Thursday, January 19, 2012

It's All About the Red and White (and pink, too)

For the last week, I have been lovin' red and white.  I am really in a Valentine's state of mind.   Maybe it's because I sewed on blue and silver for weeks before Christmas,  but I couldn't wait to put out my little Valentine's Vignettes and did so on New Year's Day.  Valentine's and Christmas both use red as the main color scheme, so it is easy to transition by leaving a little red and white out from the Christmas decorations.
I will post pictures of my little Valentine's vignettes next time, but today it's all about
fabric and my sewing projects.
Of course, I made a trip to my favorite shop for some
fabric love.
I brought home these six pieces to play with.
The love and kisses had some lovely lingerie (bras and panties)
on it, but I managed to fussy cut around it since I'm sewing for little girls.
This red with the little heart is a favorite.
It goes so well with this one
I really love the pink with red lips. It reminded me of the big wax lips we used to get as kids (probably for a penny)
My inspiration was a special order for a Valentine's purse.  So of course I made 6.  I took some down to Strawberry Patches and I'm going to put one in my Etsy shop.
I always have scraps left over from the purses, so I made 6 of these flower hair clips for my granddaughters.

My oldest granddaughter is 15, so she gets a zipper make-up bag.

Staying with the red, white and pink theme, I have to show you my two favorite magazines.
I have read these both cover to cover. There are so many beautiful pictures and ideas galore in both.
Just a sneak peek...

But even more than the pretty pictures, I wanted to point out that one of my favorite blogger friends  was featured.
Her blog is just so pretty and she is so sweet and genuine. If you get a chance, go visit Patty and tell her I said Hi.

Tomorrow, in keeping with my red, white and pink theme, I get to make a Strawberry cake for one of my granddaughter's birthday. Not only is it "pretty in pink" and red, it is delicious. You can find the recipe here.

I am linking to Cindy's Romantic Home for Show and Tell.
I'm also linking to a Handmade Valentine Party@ Summit Street Joy
Click here or on the button on my sidebar.

God is So Good!!
Life is Good!!


Suzanne said...

Just when I thought your purses couldn't get any cuter...I love the read and white and that zipper bag is so cute!

It was so good to see you this morning at Bernina Club - what a nice surprise! Your beautiful show and tell adds so much. Thank you for coming!! xox Suzanne

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I love that purse--so adorable! I made my Mom a purse for Christmas with photos on it and I can see how this purse would be great for that. Did you use a pattern or make it up yourself? Your etsy prices are really reasonable--I would never make that for so little money. Someone will get a steal:)

Creations By Cindy said...

Oh my goodness!!!! Love that purse! You are one talented lady!

Lauren @ Summit St Joy said...

Seriously, you are SO super talented!!! If you would ever like to do a guest post over at Summit St, I would LOVE to have you! :)

your purse and bows would also be the perfect addition to my Handmade Valentine link party-- link as much as you like, shop stuff too :)

Blessings to you (& yes, God IS good!),


Lemon Lane Cottage said...

Such pretty fabric and adorable projects. I am obviously sitting at my computer playing hooky from my craft room re-org but I am so happy I stopped by. Thank you for the sweet shout out and for your faithful comments. I just know one day we will meet for lunch and shopping in real life soon. Have a wonderful weekend. Patty

My Vintage Studio said...

Love all the fabrics!
Your hand sewn goodies are just too cute!
Wishing you a wonderful weekend!
XO. Sharon

Lady Jane said...

I love the red and white and that purse is to die for. Cant wait to see what all else you come up with the left over fab.... LJ

deb said...

what a great post, and Im loving all the things you made!!!! what lucky granddaughters you have!!!!
Ive been thinking about those 2 magazines, Im trying so hard to break my addiction, but I just may have to have those!!!

Renee said...

the bag is so cute. Love what you did with the leftovers.

Romantic Homes and Victoria are 2 of my fave magazines.

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