Wednesday, September 15, 2010

I've Been In The Sewing Room

I have been busy lately and actually have something to show for it!  My blog friend, Alyssa, from Alygatr's Everywhere, sent out a request for handmade items for a fund raiser her husband's company is having.  I was so happy to make a donation and I'm really excited to show you what I made! 

First is a set of two reversible placemats with a fall theme.  I figured the fall leaves and colors would appeal to more people than everyday designs.

Next is a lavender sachet made from some scrap fabric, a piece of vintage lace, decorative stitching and little pearl seed beads. 

 And last is another lavender sachet that I so enjoyed making.  For a long time I have loved the layered, torn and tattered look and have been thinking of ways to use it with the things I make.  I chose another piece of scrap fabric, vintage lace and buttons, embroidered a piece of gauze like fabric and stitched it all together.  It came out like this

I've made some other goodies too, but I'll save them for another post!

What have you been working on?


  1. Oh Annette...I adore the little beautiful and wonderful use of stitches and scraps. Isn't it fun and freeing to just combine all kinds of different textures and colors with no regard to convention or sewing rules??? Well done!

    Janet xox

    PS...I do believe your inner sewing diva is peeking out ;-)

  2. WOW!!! I love them all. The sachets are especially adorable. Your generosity and your artistry know no bounds :) I sure hope you make more of those sachets for your store because I can see them being WAY popular!! I can't wait to see your other goodies.

  3. Annette - you are such a good person (and so very talented). You continue to impress me with your generousity.

    Hugs - Marie

  4. Those are so cute. I also love sewing.

  5. I love those sachets and you are so kind to donate them! Do you grow lavender and make the filling yourself as well?

  6. I love those sachets. That lace is so pretty!

    You should also take a look at selling some things on - it's completely free!

  7. Your items are wonderful! I hope they bring in lots of $$$. : )

    Thanks for visiting my way! ~ Maureen

  8. Your the bomb Annette !!! I am still redoing my craft room ! Had an unbelievable week but I am determined to finish up. Youy are so sweet to do all this !!! XO, Patty

  9. I LOVE those placemats! You can never have too many :) What a wonderful donation!!


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