Saturday, May 29, 2010

TREASURY: Wendi Winn of Vintage Umbrella

A big "Thank You" to fellow blogger Wendi Winn - She Likes Stuff, who chose my pink and white chenille teddy bear for her Treasury collection.  Her blog keeps me entertained, especially her 'garage sale tales', the results of which make it to her Etsy shop Vintage Umbrella.  There are so many items I love in this shop, I may just revisit once I have my June funds!


Saturday, May 22, 2010

Sew In Results: May 21

As I suspected, I was way too tired to get anything substantial done last night.  After the day, I cracked open a beer (unusual for me), which basically did me in.  But I did make progress, which is better than no progress.  I sewed on many Olive Street Studio labels, (to the outside and inner pockets of the reversible beach totes), got some smaller handbags almost completed in Seaside and Beachglass fabrics, one little Modern Floral, and pinned the cell pockets to the beach totes.  In all, I have 11 beach totes underway - and one needs to get to my reunion with me the first weekend in June - and the 5 smaller bags.  I'm hoping to have the bottoms of the beach totes all pinned by the end of the weekend. 

Friday, May 21, 2010

Friday Night Sew-In: TONIGHT

Tonight is the "Friday Night Sew-In" hosted by Handmade by Heidi.  To read all about it and register, if you have the inclination, click HERE to get the scoop.  I have projects lined-up - it all depends on how tired I am.  Happy Friday!

Monday, May 10, 2010


Little Olive and I started some seeds a few weeks ago - we did tomato, corn, zinnia, and basil.  I thought you'd like to see how we've done with our seedlings:


Basil (top right) and Zinnia (bottom)

We made the newspaper seed pots by wrapping a single piece around a cup and folding over the corners to try and keep it intact.  For the most part, the pots did keep shape - we didn't want to tape bc we intend to plant the pot right into the ground - recycling at its best. :-)  We had saved a Starbucks coffee carrier and the pots are sitting in it.  The carrier has also helped maintain shape.  Hope to be showing some pics of the zinnias, basil, ears of corn, and big red tomatoes sometime over the summer.