Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Where does the time go?

So, between feeling horrible, temperatures going up and down from hot to really hot, and school starting ALREADY....I feel like there was no vacation at all! LOL...I want to say a great big THANK YOU!!!! to Cassandra VanCuren My Artful Adventures for giving my blog a makeover...Isn't it prefect???? Thanks sweet, sweet Cassie!!!! Cassie is the most talented girl I have seen! She can do ANYTHING!!!! In fact, she and I did a swap a few months ago and it was sea themed. I made this bag for some of her goodies. I still need to take pictures of the awesome treasure box, bracelet and necklace she made me and the ton of other things she sent me. But here is the bag I made, I even made the roses and leaves too....(from Cassie's awesome tutorials)

I used a linen cotton blend heavy duty fabric for the bag and stamped a seashell scene across the top. I trimmed it with Venetian lace and a tea stained vintage lace.

I used vintage satin ribbon in a creme color for the focal rose. I also made a couple of blue flowers and green leaves with satin ribbon.

I added a couple of broken vintage jewelry pieces with different types of pearls and added sparkle glitter to the sea shell stampings. I like the way it turned out.

THINGS I HAVE BEEN WORKING ON...

This apron was commissioned by our Pastor Debby, as a gift to another Pastor (Harriet) who lives in the Ohio area. My sister and I made the apron by taking two different patterns and merging them into one we liked! The skirt of the apron is double tiered...

I made this rose out of matching fabric then used a vintage pearl earring piece for the center. We also sent a red flower for her to change out if she wanted to. I haven't heard yet if the apron was a hit, but I am sure it was!

A friend of mine, Marla, asked me to make a crown for her grand baby Keala's birthday. It was also Keala's mom, Mattie's birthday so I made her a crown too. Keala loves Horton and Jo Jo from Dr. Seuss...so I thought it appropriate to adorn her crown with them...

Isn't it adorable? It was totally different than what I had planned, which happens to me quite often....


I wanted to try a vintage feel with Mattie's Crown, what do you think?


Until next time....God Bless You! Becs

6 comments:

Terri Gordon said...

Hi Becky, I love your blog's new look, it is beautiful. Cassandra is so talented. I love your bag, it is beautiful and wow really love your apron, so unique. Your crowns are just beautiful too. You are so talented Becky, I am so glad to see you are blogging again, I hope all is well. I have missed you. Hugs, Terri

Couture de Papier said...

Hi Becky I saw your post on Cassandras event are you still looking for a roommate? I love your inspiring creations.

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

Doesn't matter at all if it's been a while since you visited. The door is always open and you are always welcome. Hope you are feeling better now and had a wonderful Thanksgiving. I know the pastor loved the apron....who wouldn't? And the crowns....well...they are just so over the top fabulous. :) xo

Cassandra said...

I wanted to stop by to wish you a MERRY CHRISTMAS! SEE YOU SOON!! :)

Happy Holidays
Cassandra

Terri said...

Becs, your new blog look is fab, Cassandra really is amazingly talented! What a lovely gift to you.
Your fabric envelope is very lovely. All the elements look grand! The apron is gorgeous as well as the crowns. No wonder people ask you to make things for them!
Happy New Year to you,
Terri

LuLu Kellogg said...

Hi Becs!

It will be lovely to get to meet you soon at the Marie Event! Thanks so much for popping by my Blog for a visit!

That apron and the crowns are beautiful! You are truly talented!

Hugs!
LuLu