Tuesday, August 16, 2011

schtuffkies

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When life gives you busy, then turn to the schtuffkies. So what is schtuffkies? (pronounciation: Shh-tuff-kies – definition: stuff, fodder, cuteness, whimsical junk). You know when you are so busy and have no time to take pictures of something new and wonderful? What do you do?




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You just simply flip through the endless pages in your picture folder (y'all know what I am talking about....???), pull out the stuff that makes you smile….




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…or inspires you to create again…




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…and then SHAZAM!!! (and use your best Gomer Pyle Shaaaazam voice..) There you have it, a post! Lalalalala!!!! Singing like a song bird!




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Now speaking of creating…..




P1010064a …I do need to make another quilt out of vintage sheets! Maybe even some ruffled tote bags…and the good Lord knows I have enough sheets to sew with for days and days – maybe even years and years.




**sigh**




There you have it…a schtuffkies post. So tell me about your schtuffkies….

36 comments:

Elaine @ Sunny Simple Life said...

Well your post made me smile too.

Donna said...

Love the post! Praying and thinking about you :)
Love the vintage sheet quilt! I have been looking for sheets for more variety in a quilt I want to make.
Hugs,
Donna

Kathleen Grace said...

To tell you the truth Becky, I have very few schtuffkies in the house. It's a small home and I hate to dust so I have just a few things on shelves in the living room and kitchen and that's it! I always enjoy yours though, kind of like I imagine grandkids. Fun to hang out with for a while but you love that they go home with someone else. lol!
I love that vintage sheet quilt, wouldn't some of those prints look adorable as your ruffled bag?

Claudia said...

I don't have any vintage sheets, but lately I have been thinking about starting a collection in order to make a quilt. I love yours!

xo
Claudia

Susan said...

I love your quilt. I have lots and lots of vintage sheets. I may just have to make me a quilt.

Kim K. said...

You have darling schtuffkies...I especially love the Native American salt/pepper shakers.

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Flea Market Makeovers said...

What a beautiful quilt...just beautiful!

I don't have many schtuffkies in my house...too many moves, too many packings....lol

xoxo
Penny

LeAnn said...

Now that's definitely a new word for me but it fits the bill perfectly! Thank you so much again last night for our talk. You are so uplifting and so amazing. I gotta get to Cali.

xo

Diane Duda said...

The quilt is so lovely and sweet and perfect! I heart it very much!!! :)

Elsie said...

Becky I have so many schtuffkies I would be here all day telling you about them. Yours are way too cute.
I love the song birds and I could almost here them sing. You always have the cutest post and I don't care if it's the same pictures or not. Love your post!!! I just made a fish quilt :O( and he loved it.
I guess that is all that matters, since he is 15 yr. old and a professional fisherman. I enjoyed making it and I need to make another...maybe another vintage sheet quilt...hummm, you've got a good idea.

Changes in the wind said...

I like yours better:)

Twyla and Lindsey said...

He, he, when I can't think of a post, I say 'let's look and see if we have any unused pictures in our files'. Now I have a name for it! Your schtuffkies are inspiring and put a smile on my face. The 'sheet' quilt is wonderful. I would love to see you make more! Enjoy your day! Twyla

Elizabeth and Gary said...

OH Becky, I love the quilt very much! you used sheets...a great idea. The colors are so soft and pretty. Did you do the machine quilting or send it out?. I'm working on a baby quilt right now for my niece.
So the sewing is all over my dinning room table.
I hope you can relax today, big hugs, Elizabeth XO

Janie Fox said...

i love your schtuffkies. And the quilt is great. I love vintage linens!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

yes elizabeth, i did the machine quilting - aka stippling. not hard, just time consuming. xxoo

Blondie's Journal said...

This is such a cute post! I love your little treasures and your quilt is so pretty! I do know what you mean about needing to do a fast post...I just look through my 10,000 pictures and try to come up with a theme.

Have fun with your sewing...you are a whiz!

XO,
Jane

Shelley said...

It is a wonderful post dear Becky...you have such cute,lovely 'Schtuffkies" to share...this is the first time for me to hear them called as such. I will have to remember that word!
Blessings dear friend.

Julie Harward said...

Thanks for sharing...all your pretty thing sure made me smile! Love the little cuties and the beautiful quilt..love it! :D

Sinta Renee said...

Uwh* Under diress, you never know what will strike my fancy. For example, I had some bad news last week. Now I have 15 vintage pie plates that have been coming in the mail (via ebay)and that are sitting next to my desk at work, for fear of bringing them home with me. I think the birdies are much cuter! I will have to remember that the next time I am out of control. New fabric always helps me too!

Anonymous said...

These are just too cute. I bet they are salt and pepper shakers. Ok, now I am search for shtuffkies!
Jan

camp and cottage living said...

This is a great idea for a post. I am trying to de-clutter and am running across a lot of schtuffkies
Yours are really adorable!
And the sheet quilt is sweet, indeed!

Michaele said...

Schtuffkies - love it! I have a troll doll collection. (a child of the 60's) That always works for me. Love the quilt!

Carrie @ Cottage Cozy said...

...I just love the new word you taught me today! s c h t u f f k i e s.....so wonderful!

Cozy Little House said...

Mine are all fixing to get packed away and moved to another state. Love that quilt!
Brenda

VintageBettys said...

We adore your schtuffkies! Very cute! Your quilt is absolutely beautiful. We love vintage sheets, and also have a small collection of them.

Have a great week,
Laura and Michele

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hi Becky!

I love your schutuffkies! We girls need our inspiration, and toys to make us happy. Love these vintage sheet quilts. Yours is so pretty! Love the colors!

Hugs,
Debbie

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

That quilt looks so pretty with it's soft colors. Just the ones I would use if I were talented like you and could make a quilt. Shannon

Tins and Treasures said...

Good Morning, Becky,
I love your post today. I have enough schtuffkies that I could do this once a week, for sure.

I love your vintage sheet quilt. I wish we were neighbors. We could work on one together.

Make a thoughtful Thursday. ~Natalie

Mimos da Claralú! said...

Hi Becky! This beautiful quilt, congratulations for talent!
Brazilian hugs!
Luciana
www.mimosdaclaralu.blogspot.com

Pondside said...

That quilt would make me smile too! Do I have schtuffkies?!! Drawers and shelves of them and they all make me smile too.

Ann at the Handley Bungalow said...

You have the cutest "schtuffkies"! I also like to surround myself with schtuffkies to make me smile. Life can be hard! That vintage sheet quilt is amazing. Thanks for sharing! Your posts always bring a smile to my face. Such cheerful things in your home.

notes of sincerity said...

Your post brought a smile to my face!! :o) I enjoyed your "schtuffkies". :o)
Enjoying seizing the moment of creativity!! :o)

Deborah said...

Your post brought a smile to my face today! Thanks! Looking for the schtuffkies!

fiberdoodles said...

Love the vintage sheet quilt! Thank you for inspiring to make mine ;0)

The Green Pea said...

Hi Becky, nice quilt. When do you find the time to sew? I am of to find some SCHTUFFKIES! They are hiding on me. Have a nice week Becky, I will be thinking and praying for you and your family. See you soon. love, sandi

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

:D What a happy post!