Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Making lovely things with confidence and encouragement from you!

Hi Bloggerettes!  I've been working on a special order for a customer.
She is a burlap and ruffle favorite kind.  She has a booth featuring french farmhouse furniture and wants to add some of my
burlap designs for her customers.

I am very flattered that she likes my work.  She asked for a light colored burlap runner and a brown burlap, both with ruffles.

She likes burlap pillows with ruffles that look kinda ragged and frayed....not hard to get with burlap since it ravels so easily.

I'm so in love with this birdcage, that I think I'll keep it for awhile...

I got this wonderful vintage clock from one of the booth owners at the shop......we just can't help buying from each other!

Won this sweet shell mirror from an ebay auction, love it!

I want to say that if it weren't for all of you, my sweet bloggerette sisters, I would not have the confidence to sell my work.  I can remember (pre blog days) I would have been a nervous wreck and would have been afraid to make something for re-sell.  Thank you all for your encouragement, your compliments and your friendship.

Also, thanks to my sweet friends at Miss Minnie's antiques who also encourage me and give me confidence to create lovely things to sale in my booth.

I feel so special to have you all in my life.  Thank you from the bottom of my heart.  I'm tearing up now, so better go blow my nose!

                                     ~~Big Ole Squeezy Hugs~~


CHERI said...

You are one sweet lady! Wish I could come shop in your booth....the whole store!!

Sassy Southern Lady said...

Keep up the good work.

Annie Louise said...

Oh my gosh, I cannot believe you did not have the confidence that your things would sell---they are absoulutely GORGEOUS!!!!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Oh Sissie, everything you do is just always beautiful, your so talented!!! Love that clock too, great find! hugs~~~ Daphne

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

You are so sweet, Sissie! : )

I think it's great that you all buy from each other ~ what better support could you ask for! The runners turned out great. I think I would hold onto that birdcage myself, if were you ~ the shape and size is wonderful.

Mari said...



Linda @ A La Carte said...

Sissie your work is lovely! I am always amazed at the cute pillows and table runners you make. Keep on letting your talents shine!


Awww Sissie, You are the greatest!

Scrappy Jessi said...

Hey there sweets,
i love the ruffles.
ohh la la
so beautiful.
hope you are haveing a fabulous summer

One Cheap B*tch said...

I love everything you make Sissie! And you really are the sweetest blogger out there! If I could, I would buy everything in your Etsy shop!


Secret Garden Cottage said...

I love your burlap runners... beautiful! You are super talented, and your home is beautiful! Who wouldn't love your creations?
I love that vintage clock you found at your friend's booth... lovely!
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs ~ Jo :)

Nancy said...

You should always feel confident about your work. It's beautiful! You really do outstanding work. And you have such a good eye for design, etc. Oh, I have a baby ben much like yours. Too cute!


The Tablescaper said...

Blogging is wonderful. It brings out the best in us!

- The Tablescaper

Ginnie@allie~millie designs said...

LOVE, love your beautiful work! Would you mind telling me where you get your burlap? It looks like a finer weave than what I've bought. Thanks for sharing!

stefanie said...

so pretty!!! love your new banner!!!!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Sissie, I love your new header! Congrats on getting this new customer. I know her shoppers will love your table runners just like all of us do. Hugs, Sherry

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Sissie, I forgot to say thank you for putting my giveaway in your sidebar. You are such a doll!

Donna said...

Hi there Sissie,
The burlap and ruffles are amazing! I can so relate with you about getting up the confidence to sell your creations! I started selling on Etsy early this spring, and I was a nervous wreck! I remember wrapping & packing my first order, and my hands were actually shaking! Then I started blogging a short time later, and was a nervous wreck about that, too! I thought "who would want to read anything I had to write?!" thank goodness there are so many wonderful, supporting kindred spirits out there in blogland that are there to cheer each other on! I LOVE your shell mirror, by the way!

Ginger said...

You do such beautiful work I cant believe you ever had reservations about selling. I want to set up an Etsy shoppe but kind of afraid to. I'll get there. Loooove the runners you make and that mirror is to die for. Stay cool, its 105 here today

Ms. Bake-it said...

You are such a doll Sissie! I was browsing your etsy shop a couple of days ago because I would like to get a runner. I went back today and it was sold! I can relate to the feelings of insecurity because that is how I was with my baking. It surprised me when people told me I should start selling my baked goods and then they told others about me and people started commissioning me to make cakes and other desserts for them. You are very talented so you just keep on creating! If you make it, we will buy it! ;)

I too would hold onto that birdcage. I love its shape and size. Love your shelled mirror.

~ Tracy

Allison said...

You do such beautiful work and you are so sweet and fun to deal with! You also took gret care in packing my item. It was beautifully wrapped, too! I can relate to what you say about confidence and what Donna said in her comment. I've not started a blog yet thinking nobody will be interested in what I do and that it won't be good enough. I am in love with your burlap runners and love love love that ruffled pillow. Those will be my next purchases from you. You are a very talented woman! I enjoy your blog and seeing all your fun postings all done with class and a little bling!

Debby said...

Hi Sissie,
I love all your beautiful creations and this one is gorgeous. Love the clock and mirror. The new blog look is fabulous.

Barbara said...

The things that you make and repurpose are fantastic. You have a very special talent that is loved by everyone who sees it.

Hugs XX
Moore Whimsies

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sissie...You make beautiful pillows and hand sewn items! I love reading your blog and seeing something new that you have made!~Hugs, Patti

trash talk said...

The talent was there all along just needed a little nudge. I've seen other runners, but your design is the prettiest.

Jennifer said...

I just love your burlap pillows and runners! I wish I knew how to sew so bad!!! I saw something the other night and thought of you! I was at Cracker Barrel and they had a birdcage lamp!!! It was beautiful and only $25.00!!! I wasn't crazy about the lamp shade though. The lampshade was made out of metal however! so could always be painted! The lamp was a nice big size too!

~Take care!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissy, I have not tried sewing with burlap yet, but it is on my to do list. I have a booth also in Orlando and it gives me such pleasure to create and have other people validate my work.


Mary Ellen said...

Such pretties Sissy! I love you pretty runners and that bird cage is certainly a keeper!!

bee blessed

My Shabby Roses said...

Love all your pretty things Sissie! Isn't burlap fun to work with, except for all the fuzz! It's funny when I buy burlap at the store whoever is working behind the counter usually ask me what I will be using the burlap for. When I tell them pillows, they are always shocked! I find it humorous.
What a sweet birdcage, I haven't seen one like that before.
Have a great evening!

Diane said...

Sissie, congratulations! I think all of us have believed in you and your talent! Now all I have to say to add to the fact that yo do beautiful work is: YOU GO GIRL!
Hugs for success!

A Cottage Muse said...

Love, love, love that birdcage!! It looks great with all your beautiful burlap creations! I am so happy for you and all your selling success ` enjoy the ride!

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Tarnished and Tattered said...

Sissie my friend,
Of course the Farm style girls want your beauty in their space! What a perfect marriage, farmhouse & burlap pillows & runners. Hoped you marked them up! LOL That is what I love about blogging. The support & encouragement we get from each other. I remember the first piece of art I shared on my blog. I was so nervous. Then the response I got, it became addictive! Isn't that what it's all about? Building each other up, not being jealous or fighting over who did what first? You have always been the biggest cheerleader to me Sissie & I love you for it. Everything about you is beautiful to me, your creations, your home, your sweet smile, your funny stories. Lisa
PS I'm in a sentimental mood, can you tell?

Sweet Cottage Dreams said...

hi sweet friend! you should be VERY proud of your work because it is truely wonderful! never doubt yourself! your home is gorgeous, YOU are gorgeous and that birdcage....i say keep it!

have a lovely day and keep up the awesome work!


Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

The neutral colors and the burlap are grabbing me a little bit, because your make them so appealing with the gorgeous ruffles and your magic touch. Sissie you are top of the line girl.... your work is fantastic! That customer is going to be SO happy with the results of your hard work, not to mention the quality of your creations.

I'm glad your keeping the bird cage too... it's a very nice piece.


The French Bear said...

Sissie, your work is beautiful!!! Your table runner is on my wish list!!! I love your ruffled pillows too!!! I am always inspired to make new things when I visit you! I love your confidence..... that's what's great about blogging isn't it, we think of each other as family and always so proud of each other!!!
Margaret B

Kathy said...

Hey sweetie....
Thanks for driving by...I always love your visits.
I caught up on a few posts I've missed here and I'm more convinced then ever we are sisters and just don't know it yet!
Lovein the runners...Lucky Marty!!! on your giveaway!
Hope your enjoying this summer...
xoxo~Kathy @
Sweet Up-North Mornings...

Lisa said...

Hi Sissie:

I just came to your blog through "How Sweet The Sound". I am now unable to get back to work as I am going through all your previous posts. Your blog is lovely and your sewing is inspirational. I'm just learning to sew myself (ha ha). Hope you come by and visit me sometime.


Dorthe said...

Sissie, dear- oh sweet, your pillows and runners are all so beuatifull, and lovely, you are making beauty, and in such a great quality.Your new customer, will be so happy and satisfyed, she met you. :)
Big hug,dear friend-Dorthe

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June said...

Sissie, you are the burlap princess and I am one of your devoted. These are just wonderful and I think that what you create for all to enjoy on your blog is a gift to us. I love how you have 'gone for it' and are doing so well with all of the sewing you do.
Your birdcage is so awesome. That is a keeper for sure!

My Grama's Soul said...

Hello Sweet usual your runners are lovely. I don't know how you don't keep from spending all that hard earned cash at your little antique spot!

we are still haven't had time to really look at your little shop.....but when I'm back home....I plan on ding so.



MOLLYE said...

Beautiful workwomanship...I know she'll be more than pleased. XXXHugs, Mollye

LuLu Kellogg said...

Dear Sweet Sissie...YOU are the special one. You have made my home look so wonderful with all the treasures I have gotten from you. Your work is so lovely!

The Feathered Nest said...

SISSIE! Please girl, keep the birdcage!!!!! I'm so in love with it! And your gorgeous wares are always so beautiful, what a wonderful thing it is to gain the confidence to know they are worthy of selling. I love your taste girl!!! Have a great weekend, hugs and love, Dawn

Suzie Button said...

Hi Sissie, I had to pop over to tell you that I found the same birdcage at Tuesday Morning! It IS beautiful! Right now it's sitting in my craft room, I'm thinking it may need a touch of pinky gold to highlight it... hmmmm. Thanks for the info on it! I had to go to two different stores to find it, but I squealed when I did! Suzie

Debra@Common Ground said...

Sissie, your work is gorgeous, but I think we are all a little nervous about how people view our creations, I know I am too. I really love that light burlap runner. just beautiful!
hugs and love,

Favourite Vintage Finds said...

Keep up the wonderful work Sissie. Love it! And you have such a lovely eye for treasures!

Hugs and smiles, Carla.

Karen said...

Sissie you are just too flippin cute. I wish I was as brave as you to sell my fun little things. I would LOVE to have a booth somewhere - but . . . my husband thinks I am out of my mind. HE says start with Etsy. Hmmmmm.
Yep, blogland is the best. I can now proudly say now that some of my best friends in my life are from blogland! OK, go blow your nose - shoot sakes, now you have me going too . . . .
sniff! HAGD! Karen

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