Sunday, October 31, 2010

FINALLY FIRST LAVENDER SACHETS FINISHED

Well, I finally finished a project today. I have spent 2 weeks trying to find fabrics, embellishments, stuffing, etc, etc, sewing machine, etc, etc.  My stuff is so disorganized til I could pull my hair out.  Part, no most of the problem is me - I am totally unorganized. Part of the problem is my husband helped me move stuff around after we got married.  He has NO clue about crafters, crafting, sewing etc., etc.  For my birthday Don gave me a huge sack of fresh lavender we ordered off EBAY.  It was just what I wanted, so I could go back to sewing and making pretties with lavender in them.  I am beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel and one of these days will take pictures of my craft room and sewing room.  It has been a journey trying to get organized where it is easier to craft and not work so hard to start crafting.  I will keep you posted on the organizing part. 
 I am pleased with the results so far.  I am happy to back at the sewing machine again. Don worries I am working too much, housecleaning, moving boxes and furniture. He does not realize yet that sitting at the sewing machine is very relaxing to me.  Making the roses, ruffling lace and eyelet, stuffing the pillows - all of it is relaxation to me. For me the listing of the items is the hard work.  Trying to decide what to say, etc., etc.
These three are just the tip of the iceburg. I have atleast a dozen more layed out ready to match up the embellishments.  That's the fun part. I have tons of vintage images I have bought on cd and collected from lots of sources.  My mother got me started on that part. I found a little journal that she had pasted Christmas cards in. It was in the cedar chest. My mother has been gone 5 yrs and she was 87 when she died.  She put her age in the book as 9 years old when she made up her little scrapbook.  I will try to photograph it one of these days.  That book started me on my collection of Christmas cards and greeting cards, pictures etc.  I would not trade any of them for anything.    Oh yes, the sisters image on the pink sachet is from Gail Schmidt at Shabby Cottage Studios. Thank you for such a pretty picture.  Want to make sure she gets credit for such a pretty picture/           
Mother instilled an appreciation of fancy things. She loved frilly, lacey things with roses and flowers on it. I am just carrying one the tradition. Both of my grandmothers felt the same love for fancy things.
Well, our weather has really cooled off and I am enjoying every bit of it. I know summer  and hot weather will come again next year, but, I am going to enjoy this cool weather no matter what the heating bills are later on.  I guess this is all for today. I hope all of you have a nice end of the month. I don't really celebrate halloween any more, it has gotten too witchy and dark.  I love fall decorations, the leaves and fall colors. Not long and the holidays will be upon us. I look forward to that.  It is my favorite time of the year.
May God Bless each and every one of you.
Mary

4 comments:

Debbi said...

oh my, these are so pretty Mary! Love Gail's digital art too:)

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hello Mary, your sachets are really quite lovely, especially the ones with the gorgeous rose fabrics :) Sewing too for me, is very relaxing...it's always so much fun to start working on an item and literally see it "come to life".

Stop by later today as I will be announcing a giveaway at my blog!

Have a wonderful & creative week!

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Rebecca said...

Oh girly...I use to be unorganized but to stay on top of my business I had to get serious and putting things away and in a place where I could find them. Otherwise I wasted so much time just LOOKING for the fabric or embellishments I needed.

Now I'm an organizing fool. Except for my closet. Then I just YELLED OUT LOUD for my girl to come help me. When she was finished half my clothes were gone! ACK! LOVE IT THOUGH!

Great job sweet friend~

xo~Rebecca

cottonfieldfarm said...

Gracious, what a beautiful sachet! Your blog is always so lovely! Thanks for sharing! I'll be back soon and visit your shop!
God bless.
Regina