Saturday, June 28, 2008

floral beauty

I spent the last 2 days working on my garden. Laying out some new beds with brick pavers and rocks. My back can tell you that I have been working really hard. Alice had fun making mud puddles and helping plant some new flowers. At the end of the day I still worked on some sewing. Here is the new wristlet that I made. Perfect for a summer stroll. You can buy it in my shop.

Here are some pics of the pretty flowers growing in my garden. I think I could work out there all day given the opportunity.

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

rainy day

Today was a partly cloudy day with showers off and on. You know the summer kind when it's raining and sunny at the same time. Perfect day for the zoo. I love going to the Buttonwood Zoo on days like this. The less crowds the longer you get to spend with each animal. Well, the partly cloudy day turned into a thunder storm of epic proportions day, but we did get to spend some one on one time with Emily the elephant before the worst of the storm hit. Read about Emily and Ruth here. I think Emily was really showing off for us. She is so sweet.

what's in a name

Little Red Appleton. I chose that name for my Etsy shop in honor of the great Aunts who taught me to sew.

Appleton is the street that they lived on in the house my great grandfather built. My grandfather, mother and I all grew up in that house. I have extremely fond memories about 152 Appleton Street.

Red is the color of Revlon lipstick that the two of them wore with out fail. Every morning they would apply that bright red color to their lips. Even if they weren't going any where special. You never know who was going to stop by the house!

Little is how I will forever see myself when I think back and remember my dear aunts, Annie and Louise.

Monday, June 23, 2008 do I love thee

Started up an etsy shop this spring.

I have a deep seeded love for all things vintage. It probably come from long summer days spent with my two great aunts. They are the first ones who opened the door to the world of sewing. They used to make me practice on face cloths and socks, until I could move on to more complicated projects. Embroidery and hooking rugs were two of my favorites. I could spend hours with them listening to AM radio and sewing my heart away. They used to tell me I had an old soul.

Teenage years hit and it was totally un-cool to sew. I fell out of it until my 20's when a friend of mine awoke the sewing bug. She helped me make curtains for my new apartment and taught me the basics of how to use a sewing machine. My husband bought me a sewing machine for Christmas that year and the rest is history.

After my daughter started school this year I decided that my "me" time could be productive. And started up my etsy shop. I try to use vintage fabrics when ever I can..... although I am obsessed with repro depot. I feel by using vintage fabric it lessens my eco impact and makes my products earth friendly.

Etsy: Your place to buy & sell all things handmade