Monday, May 30, 2011

Happy Memorial Day

Happy Memorial Day!

Many of us might be enjoying a day of barbeques, friends and family.  Those are the best kind of days.
I wanted to take a moment to remember those service men and women who made the greatest sacrifice to protect our freedom.
God Bless them. 

My heartfelt gratitude to the men and women who have served and are currently serving.
xo's ~ Heidi

Sunday, May 29, 2011


It has been a busy month of May with school and various activities winding down - definitely the month of festivities and celebrations!

One such celebration I have enjoyed preparing for is a Quinceanera for
one of my friends daughters.  For those of you who may not know what a Quinceanera is, it is a Latin celebration for fifteen year old girls which symbolizes their journey from childhold to young womanhood.

Her Mom asked if I could make some accessories for the celebration.  I was very honored to contribute to such a wonderful tradition and moment in a young lady's life.

Pictured here is the special young lady, Monica, and her damas (attendants).
The hair rosettes and dress rosette were some of the items I made.

It was a beautiful Quinceanera!
When her Dad made a speech about giving his daughter wings, it was the absolute sweetest.  I don't know if he shed a tear but he managed to make it through.
(I would be too gushy - I am such a sentimental girl)

There was lots of dancing, wonderful food and a great time had by all.
What a beautiful tradition!  I love that it places importance and responsibility on becoming a young woman.

I am sorry I don't have more pictures ~ I forgot to snap some before I delivered all of the items!

Have a wonderful day!
xo's ~  Heidi

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Laundry lines and feedsacks

There is something completely comforting and nostalgic about laundry hanging on a line to dry.
In the moment of modern suburbia, I am glad to have memories of playing and hiding in my grandmother's laundry line.

It is that memory that popped up when I saw this image of school girls lined up in white dresses just like my grandmother's clothes on a line.   It reminded me of feesacks, tiny buttons and faded lace.  This is an ATC which I created with that inspiration.

It was calling for a little grundge and sparkle.

and a little bit of cluny lace and millinery blooms.

I would love to have a laundry line today, complete with feedsack clothespin bag, of course!  However, I think my homeowner's association would have a fit, lol.  One day, if I ever get a farmhouse, a clothesline will be at the top of my list.

What is at the top of your wishlist?
Have a great one ~ xo's ~ Heidi

Monday, May 9, 2011

New rosettes for strolling on the beach or through the prairie!

Recently, I have been playing with some wonderfully supple linen.
I love how beautifully it gives both body and softness.

Here is a sweet beach cottage rosette I made using an off-white linen.
Pefect clipped in upswept salt-kissed hair or pinned to your favorite sundress!
I have it listed here on etsy.

A two-tone tweedy black linen may be just the thing for a prairie girl.
(beach or prairie - I could spend a lovely day at both!)

The black linen is listed here.

What locale would be your favorite place to spend the day?

Don't forget to scroll down and enter my giveaway!

xo's ~ Heidi

Friday, May 6, 2011

Vintage laces ATC swap and a sweet nest giveaway

Recently, I participated in a vintage lace ATC swap hosted by Kimberly of ArtJoyStuff.
Given my textile obsession, I was completely smitten by this swap!

Here is the vintage lace ATC I received from Kimberly.
It was so beautifully packaged too!  When I opened it I know I gasped out loud.
I love the way she combined refined lace with tattered fabric, sweet buttons and a darling image.
Thank you Kimberly!! I adore it!!

Sweet vintage image

What a great message for this metal tag!

Today I was reminded that some people define happiness by a destination in life they want to get to.
Why wait?  You can choose to find the good things where you are now and embrace the journey.
{wow, I didn't realize I would suddenly get that deep here}

I have never offered a giveaway until now.
I thought the appropriate day would present itself when I would reach something monumental like my first 100 posts or a blogaversary.

Why wait?  For me, it is not about the number of posts or time ticked off in a calendar.
For me, it is about YOU.
This blog experience has opened up a wonderful community of people who inspire me, make me laugh, cry and woo hoo right along with you.

I have an extra sweet nest bookmark from my sponsorship of  Karla's Bird Song event.
There are no complicated hoops or upticks in followers.

Leave me a comment and I will draw a name next Friday, May 13th.

The sweet nest image is compliments of The Graphics Fairy!
I simply printed the image out on paper backed cotton, stitched and sandwiched with lace onto a linen bookmark.

I am linking to The Graphics Fairy Brag Monday.

Have a wonderful weekend sugahs!
xo's ~ Heidi