Friday, June 30, 2017

Gone too soon June.

Well, this month just zipped on by!
'Twas a busy month...
All in all a good month.

Made some new cushion designs.

Sewed a strawberry dress with Astrid  {the aqua sewing machine} for...

The vintage sale at which my friend Lily {Mode de Lis} & I shared a booth!

It was so much fun & such a great experience! I would definitely do it again.

Did a bit of thrifting with Momma & found some fun strawberry themed items. πŸ“πŸ˜„

My grandpa had a surgery & a few of us took turns staying overnight there to take care of him & grandma. There's nothing like being away from home to make you appreciate your little dwelling on this earth more. As Miss Read said in Village Diary: 

"With all the windows in the house opened, I sat down with my tea tray and thought how lovely it was to be back. I feel like a sword in a scabbard, I told myself, and instantly decided that a sword was much too dashing. Perhaps a cup, hanging again on its accustomed hook on the kitchen dresser, would be a better simile."

Some happy mail came all the way from England! I ordered a backpack for an upcoming trip out West to Seattle for a wedding in August! Somehow a meter of London print duck cloth found its way into my online shopping bag as well. πŸ˜‰

The 1st Friday of Summer meant the local Old Settlers carnival! Homemade ice cream from a retro looking food truck was a must. I call this one the pb&j: peanut butter ice cream on the bottom & strawberry on the top. πŸ¦πŸ˜‹

Oh, how I love the view from the top of the ferris wheel. 

The brick streets in our little town's square are so charming. 

I love how retro some of the rides are.

I've been working away on two major custom orders. These daisy grannies are for a queen sized bedspread. I'm beginning to see them when I close my eyes. I've never made a blankie this big before. {Good thing I love making these, right?}

And also I'm copying a beloved lacy shrug for a lovely gal I met at the vintage sale! This is the first time I've copied a garment & it's coming along nicely. Lots of counting & recounting stitches & scribbling down notes. I'm rather enjoying the almost magical way simple stitches become something beautiful.


How has your June been?
Do you have any big plans for the Summer?

Hope you're enjoying the long days!
Michelle πŸ“ 

{Ps cushions are available for custom order. $35 + shipping 
And the watermelon version is currently listed in my Etsy shop & ready to ship!}

Wednesday, June 7, 2017

Pastel Pixies

For the local sale coming up this Saturday I've made some cute granny square pixie bonnets. It's totally the wrong season for them so they very well may not sell well at all, but I thought I'd better strike while the iron of inspiration was hot.

My adorable niece Annelise was an unwilling model. πŸ˜‰

She proved nearly as elusive to photograph as real pixies! 

In fact she outright refused to wear one until her big brother wanted to wear one. James is always a good sport. πŸ˜‚ {Of course I'm saving these pics for blackmail purposes when he's older.}

In any case I managed to get a few cute albeit blurry {from running} pics of the lil stinker.

I'm offering these cuties for custom order.
$20 + $5 shipping within the US
{Contact me for international shipping quote}
Available in Regular, Rose, & Daisy Granny Squares with main color of choice. 
{Daisies not pictured}

Email me at to order.

πŸ’• Michelle πŸ“