Thursday, January 13, 2011

Playing around in the sewing room and introducing a new blogger

Hello Bloggerettes!  Are you staying as "snug- as- a-bug-in -a -rug ???"  I played around in my sewing room during these past few cold days.  Of course I made pillows with burlap and vintage lace...
Another pillow made with a vintage Sugar Sack...

I love the back as much as I do the front...

A fun way to display these vintage tapers that I found.  I just bundled them using brown twine and stuck them in a jar.

I met a "real" bloggerette!  She was shopping with her Mom at Fancy Flea and Miss Minnies.  I know her Mom. She is the owner of
The Painted Cottage, a wonderful shop just full of lovely furniture and accessories.  Her daughter, Lauren, has inherited her Mother's
entrepreneur spirit!

This is Lauen from The Painted Cottage
Isn't she pretty.  Mr. Cottage is pretty cute too and so is
their baby doggie.

Lauren is in the process of opening up two new stores.  One in Greenville, NC and the other in Wilson, NC.
She loves cottage style and shabby chic with a little industrial chic and french thrown in the mix.
This is her sweet new home that she just finished decorating.

Lauren is just getting started in the blogging world and she needs for all of us to, as LuLu would say....."to give her a pink puffy heart welcome to blogging and become a follower.  So if all 800 plus of you went over there to visit Lauren, she would be thrilled!

So go on over and introduce yourself and tell her that Sissie
sent you.  It's always fun helping out someone so young, talented and enthusiastic as Lauren.



Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! Oh, how cool to meet a bloggerette(I love your word)!
I will certainly go over and visit her.
Hope you're staying warm.
Be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Polly said...

Heading over there! Looks like a blog I would like!!

Stay warm!!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute pillows Sissie! Lovin' the fun way to display candles:@) said...

Love your pillows:0 I am on my way over to say hello:)
~Debra xxx
Capers of the vintage vixens

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Love the pillows, Sissie.
Thanks for the introduction to Lauren, I'll go say bon jour!

Pamela said...

Lovely pillows Sissie!

Heading over to Laurens now!
Pamela xo

Petite Michelle Louise said...

your pillows are always! YOU are the queen of pillow-making! (did you know that?) Off to visit Lauren....

Blondie's Journal said...

I am so loving the pillows, Sissie!! I am such a pillow freak! And I love how you have displayed your tapers! Now I am off to visit Lauren!


Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

Hi Sissie :) Love that burlap pillow with the gorgeous crochet lace! Thanks for introducing us to this new blogger; I'll be hopping on over in just a bit to say "hi" :) Give those sweet kitties of yours a smooch from me :)

Warmest hugs, Brenda

Chrissy said...

Hi Sissie, I will definitely head over there, being new to blogging myself, I know how great it is to have visitors/followers. You are so nice to introduce her to us.

Linda @ A La Carte said...

How fun to meet a new blogger! It is always wonderful to give encouragement to a newbie!

Michael - Innkeeper said...

that pillow is GREAT! heading over to see more! always love meeting a new blogger.

One Cheap B*tch said...

Ooooooooh how I love that Sugar Cane pillow. I waaaaaaaaaant it NOW as my 3 year old would say! And I'm making a note to pop over and visit Lauren!


Jane said...

Hi Sissie,
You are the queen of gorgeous pillows! One just as pretty as the next! Off to visit Lauren.

Mari said...



Vicki said...

Always love your pillows. I am headed over to Lauren's.

Cat & Cricket said...

Sissie~ dropped a line to your new friend... best wishes to her... and love your new profile pic.....

The Polka Dot Closet said...

I did it Sissie, I went over and said Hi, I am her newest follower. You have inspired me to do some sewing, and now that I have an organized fabric closet,, Yo HOO I am in business


Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Sissie, your pillows are so pretty, I'm headed over to Laurens!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Sissie, I love your pillows and the tapers wrapped in twine are inspired. I am heading over to see your new friend's blog. I have been snug as a bug, and was excited when Mr. UPS pulled into my driveway with my 2 bathroom chandies!!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Hi Sissie....Love your pillows, of course, and how you displayed the tapers! I will head over and visit Lauren! Have a great day!~ Hugs, Patti

Sharon Wengel said...

Love your pillows Sissie ! Going to go take a look at Laurens blog. She has a wonderful friend in you ! And so do I !

Donna said...

Hi Sissie,
I love your pillows! I've never seen vintage sugar sacks, how fun! And I will check out that new blog for sure:)! Keep warm and cozy!

Allison said...

I am in love with your burlap and vintage lace pillow, Sissie! It is beautiful. I think I have a pillow addiction. I always want more pillows and always find a spot for them. I will pop over to Lauren's blog!

Jacqueline, Cabin and Cottage said...

MORE COOL PILLOWS! Sweet! I'm headed over to visit!

Catlyn Berry (Cizz) said...

We,re gona put you in the sewing room to play more often!! I love the pillows, Sissie! Heading over to visit Lauren now..

Big Hugs'

~ Regan said...

I love your pillow! Where in the world do you find these textiles? I would love to get my hands on some!! :)

Tina @ TinyBear said...

Beautiful pillows Sissie. I love the burlap-lace combination. So so pretty.
xo Tina

Dorthe said...

Sweet Sissie, love your pillow, and the back, is wonderfull-uuhhhh so pretty.
Thanks for introdusing the new sweet blogger, dear.
Happy week-end to you-XO--Dorthe

Brenda Kula said...

I'll head straight over there! Thanks for telling us.

Brenda Kula said...

I became intrigued by her photos and forgot to tell you the pillows are beautiful!

Marydon said...

What lovely touches to add to the tapers, Sissie. Your pillow is 2D4 gorgeous ... you take my breath away with your creations.

Hopping over to meet Lauren.

Hope all is well with you down there ...

Have a happy PS weekend ~

Nancy's Notes said...

Will do Miss Sissy! Love your pillows~


Sares said...

You always have such creative ideas. I wish I could sew! I'd sew up a storm of pillows! Have a loveleigh weekend Sissie!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

What an adorable new pillow you've created, Sissie!

Pretty adorable new blogger, too! I'll hop over and meet her today!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

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