Monday, January 15, 2007

Just for fun...


Woohoo, I finished a LO just for fun today....well actually it took me a good let's see.... 3 or so weeks. Ok, so the real story is this, this photo and many unnamed embellies had been rearranged, removed, left alone, shoved and mangled about somewhere in the vicinity of my kitchen island since two days before Christmas. For just about 3 weeks, I was in a total and complete creative mess over this particular photo, I just didn't think I could do it justice. Silly I know, but true. So here it is, a couple of tidbits from Poppy stuff, but mostly just some good old fashioned product right from the scrap stash. My initial thought was to make it real 'bling-bling' ya know, this is the toned down version, works for me. Just happy it's no longer in the unused corner of my island.



On a different subject, I have just enough skull fabric left to make two more handbags. By the way, thanks to all for the wonderful comments, you girlies really know how to make a girls day! Argh, I have been having technical problems, what's new? I finally had it with my tempermental Singer, (on to plan B) I attempted to complete my many undone projects with an old machine that My Mom recently had serviced, also a Singer which belonged to my Grandmother. You know the heavy-duty, all parts made of steel kind? It's still a great machine nonetheless, and I was lovin' it until I noticed a couple of oil like black marks on the ties of an apron I was working on. The darn gripper feet which help to move the fabric through while stitching are deteriorating, hence the black mark. To make a long story longer, I have purchased a new machine; a Viking Husqvarna---she's a real beauty! Can't wait to get my little grubbies on it, so the good news is, it should be in by Wednesday, hopefully more handbags and even some Bella bags and darling aprons to boot for my etsy shop. I wanted to leave you with a little Peekie of the 'Bella Bag' I have been talking about. So check out my little model, this was all her. Nothing to do on my part, well except when I said come on lets go outside, grab your purse, and just like her Mom she always has one foot out the door, but not without Piggy of course!

Sweet dreams friends!

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

I really love this LO Jillian you really did do this photo justice its very beautiful indeed.....I cant wait to see what you come up with !!!As for the handbags they are divine as is the Bella bag and such a cutie pie of a model!!! I just got a new sewing machine for chrissy to.....but I can only sew straight lines!!!! You are a very busy girl!!!!

nicole said...

i love your LO's. and now, i want my PI kit!
on another subject, love bella's bag. especially w. the leopard print. CUTE! i'm thinking i need one of those for amelia!!!
and i'm so jealous you're about 1.5 hours from napa. jim and i just opened a bottle of wine from sterling vineyards on saturday...and it's one of those bottles that are sold only at the vineyard.....yummy! =)

susannah said...

Jillian,
Oh my goodness- those pictures of Bella are too much!! Too cute!

staceyfike said...

too cute!! (bella and the bag both)
and i love your layout
you do great work!!!

jenny said...

You totally put me in the mood for V-Day now. I just love the layout of you & Bella. It's perfect!

Now...
Get.the.Bella.bags.on.Etsy!

Asha would LOVE one. Her favorite color is pink. Love the little (crocheted?) flower on the bag. I think this would be a great b-day gift for my DD.

Keep me posted! :)

Anne Thompson said...

Bella is so adorable. And her bag sure is cute too!

Anonymous said...

oopps forgot to say the first entry was me nicole i
xox

jill said...

I love that layout! And those pictures of bella with the bag are too cute!

Kimber-Leigh said...

a wonderful layout...such a sweet picture of the two of you!

and i am lovin' the bella bag! hadleigh will have to have one...she is all about pink!

jennihaywood said...

SO adorable.Love your LO. Your daught is so adorable. Darling purses. Thanks for the inspiration!