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Monday, December 12, 2011

To embellish ~

: to make beautiful with ornamentation : DECORATE
: to heighten the attractiveness of
by adding decorative or fanciful details : ENHANCE

When something sits around in my Etsy shop for awhile
I start taking a second look at it ~
What can I do to change this item....
why isn't it selling?
Should I add a little something
maybe to make it better?

Well, that's exactly what I did!
I had a little flea bag that I should have embellished more
when I created it but hurried to get it listed instead ~
Now I love it!!
Just by added pieces of gorgeous antique lace...and
always beautiful vintage buttons,
this sweet flea bag has so much more character now!

And these sachets were pretty but needed a little something else....
I've added a pretty seam binding bow and antique button ~
just a tiny bit more embellishment to make them special!

Don't you like them better now with that something extra special?

I didn't get around to making anything new this past weekend,
but simply added a few adornments to these handmade goodies ~
You can find them in my Etsy store too!!

We had a wonderful dinner Saturday evening here at the farmhouse
with Brent, Emily, Clara and Chase ~
We all sat by the fire and enjoyed being together....
Noah's been my Christmas elf this year
and has wrapped each and every gift
that sits under our tree!

I used to want everything to be so perfect about our Christmas....
the tree, the gift wrapping, the decorating....absolutely everything!
But I think I've finally realized that it just doesn't matter ~
especially to everyone else (I was the only one in a tizzy!)
I'm just thankful for my sweet Noah's help :)
and that we have a few gifts under the tree
to share with our family.

I hope your Christmas plans are coming together...
that you are enjoying this Christmas season
and are stress-free!!!

Wishing you a very happy Monday precious friends,
hugs and love,


Dorthe said...

Hi sweet Dawn-
Me being a person loving more--more than less,-think your added seambindings looks so beautiful, and makes the end result even more lovely, and that goes for the bag, and the doily ,also.
Love and hugs and happy monday.

Wendy @HerBallistic Garden said...

Your little sachets look lovely were right to go back and embellish. It made them so romantic looking! You really do have a knack for these little lovelies don't you? Great job! xo

time worn interiors said...

I love that cute little bag! So sweet!

Lisa said...

Hey girl!
I didn't think that sweet bag could get any better but it did! I'm just glad you didn't pull it out...LOL I love that little barkcloth sachet too. I like some color sometimes! Hope you & the elves had a great weekend. It was a busy one here. We'll talk later.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

The bag looks great, Dawn! I love adding embellishments to the things I make. My problem is to not go overboard on it though! : )

~Red Tin Heart~ said...

Dear Dawn,

I love the stuff you have been creating! I have tried to leave several comments but could not till I figured your site out. A little box comes up and I have to sign out then sign back in. Some people's sites do that. But I have tried and tried. I must be slow. LoL

I want to thank you so much for the kind words you left me when I started blogging again. I went back to my first post..And you left the first comment..You and Delila.

You have encouraged me all the way dear Friend...

Love Always, Nita

Miss Sandy said...


I agree, everything does NOT have to be "just so" about the holiday, the most important part is being with those you love and celebrating the one who loves us so much. I love your holiday spirit!

Shabby soul said...

Darling Dawn the bag is beautiful now! I love the back lace, it's my favoutite kind, Rinascimento!
And the little pillow color Champagne are so cute!
Hugs from Italy

Gloria said...

Merry Christmas Dawn.

Linda M. said...

Hi Dawn, Your new embellishments are perfect. Linda

Eliza Freitas said...

Oie!!! Amo os seus trabalhos, são tão perfeitos, todos os dias venho visitá-la e sempre me encanto com suas artes, adoro os detalhes que tem em tudo que você faz, fico maravilhada pois também amo os detalhes, é o que diferencia, o que torna tudo tão especial!!! Parabéns!!!
Eu adoraria uma visita sua, te espero por lá!!!
Beijos no coração

Luv Creating Cards said...

Hello Dearest Dawn,
Ohhhhh the bags were lovely before you added extra embellishments and now they are GORGEOUS, I especially like the last two ivory ones. That seam binding is amazing to give an extra special little touch.
As always it is such a treat to come by and visit you and see enjoy your wonderful ability to make such unique and darling creations. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us too.
Warmest best wishes,

Rustique Gal said...

Oooh, Dawn!
There's nothing like a little more embellishment to just MAKE a piece. These items are just gorgeous! I love the krinkly bows and the antique lace and the keys! So pretty!
Reminds me that some of my not too exciting pieces might be embellished too. THanks!

Barbara Jean said...

Love your flea bags!!


Annarica said...

Hello there from Cape Town, South Africa. I just had to tell you that I love your site and that your ideas are a constant source of delight and inspiration. At the end of the day, before I log off for the last time, my special reward is to see if you have a new post. Thank you so much. Annarica


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