Friday, August 14, 2009

Another Good Day - How Long Can This Last???

The last few days have been so nice. I've been creating more sachets for my soon to open Etsy shop, and yesterday I was working on a sachet, and heard an unfamiliar sound. I stopped, listened, and couldn't figure out what it was, until I realized it had been me. Singing. Taylor Swift's 'You Belong With Me'. There was that glimmering joy again. How sweet is that!

So I've made a few more projects which I'm about to share with you, and today I kind of worked on getting them ready to post on Etsy, and I was hungry and decided to make something different for dinner.

Hubby's not a pasta guy, so I don't make it often, but tonight I did! I found a Cooking Light recipe for Chicken Scalloppini and kind of kicked it up a bit and made some pasta, and it was great! The sauce from the scalloppini that I coated the pasta with had chicken broth, lemon juice, fresh homegrown tomato, onions, capers, butter, tarragon . . . {It was sooooo good! I'm going to try to figure out what I did and maybe I'll post it some day.}

But back to my projects! These are so cute, and I'm really enjoying taking bits of fabric and making my own ruffles - fun!
These two are sachets for a drawer or maybe a basket in the bathroom, and are about 4" inches square (about, lol!). They are made from newer fabric from my stash, homemade ruffles, lace, buttons, ribbons, etc. The white 'threads around the middles are from tags I've attached so I can keep everything straight, and not a part of the sachets themselves.

This is my next to mostest favorite! It's vintage 1950's chicken feed sack fabric, homemade ruffles, vintage and new buttons, ribbon, ric-rack and a cowboy boot charm that I got at an estate sale for a whole 25 cents! Gotta love those bargains!

And this is my favorite one so far - I truly love it! Made from more vintage 1950's chicken feed sack fabric, homemade ruffles, buttons, a dragonfly charm, and yellow polka-dotted ribbon. It's gorgeous!

So, it's been a good week so far, and today I'm going to pick up my Dad and take him on an outing to visit some of his friends and then lunch somewhere. He's failing fast, and it will be days like this that I will remember. I'm looking forward to giving him a little time away from home while he can still get out and about.
Have a great weekend, friends!!! Blessings, Becky


Anonymous said...

Your work is just beautiful! I know these sachets will be very popular. Hope your dad enjoys his outing.

aimee said...

i am so glad to hear your dad is having good days. so nice that you are taking him to visit some of his friends and having some fun times with him.

aimee said...

p.s. i love your new projects. they are so pretty :)

K-Sue said...

Your next to mostest favorite is my mostest favorite. It's a happy!

Dreaming In Pink With Roses said...

Just Gorgeous B! Your dinner sounds really yummy! Cant wait till you figure it out... would love the recipe! You are the bestest daughter! I'm sure your Dad will really appreciate that outing! Prayers that the Good Days & Peacefulness will continue on & on... Love, T ♥

K-Sue said...

Returning to say...the chicken scallopini sounds yummy, and I likd that little "giveaway" button on your sidebar. Cute idea.