The great yarn caddy on the floor came from the thrift shop a couple of weeks ago as did this pretty blue gingham apron:
It has little black x's embroidered in some of the white squares. I think this is called "chicken scratch"? Feel free to correct me here. I think it's so sweet! I also have this great pink gingham and organdy apron from a few months ago:
They inspired some of the handwork on the pillow I am working on. It's on my desk, but it's not done yet! However, I did notice that I had all the elements from my sewing set out at the same time. I made this drawstring bag, needlebook and pincushion back in 2001 before I ever saw a single craft on the internet. The embroidery is my paternal grandmother's work, salvaged from a set of napkins. I'm making a point of them because sometimes I forget that I was doing what I do long before I ever had access to the web. I'm not sure why that's important, but it is.
Also, I just HAD to share this thrift item with you all. My 1954 Rhinestone Setter! How fab is that! It has the stuff too AND it works! Now I just need to design something that requires rhinestones!
Last of all...I have a domain! www.tender-arts.com!!!!!!!! Don't bother looking yet- I haven't even started on building it. So much to do! But it is exciting, for sure. I have started working on a logo. Here it is so far:
This is a photo of my pen and ink sketch, so obviously I have lots more work to do on it yet. What do you think? I like it so far and I think it really captures the aesthetic that I love.
I gotta get going, but thanks for checking in! Hugs to all!