Sunday, October 30, 2011

Tis' the season to create

Hi Bloggerettes!  Lately I've been wanting to make and create pretty things, yet simple things.  Ya know what I mean???? 
Peggie started making pretty garlands out of fabric and laces and I just love how they look.  I decided to be a copy cat and make some too.  Hers are much prettier and she sells everyone she makes. 
The first one I made was all pink and girlie.  It looked so pretty in my booth that I put a big price on it hoping it wouldn't sell.  (I know, I's a dealer thing!)   The funny thing is that it sold the very next day.

So easy to make.  Just take some cording or heavy string and start tying on strips of fabric, ribbon, laces....whatever you hearts desire.
There is something theraputic about making these....
I used lots of vintage laces on this one.

 Perfect for a little Princess room or a big Princess Room....
My little helper is plum tuckered out from helping her Mommie...

Okay, that's it for today.  Get out there this week and make, bake, sew, photograph, create, draw, paint, crochet, write, sew, repurpose or find something wonderful and share it will all of us.


I'm linking with Coastal Charm's Nifty Thrifty Tuesdays!                


The Polka Dot Closet said...

I love them!! How long are they? They look about a yard?


NanaDiana said...

You HAVE to quit showing me that cat! You know I just envy you everytime you put his face out there! LOVE your streamers (or garlands or whatever you call them). They are so soft and feminine and beautiful-AND I LOVE that picture of the cups! xo Diana

Bente said...


Have a nice, new week

Hugs Bente

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the pretty colors of the garland Sissie! And it's always nice to see a pic of Gabby! Happy Halloween:@)

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

i love that teacup print too! Anyway those streamer garlands look pretty thats for sure Sissie!

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

I love those Sissie! I was thinking about something different I could use on my tree as garland and this really fits the bill! So feminine and pretty! Now I have to see what I have that I can cut up and tie on!~Hugs, Patti

Ozma of Odds said...

and of course with your spin ~ instant loveliness Sissie!!
xo, Rosemary

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It may be simple, but it's very pretty, Sissie! I love the way they look against your teacup print.

Ozma of Odds said...

p.s. LOVE your header:)
the color of gray, sparkling crystals, lovely linen pillows ~ a most beautiful "reflection"!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So Sweet Sissie! Those colors would look beautiful in a little girls room! Martina

Jacqui said...

I love those, Sissie! The colours are gorgeous.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

So funny you posted this because I saw a burlap and lace one you posted the other day and was going to e-mail you about what to use for the long piece. Thanks for sharing! I love these--not sure what the appeal is, I guess the texture for one thing. I want to make one soon!

Amy Kinser said...

Love it, Sissie. So funny that it sold when you really didn't want it to. Glad you got the extra little chunk of money for it though.

Have a great upcoming week!

Revi said...

So sweet and feminine! I can imagine it's theraputic, too. Cute and theraputic. Can't beat that with a stick! You ROCK Sissie.

Riet said...

Oh those garlands are gorgeous Sissie. And I love your new header, another beauty.
Have a great week and
Happy Halloween

wishes design said...

Sissie, i love your insprations, colors and all. l am getting ready for my own atelier, where i give lessons of decorative painting, decoupage, patchwork, and that sort. And it's name will be "atolye shabby chic", so l believe, l will be your great follower from now on. Thanks alot!!! Love from, lstanbul :))

Lululiz said...

Looks oh so pretty, Sissie, and sounds like a great easy project as well.

Gail said...

I love your pretty garland and I can see why they sell so fast. I want one and it's on my list of "Things TO Do". Thanks for the inspiration.

Enjoy your day Sissie,

Cindy said...

I love this idea Sissy. I'm so gonna make one, it does sound easy and therapeutic. I think as i tie each knot, i will give up a problem and a wish with it ... right to universe...


Dorthe said...

Dear Sissie, such beautiful garlands, and in my favorite colours :)
A wonderful and pretty project.
Happy Halloween.

Marydon said...

What fun & they are gorgeous, Sissie. I can see WHY they sell so quickly.

BOO-T-ful Halloween wishes
Hugs & love,

Shelia said...

Hi Sissieness! I love those girly garlands! :) They're so pretty! You are always the busiest one and you are the best creator! :)
Thanks for popping in to see me and be a sweetie,
Shelia ;)

Honey at 2805 said...

The garlands are so pretty and even better, they are thrifty! Love that!

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh my goodness Sissy, you created a vision of pure delight! That is gorgeous, I want to make one now! I'm always in awe of all of the beautiful treasures you create!


Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

VERY pretty!! Believe it or not, I just don't think it gets any better than your burlap garland, tho!!!

Hope you had a wonderful Halloween!

Big TX Hugs,
Angelic Accents

CollectIn Texas Gal said...

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Cindy Adkins said...

Thank you for visiting our friend Dolly today! You make such pretty things and you have a very handsome helper!
Cindy, Buster, Sam and Rudy

Chrissy said...

Oh Sissie, your garland just looks beautiful. I do hope you made yourself another one. They do look simple to make, I make have to give it a try.
Thanks for sharing

Shannon@Cozy Home Scenes said...

Sissie, you might like to make simple things but they always look far better than simple. I adore your taste for frilly, soft colors, and lacey things. I'm trying to achieve that look in my bedroom which seems I will never get finished.--------


Hi Sissie, awww those garlands are just darling, love them both! I may have to make a few for a niece that will be having a baby girl soon, it would look so cute in the nursery!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Beautiful and simple is my best friend!!!


{Bellamere Cottage} said...

I always say "ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh" when I come to visit... Love your look, and those garlands are soooo yummy! Maybe I could actually use up a little bit of my stash? Holy cow. I could make those little cuties FOREVAH!

Glad you came by to enter my little giveaway.


Curtains In My Tree said...

Ok I am going to start my garland after work today LOL

I seen your sketch that Maison Decor did of your house , how fun

Sherry said...

These are very cute!! Love the lace bits. My lace, I always envision some great project with them and I don't think I could part with them. LOL Great garland! Thanks for stopping by!

Annesphamily said...

You inspire everyone Sissie! Love and hugs to you and I salute your beautiful treasures you create. Your talent is from the heart! Love and Hugs Anne

Carol said...

Sissie Loved your garland so much,inspired me to make a Christmas one, with the scraps leftover from making
my Christmas stocking's last night.

Love and Blessings From Carol xx

Sares said...

Love these. I may have to try some with some scraps. I always seem to have endless scraps!

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