Friday, August 26, 2011

Waiting for Irene....

Hi Bloggerettes!

I've been making pillows today and waiting for "Irene."  At least keeping busy keeps my mind off the impending hurricane.

I just finished this pillow.  I'm in love with these wonderful graphics that I ordered from Graphiquesepia Etsy Shop.  They print so clearly and easily.  The sepia tones gives the image a vintage look.

I plan to make a few more using these new images.

Many of you have asked for a tutorial on how to do these images.  So stayed tuned.

If you are in the path of Irene, I'll be praying for your safety.
Take care and batten down the hatches!

Gizzy says....



NanaDiana said...

I was so enchanted with that grapic site that I almost forgot to come back here and comment. I'm saying a prayer for you in regards to Irene. I noticed on our news that it has been downgraded to a Cat.2 but we all know that can change at a moment's notice!

Love the graphics and your projects and I love that know I do! xo Diana

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love the pillows and can't wait for the tutorial. Hugs, Marty

afistfullofweeds* said...

Drop dem pillers an hed fer da hills!! Really, be safe Sissie!!

Karen said...

Oh Sissie I love that pillow, the graphics are beautiful. We're hunkered down waiting on Irene too. I pray it fizzles out before it gets too close. I'm going to check out that link.Be safe.

Tynk said...

Very pretty! Love the graphics. Hope your hatches are battened down!! Stay safe :)

Claudia said...

Thinking of you, Sissie. Stay safe and snug in your home.


Nancy said...

Sweet pillows, Sissie. Stay safe!!!


Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Cute pillows! I'm with Gizzie, I feel cramped too:@)

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh how beautiful, Sissie!! And I hope you will be safe and sound--this is so scary...My husband was sent on the storm to restore power, so I am following this hour to hour. God bless, my friend.

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I was thinking of you this afternoon and watching the radar. Love the graphics on the pillow and happy, happy, happy you are doing a tutorial!~Hugs, Patti

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I added this shop as a Favorite, Sissie! I am hoping to get a few things from them at some point. This one is another beautiful image. I heard Irene is arriving earlier than originally planned - tomorrow afternoon now instead of Sunday.

Allison said...

Lovely pillows! Stay safe, Sissie!

Shabbyfufu said...

Stay safe Sissie....I've been through many hurricanes and they are not fun for certain! xo

Amy Kinser said...

I always love your pillows. They are so pretty and feminine. The placemats in the last post were awesome. You do such great stuff!

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

Gorgeous pillows!! I look forward to your tutorial! I will be praying for your safety!

Caroline said...

Sissie, thanks for stopping by today. I love the pillow, it is very vintage looking. Take care and stay safe.

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

Those Vintage Graphics are so neat...I'll be watching for the Tutorial. Ya'll stay safe.

Pam @ Frippery said...

Beautiful Sissie! I hope you weather the storm safely. I package will be heading your way Monday. Sorry it took so long to get things together. You will be in my thoughts and prayers.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

what a lovely way to spend your time waiting fro Irene! We are awaiting her as well...she's a poplar gal! i hope you will be safe !

Marydon said...

OMGolly! This is just gorgeous, Sissie. So wish I knew how to do all the beautiful things you, & the other gals, can do.

Yup! Irene is heading right at us ... hope you are safe as I see it is already knocking on your door.

Gizzy, at least you can catch up on your leisurely moments.

Have a wonderful weekend.

Cindy said...

I was thinking about you today, with Irene coming..., and I hope you're safe and sound. And now you've made more pretty pillows. The sepia color is yummy, i'll be watching for the tutoral!


Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Hey Sissie I been thinking about you today wondering how close you were to Irene's path.
I have praying for everyone on the East Coast that this storm dies out without a lot of damage.
Your pieces are beautiful as always.
Stay safe and let me know how you are

Low Tide High Style said...

Sissie, I love your pillow, the graphics are really pretty! And we spent all day battening down the hatches, we are now under a hurricane warning, so we've moved everything into our garage! Stay safe!

Kat :)

Linda @ A La Carte said...

Those pillows are beautiful. I'm hoping Irene isn't too destructive!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sissy, you have the best sources!!, wow! for $1.00 what a deal and they are fabulous!! Keep it coming, can't wait for your tutorial!


Leann said...

Hi Sissie

Hope that you are safe as well my sweet friend.

Love the pillow - you really have a knack!


Donna said...

Stay safe, Sissie! Love your pillows, can't wait for the tutorial:)

Beverly said...

Gorgeous pillows. Here in N.C. (triangle area) waiting for Ilene also. Hoping it doesn't destroy our coast.. it is a beautiful place.

June said...

That is one beautiful pillow Sissie girl! I love the graphics and the pleated ruffle on the ends.
And I agree with Gizzy. Irene looks like a huge storm and I'm praying for everyone in it's path.
sending a big hug from here...

GardenofDaisies said...

The pillows are so pretty! Hope you don't get too much rain from Irene where you are.

Annette said...

Hi Sissie, Love the pillows! I hope you and everyone in Irene's path stay safe. You're in my prayers lovely lady!

Riet said...

Stay safe this weekend dear Sissie. I will pray for you and all the people there

Debbie@Debbie-Dabble and A Debbie-Dabble Christmas said...

Just beautiful!!

We are battening down the hatches!! We are seeing our hotels filling up with people who are evacuating from N.J. and N. Y.

Stay safe!!


Dorthe said...

Sweetie, Sissie, please stay safe,- and please tell us you are, as soon as possibly.
Your pillow is wonderful, I love the print- and it is so sweet of you to do a tutorial.
See you soon-
Locve and hugs,Dorthe

Snappy Di said...

You're right! Those are some great images! Can't wait to see the end results!

Hope you are safe and dry this morning!!!!

T's Daily Treasures said...

Hi Sissie, thanks for stopping by my corner of the world. Irene sure is big and will affect a wide area, but hopefully it won't be as bad as predicted. Just never can tell what will happen once it hits land. I'm sure flooding will be an issue in many places.

Your pillows are always lovely. And is that a vanity in your previous post? My goodness, it is so glisteny and shiny! I can't imagine anything like that around here with all the dust. :/

have a great day. Tammy

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

Oh yes, Irene is on her way...due to hit Boston on Sunday at 2pm. Sounds like she is losing steam already which is such a disappointment to all the weathermen. Stay safe!!

Ginger said...

Your pillows are so beautiful. Love the graphics. Stay safe from Irene. Hope you aren't in her path.

Collected Treasures...for the home, heart and soul said...

Pillows are gorgeous....stay safe and know we are all praying for ya'll's safety.

bj said...

O, Sissie, I do hope you can show us how to do this. Those pillows are so pretty. I am so craftyLESS, that I'm not sure I can do it, but I surely would love to make some for Christmas gifts.
Hang on tight thru the storm..God has answered the prayers of having the storm be reduced, so it's a Cat.1 now..pretty soon it will be a tropical storm.
xoxoxo bj

Pink Roses and Teacups said...

Hello sweet friend! We are waiting for Irene here too. Supposed to reach us tonight. I pray you are safe too! Oh, these pillows are just beautiful, and I can't wait for the tutorial!

Debbie xo

Okio B Designs said...

Stay safe! We're right in her path. Nothing major...yet. Tonight will be tough to sleep knowing that it's going to be crazy out there.


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Annesphamily said...

Please be safe! A friend of my sons just returned from visiting his sweet little niece who turned one in NC! I am glad he returned safely. I was babysitting his silly little dog! She had fun with the gang here! I have missed visiting you. Your pillows are perfectly gorgeous, just like you! Hugs Anne

Melissah said...

I’ve just stumbled upon your lovely blog. I look forward to popping by again for some more inspiration! I'm just new into blogging this year & have put together a daily blog on design, fashion, food, travel and anything pretty. and for everything chic and coastal

I had a lot of fun putting them together maybe you would like to check them out if you have a spare minute.

Kalyan said...

lovely work.

PⒿ @ $ € € ₦$ ₣®0₥... said...

How did you all make out down there, Sissie? I was thinking about you, hoping you were safe.

rosechicfriends said...

Youre such a sweetie...thanks for your comments on my master. Love your pillows..and your kitty is just so precious.,

CHERI said...

That messy Irene wouldn't dare barge into your beautiful home! Thankfully it seems to be subsiding today, although I know much damage has already been done. Wish we could have at least gotten one rain shower out of the old gal, but no such luck. Love the pillows!

Kim @ Cheap Chic Home said...

Gorgeous pillows, Sissie, I really like the script, so feminine -- stay safe!

Miss Kitty said...

Hi Sissie! Love your graphic-enhanced bags. I went to the etsy site you referenced and looked at some of their wonderful things. I might buy some things from them in the future. I saw your post over at "Primp".

My favorite stuff

  • Donuts
  • 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
  • vanilla wafer cookies
  • pedicures and pink toenail polish
  • Lavender scented soaps and body wash
  • Good makeup