I’ve been wanting to tell you about a project, and just in case you thought that I might have dropped off of the planet, I thought today might be a good day to post!
This embroidery project was inspired by my daughter’s darling little gray poodle that LOVES cookies better than any critter that I have ever seen!
So when I saw this vintage 1950’s Vogart pattern, I knew it was just the perfect project to make for my gal.
It stitched up so easy and was a lot of fun. The hardest part was choosing floss colors! Stitching it went quickly and I was able to surprise her, giving it as a little Christmas gift.
It was so hard to get myself to actually cut the vintage pattern that was still in mint condition, and even though I mustered up the courage, turns out that it wouldn’t iron on well due to its age. So, I ended up tracing it. NEXT time, I’ll know better, and not cut! :)
It framed nicely in an 8 x 10 frame, matted with a 5 x 7, although the fit was just a little tighter than I wanted.
Another Christmas gift for her was this 1930’s typewriter! It wasn’t a surprise, since she spied it at a local antique store before I did, but it was a delightful, unexpected find just the same!
We discovered that ribbon is still available for it. When we get some, she is going to type a few lines of Alice in Wonderland on vintage looking paper to display in the typewriter, because of another recent find.
At a rummage sale one day, I found these collectors plates. She is such a fan of Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland that I couldn’t pass these up. I was so happy that it was the full set, and their condition was perfect.
They’re a little busy, kind of wild and creepy really, but much to my surprise, they looked cute in her room - her sunny, bright room that matches her oh so sunny disposition!
It’s a crisp, sunny day here and we’re recovering from the flu. It has taken forever, it seems, to get back on our feet, but I think the worst is behind us. I hope you all are staying warm and well! Have a wonderful day, my friends!