Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Happy Valentines Day!

Happy Valentines Day!

Much Love sent from my Santo's doll!

                                                   Thanks for following along,

Sunday, 12 February 2017

A Gorgeous Rose for Sadie

                                        Hello friends!

                            Many of you think I have gone Awol!

                           But I'm just in my studio, painting!

Since I've taken up this creative outlet I can't seem to put my brushes down.

My choice of medium right now is Acrylic paints. Liquitex heavy body paints.

I know my love for watercolour has not vanished,      just for awhile .

I decided to persevere and paint a rose........ WOW!  a Rose indeed

This is not just an ordinary rose but Sadie's rose..........

Painting measures 16" x 20 ".

Well I put it out there and asked what colour should I paint the background and the
consensus was..........


                        Yes Turquoise has just made this rose pop!

      Now on to Sadie, Sadie and Levi are the main characters in 
                    our daughters first novel.
                           " Read Between the Lines"    
                            A "Chick Lit " Romance Novel

   Yesterday was Jill Breugem's book launch and signing!

The room filled with excitement as Jill signed each and every book
purchased till there were none. Within the first hour all her books were sold!

                       to our beautiful daughter
                           on her first "Chick Lit" romance novel!

If you are looking to purchase "Read Between the Lines" by Jill Breugem, you can find it at the following locations:

Amazon US         https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01NBTHN1H

Also available at Kobo and Nook

                               Thanks for following along

Tuesday, 17 January 2017

A Sewing Day!

Hello friends, it's been awhile!

Do you have so many projects that you just don't know which one to work on.

I have been looking at this pillow form for some time, I'd pick it up and wonder

what am I going to use to make a cover.

Then it would go back into the cupboard for another day!

This pillow was once covered in this cute drop cloth fabric.
Well over time it wore out and got tossed and the pillow ended up in the cupboard
waiting for the right cover.

The tutorial can be found here

Out came my sewing machine and some blue and white ticking

and I set to work cutting and sewing and pressing.

Don't you just love my vintage sewing machine.
It just humms away as I sew never losing a stitch.

I purchased this cute Rowenta  iron  in my quilting days.

Sure comes in handy for my small projects!

I wanted a cover that would come off for washing.

You see the buttons on the front are just  sewn on and the pocket is held together
with Velcro tape.. No sew Velcro.
Very easy to remove pillow insert.

Love ticking! 

Well I had some ticking fabric left over and Valentines is just around the corner
so I just had to make this cute heart to hang off the bed in the guest room.

                                 What projects are just waiting in your cupboard to

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