Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Playing With Scraps

We hit 100 degrees as forecast.  Yuck.  Plus, my blood pressure was a little weird today.  So, I hung out inside playing with scraps.  I have lots of fabric and lace fragments.

I made a little pillow with grain sack material.

The rose was made with a lace scrap, and a vintage button.  It makes a nice embellishment.

I found these little baskets at an estate sale.

This is what I did with one of them.

I stamped the lettering and chandelier image on a scrap of fabric, and decoupaged it.  I wanted an old grungy look, so I dry brushed grey on the basket.  I then did a light brushing over the fabric.

Great for a bundle of lavender.

The weather sorta forced me to rest a bit.  Is it hot in your neck of the woods?  We're suppose to have a little relief, then, hot again.  I'm so looking forward to Autumn.  See ya soon.


Carla B. Reeves said...

Love your pillow with the rose! We've been having unusually overcast weather in Santa Barbara. Which is fine with me. I think I would melt into a puddle in the heat you describe. We're having a bit of a drought so overcast keeps the fire danger lower. Love you creativity...keep us the great posts!

savvycityfarmer said...

of course ... love it

take it easy woman!!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

Yes, it's still extremely hot and humid here. Better to stay inside. You amaze me at how you can "whip up" treasures in one day!!!

Susan said...

What a great way to cool off inside. Cute pillow Rosemary and those baskets got a terrific makeover!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Love these baskets you transformed! It has been hot here in Colorado, too. Thank God for AC! Stay cool.....


andrea@townandprairie said...

These junky little baskets are now going to be coveted treasures! Your a trend setter, Rosemary! You're going to start a basket shortage here in Illinois, now, I can see it coming. Why hasn't Flea Market Mag contacted you yet?

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

Funny you should mention Autumn because I've been thinking about it on a regular basis! Very hot here today too. It hit 102. Love the little pillow...anything grain sack tugs at my heart. Enjoy the rest of your week!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

Cute pillow and baskets. It's been ridiculously hot and humid, even first thing in the morning. So I just remember to be thankful for AC and ample drinking water. I just wish we'd get some rain.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

I never see you sew---I love the pillow! That lace rose is really sweet.

It is in the 80's here...but super humid. Just hanging out drinking ice tea and getting nothing done.

Take care of that blood pressure!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

Sounds like you had a successful day and a much need slow down break. Love what you did with the basket and the pretty pillow made from scraps. I don't do well in the heat. We've had some cooler than normal temps the last couple of days, but heating up again before the weekend.
Take care of you!!!

aimee said...

i love the basket xxxxx

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Goodwill was overflowing with baskets when I was there yesterday, Rosemary. I thought I found a great one but the bottom seemed a bit wonky. Now I'm thinking I should have gotten in anyway. It would have been perfect for a french label. I love the fabric label you added to yours. Your lace flower is beautiful! I haven't given that a try yet. I'm sure mine would come out looking more like a trampled weed!

Too hot here, too. The humidity is horrible. I think the heat index had us at 100 again. We are supposed to get rain and I really hope we do!

Sharing Shadymont said...

So pretty! You have the best ideas!

Missy said...

I Love the Basket!!!!!!!!

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Curtains in My Tree said...

Rosemary keep a check on your blood pressure?

honey it's hot in Missouri also they gave it 100 yesterday on the news however my thermometer said 108
and no relief in site
hottest longest heat wave ever here
you decorated up the baskets good very frenchie looking
I stayed in all my long weekend except for my Saturday sale trip .
After church Sunday I just ate all day LOL and read books played with my finds
Take care, because I have high blood pressure and have had a couple scary episodes

Petite Michelle Louise said...

it's crazy hot here as well and, oui, it makes one "slow down" a bit to try to stay "cool." I need to find a few projects like yours to help em do so. Love the basket transformation! ;)

A Paris Flea said...

Well Rosemary it's not hot here!
In fact we've been cool and drizzily, and July is
our summer!!! Great inside projects love the rose on the pillow
(did you do a tutorial?) and the baskets are so cute.

Stay cool and stay well.

Happiness, Mickie

Lesley said...

Tried to eat lunch outside today. Mistake. It was OPPRESSIVE. Ugg.

What's with the blood pressure?? I have high blood pressure and take two different meds just for that! lol Hope you have sought out a doctors help! Feel better

Gail said...

Beautiful pillow Rosemary and I love the basket! I have some painting to do but it's too HOT in the garage. Hoping it will cool down soon. Stay cool and enjoy your day, Gail

pink*cherub*moon said...

I am really sorry that your blood pressure has been bothering you. I am sure that the heat doesn't help! Please take care of yourself and stay inside as much as possible! We have been having high temps as well. I want to work in my yard as it's getting a bit shaggy, but the heat is awful! Hope we get a cold front in here soon. Love the basket! Take care dear friend! Hugs, Leena

cestMoi Sandy said...

We had some rain! Last week. Loved it! Made me finally go out there and start on my flower garden!
Then it got hot again.
Love these baskets! I am a true basket case! Can't leave them when I see them. Have baskets everywhere.



Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Rosemary...even though today you were not feeling up to par and the heat was awful, you still managed to create some beautiful are amazing...The basket is incredible!...

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

what a great, cute, super idea! Love the "new" basket

Ivy and Elephants said...

First, you sew, too?! You are just too talented for words! I love the graphics and technique on the baskets. Just adorable.
No way are you 53!!! Girl you look amazing! For real, not just being nice, here.
Thanks so much for linking and I'm getting me some of that Dove. Maybe there's hope for me yet! LOL

The Feathered Nest said... are such an artist!!! To turn a plain ol' willow basket into this beauty is a true talent girl ~ hugs and love, Dawn

Suzy said...

Looks beautiful with the lavender! Hope your blood pressure has evened out.

JP designs said...

Love your baskets...tres beaucoup!
You are such an inspiration. Hope you are keeping cool!

Donna Wilkes said...

Great basket - love the label - so very Rosemary!

Distressed Donna Down Home

must love junk said...

Love love love the basket with dried lavender!!

Strawberries and Sweet Love said...

So pretty and creative! Love it!

Olive Cooper said...

Very hot and making for storms. The basket is pretty and there are a lot of baskets out there for nothing. Rest up. hugs, Olive

~ Liz ~ said...

Your time cooped up with your scraps did you proud. This is really adorable!

Brandy~GreyLaneHome said...

LOVE you grainsack pillow it's gorgeous and the basket is so sweet.

Ellie said...

Love your pillows.

Hope your blood pressure is better. Extreme heat makes it rise, sometimes considerably. Stay in where it is cool and avoid the outside if you can.

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The Rosegarden in Malevik said...

woow.....that isa a great job :)
I will try it myself....
and do not miss....




it is FUN :)
Håkan ( The Roseman)

Laurel Stephens said...

I love your lace flower pillow and that lavender basket is soooo wonderful. You sure do know what to do with a hot stay-inside day!

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Kadie said...

I love them both! But the basket with the lavender in it is my fav! I will be featuring it tomorrow at our party! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

Laurel Stephens said...

Featured your beautiful basket on Friday Finds today!

Dewdrop Gardens said...

How adorable! I love the basket and it looks wonderful with the lavender in it!
Saw you featured at The North End Loft
Debbie :)