Friday, April 4, 2014

Finishing up some projects AND making gift tags

I finished the second Fellowship of Flowers project, the pretty little table topper and here it is. Haven't  quite figured where I will put it but I will find somewhere.

Meanwhile I worked more on the table topper I showed last week.  After finishing the top of the little quilt I used up all the rest of the material and made a backing which  does use up all the rest of the fabric nicely.  Probably will never use it that side up. Some doesn't "match" up like on the other side but it serves as a good backing. 
I hope to start the machine quilting on it next week.  It is all pinned and ready to go!!!

And on a completely different note:
        While sitting out in my shop, between customers I started making these gift tags using various vintage and vintage looking things I had sitting around.  I had previously "antiqued" the tags using wet tea bags. Click here to see one of many tutorials on antiquing paper..  You can sprinkle cinnamon onto the tags while they are still damp and it will add a pleasant scent.

 And here are some more tags plus a couple of book marks made using handmade paper I made a while back.

So that is what I have accomplished this week.  No telling what I will do next week.

And don't forget to check in on Tuesday for Tea Cup Tuesday.

Monday, March 31, 2014

First Tea Cup Tuesday in April

We "thought" spring was coming but we were due for another SURPRISE.  What started out as rain turned into a sleet, ice and snow event and we ended up with 5 fresh inches of the stuff on the ground.  What a mess.  So now we have to wait for it to leave!  This week the temps are supposed to be in the 50s for part of each day so that "should" help!  

Meanwhile this is what we have.....................

 A couple of days ago I went out to take pictures of the spring bulbs that are coming up.  I hope they are still there under all this stuff.

Here are the pictures I took ......

Lots of Daffodils

And some Tulips!

But on to better things!

For today's Tea Party I  decided to do something very different.

 As some of you know I like to make miniatures. And so a while ago I made a "miniature tea shop."  I used the Mary Englebreit theme because I thought it was appropriate.  I painted the paper mache teapot in familiar colors with her "cherries" as the main design. I found a little paper kit to make some of the items and I was able to find a little tea set featuring the cherries too. And away I went!

 And a closeup of inside the pot.

 This is the ME style miniature tea set.

 A closeup of the table and chairs,


 And the shelf with teapots and tea boxes.

This little tea pot and tiered server were made from jewelry findings and beads.  Fun to make but tiny!

So I hope you enjoyed a visit to my world of miniatures and that you enjoyed the "tea party."

I have joined with the following Tea Cup Tuesday Tea Parties.

Hope you will visit them too.

Be sure to come back next Tuesday for another Tea Party and join me on Thursdays or Fridays for my project updates.+