even craftier than usual.  I have a few fun miscellaneous projects that I keep forgetting to I thought I would do a quickie post and let you see a few things I've made lately.

Pretty Pillows...
A Pillow for Amber.
Old vintage cottage embroidered doily...too small for a runner.

Closer look at stitching...I found this at a thrift shop years ago.  I've always loved cottages.

The crochet edging was so pretty, I just stitched it onto the chintz floral fabric.

I made a simple overlapping opening to insert a pillow form.

An Alice Pillow for Sascha.
Sascha collects Alice in Wonderland dolls and memorabilia

A closer look at "Alice."
I used eyelet for the ruffle like on Alice's pinafores.
The backing is pink with white rabbits...same envelope closure as Amber's

Patriotic Candy Boxes....
Paper Mache and Modge Podged Images.

My sister asked me if I would make something for a fund raiser auction to help an Associate at the Walmart where she works.  I love making candy boxes and filling them with I made large one for the auction and a smaller one for myself...why not?

A closer look at the lid graphics.  I found a lot of fun patriotic images online.
The Graphics Fairy is a fun place to get free vintage images.

All wrapped up and ready to go.  I hope someone likes it enough to bid on it.

Have a lovely evening, dear friends,


Tammy's in Love said...

Just saw your tags at E's! Oh dear, cuter than a bug's ear!!! Wish I could special order the one I want! ADORABLE!!! Now I'm jazzed to get them all! FUN, FUN, FUN!


vintage grey said...

Love your cute embroidered pillow!! Oh, and I saw your sweet tags, too!! So cute, and all the graphics are just adorable!! xo Heather

LBP said...

What beautiful pillows!!! I especially love the one with the crocheted edging. I have been feeling crafty lately too. Must be something in the air...



GARAGE SALE GAL ~ Deb's Earthly Delights said...

eek..that tin is very AWESOME!!! LOVE IT, (and slightly covet it)
Nice pillow and sweet boxes. I want to create too!

Lynn said...

Hi Shirley,
I would love to bid on it!! Ask you sister if I can:O))

Chenille Cottage said...

Hi Shirley!
Oh...I love your post! You are so busy with cute projects! You have masterfully added your perfect crochet edging and I love it! What a darling pillow...and, of course, cottages are one of my favorites, too!
I hope you are having a great week, my sweet friend!
Hugs and blessings,
Carolynn x x x

Jenni Swenson said...

What cute projects... I love the Alice pillow. Fun! Thanks for posting my button on your blog! xoxo Jenni

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

LOVE all your creations and your boxes -- well i know first hand how AWESOME they are!!!! Your projects are always wonderful! thanks so much for sharing and thank you for sharing your rootbeer story with me -- i am tickled that you enjoyed the story of the dairy! i could not let that go -- when he brought that home and here is is just about 40 minutes away from my home -- had to see what i could find! sending hugs and have an extraordinary weekend!!! : )

Creative Breathing said...

Shirley, What a fun post! I love your blue vintage canister - it's very special. Love cottages, too. Wonderful idea to create pillows out of old runners. I was wondering if you would be choosing the Flintstones as your cartoon due to your parade float pleading. I had to reread, it was just so sweet!
Have a lovely weekend! Elizabeth

blondie blu said...

I love your bright, colorful happy blog! I just found it through Vintage Grey. And I also love that it is dedicated to your sweet Grandma. I was blessed with wonderful Grandmas too! XO Helena

Lynn Stevens said...

my goodness Shirley, you have been one busy bee! Such darling pieces.

Farm chicks was just the best. I do hope you make it over one day. Thanks for entering my giveaway.
hugs Lynn

Erica of Golden Egg Vintage said...

Why YES, that is the cutest tin ever! And so is your blog! I'm following you now, and I THINK you are in the Cartoon Tag Swap too!
Happy to have found you!
Erica :)

Pollyanna said...

I love the pillows, especially the sweet cottage one. You have found some awesome treasures lately. Summer is the best that way, don't you think??

Lynn said...

Hi Shirley,
Thank you so much for the amazing patrioitic banner that arrived this afternoon! I will take pics and post soon on my blog!

You are an awesome friend, thank you so much for being such a sweet friend.
big hugs to you!

Little Susie Home Maker said...

Shirley, I am just loving it! You have a cute tine there! I love the way you put together the pillows! makes me want to make one. They will love their gifts! I bet your candy box will go really fast! That is another neat idea. You are such a clever lady! Take care.