Friday, February 15, 2008

Three Cheers for Girlfriends...(especially crafty ones)

On Wednesday night, our craft group met at my house. I love handsewing but haven't done much of it so decided to try out some embroidery. I did this little design on paper the other night when I was messing around so I thought I'd attempt to transfer it to fabric. It still needs some little leaves added and a few other bits and pieces, then I'm thinking of attaching it to the front of a cushion cover for Chloe.


On Thursday, I went to Bed, Bath & Table to get some easter decorations. I don't usually decorate for easter, but this year I've decided to begin the tradition. BB & T have the MOST gorgeous easter decorations at amazingly cheap prices. These handpainted eggs are the tiniest little things and they come in a gorgeous minature wooden box. I loved them so much, I bought four boxes of them (only $2.95 a box). They're the sweetest!!!

And these handpainted eggs below were only $4.95 per box. At this price, I'm going to give them to the kids to give to their friends at school for easter with a little chocolate egg.


Just look at these little wooden boxes....I can't wait to use them for something else. I've put all the tiny eggs into a martini glass and displayed them on my hallstand near the front door. And these little butterflies are made from tin and they have a plastic sticky dot on the back of them. I thought they'd be sweet to stick on some white card and use for birthday cards.

And here's the 'Staple & Sew' girls on Wednesday night (there's five of us). We were doing a mixture of handsewing, pin-up board covering, cushion making and appliqueing. It's lovely to break the week up by getting together in the evening mid-week. And we have such a laugh....there really is nothing like a good bonding session with girlfriends. Thanks girls!!!



4 comments:

zoesquid said...

Im sure the glasses of "water" help with your crafty inspiration. Looks like fun!

Jenny said...

Lovely stitching and all those eggs are a bargain and very eggcellent!!!(sorry!!!!)

Cathy said...

Your stitching group looks like so much fun. Very civilized too!! I love the sophistication of the glasses of wine and cheese platter. Very noice!!!!! Your embroidery look s lovely too. Can't wait for you to show us the finished result. Your table runner is very nice too - did you make it?
Have a great weekend.

A Spoon Full Of Sugar said...

Love the pretty Easter eggs and the style idea to display them in a martini glass (I think I may be heading off to BB&T myself...)