Monday, October 28, 2013

DHAB Mon Petite Bazar

I am now stitching Des Histoires Mon Petite Bazar and slowly trying to put together the other ones I just stitched. Scary.
 I wish I read French so I could understand the directions. My other bag was giving me problems with the directions as the translator was saying something about peas.????

Cartes a fils - DHAB

I finished this beautiful piece from Des Histoires. Now, what to do with it.
Can you believe that one of the ribbons was sent to me to short so I used vintage french laundry ribbon with my initials on it.

Sunday, October 27, 2013

Des Histoires Le Sac Rouge

So I am finished stitching my Des Histoires Sac. All I need to do is put it together. God help me. I have no idea what I am doing and I can not understand the directions because they are in French and when I translate it, it does not make sense all of the time.

I did add a few extras to my canvas. A few buttons and and antique lace monogram to personalize it.

I initially chose different fabric but this is what I will use. I love linen so this red rose linen will be the back and the lining of the bag to match my little rose wallet I just stitched and antique red lace I had stashed just for this project.  Wish me luck. I will need it.

Petite Pillows

My friend Sylvie at Ateliers d'Antan
gave this to me in our exchange. I thought it was so cute that I made some as gifts.

One for my friend Cee Cee. I did this one on 30 count Dirty Linen 2 over 2 wire with DMC 815.

and another for a fast gift for someone when I do not have time to make something. I did this on 30 count Dirty Linen, 1 over 1 wire with DMC 815.
There is just a basic red and white fabric on the back of both of my pillows. 

Zakka Pin Cushion

I saw this pin cushion Zakka Style. I needed a bigger pincushion for all my pins.

I used vintage Lace and a vintage hand crochet button. This button is so pretty. I had to use it for this project. I also added vintage laundry ribbon with my initials and a cute charm. The back is just one piece of linen.

Mas d'Ousvan Flower Fabric: Shabby Fabric
Linen Fabric: I bought on

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

My First Handbag

This is my very first handbag that was not stitched into a rectangle. My very first hard handbag.
It was challenging at first but I did it. The straps were the most difficult for me. The linen would not fold straight and I made then to wide. Next time I will do better. I added a very beautiful antique button to hold the bag closed.

I found the tutorial for this handbag here: Sewingtutes
The pretty white and linen cherub fabric & stripe fabric: Au fil du Temps
"T" Initial Lace Monogram: Etsy Shop - Lovepea
Lace I found on ebay

Sunday, October 20, 2013

Small Sampler Pillow

I made this cute pillow because I saw Des Histoires and liked it. I had that particular pattern.
It is stitched on 32 count Lugana White with DMC 815.

The Cherub Fabric and Bow Tie Ribbon is from : Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Gingham Fabric I bought at my local Walmart.

Another Lavender and Lace Heart Pillow

Everyone that comes to my home wants one. So I made yet another.

"T" Initial Red Cherub Bag

This bag was made for my daughter's 21st birthday. I feel so old.
I used Newport stitching fabric. Not sure of the count and DMC 815.
I love my Casa Mia cherub initials. They have so many good uses. I did however, use an antique filet. So pretty and red mother of pearl flower buttons.

Cherub heart fabric piece: Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
French General Red Stripe Fabric Toweling Fabric: Ebay - Vintage Mkt
Cherub Initial Grid: Casa Mia

Saturday, October 19, 2013

Lavender and Lace Heart Pillow

I made one for may Aunt's birthday and said "Hey, I want one", so I made one for me using some nice antique MOP buttons and a buckle slide.

I found a tutorial on how to make these here:  THE FLIPPIN NEST

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Lavender and Lace

I made this lavender and lace heart pillow for my Aunt's birthday. I needed something quick and did not have time to cross stitch anything. These are so easy to make. I have collected doilies and lace trims from flea markets for a while and wanted to make something with them. You just randomly sew pieces everywhere and if you think it looks like crap at first, after you are done this is what comes out.

I also added some antique buttons and I had a monogram with my Aunt's initial on it. These were cheap on the internet.

 Monogram Alphabet - Etsy Shop - Lovepea

Monday, October 14, 2013

Rose Pouch

I used Natural Linen Stitch Band with Ecru Pyramid on the sides with DMC 815 and an antique red shell button. I love this Yuwa Rose Linen. Everywhere I found the pink rose. There is one place I did find the red rose linen below. It matches the color of the stitch band perfectly.  The stitch band was a little off from the manufacturers. The lines were not straight.

Free Grid found:   HERE
Yuwa Red Rose Linen Fabric: Au fil du Temps

Saturday, October 12, 2013

Cross Stitch Photo Frame

This was gift for my mother's birthday. Since this is the first year my sister has been gone I thought I would do something special.  I found an antique monogram with her name on it so I did this project around the monogram. It came out great except I am having trouble getting it perfect in the frame. I will fix later, I am tired.
Stitched on 28 count Cashel Natural linen with DMC Ecru.

Anyway, I found the grid in the Sylvie Castellano book: Toute Une Vie a Broder
The pockets I added vintage laundry ribbon with my sister and my year of birth.
Antique Monogram "C" : When Our Grandmother's Sewed
"Elizabeth" Monogram: Etsy - Yebisu Shop
Ribbons: Broderie Passion
Lace: Ebay

Baby Bell

I made this gift for a baby in my family for a Christening.

I got the grid from Sylvie Castellano book: Toute Une Vie a Broder
Antique Ribbon: When Our Grandmothers Sewed
Baby Monogram: Etsy - Yebisu Shop
Antique Baby Rattle I bought on Ebay.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Cherub Monogram Patterns

Hello Blogger Friends,

If anyone would like any of the letters of the Cherub Monograms, just drop me a comment with your email address and I will be happy to send it to you.

Monday, October 7, 2013

Cherub Pocket Lavender Pillow

This lavender pillow smells nice. I stitched on 32 count natural linen and DMC 815. A gift for my husband financial adviser. I added a pocket of a sweet angel. and some ribbons and buttons.

Cherub Fabric Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes

I got the idea from their blog. I am such a copy cat.

 I made this small pincushion stuffed with crushed walnut shells. 
The fabric linen is Cabbage and Roses from Au fil du Temps
That is wonderful line. I recommend you buy some.

Cherub Monogram Pillow

This cute pillow. I stitched on 32 count natural linen and DMC 815. I added some ribbons, antique laundry ribbon with my initials and a mother of pearl heart bead. I stuffed it with poly-fil and lavender.

Cherub Monograms Casa Mia
Ribbons Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Yuwa Red Rose Linen on Back Au Fil du Temps

Welcome Door Hanger

Nestled in my new home. I made a little something for my door.

I used 32 count natural linen with DMC 931. I added some antique lace and a Zakka Monogram charm.
Ribbon bought at Atelier Steekjes en Kruisjes
Fabric on the back is Mas d'Ousvan that I bought at Shabby Fabrics. Her collection goes fast. I love those fabrics. I have almost every one in the collection, even the linen fabrics.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Drawstring Handbag on Ebay Display

I made a drawstring handbag with French General Toweling Fabric that I bought from Ebay. The woman at the shop featured my bag in her store as an idea for this fabric. This is my first feature. I am so excited.