Sunday, October 24, 2010

Ruffles, bling and sissiefied....

Hi Bloggerettes!  What could be prettier than pink, ruffles, iron, bling and totally Sissiefied!!!!
 The wrought iron candlelabra was black. I gave it the heirloom white treatment and then sanded it heavily to get some of the iron to come through.  I then added some crystals found at a yard sale.  The crystals were part of a very ugly light fixture that couldn't be saved no matter what!

This pretty pink pillow made of chenille and pink striped ticking was a nightmare to make (scream).  I got in a hurry and sewed the wrong sides together and had to remove the stitching and then I worked myself silly putting that ruffle on!  Why, oh why, do I put myself through this I say???????



Found this child's school desk in the "beat-up" section of Habitat.
It is made of iron with a wood top.  It was all rusted and a brownish/red color.  Sorry, but I got in too big of a hurry to transform it to take a before picture, but I think you can visualize ugly.
Now, it's got a new face.  Kinda cute, um?
All these are going to my booth.



I can't leave without showing you my grand niece's
Halloween doggie suit.  Isn't she the most adorable little doggie ever???

Be sure and check out all the goodies over there.

Okay, go out and make it a wonderful week.  Hope you find a treasure, get the deal of the century, create something beautiful, bake something delicious and smile at everyone you meet!

~~hugs~~


43 comments:

LuLu Kellogg said...

I love this! Bling!

xoxo

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Well, hallelujah sister! I think you saved enough of that fixture to create beautiful! And that little puppy is just precious:@)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You do your pillows, ruffles and all, because look at the outcome Sissie! They are gorgeous! Your candelier came out lovely, too. I love the addition of the crystals!

Pam @ Frippery said...

Just gorgeous, that pillow looks good enough to eat. Sissified is relish! That is the cutesy little puppy ever.

Sassy Marsha said...

Oh, how sweet is she!!! I just love everything, Sissie. That pink chenille pillow with the pink ticking is wonderful, reminds me of cotton candy!!

xxoo

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie your pillow is so pretty and so is your candlelabra... and that's the cutest little doggy ever!!! Blessings~~ Daphne

Nancy said...

Hi Sissie!
The candleabra and pillow are my faves. But I also like that desk. OH, and your grand niece is too cute for words! She's a cutie pie.

Hugs,
Nancy

Barbara said...

Sissy that candelabra is just beautiful as is the pink pillow. I love chenille and just bought a new chenille bedspread. That is also the cutest model and doggie costume that I've ever seen.

Hugs XX
Barbara

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Oh my girl I love the chenille pillow!! The candelabra is amazing...love the makeover! I love it when you 'sissiefy' something!

Amy Kinser said...

That candleabra is great. Love the dripping crystals. That pillow you made is wonderful. So sorry that it was difficult, but it sure does look good. And, what a sweet little puppie dog...

Cozy Home Scenes said...

Your grand niece is so cute! I dressed up as a dog one Halloween, but I was never a cute little dog like her.

I've worked with chenille too. You're more patient than I am. I would have just cut it down and made a smaller pillow. Hate working with that stuff when you goof up. Looks like patience really is a virtue because your pillow turned out great.

Sherrie said...

I love anything with chenille....especially with the pink accents. Tres chic. But the doggie costume and that adorable little face made me smile. Thanks for sharing.

Cindy (Applestone Cottage) said...

Oh Sissie,
I love that pillow! You really are a good seamstress and you have such a great sense of design!
And the doggie costume and the cute little child, just so precious!
Hugs,
Cindy

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Sissie you always make the prettiest things! I love your candleshabra!! Come over to my blog for my giveaway of a copy of The French Inspired Home!

A Cottage Muse said...

Love your pillow!!

That sweet little one is adorable!!

Diane said...

Sissie, you always do such a beautiful job with your ruffles. And they're not easy to get around the corners! Cute little school desk too! Also...cute little "puppy"! ;-)
Hugs,
Diane

Enchanted Rose Studio said...

She is an absolutely doll, Sissie! By far the cutiest little puppy ever!

Pillow is beautiful! Love the sweet candelabra!

Cheers!
Tina

Dogmom Diva said...

Sissie, beautiful. I love Heirloom White and have several items awaiting the H.W. treatment! Of course the chandy is adorable and your pillows are famous..I treasure the pink one you sent me in the spring swap so much!

Have a great week!
hugs
Barb

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Well, it may have been a nightmare to make but it sure turned out pretty! I love anything chenille! Your grand niece is absolutely darling!~Hugs, Patti

Claudia said...

Everything is wonderful, of course, but your grandniece is the wonderfulest (I made up that word.)

xo
Claudia

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Love everything on this post especially the last picture of your grand niece doggie costume. How cute is she and her costume..lol
Thanks honey for leaving me such an understanding comment. Boy do I appreciate you my friend.
Love ya
Maggie

Petite Michelle Louise said...

adorable...ALLL of it! Love your sweet "puppy."

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

Oh Sissie, your grand niece is a darling, I just want to eat her up and your candelabra and pillow looks fantastic. I have two panels of some nice chenille that's in pink, but not sure what to do with it yet. I really liked what you did with your chenille pillow by adding the striped ruffle to it too.... So perfect! You got me thinking now...

Hugs*

Allison said...

Your candelabra is so pretty with a nice touch of bling! That is the sweetest pink pillow with the ruffle. It would be adorable in a nursery or a little girl's room. Your grand niece is a doll! What a fun age. Have a wonderful week, Sissie.

Elizabeth and Gary said...

Love the candelabra! Its so pretty...
Sewing ruffles can take extra time, but they always add the special girlie touch..I love ruffles.
Your little grand niece is just as precious as can be...
Have a sweet day and hugs, Elizabeth

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sissie,
Everything is beautiful! I think you do it all that work, because when it is finished, you have that sense of creating something lovely! You ave the touch my friend.
Your grand-neice is adorable!
Have a wonderful week,
Mimi

www.MaisonStGermain.com said...

That is the cutes puppy ever:) Love your pretty pillow and the candle holder. I have the perfect match for your child's desk!!!!! Check out my White Wednesday post on Wednesday. Sssshhh it's a surprise;)
~Debra
Capers of the vintage vixens

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

Pretty, pretty! Your little niece is the cutest little thing; love her freckles and nose!

Blessings,
Sandi

Mari said...

HELLO SISSIE GIRL....

LOVE YOUR CANDELABRA AND YOUR SWEET PILLOW JUST GORGEOUS :) YOU MAKE SUCH BEAUTIFUL ITEMS, I WISH I COULD SEW :)

XOX~MARI

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh Sissie,
The chandelier steals my heart, and the gorgeous pillow!!! And then, the precious puppy!! Is she the cutest little doll!! Her trick or treat bucket will be full!!!
XO

My Grama's Soul said...

Oh Sissie......I do believe you could make anything look beautiful!!!!!

Xo

Jo

Kathy said...

Oh girl...
sorry you had such a time with the pillow...
I LOVE IT!
I want your little puppy too!
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Jane said...

Your grand niece is adorable!! Love the halloween outfit.
Great transformation on the candelabra, adding the crystals was the perfect amount of bling! I'm sure that desk will sell in no time!
Jane

Becca said...

Very pretty Sissie, and I love the child's old school desk, how fun and brings back lots of memories!

Sares said...

She is indeed an adorable little doggie! Your candleholder makeover is amazing! Isn't it fun to see the possibilities in things? Love the pink pillow too!

My name is PJ. said...

First of all, your grand niece is toooooo ka-yute for words!!

Love the pillows (especially the ticking) and the candelabra. I have almost all the makings for an electric candelabra. Wish you were closer and could help me!

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Great stuff, Sissie!

And I totally think that sissiefied should be a real word!!! ;-)

XO,
Anne

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, You do "pink" better than anyone I've seen! Love it all! Your grand niece is adorable.
xo, Sherry

Barb said...

Hi Sissie,

Thank you for stopping by. The dog praying video was too cute! You are my kind of gal- a gal that likes to keep busy. Love your goodies.
Your grand niece is a precious pooch!

big hugs,
Barb

Olivia said...

Hello sweet Sissy! I am in heaven for that snuggly pink pillow! I am pretty sure sewing would be a nightmare for me...maybe one day I will try! Your creations are to die for and oh yes that little cutie pie at the end takes the cake!
Hugs,
Olivia

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Sissie,
Thanks so much for coming by my blog...I hope you're doing great!!!
XO

Bella said...

Thanks so much for stopping by to see Brenda's feature. I just LOVE your blog. That pink pillow is one of the cheeriest things I've seen all week and I love that you saved the crystals from the hideous light fixture. Have a lovely week!

Bobbykxkq said...

She is an absolutely doll, Sissie! By far the cutiest little puppy ever! Pillow is beautiful! Love the sweet candelabra! Cheers! Tina

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