Long Altered Linen Vest

Happy Tuesday, friends. Just popping in with news from the homefront. Been sewing! Today’s creation is a fun, long, white linen vest.

 It is embellished with vintage needlework pieces and handmade floral print rosettes.

 I love making things like this! And I think people love looking at them in the shop.

 I have recently installed a second clothing rack in the shop. One rack is full of mostly white and cream colored pieces. Lots of dreamy items that belong to woodland fairies!!

These sorts of romantic things have always been my weakness!

Darling darling little fairy girl!

Must run for now! Is everyone getting ready for Christmas? I came across some cinnamon sticks the other day! I love that smell! Brings back so many memories of Christmases past.

Enjoy this day!

Thoughts from today, December 10, 2015

 Dear Friends,

 This is awesome! I am feeling like this blog will be more like an actual journal after all. It is so much easier to post on blogger as opposed to the way I was doing my WordPress blog on a hosted site. I had to transfer photos to the server and then point to them with their URLs. But enough technical talk. I am just thankful that I have my iPad and a new blogging platform.

I talked to my sweet mama on the phone at least twice today. She is the author of a blog called Henny Penny Lane. Together, while on the phone, we visited a blog in her blog list. It is the Quilted Nest Blog. What a lovely place! I was looking at recent posts there, but then went back to one of her old posts and found this…

Her original post is here

Be still my heart! I have an ugly train case that squealed to me from the corner when I saw this post. May I say it already has its first coat of Rustoleum 2X Heirloom White, one of my favorite all-time tools. I will be sure and post pictures when it is done. Oh, it will be in the shop.

Business continues to grow. My daughter has helped me some in the shop. I love meeting the people who come in. I mean, every single peep has a story. And I am open to hearing it.

Here are a few pictures of the shop today. Oh, and some sort of fungus or mushroom that I saw growing at the base of a tree. I have a lot of vintage postcards in the shop. The one below is featured upsidedown in the collage (brilliant me). I love the pink! The roses are from a bouquet that I dried.

I never did get the Rosemary potted up today. Ding dang it. But tomorrow!! Yes. Tomorrow.

Enjoy this day!