Friday, November 23, 2007

Welcome To My Christmas Crafts Fair Open House

Welcome to my Christmas Open House~~would you like a molasses cookie, or how about a snicker doodle?
How about some homemade hot chocolate?
Or a cup or two of espresso for you coffee gals? vrrmm vrrrm!
I want to first thank Phyllis, over at Shabby In The City, for being the chair person to organize this special cyber event! She has a list of all participants over at her blog, so be sure to stop by to see who is selling their things. There are soooo many talented and creative ladies out there in blog land and I am sure that you will find something tempting to purchase.

Ok....the door is open now..step on inside. Duhgall, please stop nibbling at everyone's feet and let our guest inside. Below are the items available today at Sweet Cottage Dreams. You can click on the any picture to enlarge it.Selection #1 - 3 Pink Christmas Ornaments - Sold - thank you Barbara!!

For the PINK loving gals, three handmade ornaments - 2 hearts and one stocking. I used a darling cotton print with lots of pretty pink roses.
6 x 5 " heart - filled with polyfill and fresh lavender. In one corner is a vintage napkin topped with vingage buttons. An itty bitty pink rosebud ruffle goes all around the edge. More rosebud fabric used for the hanger and more buttons added for texture. 7" drop. You could use this on your tree or hang from a knob or hook.
The second heart is similar to the other with a pretty edge of a vintage white napkin. Filled with polyfill and lavender. The back has an adorable pink ticking fabric. The hanger is a pink and white polka dot ribbon that could be cut and resized if you choose to.
This dainty little stocking is made with the same yummy rose fabric, pink ticking, vintage crochet edging and has an itty bitty bell and pink bow at the toe. Stocking is 7" with a 3" pink satin ribbon hanger. Stuffed with polyfill and machine stitched closed at the top.
Little Pink Satin roses at the top.

Price: $20.00 plus 4.60 shipping

Selection #2 - Tiny Scotty Pillow - Red/Gray Toweling - Sold! Thank you, Chris!!
A little Scotty Dog pillow designed by myself. Mr. Scotty is made from scraps of vintage wool plaid and is machine appliqued. His collar is tiny vintage white buttons. The background fabric is vintage toweling fabric with fun gray and red stripes.
Tiny details.
Little red buttons match the red polka dot 1 inch ruffled edge.
The back has my personal stamped label. This pillow is also filled with polyfill and fresh lavender. Hand closed shut. Size: 6 x 7 1/2"

Price: $16.00 plus 4.60 shipping - sold - thank you Christine!!

Selection #3 - Tiny Scotty Pillow with oatmeal colored toweling. SOLD!
Thank you, Lallee!!
Another itty bitty Scotty pillow. Made from old toweling with a white stripe at the top.

Approximately 7" x 7" with a 1" polka dot ruffled edge.
Little red buttons and a tiny polka dot ribbon collar with a little silver bell. Filled with polyfill and fresh lavender and handstitched closed.
$16.00 plus 4.60 shipping
Selection #4 - Kitsch Kitchen Towel Pillow - Hearts and Flowers
Above is a fun pillow! The center is a piece of a vintage towel (that was
never used). I love the graphics on the towel - little kitchen items that have
red flowers and hearts.
I made this piping using vintage heart fabric. It matches the hearts in the towel. See the little floral fabric? It too is vintage and matches nicely with the flowers on the towel.
More details below..A white pom pom edge completes the pillow. The back has a wonderful red and white polka dot fabric. The reds are not quite so orangish as the photos show. There is more of a blue tone in the reds in person.
I used a piece of the towel on the back at the opening. The pillow is lined with muslin on the front and the top portion of the back slip cover.
The pillow is 12 x 16 and comes with a new polyfill pillow form.
Price: 35.00 plus 5.30 shipping

Selection #5 - Cherry'd Out Tote Bag - SOLD! Thank you, Lallee!
The front is made with two coordinating cherry print fabrics, cherry ribbon and stacked buttons.

The handle is made with red ticking fabric and a thin polyfill batting so that they are nice and cushy. Extra long straps (21" drop) allow you to hook it across your chest.
Vintage Red Rick Rack along the top...a red gingham tab closure and stacked vintage buttons. The bag is lined with a thin polyfill and the top half of the front is machine quilted for durability.

Lined with a purchased white quilted fabric. I made a pocket that has several sections to put your Ipod, cell phone, pager, keys, etc. My personal label is sewn onto the pocket.
Close up of details. The bag is 15 inches across, 14 inches deep with a 4 1/2 inch gusset at the bottom. I Scotchguarded the bag for protection.
Hand wash or spot clean. Line dry. Do not dry in the dryer.
Price: $35.00 plus $5.30 shipping.

Selection #6 - Mod Vintage Inspired Ornament Pillow - sold! Thank you, Brenda at Spare Minute Cottage!!

Note: The red color in this pillow is not so orange looking. My camera washed out the colors. grrr.
This was a fun pillow to make. I love the playful and whimsical fabrics and bright green eye-lash trim. Fuzzy and fun!

Can we say 50's?
The back is fun with biggie stripes and playful polka dots. I added a row of vintage red rick rack for texture. This pillow is fully lined with muslin for durablity.
Along this edge more red rick rack and an embroidered asterick to match the same pattern inside one of the ornaments.
This pillow is a slip cover and included is a new 12 x 16 inch pillow form.
Price: $35.00 and $5.30 shipping.

Selection #7 - Vintage Tablecloth Pillow - Red Flowers and Lattice
note: the reds in this one look orange, too. - Sold! Thank you, Christine!
Made with a remnant from a vintage tablecloth, this pillow has all of the colors of Christmas. I was going to hold off and sell it in the spring, but I think it would be pretty along with red and green Christmas pillows.
Framing the center piece is a soft green and white polka dot fabric. Vintage one inch pom pom fringe finishes off the edging.
The back is cute with a red gingham tie closure, a strip of the tablecloth fabric, a fun red vintage button and sweet green ticking decorator fabric.
A new 16" pillow form is included. This pillow is not lined. This is a pillow slip style pillow.
Price: $35.00 plus 6.50 shipping (This will be sent Parcel Post because I have to use a larger box than what is required for Priority Mail).
Here is how this works..

If you would like to buy something, just leave a comment as to which item you would like. Each item for sale has a "selection number." I only have one of each item, so whoever leaves the first comment for that particular item will be able to buy it. If you would like to purchase multiple items, I will have to refigure the shipping costs and let you know the amount.

All of these things are handmade by myself, along with my little sniffer and inspector Mr. Duhgall P.

The pillows and tote are to be handwashed or spot cleaned and line dried. I do not recommend drying them in a dryer. Most of my fabrics are pre-washed.

We all hope that you and your family had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Ok, the whistle is blowing to get the house ready for Christmas and all of the shopping done! Some of you are probably already done with it all and if you are one of them, then you are just amazing! ;)

My husband and I also have some items listed on eBay this week. Our eBay name is Cottage*Dreams.

Have a lovely day and thank you for stopping by Sweet Cottage Dreams. xo



Lallee said...

Woohoo! Tell Doogs to take his cute furry paws and package up #3 Scottie Pillow and #5 Cherry Tote for me, and then send me the details.

Beautiful items, Becky.


Kathleen Grace said...

Oh my, you have such an eye for color and design! I LOVE everything you have made! So beautiful!

Chris said...

Hi Becky~I emailed you first, then read directions!!! I'd love Scottie pillow #2 and #7 pillow if they're still around. Just tell me what to do. Thanks loads...Christine

Anonymous said...

Is #1-3 -- the hearts, handmade ornaments, and stocking all one set for $20? If so, I would love to buy that!! Beautiful!

ShabbyInTheCity said...

OH Becky! I almost forgot to come here...everything looks so didn't post your invite today in my isn't too late!

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky, oh we wanted the cherry Tote but it's sold!! We love eveything Becky, so gorgeous, well done!! So happy that Duhgall is on the mend, we completely understand how you feel :) Have a lovely weekend! Jenn and Jacqui

Simply Me Art said...

Wow, you do Amazing Work.. Your Pillows and Bags are Gorgeous... Good Luck and I hope you sell lots... jamie

Betty said...

Becky, Your items are wonderful! Good luck today!

Esther Sunday said...

Ok, Darlin...I'll take #7!!! Is it still available? Dang that Lallee for getting the bag... Love, Esther

Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

OMG! everything is so beautiful, I am on restriction from shopping until I pay my proberty taxes but they are so tempting. You do beautiful work. I wish you all the luck, I am sure you will do well.
Have a blessed evening

Sam I Am said...

Oh my GOSHHHH Becky!!!!
My GOODIES arrived today..and I felt like i was a kid at CHristmas!!!!!
WOW!!! The bag is just amazing..the detail..the you blow me away with your sewing skills!!!! :)
Thank you SEWWWWW Much for all of my goodies ..I will treasure them forever..and always think of the sweet gal that sent them to me :) I Love them!!!!!!
THank you Becky!!! :)

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Everything is just beautiful!!

Brenda said...

Becky; I would like to purchase #6 the vintage ornament pillow.Everthing is so pretty.
Best Wishes Brenda:}

Anonymous said...

Hi Becky, just us again! Come to our Blog, we have something for you.....

Simply Shelley said...

Oh Becky, what dreamy things you have and so much has sold ! Good for you.Thanks for having me.


Nan said...

You have some lovely things.

bj said...

UMMMM, these all look so lovely. Just beautiful. Great luck!

Sophie Honeysuckle said...

Wow and wow!!! You are so talented!!! I'm just spending a lovely evening catching up on your blog!!! xx

FarmHouse Style said...

Hey, Becky! Looks like you have had a sucessful Fair:)

You are quite talented my dear.

Hope you are having a great weekend.


blessings said...

Oooo so wishing I wouldn't have missed it! Everything is lovely. That's it! I'm feeling like sewing now! Blessings... Polly

Rosemary said...

Wow, what fun. Sorry I missed it on Friday. I was putting away Thanksgiving and bringing out Christmas.

Lisa Johnson said...

Hi Becky, I just got back into town after a nice Thanksgiving away with family. Your sales items are just adorable. You do such beautiful work. Very lovely. Just wanted to say hi so you didn't think I had forgotten you.


Dena said...

Hi Becky,

Sorry I am so behind on my visiting. It looks like I missed a wonderful event :( I can't get over how talented you are! Everything you made is darling and there are some very lucky ladies out there to have such beautiful items made by you!

Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!


Susie said...

Hi Becky,
What a delightful assortment of your beautiful handmade crafts. Hope your Thanksgiving was a wonderful celebration!

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Hello beauty!

Oh my, have you been a busy girl over here. Tempting us with yummy cookies and precious goodies! You do such beautiful work. I am so proud of you!


Shabby-Roses-Cottage said...

Dear Becky,
It are sooooo sweet ornaments and pillows...I love the both hearts and the stocking...Wonderful work !!!
Love greetings,Patricia

Cape Cod Washashore said...

WOWZA! Gorgeous pretties! Looks like you're about sold out -- boy was I late on this one! lol =) Congrats on your sales!!!

Anonymous said...

Darn! I missed the cute Christmas pillows!! Everything looks really wonderful!


Anonymous said...

All of your merchandise looks wonderful and so well made. You are quite a seamstress!


kari and kijsa said...

Oooh- we are too late for our yummy ones! Everything is fabulous! (and we are enjoying the delicious snickerdoodles, now if we could just find a diet coke!! : ) !!!)

kari & kijsa

Anonymous said...

Such lovely items..and the cookies and hot chocolate ...

Kristen said...

Wow, everything looks wonderful! Yummm. You have made some wonderful peices as well. They are beautiful!