Keep Smiling

Keep Smiling

Friday, February 5, 2016

BoHo and Give A Ways

I have been enjoying being out 
in my Art Barn this week.
Working on sewing projects and painting this 
old piece of furniture.
First I painted it pink and 
then painted over that with yellow.
I added the little medallion, too.

This was my inspiration :)
Have you seen it in the stores?
The pages just scream, "Be Happy"!
 Here you can see this piece painted white.
I bought it at the Goodwill about twenty years ago.
It was time for a cheerful face lift :)

I have also been thinking about having
A Give-Away.
each time in the past when I have done this,
I always say, leave a comment and be a follower. 
Then I would process by drawing a name 
from the blogging sisters that follow and that commented. 
 I decided to change that process.
Now you just have to be a follower.

When I am out blogging and visiting 
my sweet sister's blogs, 
I often get inspired my their homes,
or something that they are doing on their blogs.

From now on when the creative bug bites me . . .
and a want to make something for a give away.
I'll make it and decide whose house it fits best. 
Be a follower on Friends Connect,
(up there in my right column)
and you may get a email telling you that you have won :)

These two valentine banners went out last week.

And this dish towel is going to be mailed next week.
It looks pink in this photo, but it is 
red, blue and yellow.

This one is going out to Carol at
Art and Sand 
Carol's home is filled with
vintage beach decor and primary colors,
so I hope she likes this :) 
This is going to be fun!

Have a Happy Day,
Keep Smiling.

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)
P.S. I love reading comments and they are 
the best way for me to click and visit your blogs.  
So, please keep commenting. 

Monday, February 1, 2016

Make Your Own Fabric Labels

Sometimes you wish you had a personal label to add to your work.

  I made these using Lesley Riley's 
Transfer Artist Paper.

 All that you have to do . . .
is type out what you want on your computer,
then reverse your image.
I make one and then I copy and paste,
until I can fill a page full. 
Then print :)

 After cutting them out . . .
iron them on to your fabric.

Next I crease the folds with my iron.

 Then I used pinking scissors to trim the extra fabric.

 Next I sewed a running stitch along the top and bottom.

Then trimmed the edges.

That's it . . . ready to go.
If you like selling you items at craft fairs,
it's nice to add your blog address.

That's it!

Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)

Wednesday, January 27, 2016

Sewing Machine Cover

 Today I decided to make myself a little present.
I have been needing a cover for my sewing machine . . .
so today seemed like a great time to make one:)

I quilted the fabric to give it stability.
This is the sides and top. 

 These two pieces are for the front and back.
 Then I cut pink polka dot binding 
to sew my pieces together.

Here it is finished :) 


 Spring is coming so the more time that I spend gardening,
the less time I'll spend sewing.
Hopefully this will keep any dust out
of my machine :)

Oh, I sent off an order for garden seed today.
I know that it is early, 
but I am so excited for spring

and I'm looking
forward to starting seeds out in my little potting shed.  

I hope that all of you are enjoying your day.
Keep Smiling!

Your blogging sister,
Connie :)