These are just little somethings, all different, that I am displaying in my booth by hanging on a white Christmas tree. I think they are cute, and perfect for a friend, co-worker, significant other. I also had lunch with some peeps, and my friend Dawn gifted me with this cute puppy and potholders, perfect for my Hoosier. (There were also a cute gift bag and basket that her mother perfectly weaves!)
The puppy, (Westie shaped!) is perfect! I love it!
On Saturday, I went along with my sister, niece, and grand-niece, to Denver's first ever Vintage Whites sale. It is an antique show and sale that also travels to other cities. Let me just say.....what a madhouse! It was packed to the rafters. I made a few purchases.....
This little tea cart is a bit rickety, but with a little bracing, I think it will be perfect as a display at my shows. And for ten bucks.....woo hoo! I think I got a bargain.
Then there was the little yellow step stool.
Hate the color but I can fix that. Very sturdy, foldable, a great display piece and a bargain for $20!
But I think my best find of all was this old ironing board.
Smoky likes it! Originally marked, $49.99, I got it for $20. I have another board that I have in my stand and although it is older, the condition of this is amazing.
So......getting back to what I am working on.....well in addition to the hearts, I finished up a couple of pillows. And, no joke, I am making rag garlands and candy canes. Yes, candy canes. I had a special order for a rag garland in my Etsy shop. I finished it and sent it off post haste, since the buyer wanted to display for Valentines day. But here is the story on the rest.....
When I sew, I keep everything. If the fabric left is more than a few inches, I cut it into rectangles and use it in making my pillows. If the fabric is less, I cut it into strips. I use these for my rag garlands and candy canes.
I buy these little plastic candy canes at the dollar store and simply wrap them with strips of fabric. I sold a boat load of these at my shows. So I purchased quite a few before Christmas and I wrap them as I have available fabric.....and that is now.......
I also have some pastels, but not enough to do anything with them. Right now, I have too many scraps so I need to get these made up.
Oh, yeah, and the scraps too short or small to use in candy canes or garland, I put in a bag and use to stuff pumpkins, pillows, and dolls. Waste not, want not!
Well, my friends, I am off to fix some lunch and start working on some garlands. A woman's work is never done.......