Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Life's The Berries!

Here is the latest creation from Cove Cottage Farm!
I had so much fun creating this pillow cover!
What started out as a new way of printing images on fabric
from your own computer and printer,
to this Country Cottage Garden inspired pillow was a bit of a journey!
First I made a couple of prints using this tutorial curtesy of
Sandy Babb @ Quill Cottage.

I was all excited thinking I would use them to embellish an apron!
Then, I got to thinking, that isn't going to work because you cannot
wash the printed fabric pieces. They are not color fast. :~{
So, I thought and thought until my head hurt! I went through
my stash of *stuff* and found a couple of pillow forms
and decided to give it a try!
I love how it turned out ~ the vintage rick-rack and buttons,
from Grandmother's Button Tin ~ the country style ticking and
generous muslin ruffle!
And I was not even discouraged when I showed it to my dear
Gentleman Farmer and he says,
"But won't it be uncomfortable to put your face on those buttons?"
He's such a man!
"It's just for 'pretty', darling."

Still, for me ~
Life's The Berries!
(can be found in my Etsy Store)

Friday, April 2, 2010

More goodies for the girls' Easter basket!

A *Crayon* Roll for Miss R....
(with pink ~ "it is the most beautiful of colors")

...and *Colored Pencil* Roll for Miss M
(Red is her favorite color, today anyway.)

Google *crayon roll tutorial* for a variety of instructions.