Tuesday, August 17

Pillows, Purses & Super-Hero's

I am overwhelmed by the birthday wishes left for my kids.
Your comments truly touched my heart, & made me bawl harder than ever.
I thank God everyday for bringing so many beautiful friends
(& Aunt's)
 into my our life.
My sweet girl Dawn sent the greatest package yesterday.
Goodies for me, & the kids.
First me!

Look at this gorgeous journal she made to record my thoughts & ideas. 
Dawn always finds the most inspirational quotes. 
I will cherish this little book forever!

And she sent the teeny tiny shoes she made for my upcoming class
What a friend! 

 Can you imagine stitching all of these? 
(Don't say anything, but I think Clara made them)
Now the kids.
Actually these gifts came from Dawn's youngest son Noah.
He knows the kids are crazy for super-hero's & gifted each of them with treasures from his personal stash!
Plus some cool soap from Shop Fun Soap.
I guess this is 2nd generation blogging.  Little hoarders.
What a sweetheart Noah is!
 He takes after his Mom, huh?!

While I'm on the subject of friends....
I did a swap last month with another special person, Diane Knotts. 
Diane is seriously one of the most generous people I know.
Generous in spirit. 
She will always share anything from art techniques to copyright information.
I was happy but a little intimidated to swap with her.
I'm not sure how it went down,
 but somehow it became a pillow swap!!
I say this because Diane is a creative & flawless seamstress.
Have you seen the pillows in her shop??

There are so many beautiful elements in her pillow.

Touches of nature.

I love this handmade pin,
tons of seed beads & a silver charm.
Just perfect!
Now here's the one I made for Diane.

I made the pillow from a scrap of canvas drop cloth covered in lace.

A tiny suitcase pocket holds an antique cabinet card.
I'm loving this combination of colors.
Or should I say 'non-colors'.
Since the sewing machine was already set up I whipped up a new bag.

In the same tones.
Cream, grey & black.
The cream quilted fabric is one of my favorites. 

The ruffles are sewn from fat quarters I've had for quite a while.
I'm now obsessed with handbags, made 2 more today.
It's still in the triple digits here, I cannot wait for Fall!
Hope your having a cooler week.


The Feathered Nest said...

Awww sweetie....I'm so glad you loved it all!!! Thank you so much for my goodies too....I'll have to post about my yummy books you mailed me too!!! I'm so very glad the kids loved Noah's gifts ~ he was so proud of finding those goodies for them :)
And ohmygoodness girl, Diane's pillow is so gorgeous!!! And you know I love your pillow gift to her....your purses are wonderful too!!! What a big ol' great post Lisa ~ hugs and love dear friend, Dawn

Brynwood Needleworks said...

Dear Lisa:
What a beautiful, inspirational post! All you gifted and creative gals. I love all the pillows, Dawn's teeny shoes and your handbag is delish! Hope you have a wonderful week, my friend.

Ceekay- Thinkin of Home said...

I love those colors too! In fact...that is pretty much my home!! Gorgeous pillows...both of them!!

Lori Katies Rose Cottage said...

Ohhh girlie !!
I just adore everything
that you have shown us today ~
I am counting down the days until Thursday ~
I cannot wait !!


Jaime Haney aka ArtsyFartsy.Me said...

Everything is sooo pretty! what beautiful gifts, trades and swaps and your purses are super super cute! I see even your little girl is into super hero's.. is that Wonder Woman? Noah is a sweetheart... I'm sure your kids were thrilled.

Dorthe said...

Lisa, uhh what an inspirational post, what a beautifull post, -and what -full of love- post.
Dawn is truly a sweetheart(and that Noa, two!) helping you with those sweet tiny shoes,-can`t wait to see what you are doing with them,sweetie.And the book is so wonderfull, and so Dawn, love it-as goes for the two pillows, you and Diane shared-they are both gorgeus.
Your ruffled bag is so yummy, love your new love,Lisa.
Have a wonderfull day friend,
love and hugs, Dorthe

Anonymous said...

Hey Girlfriend! It went down wonderfully! Your pillow creation sits on our hearth to be enjoyed every evening as we sit in the living room and read! I LOVE IT!
Hey, my friends don't make no junk!
Hugs! This was so much fun!
Blessings too!

trash talk said...

Beautiful work by all of y'all. It must be nice to be able to just "whip" something out!

Anonymous said...

My tardy friend, buried in the dust of her studio and busy, busy life...
never for a moment think anyone doesn't wonder at your ability to be so upbeat and fun! Those triplets are lucky! :-)

time-worn interiors said...

What great gifts! Love them all! I noticed in your blog list you still have my old blog address attached to Time Worn Interiors. Would you please take a few minutes and change this! Thanks you so much!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

how LOVELY...all of it! sigh....

Jennifer ~ Mi Vida Loca said...

Oh Wow ~ I'm so tickled that Noah gifted your children. That's so sweet!!! And the journal she sent you is so pretty! Enjoy!

marie said...

Such wonderful treasures from two wonderful gals. The book from Dawn is beautiful and I'm sure you'll fill it with amazing ideas & inspiration.
How generous of Noah to share his treasure with your little ones! You're right ~ just like his mama!

Diane's pillows are so pretty ~ I love her attention to detail ~ especially the beading. Lovely!! Your pillow to her was equally pretty. Love the black and white with just a teeny peek of red! So nice!

sissie said...

Hi Lisa,
Is there no end to your talents!!
What a sweet gift from Dawn for you and your children. Your kids are so dang cute.

Love the pillow you received and the one you made. The ruffled bag is absolutely darling and I think you should show us the other two.

big ole hugs to you my sweet friend.


Brenda@Cozy Little House said...

Not having a cooler week. But then you must know that, as I don't think you live all that far from here. LOVE the bag! Too cute! And you made what I call "a haul", girl!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

I gotta echo what Debbie said, you gals just whip stuff up like it's no big deal. If I didn't love you and Dawn so much, I've have to be super jealous!

I'm so glad your babies received something, too!

Talk SOON!


Jodie (everything vintage) said...

Alrighty Lisa,
I see why you love Dawn more than you love me. She has such a generous heart and sends you and the kids some beautiful keepsakes. And...she talks on the phone with you. a lot. (you know i hate to talk on the phone)

I love the way you just whip out those bags like it's nobody's business! I'm glad you shared them with us!!!!! They are beautiful :)

Loved your pillow swap too.
You girls are just so awesome!!!
I miss you...

Lisa said...

Oh my what great goodies you got and gave! I love purses!! I am not a sewer but I love the handmade ones I have! I am glad your little ones got fun stuff too! That is really sweet! Kids are just too much fun!
We have some rain today and hopefully will cool off for a few days!
Have a great week!
Hugs, Lisa

Miss Sandy said...

I did a swap with Diane too and her handiwork is just awesome! Love the journal Dawn sent and your pillow is darling too - so many pretties here today! I hope the remainder of your week is sweet!

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Hi Lisa, The tiny shoes that Dawn made are so cute and I love the journal she created for you! How sweet that Noah chose the gifts for your kids!
Your swap with Diane was wonderful. Both pillows are awesome! Are there any pockets left in your suitcases or have you ripped them all out in the meanwhile, lol?
I could send you over some cooler temperatures and some rain. How about that? This won't be a swap though! I don't want the triple digits ... :-).
Hugs to you, girlfriend,

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

So much beautiful eyecandy to look at, Thanks so much for sharing!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

Erica said...

What beautiful treasures! You're a lucky girl.

Happy Birthday to your kiddos. Are they off to school next week?

Katsui Jewelry said...

What a beautiful post! You and Diane made such lovely things for your swap, Dawn sent fabulous things to you and your kids but most touching is your tender heart!

Sandy Navarro said...

What wonderful gifts! You two are so talented and those ballet slippers are just to die for!

June said...

Hi Lisa,
Oh my, Dawn did send you some treasures. No...I can't imagine sewing all those little shoes! I love that Noah sent the kids the super heros. What a generous boy he is!
My goodness, i love Diane's creations. She is such an artist...just like you Lisa. I'm in awe of you both.
Hug those three little angels for me...and a hug for you too...

LizlovesVintage said...

Hi Lisa,
I love the pillow with the suitcase pocket and photo. Charming presentation! Hey, we should host a Vintage Photo Swap! Let me know and I can organize.Hugs, LizlovesVintage

Storybook Woods said...

Good day Lisa,
Dawn is sucha sweetie, just as you are. I am not suprised she spoiled you xoxoxo Clarice

vicki said...

So beautiful - every photo - every gift - all the treasures - how wonderful for you dear Lisa. And yes -- you are so blessed to have so many friends who love you!