Snow Brings Creativity

Yesterday,after barn chores were done, and as  my world was being blanketed in 6 inches of fluffy white stuff, - I decided to do something that I haven't done in a while-


Not too long ago, I had ordered some drip catchers from Donna at My Cup of Tea. They were really cute, and I gave them all away as gifts- leaving none for myself.Check out the link to her blog to see the cute stuff Donna has!
Soooo, I was playing around yesterday, got scraps of some of my favorite fabrics, that would match my many teapots, and made a couple, just to see if I could. Then made a couple more!!!!
There was alot of ripping and tearing out stitches, and cursing, til I got it right-but I am happy with the ones I made.

Since I was on a roll, and the sewing machine was out (dragged upstairs into the warm - the studio was toooo cold!!!), I completed a pillow. I had a blog post last year about India Flint's technique of HAPA ZOME (pounding flowers), and this was the result. I had some lovely batik, and finally made the pillow. Hopefully, today, I will get out in the snow, and find a 14" pillow form in town!

I had a pile of "pinked" scraps from all this, and could not bear to toss them out. So, I got a scrap of card stock, and "artfully" placed/plopped them on the paper, and started sewing. I love the way it looks (looks better in person). Now, what to do with this? I have another small pile of scraps and batting to create another today!

Time to go feed the horses, and go play in the snow. Please check my previous post - if you would like to play along in Pay It Forward, I have room for  ONE more!!!.


  1. I've just been playing with Sally Singer here too! (my friend Jean said my sewing machine should have a name...Luv that!)

    You HAVE been busy...your pounded flower pillow is brilliant!!! You got such great results with that and now you can enjoy a pretty pillow too

    Be careful out there...I am content to enjoy the snow from inside the certainly IS a winter wonderland!

    Bet you've already taken some great pics!

  2. You are so busy! You and the horses stay warm!

  3. I especially love what you did with those pinked scraps. It looks like a flower garden!

  4. Oh wow, you really did go to your drip catches, your pillow and the use of your scraps on the post card...just wonderful!

  5. Awesome :) good job on the drip catchers! I love what you did with the scraps sewn on paper!

  6. So love that tea cup piggy .. chuckle! What next.

    Your sewing scraps turned out beautiful. Not sure what a drip catch is tho.

    Happy PS weekend ~
    TTFN ~

  7. Hi: Love your new project it looks so beautiful. I have never seen it before. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog. Yes, the spoon rests are Belleek. It was a great day at the thrift store. You have a great weekend. Blessings, Martha

  8. Your projects look like fun ... Those drip catchers are great!