Monday, July 30, 2012

~Vintage Ironing Board~

I went to the Vintage Marketplace at the Oaks in June this year.
Rita Reade of Mammabellarte puts on the best Vintage Marketplace I've ever gone to.
It's in Fallbrook, California.
I bought this beautiful antique ironing board from Sara of Sweet Magnolias Farm.
You can't find the old wooden ones anymore. 
So when I spotted this one I knew I had to have it.
I love how she made the ironing board cover with the floral material.
She makes the cutest towels.
I had to get the clothespin holder.
I love how she uses lace and adds her perfect touch to all her items.
She even added lace to the cover. I found the old iron at a thrift store and stamped some clothespins. 
I found this old shopping cart at 
Urban Barn in Escondido.
Now all I need is my clothesline.
 I'm working on my husband to put one up.
I know just the place.
Can't wait for the next show in Fallbrook
 on Sept. 7th & 8th.

~Velvet Alphabet Pumpkins~

I love velvet and pumpkins, so I couldn't wait to do a project with both.
I used a bowl as my pattern.
Cut my circle out.
I sewed a straight stitch.
Placed some beans on the bottom for weight.
Stuffed the top with poly-fil and closed up the top.
I used some twigs from the garden.
I got the beads from Michael's Craft Store.
Happy Halloween to Everyone!

~Sabrina the Scarecrow~

I wanted to make a lady scarecrow 
for the pumpkin patch in our garden.
I was going with the rustic farmer girl look. 
I used a topiary for her head.
I measured a round circle and cut the burlap.
My husband Stan cut a cross out of wood stakes and made the shape of her.
I went to thrift stores and found old clothes.
I stuffed her with a little straw.
I used a grapevine wreath for her head and some green crystal beads to put around it.
I found the perfect sunflower apron and a necklace to go with it.
We used spanish moss for her hair.
I used black marker for her eyes and nose.
Real lipstick for her lips.
She's the perfect Scarecrow.

~Vintage Pumpkins~

I found some vintage material at Hart's Fabric Store and wanted to make something for Halloween. 
I used different size bowls as my pattern for the pumpkins.
I stitched around the pumpkin so I could pull the thread tight to close it.
I used kitty litter but you can also use rice or beans. 
It is a good idea to have some weight to the bottom of the pumpkin. I only filled 1/3 of it.
I stuffed the top part with poly-fil and placed the chalk in the middle and stitched it closed.
I found different accessories at the craft store to use for the stems and embellishments. 
I love the vintage material.
Hope you have fun with this project!

Thursday, July 26, 2012

Summer Cloches & Simple & Sweet Fridays #21

I love summer.
I have a collection of cloches and always love displaying them.
The bee stepping stones give the area some whimsy in the garden.
I always like a little change to the garden to make it more fun.
I love when the sunshines on them. 
What kind of day did you have in your garden?
Hope you all have a great week watching your gardens grow.

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Susan gives us a tour of her dining room displaying baskets and cloches with black & white  finds. Her design is inspirational.
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