Antique Sheet Music & Flourishes

15 May 2011

Sentimental Sundays Challenge

Gosh, it has been a while since I have participated in a challenge but I could not resist this week's challenge from Sentimental Sundays.  The fact that my sister and I had made a set of cards this week using the most beautiful handmade flowers was an added bonus!

The tissue paper flower was made from a old pattern.  Simply cut out a few layers using a scalloped punch, staple them together in the centre and ruffle up the layers to "fluff" your blossom up.  If you read my post from yesterday you would already know that the crocheted flower was handmade, with love, by my mother.  Only a mother will do these things for you.  My sister and I packed up a an entire set of these sewing themed cards and our mother ended up making over 100 of these soft blossoms.  Sew sweet!

If you have never headed over to Sentimental Sundays then do yourself a favour and be sure to stop by for some inspiration and for a wonderful set of sentiments each and every Sunday.

14 May 2011

Sew much fun ...

Hello all.  It has been a while since I have blogged but I wanted to stop in and share this card kit, which my sister and I put together for our shop, with you.  

I really enjoyed making these cards and love the quirky sentiments.  We even gave up our beautiful stash of vintage buttons to pack up the kits. Our mother was also roped into this kit and spent hours crocheting blossoms (more than 100 of them) for us.  

My mom is trying to teach my sister and I to crochet but I have to admit that it is not going too well for me.  I can barely get past making a chain and feel like I have 16 fingers on each hand with no comfortable way to hold everything.  Anyhow, I will persevere and hopefully one day I will be crocheting beautiful blankets for my own granchildren.  At least I have a good few years to learn before I become a grandma!

Winter is settling in here so hopefully more time indoors will mean more crafting.  In the meantime, my sister and I are kept so busy with projects and classes at the shop that I need to be content with that for now.

Thank you for stopping by.  Hopefully, I will be back soon.