Wednesday, December 7, 2016

Spare time....right

In between decorating, dyeing and organizing online sales....I finished these items for a client.  They were different and fun to finish.


This pillow needed to be bigger so I added strips of fabric and alternated the cross over on the corners.  I also dressed up the side with Just Another Button Company's buttons to play out the images on the pillow.  I used a Jute coil for the cording on the edge of the pillow.  It added a rustic look to the pillow.



This was a fun pillow to make.  I got a denim work shirt from Goodwill and measured it for the stitched piece and cut it out and sewed it together for the pillow.  I put iron on interfacing on the back of the stitched piece and I hand sewed the piece onto the pillow.  I Rouched a Gross Grain Ribbon onto the edge of the stitched piece.  I added buttons onto the seam edge instead of a cording and decorated the open space on the edges with Just Another Button Company's Buttons.  This pillow is supposed to be a Christmas present for the client's son. 

Here is a fun Christmas pillow.  I used the same Jute cording, but in a red color to add a rustic look to the pillow.


Finally an Easter ornament.  This was so cute.  I sandwiched the Rick Rack between the front and back pieces and tacked into place so that only the edge peaked out around the piece.  I put batting on the front and back to give it some depth.  I used Raffia for the bow and the hanger.

It was fun to put on my finishing hat and sit down and work on these pieces.  Got me wanting to design and finish more items.....

Hope the client is pleased with her new goodies-will be delivering them tomorrow.

Well off to set up a sale for this weekend----See you on my facebook.

Hugs Ebeth

Friday, December 2, 2016

Sale on trim and The Gentle Art Threads and more

Facebook sale this Weekend starting December 2, 2016  Hope on over to my Facebook page and get some goodies.  Pom Pom trim is on sale for $2.00 a 1 yard package till the end of the year.  Beginning the 1st of January 2017 it will go up to $3.30 per package.  Rick Rack and Chenille is on sale for $5.00 per 3 yard package till the end of the year.  It will go up to $6.40 per package in 2017.  The sale on the trim is only on my Facebook page, pming me or emailing me at Elizabeth and give me your order.

Have a wonderful weekend.  I will be going to the Woodstock Christmas parade to watch Miguel and the Joyful Noise Marching band perform.

Ebeth

Thursday, December 1, 2016

New Pom Pom


As promised-down to business.  I finally got to get the dye pots out yesterday.....Loads of linen hitting the door on its way to clients.  I did grab a moment and came up with a new color.  Inchworm Pom Pom.  This light green color is a start on filling in the green color section.  English Holly is a new color that was added last month.

Many of you may have read this on my last Facebook sale, but all the trims are going up .25 per package the first of the year.  From now till January Pom Pom will be on sale for $2.00 on my Facebook sales only.  Beginning January 2017 it will be 3.05 per 1 yard package.  Keep a look out for the sales.

Off to dye some more and set up for a sale this weekend.  

Happy December....Ebeth



Wednesday, November 30, 2016

Ta Da-

Mantle finished....I promise no more progression pictures of the mantle....well unless it needs more additions.  Isa and Miguel's stockings are up...I guess one day I will finish stitching mine.  Both of theirs were stitched their first two years of life and they both stitched on the backgrounds to help finish them.  They both won ribbons at ANG national-so they are indeed special stockings...

Dyeing did not go as planned yesterday.  We had storms and rain!!! Yeah! But alas it is not enough rain to even put a dent in the drought and north of us in Tennessee they are being brutally attacked by wild fires.  It is heart wrenching to look at the videos and read the stories of the devastation.

Today is dye day-hopefully several yards of linen that needs to go out the door will be done-drying will be tricky since it is again raining!!!  It has not rained here since August of this year and we do need it...so I will not complain.

I have been sorting through my cut linen boxes and I have already staged some pieces to be on sale on my facebook this Friday.  If the USPS cooperates there will be another sale of threads from The Gentle Art....Next week there will be Weeks threads unless they get shipped sooner.

I am working on the email link so you can sign up to get the blogs....

I will be starting on finishing the floors in my studio and hopefully it will be done by the end of the year.  Pictures will be coming...

I will also start posting finishing hints and ideas about how to use my velvets and trims.

Well, I am off to dye-and to hopefully have a productive work day.

Ebeth 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

And the decorating continues.....and the dyeing and the designing.....




Boy am I juggling all kinds of balls!  I still unpacking, remodeling, dyeing, designing...(yes, I starting to design again!), decorating for the holidays and being a mum....No wonder I just collapse at the end of the day.

Some of you might not know, but I purchased a house the end of July and I have been moving items out of storage and getting rid of items, buying new ones and getting my studio remodeled.  If you know me I had grand ideas that this would all be done by September....Well it is December and I am about 3/4 done with the studio and still trying to get arranged in the home.  

I have always had a colonial prim morfin type of furniture and decorating style....I purchased a home that is very French Provincial...White, Grey, Khaki, and Wrought Iron are the colors.  There is an open room concept downstairs, so there is not enough wall space for my samplers and designs...I have hung a few things, but I am still moving furniture around and trying to figure out what stays and what does.  plus my furniture is too dark now.  I am trying to figure out which of my beloved items need new homes and which ones can stay.

I have two 9 foot wire rolling racks in my garage full of Samplers, my stitched designs and art work that are ready to be hung.  That will be the first of the year....

In the mean time I am dressing up the house for the holidays.  I have been to the storage units twice and still have not found all my decorations....organization is the next item on my list....

On to business.  I have Facebook sales every week https://www.facebook.com/Dames-of-the-NeedleFinger-Work-201759306505131/? and new items weekly on my Etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/DamesoftheNeedle so please check them out if you are in need of linens, trims, threads and more.

I am off to dye linen today and will be posting more tomorrow.  Do not forget there will be a sale at the end of the week on my Facebook page....linen and more.  I hope to have more The Gentle Art and Weeks Dye Works threads on this sale.

Have a stellar day!!! Ebeth


Monday, November 28, 2016

It is starting to look like Christmas

'Well Turkey day has come and gone.  I have been frantically hunting things down in the storage unit so I can decorate for the holiday.  I have my Starbucks tree up in the kitchen, my whimsical tree in the den, huge tree in the living room and my woodland creature/mermaid tree in my bedroom.  I think I may stop there....but who knows.  I am almost finished with the mantle and the foyer.  I think the front door is done.  I will post more pictures later this week.

I had a facebook sale this weekend and I announced that my trims will be going up.  Chenille, Rick Rack and Pom Pom all will be going up .25 each the first of the year.  I am running a sale this month $2.00 for Pom Pom and $5.00 for Chenille and Rick Rack.  These sales will be on my Facebook page.

Well, I am off to invoice and to finish a pillow for a client.  I hope to get some dyeing done and hopefully I can find all my decorations so I can finish up with 'dressing up' the house so I can enjoy the view.

Hugs Ebeth

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

Thanksgiving week....

This is a picture of me right after my brother was born.  His birthday is the 13th of November, so this has to be right around Thanksgiving or towards Christmas.  As you can tell I was percocious even at a young age.

I am very thankful to have a house full this Thanksgiving.  Isa is coming in from Belmont University in Nashville, Miguel is home and Sydney my 'new' daughter.  We will have a few friends over and hope to have some good food and some laughter.

I will be having a sale on my etsy shop http://www.etsy.com/shop/DamesoftheNeedle detail to be announced and on my Facebook https://www.facebook.com/Dames-of-the-NeedleFinger-Work-201759306505131/?

Stay tuned....

Dyeing Pom Pom this morning and have several yards of linen going out the door.

Hope you have a wonderful Tuesday.

Hugs Ebeth