Ribbon Embroidery Topiary Needlebook and Etsy Finds
I've been in a bit of an inspirational slump lately, but I finally got inspired to make some new needlebooks this week. A little topiary tree with French knots in silk ribbons and cotton flosses. For the other needlebook I have a collection of the 2 1/2" charm squares and found a plain one to embroider and then finished the needlebook with some of the other squares trimming them down a bit. May do more of these, I liked how this one turned out.
Browsing on Etsy lately and felt like doing a little shopping. I've been looking for some small change purse size zip pouches for summertime and to carry in my camera bag for travel. I bought the blue one from Sea Pinks on Etsy to carry change in or possibly keep my lens cap in. I really liked the bottom one too because of the ring to attach to my camera bag. It's a good size for money, drivers license and such. Cute fabrics too.
I've been eyeing these pumpkin shape pincushions for a while and finally found one I had to have. I love the delicate fabric, the linen fabric stem and the organza ribbon. So cute and so well made. Not sure if I want to use it or not. I just like to look at it and place it with my other collectibles.
Looking through my fabrics I wanted to jump back in my box and do something with pastels for spring. Comforting and familiar to get back into the swing of things. I want to make a nice big patchwork pillow with a hand crochet border around the edge. All in pastels.
Sketching some of our vintage bottles from our collection for some inspiration. My daughter made the paper flowers a few years ago and I like to keep them in there in my china hutch. Until next time, hope you have a good weekend. Raining here. Like the rain since we get so little here in the desert.