Monday, February 20, 2012

Nature Journal

My sis came down this week end.  We spent the day in the art room.  Had a great time.  She finished a journal she was working on.  I purchased a nature journal tutorial from Dawn at The Feather Nest.  I worked on making a journal this weekend and finally finished it up today.  This is what I came up with.

The front and back of the journal is covered with fabric and embellished with a vintage photo transfer of a nest, framed in a circle that came out of an old radio.  I attached twigs, a tiny acorn and feather.  The journal is tied together with vintage fabric.

I added a pocket to this page, then made a tiny note pad from old scrapbook paper, the cover is canvas with a vintage nest photo and nest embroidered under it.  The small card with the bird is from an old game. These will be tucked in the pocket.

There are 16 pages all together counting front and back.  I  loved making the journal.  Think I will try some others with different themes.  I will be listing this in my Etsy shop.

Have you noticed the days are getting longer?  Daylight Savings time starts in March, Yeah!  It has been a very mild winter but I will still be glad when Spring gets here.  Some of my flowers and my miniature peach tree are budding out.  It is too soon for that to happen, hope it doesn't hurt them.  Time for bed, have a great week.

Hugs Jackie

Monday, February 13, 2012

The Pillow

Well, you all probably thought I had lost my mind when I told you about the pretty pillow I made and then did not post the picture of it.  Guess the cold got to me ....or something, anyway here is the pillow.

Thank you again Lilla for the lovely piece.  Looks great in my living room.

Hugs Jackie

Sunday, February 12, 2012

Brrrrr, so cold

The last 2 days have been our coldest of the winter and guess what...our electric went off last night around midnight.  Called Ameren Electric and they said it would be on by 3:00 am, a car had hit a pole.  No such luck, the other side of the lake got theirs on around 5:30 am.  It's awful to look out the window and see lights just across the lake and we are still freezing, finally got ours on around 9:00 am   Oh well, all warm now.

I have been working on a fabric book for the last couple of weeks.  Finally got it done and wanted to share it with everyone.

I have listed this in my Etsy shop.  I have added a couple of wall hangings as well.

Last year I won a pretty piece of embroidery work from Lilla.I have been saving it and finally decided to use it to make a pillow for my living room.  I have red accents in the room and this was just perfect.   I used a piece of red chenille fabric I purchased a while back.  Just added lace and 3 red buttons.  

Have a happy Sunday!!  
Hugs Jackie

Friday, February 3, 2012

We've Come A Long Way

We women have come a long way.  This being an election year here in the USA I got to thinking ... we were not always allowed to vote, can you believe it?  Well I started looking at pictures of the suffragettes and decided to create a collage in honor of these ladies, just ordinary folks like us.

Have a great day and enjoy the weekend.

Hugs Jackie