Thank you all for your many suggestions on that ugly quilt from my last post. I so appreciate your ideas. First, I must tell you that I am not a ripper. No, no, no!!! Once something is sewn, it's sewn. Besides, if I had ripped out that sashing and corner blocks, I surely would have ruined some of the seams in the colored blocks. I took it to the quilt shop as it was and am having it quilted with tie dye variegated thread. Keep your fingers crossed....BUT, if it's still ugly, I will finish it, and shove it in my upstairs closet for my kids to wonder what to do with after I'm dead. LOL
One more thing. Sooooo many of you asked where I got my name tags. (They are the best, aren't they??)
I do love them!! Anyway, here is where I ordered them: http://www.sterlingnametape.com/ They have several styles, sizes, colors and fonts and they are FAST. You will love working with them. I'm almost ready to order my second batch.
Now for some old/new stuff. I must show you something from my past. In the late 70's/early80's (yes, I am that old!!!) I sold these outright to about 6 shops and did craft fairs in my area. (Too bad they didn't have the internet then......I might be rich now??? LOL) It gave me an outlet for my creativity as well as bringing in a bit of $$ while being a SAHM. Perhaps some of you remember salt dough ornaments???
These were all hand formed and hand painted and I did about 100 different kinds. Too bad the white paint and/or varnish has yellowed all these years.
I bring this up because when I started doing those pin toppers recently, it brought back memories of years ago. In actuality, I got the idea for the pin toppers from a marvelous and super talented artist on Etsy. Her stuff is amazing and gorgeous......you must look. I so admire her and her talents that I had to try to make them myself. Needless to say, I'll NEVER be able to copy her. She is way above me, that's for sure. Besides, I do go through phases, as many of you know, so this won't last anyway. Soon I'll be back to sewing. (Good thing for those of you who are waiting on commission quilts, huh??? I really have not forgotten you, believe me!!) But, I thought if any of you might like a pin topper of mine, I'd throw it out there........$5.00 each and when they're gone, they're gone. I have duplicates of all of these, so chose at will. At least I'll be able to re-coup some of my investment. My e-mail address is on my side bar.
Thank you all! And thank you too for being such loyal followers. I so appreciate each and every one of you and I cherish all your super wonderful comments and suggestions although I might not always have the time to answer all of them.