Sunday, December 22, 2013

A Green Christmas

Washi tape, sticks, newspaper and rosemary.  Simple gifts are the happiest!  Merry Christmas!  Jessica Pearl

Saturday, December 21, 2013

Pedaling Joy

Learning to treadle on Great Grandmother's Singer.  Joy!  Jessica Pearl

Sunday, December 15, 2013

Christmas PJ's and the Busy Elf

Tis the season to cut into vintage sheets and sew up Christmas pajamas for our 3 good and grown children.  Simplicity 9871 is my go to pj pattern.  I ho,ho,hope there's time to get to these!  Jessica Pearl

Saturday, December 7, 2013

Butterick B5959

View A completed.  Smitten Quite, Jessica Pearl

Wooly Bully

I have collected wool garments off of the 50 cent rack at thrift stores for years and I do not encounter much competition for these items here in Florida, go figure?!  I have felted the pieces as I acquire them.  Today, I can't believe the accumulation!  Enter Butterick B5959.  A patchwork cape in progress. View A or bust!  Jessica Pearl

Thursday, December 5, 2013

A Friday Finish

A simple 9 patch with doodle embroidery baby quilt on display with my good friends, the Raggedy's.  The fabric was all purchased from a guild sale at our annual quilt show. I bought all of the precut flour sack and I was piggy with the polka dots as well.  I love my quilty friends and their sunny discards.  In turn, I hope this little bit of quilty sunshine will be a blessing to someone's babe in arms.  Everyone needs a little sunshine.  Jessica Pearl

Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Repurpose Holiday

Decorating with just a touch of Christmas this year.  No tree.  Just a few Christmas quilts, handmade stockings and manger scenes scattered about.  Also repurposing a couple items that used to hold candles.  Mainly because I have a checkered past with smoke alarms.  And our local fire department will be thrilled to know that these items will not he holding open flames this season.  This sconce is holding tea cups with bird seed instead, something for my feathered guests.  And this charming Santa has taken up residence in the sewing room, holding pins and snips.  Although red goes with the season's color story, do not expect to see our fair city's fire engine in our family's drive. Festive and fire safe!  Jessica Pearl