Monday, May 11, 2015

In my little corner of the world ~






I so hope you had a beautiful Mother's Day weekend!
I had a wonderful time celebrating at my sister-in-law's house
and we were even able to go swimming it was so warm.

All of our boys were there except our oldest Brent, Emily and
our grandbabies Clara and Murray.
They went to Emily's father's wedding in Florida and
Clara was the flower girl. She was so excited ~
Brent shared a few photos with me...
just look at our precious grandchildren!














Another wonderful thing going on around here is that this old farmhouse
got a fresh coat of paint and looks so beautiful!!
Even the metal roof is now sparkly silver!



Rockers on the ready for sweet tea in the evenings...





And guess what? I'm actually managing to keep my succulents alive!
I had to move them off the porch for a few days while it was being painted
and took this photo to share ~




And lastly, I finished two more treasure organizers for a couple of my friends.
By the time they are finished they ending up being really heavy!





I gathered a few goodies from around my studio
and stuffed them into the pockets
to show you how they look when full of keepsakes and treasures.



It's amazing what you can create using a simple drop cloth and old lace!

Wishing you a beautiful Monday dear friends ~

hugs and love,
Dawn





Wednesday, May 6, 2015

So where in the world have I been??


I promise I've not dropped off the face of the earth!
I've been working on a few more treasure organizers and
truthfully, I've been procrastinating about finishing them.

They are a TON of hard work and it's like a major accomplishment
when I finish one of these babies!

Here are a few photos of my "in progress" stages ~
I have to find the perfect lace for each and every pocket...
then I have to find the perfect button to adorn each one as well.

The buttons are of course all hand sewn on and then I add more vintage lace
to cover the bottoms of the pockets.

And the top of the organizer MUST have a beautiful lace as well.




I FINALLY finished one of the organizers I was working on...here is the photo of
the finished piece. I so hope my sweet customer loves it!




Also, I've got to share this....a must-have magazine I just bought!
You will love everything inside, I promise ~



And lastly, a few quilt scraps I found while antiquing a few days ago.
I'm ready to work on something small and these will be PERFECT
for some pretty needle books!!!


Please forgive my absence...I've been planting flowers, succulents and even rose bushes!!!

Wishing you a wonderful Wednesday precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Home is where you hang your ferns ~


Yes, I've used that title before here on the blog...
but I don't care, I love it!

It's been about three years now since I've enjoyed beautiful ferns
swinging on our front porch. It's so good to have them again.
To me they signify hospitality and southern charm and
I especially love my old wire planters that I plant them in.

I've also planted a few rose bushes!
It's rained about 400 days in a row now (exaggerating) and
the ground was wonderfully soft, so I bought three sticks
that claim they are roses and placed them in the ground.
We'll see if they grow! They are supposed to turn into
the gorgeous roses that are featured below.
Well...we'll see.






I've been playing around with a few fabrics to turn these
sweet pink mary jane's into pincushions.
I shoved this particular fabric into one to get an idea what it would look like.
You won't believe it but it's actually
a Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic fabric napkin from Target!
I love having little stashes of fabrics around my studio. I've had this one for years now
and you just never know when the perfect time to use it will be!
This is just a test, it is in no way finished.



I'm also working on my last two organizer orders!
I'll be sure to share photos of them before they mail out too.





I hope you are doing so very good and
that Spring has finally arrived to smile on your face.
Things are really good here and I'm so very thankful ~

Wishing you a beautiful day precious friends,
hugs and love,
Dawn



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