Sunday, October 12, 2008

What Have Ya Been Up To?

Hi there!

What have all of you been up to?
Well, I hope this post finds you well.

I have been busy this past week and also received some sweet
treats in the mail. The ever-so-talented Sadie sent me this adorable ornament - handmade
by the lovey lady herself! Be sure to hop over to see what Sadie has been up to with Lolli Shops! She is one amazing gal!
See the little cutie pie below? He came all the way from Daisy Cottage!
Do you think Maggie helped her mamma Kim pick him out for Duhgall?
He is just precious!

Now he is hanging out with his friends on a little shelf.

Thank you so much, Sadie and Kim, for your sweet thoughtfulness! ((hugs))

Besides my friend, Patrice, anyone else out there following the Boston Red Sox?
We are huge Red Sox fans and basically have been glued to the TV when
the games are on. Fingers and toes crossed they make it to the World Series!

Just kind of been moving some things around in the house lately. I found the '20's print awhile back (of course had to have it for the bird and squirrel!) as well as the door stop and pitcher. They are all on top of a shelf in the powder room.

Some pumpkins and a new sign for the porch.

The vintage owl planter jumped in my cart the other day....that has been happening lately!
I love the sweet look on his face and he looks good with the white pumpkins.

ScArY! A 40's paper mache' owl sits inside an old black bird cage.

I have to let Heidi know that Miss Socks is just fine. Heidi, let handsome Mr. Dagi know that
Missy S hides all day and loves nothing better to be a lady of leisure. See where she is?
She is under my sewing chair. 'K Socks, move along...have to sew now.

There is a fabulous newer quilt shop in Manteca by the name of Lady Bug Quilts and the owner, Jennifer, is just a delightful young lady! Not only does she have a lovely shop, she is also so much fun to visit with. Last week I visited the shop to buy some sewing essentials and saw that she is having a contest for aprons and tote bags. The prizes are $50.00 store gift certificates!

So I went home and whipped up some bags. I made two - there are three tote bag categories - and may try to get another one done this week.

This one has a mix of old and new fabrics with vintage buttons and ric rac.
The bag below is made from a fun vintage inspired daisy fabric that I bought at Lady Bug.
I added red polka dots (a must have), ric rac and little flowers and ribbons to the top.
Even if I don't win, it is just so much fun to make these bags.
Toodles for now!


Jeannine said...

Love those bags!!! They are awesome. I love the old and new mixed together!

Anonymous said...

love your scottie collection!

Connie said...

I have an old tablecloth exactly like one of your totes, chickee! It's adorable. Come over and see what I did with my old desk...I think you'll like it.....;-)

Betty said...

How cute, how cute! Everything is so cute! Love that little owl and those bags!! I saw lots of Scottie items at an antique fair today and they made me think of you. They were way out of budget though!

Sue said...

Ditto on loving those bags..They are adorable. Love the first one with the rickrack...Sue

Miss Jean said...

Well, of course you will win! Your work is always perfect! I'm going to take a bag class there next week so maybe, just maybe I can sew like you do!

Love the new little Scott!

Maggie says Hi!

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Sentimentally Me said...

Always the most delicious eye candy here, Bex! xoxoxo P (Go Sox ~ Dear Gawd, I stayed UP the other night * ugh. . . . those pesky (devilish) Rays!! xo P

Precious Quilts said...

Hi, just found your blog! I have to say that I think it is adorable, really lovely and the layout is superb!

Eileen said...

sheesh.. wish I could just go and "whip up" some cute bags like that! Fabulous!

Heidi Ann said...

Wow - I cannot even imagine being able to sew so well that you can "whip up" something as beautiful as those bags! They are fabulous!

Mary Isabella and Kiley too! said...

Loe it all..Have a great week..m..

Thimbleanna said...

You've been very busy! Love those new bags -- they're adorable!

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

What sweet treasures!
You know, things jump in my cart all the time. My dh looks skeptical when I try to explain this strange phenomenon, but now I have you to back it up, since it happens to you as well. (sometimes it's not even a treasure, but a bag of M&M's at the grocery store)

Lisa said...

The bags are wonderful! The scotties look right at home as well.

Kathleen Grace said...

Oh goodness! You KNOW I love those bags!

Kim's Treasures said...

Love your bags!!!

Patina said...

Your bags look wonderful Becky! I love all your new little items and your pretty vignettes.

Pink Slippers said...

Everything is so cute--but I think I just love the face on your ornament. It reminds me of the singing flowers in Alice in Wonderland. Cute!

Rosemary said...

What a cute collection!!
You have been busy!!

Anonymous said...

ahhh.... the scottie is so happy to be home with you!
Becky your bags are sooooooo adorable and so beautifully made!
Oh to have your talent! I love them! You are so the winner!!!


molly said...

LOve the bags -especially the vintagy fabric. I love reproduction fabric - my favorite. Tahnks for the inspiration.

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

Your bags are beautiful! The red polka dot trim on that bag is just right. Love it. Your kitties are so-o-o-o sweet!


Ginger~~Enchanting Cottage said...

Your bags are so nice! I love your decorations for your porch, they are just too cute!

Dena said...

Hey Sweet Becky,

I am loving those totes :) That's it! I am going to find some time and squeeze in some sewing lessons, between you and Rosie I am just itchin' to try! Hope you have a fab tabulous day :)


BittersweetPunkin said...

LOVE the Red Sox!! I have been following them yes indeed!!

Love all your very nice!

Anonymous said...

Hi there! I've enjoyed spending some time here today reading your blog. Lots of fun! Very cuuuutttee bags too.

The Old Painted Cottage said...

Just stopping by my friend to say your blog is looking absolutely beautiful!

Love ya,

Heidi said...

A note from Dagi...

Hello there Ms. Socks. I think you have just the right philosophy in life. You have to because, afterall, I too live a life of leisure. That is what we regal cats are put here on earth to do. Someone has to set a good example for our busy owners. What is it that they do all day anyway??? Well, my owner has to stop and pet me regularly as I think she makes the purrfect pillow to sleep on while she is sitting in her chair quilting or stitching. Keep up the good work Ms. Socks and I hope you can be seen more often. I think you are pretty cute!

Hugs and kitty kisses ~
Dagi (and his owner Heidi)

jane and the happy crow said...

hi there, love the little doggies! I love the bags you have made too, the one at the bottom is such gorgeous colours, hope you win, you should with those! Janex

April said...

I LOVE the bags, especially the daisy one! Is that giant ric-rac around the top?!

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

Hi Craftymama! The ric rac is not the giant stuff, but about a half inch or so in size. I have used the giant stuff before, found at JoAnn's Fabrics, and love it. This one is the medium size stuff. Thanks for the visit!


The Style Sisters said...

Darling bags!! Those are just so cute. I just came across your blog from another one and I really like it.