Just finished this sweet little cat pincushion inspired by a pattern from my friend Jackie,T.F.C.Folk Art!! ALL handstitched using antique & vintage material & threads. The cat's stuffed with sawdust and stitched to the antique cutter quilt that's stuffed with crushed walnut shells and wool snippets. His red plaid homespun scarf around his neck is the only thing that isn't vintage or antique,but he thought he'd look good with it and I agreed lol!!!
I also finished a rug,but I can't show you that yet because it's for Early Works Mercantile that I'll be joining May 1st. Gotta get back to work on more things for the May 1st update!!!
If you'd like to buy the little cat pincushion,he's $23.00 + Shipping SOLD THANK YOU QUILTS by CHERI!!!!!
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I know that there's so many people that STILL miss Mary Engelbreit's HOME COMPANION magazine as I do. They were ALWAYS just filled with GREAT pictures and ideas!!! Same goes for her HOME COMPANION books!!! You can just look at them over & over,seeing new things or getting new ideas each time!!! Well sometimes a girl has to do what she has to do,so I've listed these books and magazines on eBay and someone else will get a chance to enjoy them as I have. http://my.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?MyEbayBeta&MyEbay=&CurrentPage=MyeBayAllSelling&ssPageName=STRK%3AME%3ALNLK%3AMESX&gbh=1&guest=1 CLICK HERE
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It took me almost 4 hours to update last nite,one problem after another,but it got done and when I woke up this a.m. I already had a sale AND another pending sale!!!! How GREAT is that!!!???!!! Thank You God!!!
I've been very busy working on these tiny pincushions that are inspired by just the sweetest pattern by my friend Jackie of T.F.C. Folk Art,all with a Sherry touch.
First came the cat. I used vintage suiting fabric and stuffed him with sawdust.Vintage cotton thread for his face and rusty wire & bell adorn his neck.He sits upon an antique cutter quilt where you'll find an antique button & sewing pins.It's been stuffed with ground walnut shells & wool.
Everything stitched by hand with vintage threads!!!
Next came the black doll,rag stuffed and wearing navy & white homespun vintage check bonnet & dress.Her cushion has antique sewing pins & a rusty pin holding a bit of antique tatting & a antique button. Completely stitched by hand with vintage threads.
Last but not least for this little one I used some aged muslin,rag stuffed her and stitched a sweet little face with floss. She's wearing a vintage wool dress & bonnet with a touch of vintage tatting held on with antique straight sewing pins. There's also 3 antique staight pins and an antique button attached with a rust pin. There's another antique button sewn on the back of her bonnet.
The dolls are 4" tall and the cat is 4 1/2" tall cuz he has ears!!
They've all been completely handsewn using antique and vintage fabrics,threads & accesories. All 3 pinchusions were handsewn from antique cutter quilts and stuffed with crushed walnut shells & wool. There's gonna be more of these,cuz I have more ideas!!
These are $23.00+ Shipping The cat is SOLD and went to live with Olde Lady Morgan,Thank You!!! But I have more of the vintage fabric that I made him from if you'd like to order one.
Contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
I'll be back!!!!
I just decided to do a quick post cuz I got lots of things to get finished,priced and packed up to be sent tomorrow to Notforgotten Farm for Lori's open house this Saturday. I know that so many of you would love to go to it,including me!!! So I thought that I would offer you a chance to buy my Hooked HoneyBee rugs before they get packed up.
They each measure approx. 12 1/2" round and would really look neat SOOO many places,even hanging on a wall!!!!
They are $79.99 each + shipping
So if your interested please contact me to purchase before they're on their way to Virginia tomorrow (wed.)!!!
Thanks For Being Here!!!
Sherry.....OUT & back to work
These items and a few others are all on my picturetrail.If this link doesn't work,you'll find another link for my picturetrail over there on the right. CLICK HERE
I just HAD to hook Lori's (Notforgotten Farm)HoneyBee Design as soon as it got here!!! I loved hooking it!!! This one is listed on eBay and I'm workin' on another one!!!
Well I gotta get to work!!! I'll be back!!!
This morning when I was talking to Lori Brechlin on the phone,she said will you update your blog already,I'm sick of looking at your finger. So I said hey I'm working my ass off!!! She said,well then post that!!! OK
Sorry I haven't updated by blog. I'm working my ass off!!
Also thinkin' & worryin'.
I saw an ad in the newspaper today for a Tatoo Artist.
Think I'd have a chance at that job??? Wouldn't it just be kinda like when I draw something up to hook???
Well,Good Nite Irene!!!
Happy now Lori B.????