Sunday, April 28, 2013

Quilt Round Robin

I'm so ExCiTeD!
I am participating in a Quilt Round Robin
with the Sylvia's Bridal Quilt Yahoo Group
officially beginning May 1st.
We are in groups of 5 quilters.  I'm in the Sarah Group. 
We send our center blocks to the person after us on the list.
We wait patiently until another person's block comes to us.
We add a border - then send the quilt top on its way.
We wait for our beautiful quilt top to find its way back home.
Here's my center block...
...I am using a Civil War fabrics theme.
My center block incorporates several makers of fabrics:
Kansas Troubles, Primitive Gatherings, and Thimbleberries.
Such yummy fabrics!

Here are all my fabrics bundles up and ready to go!
The participants will use some of my fabrics plus
their own fabrics that "play well together" with these.

I am also including journaling pages - from 7 Gypsies.
Each quilter will write a bit on the page of her choice.
When they all come back home to me
I plan to make a little journal of my quilt top's journey.
Oh, such FuN! ---
Can't wait to get started on this new adventure!
blessings to each and every one of you,
denise  :D

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Buttons and Beads Bracelets

I've been doing a bit of Spring Cleaning lately 
in my mixed media workroom/playroom/studio.
I have found all kinds of wonderful treasures...
buried in the bottom of boxes...
and the depth of drawers!
It's been like Christmas finding so many fabulous things!
(Though I have to admit I feel quite guilty about my
compulsive gathering...and then gathering some more.)   :}
I made this little bracelet out of some faux vintage buttons.
Just added the locket and key toggle and ---
Voila!  A new piece of pretty jewelry to wear.

And this lovely sapphire blue - lime green - ocean turquoise
bracelet is made from some beautiful beading components
I found at JoAnn's Fabrics the other day.

This is the name of the company.  Check it out!
If you don't have a JoAnn's Fabrics in your neck of the woods,
they have a website, too -
Isn't Spring Cleaning just the best thing?
Think I'll do some more tomorrow...
and see what other goodies I can discover!
Leave a comment and I will draw one lucky winner's name
on Tuesday, April 30th to win a custom-made bracelet
created from some of the treasures I've found on my adventures!
blessings, denise  :D

Sunday, April 21, 2013

Vintage Charm and Matchbox

I wanted to share the charms and matchboxes
that I made for a swap on the All Things Tim Yahoo Groups.
Here they are all lined up ready to go into their little bags for shipping.

The tulle is from a bridal headpiece I made for my daughter's wedding.
The ribbon, black beads, little pearls, and rhinestone sprigs
were used in the bride's bouquet and bridemaid's flowers.
I made them, well as her wedding dress.
Her wedding had a WW II theme - very vintage and elegant.

When the matchbox is opened a little charm is tucked inside.

The pearl is from a pearl necklace that belonged to my late mother.
And there's that tulle again...from my daughter's wedding accessories.

Here's a close up of the lady's portrait on the top of the matchbox.
I just love her!  :)
She's got sprigs and branches of some sort
draped around her neck and as part of her hat.
Isn't she lovely?...Oh, so lovely!
And here is my beautiful daughter on her wedding day!
blessings, blogland friends.  denise  :D