Tuesday, May 4, 2010

Burlap and Ruffles....two of my favorite things!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I just finished making this very pretty pillow, with burlap and ruffles, a few of my favorite things.  I couldn't believe I found burlap in pink or pinky peach....I couldn't get the girl to cut it quick enough so I could get outta-there and get to sewin!
Ooh, I think it's purdy.
Look how good the color matches my entryway rug......makes me wanna keep it instead of putting it in my etsy shop.
I've got to stop wanting to keep everything that I make or find....
Are you that way too?

Had to get this lovely set from Stephanie at Miss Minnie's.
I think it is so sweet.  Wonder what was kept  in the "secret" jar????

Just had a late lunch with my handsome son.  We had pizza at Tony's Pizza.  Our favorite pizza place.  I had a veggie pizza with a little bit of pineapple thrown in (yummy).  Little Mr. Sissie ( all 6 foot 5 inches of him)  had a pepperoni and cheese.  The crust on Tony's pizza make you want to eat the plate....it's that good.
So now, I'm stuffed and need a nap!  I know, I know, bad girl, but I'm gettin old you know and I get a lot of exercise trying to
avoid exercise!!



Jenny said...

Gorgeous! The pillows are so feminine and beautiful and the color is amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You have to keep that pillow, Sissie! It goes so well in your house! Or, at least, make a second one to go in the shop. : ) I didn't know burlap came in colors either. I guess I should keep my eyes open when I'm in a fabric store.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

that pillow is so very sweet as well as the story of eating pizza with your son! hope you had a nice nap mon amie....you make me laugh!

Mari said...


Lori said...

Sissie, burlap in pink? who knew??? that is a lovely shade and your pillow is gorgeous...the little bottle that you found are just as beautiful as can be:)

The French Bear said...

Sissie, I just love all your ruffled goodness....my oh my where did you ever find pink burlap!!!! Gorgeous!
Margaret B

{All Thingz Related} said...

What a beautiful pillow!

raggygirlvintage said...

Sissie, that is so gorgeous, I think we should start a burlap and ruffles party! I'm a little shy to post my creations after seeing yours, I feel like I need to spend a week in your studio just learning how you do it all so well!! But I'm having fun!
Wow, your son is tall!!I have to look up to my son now too, he is 6'3" and he's only 14!! Kinda makes you wonder what we've been feeding them:-)
working on a rag quilt right now but I'll be back at the ruffles soon...

Linda said...

That is cutest burlap pillow I've seen...hands down!!

My Grama's Soul said...

I think you SHOULD KEEP that pillow. It is perfect!!


Preppy Mama said...

So pretty!! I'd keep it too!

Theresa @ 612Riverside said...

Sissie~ That is gorgeous! I would want to keep it too! You make burlap anything gorgeous! Love that pink color, I've never seen it before. Theresa

Jane said...

Hi Sissie,
Gorgeous pillow! You are a pillow-making machine and just when I think you couldn't possibly outdo yourself, you do! It does look awfully pretty in your entryway!

Debby said...

Hi Sissie, so gorgeous.

The Green Pea said...

Gorgeous pillow, you can send it to me....I would keep it if I were you...sandi

Blondie's Journal said...

The pillow is gorgeous, Sissie. Need I say more??


Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Hi Sissie,
Another day, another gorgeous pillow creation! :-)


Shabbyrosetreasure said...

Oh my heavens this pillow is just simply divine! In heaven my home will be covered with your pillows! I adore all of your ruffles, I love how long and elegant they always look and they are probably made with alot of love too! Oh my I always keep stuff too, live with it and then let it go. Have a lovely evening!
Squishy hugs,

Nancy said...

LOVE that pillow! It's really pretty. Keep it!


Terri Smith said...

Good Gracious Alive..can't get over the lucious color of the burlap you found. Now Sissie..you just might want to consider keepin' this one because I'll need to know precisely where to find it when I come to snatch it up. Ha ha But seriously..the color just makes this one so unique, and besides it looks sensational in your entryway! Girl..you need to keep it for sure! At least until you get tired of it..then SEND IT TO ME! Ha ha ha

Blessings, Love & Tuesday Sunshine, Terri

Atelier de Charo said...

Is a gorgeous pillow!!!


Ginger said...

Beautiful pillow, love the pink burlap. And I think your flowers are just perfect. Where exactly is Miss Minnies. Would love to go there.

June said...

Just gorgeous Sissie! I think it looks so pretty on your bench in the entry. I can't believe they have such lovely colors of burlap these days.
I loved the trip to Miss Minnies. What a place to shop!!!

Janean said...

you talented vixon!!! adore it ----------

Brenda-shabbycatsandroses said...

Sissie, that pillow is just fabulous!! And pink burlap to boot...Whoo Hoo!! Just beautiful. I need to get back into "sewing mode", as I have not done any sewing for almost 2 weeks now! I've got one pillow just started today, and hopefully I will get around to finishing it up tomorrow.

Hope your rest of the week is just FABULOUS!! Warmest always, Brenda

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

Peachy pink burlap - I've never seen that before. You came up with another very pretty pillow and it indeed matches your rug well, Sissie.
The pizza lunch sounds wonderful. I think I will make pizza today :-).

Riet said...

Oh Sissie, this is so beautiful. I love love that pillow. Gorgeous and I can believe that you don't want to part with it. :))
Have a great day,

Kim said...

Hello Miss Sissie! What a sweet little pillow! I wouldn't want to part with that either. At least you have a good excuse for keeping it - looks perfect in your entry. I just keep things without having a place for them - SHAME!
How wonderful that you were able to enjoy lunch with your son. Says a lot about a young man that he makes time for his Momma!

Alicia ~ time worn style said...

I know I know I want to keep everything I make and find too but the house bursts at the seams if I do so I try and be strong!!

Miss Gracie's House said...

love the pink...and it's easier to sell what I make than collectibles...b/c I can always make more!

LemonyRenee' said...

Gorgeous pillow! I LOVE that set . . . just pondering the "secret" makes it worth having. It was probably opium. LOL!

Pizza out with your son is well worth it -- life is too short. Glad you went and enjoyed yourself.

Mollye said...

Don't you dare get rid of that pillow. If you do, you have to let the rug go with it cause to do otherwise is a mortal sin!!!!!!!!!! Beautiful is not a good enough word here:)

tarnishedandtattered.blogsot.com said...

Leave it to you girl to find pink burlap! No way?! What an awesome juxtaposition. (how bout that .50 word)! That is just so you Sissie, rough & tough & humble yet pretty, girlie & sweet. And BTW, it's only 9am here but you got me craving pizza. Lisa

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply elegant! I adore your pillows!!

The Tattered Cottage said...

Hi Sweet Sissie -
Girl...if I could bottle all that talent of yours!!!! Your pillow is gorgeous! Pink burlap...2 die for. Gotta love the tall, strappin youngin's My twins are both 6'7 and my youngest is 6'5. Hope you had a nice nap. I know what you mean, I seem to be napping more often these days ;)
♥ Toni

Paula said...

Dear Sissie,
The pillow you made is gorgeous!!! It goes perfectly in your entryway with your pretty rug! I would have a hard time parting with it too! The little jars are so sweet! I am glad you and your son had a wonderful lunch together! It sounds yummy! Love, Paula

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

That is a gorgeous pillow, Sissie! It does go perfectly in your entrance way. You'll have to make yourself one too. The little jars are so cute; don't blame you a bit for getting them! Isn't eating out with your son fun? I don't get to do that very often. Two of my boys are off Island and my oldest son who lives near by is a very busy man. I must make a date with him! After all, Mother's Day is coming up on the weekend! Speaking of weekends, hope you have a nice one and Happy Mother's Day!


Dorthe said...

Sissie, this pillow is just ,the sweetest, love it.You keep it, I know exatly how it is,dear, can`t bear to sell, everytime finding something beautifull,-well after a copple of weeks, I normaly take things to the shop, -and thats it......
Love the jar set, so sweet.
Hugs and love,Dorthe

Paula said...

Hi again dear Sissie,
I just wanted to thank you for visiting me and for your sweet comment!!! You blessed me so much sweet friend! I am so glad to hear your roses are blooming well too! The curtains are pink with teacups and saucers and roses on them. I made them last year. Love that pink!:) Yes, we can never have enough pillows! You do a beautiful job with yours. I forgot to say how I love the little rosettes you made too! So glad you found pink burlap. It is always a delight to visit you!!! Love and hugs, Paula

Sares said...

They seriously make pink burlap?! I am going to have to hunt some down I think! I can think of a few kind of secrets to keep in that pretty little jar!

Lynn-Teacupstitches said...

Another beautiful creation Sissie! A Ying Yang contrast of burlap texture and the soft ruffles!
The vanity set is so sweet! I think if you open the Secret bottle and quickly whisper a secret into it and recap quickly, your secret will be forever safe!
Thats my theory anyway :-)

Rustique Gal said...

Sissy, I'm so glad you found me today-I've been away from my computer too much, and it was lovely to hear from you. I see your booth is filled with lovelies! Your pink pillow is gorgeous and if you sell it you better make yourself another one! Have a lovely day dear friend!

Frippery said...

OOPS. I was posting a comment and hit the wrong key. Hope this isn't a repeat. Love that pillow, it would be hard to part with. Lunch with son's is always a treat.


thank you so much for the kind and loving words you left on my post about my BP. I so appreciate your friendship.
I love your pillow! You just do the most awsome work. Pink burlap? I love it, does it come in other colors?
Blessings and hugs


Sissie, I couldn't get to your Etsy shop fast enough, it's mine. I ordered it for me, yay. What a nice Mother's Day gift for myself. Thank you so much!


Hi Sissie, Thank you for your kind comment on my photo collage. It is you, my dear, who is the artist. Your work is beautiful, can't wait for my pink pillow to arrive.

My favorite stuff

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  • Iced Vanilla Coffee
  • Finding Junk and making it beautiful
  • Spending Time with my Sister
  • Holidays with my family
  • Poirot movies
  • reading murder mysteries
  • searching shabby chic stuff on ebay
  • writing stories and blogging
  • snuggling with my husband and my kitty kats
  • comfortable pajamas
  • slot machines
  • yard sales
  • hunting through estate sales and thrift shops
  • going to antique shops
  • eating out with my sister
  • having lunch with my husband
  • having lunch with my son
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