Friday, April 22, 2011

Mini Projects

While finishing a couple semi-large projects, I've played with mini ones for variety. Using Scandinavian Stitches by Kajsa Wikman, I am making a piece of art for my baby's nursery and getting a head start on Christmas decor.

I am slightly obsessed in this book and want to make at least one of everything in it. I made this pin cushion a few weeks ago, and decided the next project to tackle should be the Summerhouse wall art. This sweet scene is complete with an embroidered clothes line and chimney smoke. I plan to tackle the applique and stitch details this weekend.

Next, I'm going to make a couple of these darling Christmas ornaments. Pulling out my holiday fabric scraps, I played with a couple of combinations. Here's one in all reds and greens...

And another in pinks and reds with a little vintage crochet trim I picked up in Waynesville, OH last summer...

Will be sure to share my progress on these projects and others made from this fabulous publication!

On a personal note, we dyed Easter eggs tonight and had a grand time mixing colors. Princess Olivia showed up to the event in her Sleeping Beauty dress-up gown with pink plastic clompy heels and polka dot apron. Oh, to be three!

Hope you and yours have a wonderful holiday weekend!


  1. Oh my gosh, that wall art you're working on is so adorable! I love the little clothes line. Must see if my library has the book.

  2. How fun! And I love that your Olivia wore a princess dress to dye eggs. Sounds like something mine would do too!

  3. Hi - I just wanted to say how much I've been enjoying your podcasts, which I just discovered. I've been lucky enough to have the long Easter weekend off work so I've been enjoying a podcast fest! Listened to all your episodes. Thanks for your efforts.