Sunday, July 11, 2010

Where does creativity come from????

Hi Bloggerettes!  Did you ever create something so lovely that you just know that something unseen took hold of your hands and created it?  I know, sounds weird but I think most of you know what I mean.

It's like something you would have never created on your own.  Where did the idea come from? Where did the inspiration come from?
Why did it suddenly hit your brain that this is the way something is supposed to look?

In other words, you create something so beautiful, that you are overwhelmed!  I call my creation "Chantilly Lace."  A chandelier image from Graphics Fairy, a little burlap and some vintage lace trim.
I don't mean to brag, but dang this one is purdy!

Not everyone is going to  like what you created or consider it anything special....but you do and that's what matters.

I'm still stuck on what to do with this one.  It's pretty the way it is, but I always feel like it needs more.  Any suggestions?
I just want to show you a few little vingettes from Miss Minnie's Antiques.

Gosh, did yall see my follower count!  Wow, it's at 599!!!
You know what that means....a giveaway is about to happen!

I cannot believe that I have so many followers.  I appreciate that so many of you have supported me and encouraged me to
be a part of this wonderful Sisterhood of Blogging.
My life has changed for the better just having all of you in it.
I love you all and you are so very important to me.
Thanks for being my friends.




Alaina said...

Your pillows are so pretty. I love the last one but my favorite is the lace edges. You said something missing on it. If I recall you have done rosettes, what about a lace or doilie one that matches the edges. It would be something that does not take away from the beauty of the edge. Anyway you asked and I hope it helped. Have a wonderful day and stay cool.


Hi Sissie, Your pillow with the image of the chandelier is so darling, I really love it! I also love the other pillow that you haven't decided how to finish just yet. I was thinking you could sell that with the plain front and if someone sends you the image they want on it, like a family photo or a photo of a pet you could put their image on the pillow for them. That would be so much fun, they could customize their own pillow. Can't wait to see what you decide to do with it, I know it will be beautiful! I hope you had a great weekend!

Nancy said...

Your pillow is pretty, Sissie. Congrats on so many followers! I'm not surprised; you have a pretty and fun blog. Thanks for all the fun and inspiration you share!


The Polka Dot Closet said...

thanks for stopping by, it's me the girl that is no longer the loser! ha! When I create something I so totally love, I keep it! No online store, antique booth, it's for me! I think you have created a ME! Congrats on 599, If I wasn't already following I would love to follow, just to be 600!


afistfullofweeds* said...

Brag all you deserve to toot your own horn!! Your pillows are beautiful!

Biljana said...

Hi Sissie, it looks gorgeous, so cute;))
Hugs, Biljana

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Chantilly Lace has a pretty face! Ok, you know I had to go there... Really pretty! Funny, I just started typing up a post about the illusive inspiration today, so glad you found yours-have fun!

Candylei said...

Everything is beautiful here!

Dogmom Diva said...

Hi Sissie, thanks so much for stopping by! Oh those pillows are divine. I agree with the poster who said some rosettes on that plain pillowcase although it is gorgeous on its own..and the Chantilly is gorgeous too.

Have a blessed week!

Jeannette said...

HI Sissie! You deserve to have so many followers - your blog is so much fun to visit!!! Your creations are always so fresh and feminine! Love all the pink you showed in previous post - such pretty shades!!! Have a great week - Sincerely, Jeannette

Abby's Garden said...

I understand completely what you mean...many of my creations knew what they'd become even before I did. I love that I'm not the only one that thinks this way! Your pillows are beautiful!

BonjourRomance said...

Bonjour Sissie!
Oh go ahead and brag. We all know what you mean. Every so often it all just clicks, and voila! a little treasure. The laces pillow is pretty just the way it is - the lace is gorgeous!
Bon week!


Hi Sissie,
I love your new pillow, very chic. Congrats on 600 followers, I am so happy to be one of them.
Blessings and hugs!

Tanza said...

Ooohh it's beautiful Sissie !! LoVe the soft creams and whites you use .. It is all very beachy and Ca. looking to me !! That pillow slip with the beautiful croched trim .. breath-taking !! You are quite the talented one, don't you LoVe when we can Even surprise ourselves STILL !!

Thanks for sharing, and soo hopyour sunday is a wonderful one ~
BiG HuGs ~Tea~ xo

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your pillows, they look like soft billowy clouds. Just yummy. Hugs, Marty

The French Bear said...

Sissie, I just love your ruffles and the new pillow is beautiful!!!! I am in strawberry mode right now...I am crazy for them....need a strawberry? He he, I love the ruffle bed covers at Urban Home or something like that, Heather from Pretty Petals was showing a post about them.....
If you love ruffles, check them out!
You always inspire me to be creative, I love that about your blog!! You're a doll!
Margaret B

Shelia said...

Hi Sissie! I don't know where you get your inspiration but wherever it is - it's golden! You create the most gorgeous things. These pillows are beautiful. Love the one with the Eiffel tower and the last one is so pretty!
You're the bestest!
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Sissie....No wonder you have so many followers, you have a beautiful blog! Love your newly created pillow! You have a real talent for sewing such pretty pillows!~Hugs, Patti

June said...

Sissie I am not at all surprised that you have 599 followers...cause your 'da bomb' girl. And It is because of these gorgeous things you create! So pretty! I love your pillowers.

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Congrats on all your followers, I'm so glad to be one of them... I love your new pillow, it's just gorgeous!!! hugs~~~Daphne

MosaicMagpie said...

I know just what you mean about something you are making turning out well. It seems as though you can't make a mistake and you instinctivly know what goes together and it sews up beautifully. While at other times you struggle all the way through a project. You cut something out wrong, have to rip most of the seams and restitch, and then notice you cut a hole in the front while you were ripping a seam. When that stuff starts happening, I usually put it down and come back to it later. I never thought about there being an actual force that was there helping you along. Maybe when things go wrong it's that inner voice telling us not to make it that way and we just aren't listening. Very insightful my friend. And congratulations on 599 I'm sure it's over 600 by now.

Debbie said...

Hi Sissie~~~your pillows are so pretty. I've been looking for one just like the second one forever!!! I would leave it just as it is! If you are going to sell any like it, please let me know...I'd love to buy one.
You are soooo talented.
Thank you for stopping by today.

Shabbyfufu said...

How pretty and feminine Sissie! You are a rock star of the blog world with all of those followers and definitely one of the sweetest around:-). xo, Janet

stefanie said...

what a gorgeous pillow!!!! you are soooooooooo popular!!! look you are 601

bj said...

Oh, are RIGHT..this pillow is lovely.
But, so are all of the ones you make.

Like someone else has alread said, "If I wasn't already following, I would be No. 600." I wonder who will it be?? :)
I am going over to your shop to look around..:)

bj said...

Just me again..:))

I am just about to have a hissy fit for one of your beautiful table runners but I would like to know just how long one is supposed to be...I mean, is a runner supposed to hang off each end of the table, so that the pretty ruffle shows up so good? I have alwys liked that look. My table is loooong.!!
Would you email me at
I'm sure YOUR email address is on here but I haven't found it yet...
xo bj

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie your creations are beyond pretty! Love that little pillow. I am just so in love with all your creations. Happy almost 600 followers! AWESOME!

Low Tide High Style said...

Sissie all of your wonderful creations are fabulous and this one is no exception!!

Kat :)

~ Regan said...

Beautiful pillows- And I think other one you showed looks great as it is. I think it's beautiful and simple, so you can up the ante on the bedding it could be partnered with. Like long billow-y white linen bedskirts.... I love the chandy you put on the the other pillow, gotta love Graphics Fairy!!

Gracefully Vintage said...

I really love that fabric, so delicate and dainty-
Just Beautiful, great job.

Lululiz said...

I don't think I have ever seen something you created and not liked it, you have such a wonderful style.

Dorthe said...

Oh sweet Sissie,
you are not bragging,-this pillow, is just so very ,very, beautifull, and I know exatly what you means, with your words--and I like it alot, dear.
Happy monday,

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Pretty, pretty, Sissie! That new chandelier pillow is just gorgeous! I'm sure that over the years I've had that feeling on occasion. Although, most of those times I was more in disbelief that I actually pulled something off so well! : ) I love your other pillow just as is. I think it lets that lacy ruffle have the attention it deserves.

Tracey said...

Hi Sissie! You should be bragging...the pillow is gorgeous!!! You are so wonderfully creative and talented! Just lovely!

Hugs ~

:) T

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