Sunday, November 16, 2008

A very productive weekend!

What a great weekend it was, I managed to get lots done and I am feeling quite proud of myself...even if I do say so! I made not one, but two pair of slippers, first I made a little pretty pair, then.......I made what I affectionately call my old comfortable granny bootees from my lovely warm piece of boiled wool fabric. I have to admit that they don't look very feminine, but once your tootsies are tucked inside, well, its like a hot flash on your feet!Next I made a Christmas pillow, still not sure if I will keep it or put it in my little Etsy shop, I have been thinking of some different things to make for my shop, I think a variety of things is probably a good idea.This is a wonderful find on Etsy, these lovely little hearts cut out from damaged quilts, they were so reasonably priced and I can think of a lot of ideas on how to use them, so I am sure you will see them pop up from time to time on projects.We stopped by my brother-in-laws antique store to wish him a Happy Birthday on Saturday, and he already has his store decorated so beautifully for Christmas, I will share more pics as time goes on, just to put you all in the Christmas Spirit.

Well time for dinner and my granny bootees, have a lovely Monday all!

12 comments:

iSew said...

I'm all for a hot flash on my feet. My feet are cold all the time!! You can always add a flower to those bootees.

Rosie said...

Hi Kathy, I love your slippers,they would certainly be useful over here as the weather is rubbish - as usual!
Have lots of ideas running through my mind as I look at those hearts, sure you will have fun with those.
Rosie

Terri Fisher said...

Your slippers turned out so nicely, Kathy! And those quilted hearts look wonderful...I'm sure you will have fun using them. I hope your week is a good one!

Esther said...

it looks like you had a busy weekend - I am looking forward to seeing what you do with all those hearts :o) Your Brother in law shares my birthday too!

Jenn Maruska said...

Wow - you got alot done this weekend!

What a great idea on the quilt hearts, I'm sure you'll put them to good use. : )

Lisa Isaacs said...

Great slippers! Enjoy lovely warm feet! The cushion is beautiful... I look forward to seeing new and exciting things in your Etsy shop (not that the toys aren't exciting, but variety can only be good).

Bethany Hissong said...

They turned out great! I guess it doesn't really matter what they look like since you'll be wearing them at home, though the flowered ones are very pretty! I love all those hearts too. I would love a quilt made of lots and lots of hearts... that would be wonderful, wouldn't it? ;)

Bethany Hissong said...

OH, and your embroidered pillow turned out so great too!!! I'm in such a Christmas mood this year!

hetty said...

Great slippers! I can't wait to see what you are going to do with those little hearts.

A Spoonful Of Sugar said...

What a productive weekend you had!! Love the slippers - I would never have thought ot make them myself - they will no doubt keep your feet cosy all winter long. Love the quilted antique hearts - jus tlovely!!

jojo-caramel said...

I love your granny bootees, your slippers and pillow are very very nice too ! I am in the Christmas Spirit as well... a big sinusitis wants to share the week with me ;)
x

periwinkle said...

I love the bootees , there is nothing better than warm and toasty feet.
lisa x