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Saturday, February 6, 2010

Beware: Picture heavy post and a GIVEAWAY!!!!!

Hello there everyone!! Surprised to see me?? I finally decided its time to start again. First off, I dont know if its my laptop but boy it was hard to move pictures in the right places with creating the post!! Blog wouldnt, even let me drag the images in their right positions. Hmmm!!

I cannot carry on first without a very heart felt Thank You!! to all of you who stuck with me in the past 3 months. Situation didn't change but I am trying hard to move on and not ponder on anything or anyone I cannot change. So thank you, thank you all for kind words, prayers and thoughts. All was dearly appreciated.

I got into sewing again finally. With baby coming and a little pushing on myself, I finally got going on a roll again. So here are some things I worked on in the past few weeks.

One of these bolsters has already sold. Other one is available in my Etsy store.

The following are scented hearts also available in my etsy. Two of them anyway. The other one, read on and you'll see :)
Here is a miniature pink rose I treated myself with last night after I managed to make it out of the house. ( This year we had more then our usuall share of snow storms) Isnt it pretty??

Here is the very first creations for my daughter who will hopefully be joining us in three months. I sewed a scotty pillow from Rachel Ashwell's Mon Ami fabric. I created the pattern from scratch too. What do you think?? I loved making it and I might make more to sell too.

Then there is the flag banner with her name on it. Oh yes!! She already has a name.... Megan
Do you like it?? I have a lot of options for middle name and I am having a hard time picking one.

One trick I like is scanning fabric and printing it on card stock to use for paper crafts like this banner. Any of you recognise the Sweet Sue Yuwa rose on one of the flags??

Here is a sneak peak of what I have going for the Nursery so far.
I got the Candy Patchwork crib set from Rachel Ashwell. I love it!!! Blush Rose balloon shade goes well with it too.

Well you can see other things I got in there. The room is still needing painting and fixing. I cannot wait till I get started with it.

The following has been a long time due. Debi from Life in My Studio hosted a Birthday Giveaway last October. Yah!! Thats how long it took me to get this up. I won this lot of sweetness. Crochet doileys with wonderful hues. And the matching Tag and little bottle cap magnets are so yummy and pretty.

Thank you so much Debi. I love everything I got. And big thank you as well for being a wonderful friend. Hugs to you!!

I wanted to mention that I now have my Facebook Vintage Rose Designs page. So if you are like the many shabby crafters out there that are taking Facebook by storm then please come by and visit me here and become a fan.


And now for the Giveaway.
Yes, to thank you all for being you and sticking with me I decided that since I am back in time for Valentines, I will offer a sweet little Giveaway.

Here is a Lavender Scented Heart, made from Rachel Ashwell fabrics and stuffed with heavenly scented french grown lavender and fluffed with filler.
To enter please leave a comment to this post. International players are welcome too. You can snatch the picture and post it on your blog (eighter post or side bar) then you can come back and leave a second comment for a second chance to win.

Please make sure you leave an email address or anyway I can get a hold of you if you win ;)

Drawing will be on Febuary 14th by a random number generator.


That is all for today. I certainly am glad to be back. I missed blogging so much.
Hope you enjoyed my post and until next time.

Love ya'll

Hugs To All


stefanie said...

Little baby Megan's room is going to be heavenly..I love all the fabrics, and colors...what a lucky little princess!!! thanks for letting me enter, I am off to your store, have a wonderful weekend

Floss said...

How lovely to see you here in your happy place! The beautiful creations are wonderful and Megan is such a lucky little girl already! (Beautiful name.)

I was thinking only yesterday of the lovely second prize I won in your last giveaway, so it seems cheeky to enter this one too, but I would love to, and I will also put a link to you on my sidebar without asking for a second entry, because I have already been quite lucky enough! Do pop over and enter my giveaway if you have time.

peggy gatto said...

Lucky baby! I love the dog!!!!!
thanks for the pretty treats this morning!

Hana said...

I love all your sweet little creations! So feminine and sweet! Would love a chance to win that cute sachet! Thanks! Have a great weekend!


Lenore said...

Your creations are so lovely and perfect for Valentines Day and for your nursery.

Terri Gordon said...

Your work is just beautiful. Love the colors. What a wonderful giveaway.

debi said...

Oh my goodness! Where to start? I'm SOOOOO glad to see you back!

And what a wonderful post filled with such pretty eye candy! Love the new pillows...and the precious little scottie and banner for Megan's room. And, I LOVE the name Megan, I have a niece with that name.

It looks like you've got alot of beautiful goodies to decorate her room with....I wish I could come and help you, it's going to be gorgeous!

Love your pretty new banner with all the pink roses!

And wow! What a beautiful giveaway!


fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

this is wonderful giveaway for a come back! love the sachet and do have me in your giveaway.. keeping fingers cross!

Caroline@ FOREVER VINTAGE said...

Pretty sachet and the scotty dog is so cute! I love your taste in fabrics.

Anne Fannie said...

What beautiful work you do! I love the dog and the banner, the fabrics you chose is so pretty!
What a cute little heart in your gift away! Count me in!

Kelee said...

Hi Sonia!

I love the little vignettes with the acrylic charms in them--nice shots!

The pillows are so lovely too!

love, kelee www.katillacshack.com

Karen said...

How sweet is your Lavender Heart! I just discovered your blog thru Debit at Life in my studio and am so happy I did!
Thank you for such a nice giveaway! :)
Some days are diamonds

Pink Princess said...

AAWWW Welcome back to blogger land ♥ LOVE the sweet baby items you made for baby Megan That cute doggie is awesome.

Would ove to enter for the heart give away it is so sweet and lover Lavender too yummmmm..

Hugs from Marian

Pink Princess said...

Became a follower )( thought I already was, hhhmmm)AND will put the button in my sidebar ♥♥

bubbachenille said...

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely, Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful heart !
bubbachenille at bigpond dot com

bubbachenille said...

Lovely, Lovely, Lovely, Thanks for the chance to win this beautiful heart !
bubbachenille at bigpond dot com

Tini said...

Hi Sonia,
ooohhhh I love your works! All are so pretty and beautiful! And I love the stops on your blog - it´s every time an eye candy! Thanks for the chance to win a amazing work from you! hugs from Germany
<a href="http://arts-by-tini.blogspot.com/> Tini </a>

I´ve linked the giveaway at my sidebar :)

So Shabby Pink said...

What a great sewing talent you have. LOVE your choice of colors! Glad I found your blog today!


Sandy said...

I am enjoying a cold Winter morning with a cup of coffee and blog search. Just happened across your wonderful little corner of the Internet when I found it on "Life In My Stuido". Please ender me in your giveaway too!

Dragonlady said...

Hi there, so nice to meet you, I used to live in NC, down just north of Greensboro, all of my family are still there.(I am now transplanted in Florida)..I always loved going to Mt. Airy
just to get the wonderful "Pork Chop Sandwich"....lol and go on up to the Blue Ridge too..

I just became a follower, I love your pretty things, your baby's room is going to be adorable...The doggie is so cute...
I love the sachet rose heart and would love the chance to win it...

Pattyjo said...

What beautiful things you make! Thank you so much for a chance at your beautiful heart!

Lori said...

hi Sonia, i saw your giveaway on "life in my studio" and had to come over and try my luck...your sachets and pillows are gorgeous...and i would love to win that pretty little heart...i have two givaways in progress myself right now, if you would like to stop over and enter one or both, i would love to see you there...


Hello this is my first visit to your blog....i came from "life in my studio"...
what a delicious post you have here...and having a heavy photo post happens to be my motto!

I'll definately return.
Please enter me in your give away...it's beautiful...

come by my site sometime too....it's a medley of creative things...my outlet!


do you have a follow button, I will look for it now.


I am now your newest follower...

i forgot to leave my email

come see me sometime...my "SCREEN"
door is always open!

ciao again

aimee said...

hi! so happy to see a post from you. what a beautiful heart you are giving away :) i love the beautiful sweet work you do. your baby room is going to be adorable! cant wait to see more.

Michelle, Darin and boys said...

This is my first time visiting your blog and seeing all of your delicious handmades, which brought me an especially big smile because I've been sleeping for months on Rachel's Mon Ami sheets under the Hydrangea Rose duvet cover!!! LOVE IT! :-)))

Toronto Girl said...

I love your blog and I'm so happy that you are back :) The heart is gorgeous!

Shabby Chick said...

Hi, first time visiting your blog and it's so lovely! Congratulations on expecting your first girl, I have two and it is wonderful :)

I love the scotty cushion and your other gorgeous makes, I would love to have an entry in your giveaway please!

Thanks, Mel xxx

Shabby Chick said...

PS just added a link with a pic to my sidebar xx

Northwest Pretties said...

Hi Sonia, What a great talent you have! I love all the roses and pinks! Sew sew sweet!! Your little Megan is one lucky little lady! Thanks for the opportunity to win one of your sweet hand-made give-aways! Best of Luck to You and YOurs, Susan @ Northwest Pretties northwestpretties.blogspot.com

Pea Green Kitty said...

Oooh such prettiness....I LOVE IT ALL!!! x

Sugar Bear said...

So happy to hear you have a sweet baby girl joining you! You will love it! I love all of the pillows and hearts you have been creating. Such soft beautiful colors. The Scottie is super sweet. She will treasure it I'm sure.

Joyfulsister said...

Aloha, I am so glad I found your blog, I to love pink roses and pinks lol. I would love to enter your giveaway and I really enjoyed my time spent here today. I will be back to visit your beautiful blogs. Here in Hawaii don't have vintage stores like all of you have there in the states, so I love to look at ideas and most of the time just enjoy and dream as I visit blogs like yours.

Blessings Lorie

Leann said...

Just popping by to say hi and am so glad that I did. I would love the chance to with this fabulous heart. I'm off to post it on my side bar!


Angela said...

Megan is a lovely name!
Beautful heart too - please enter me in the draw if I am not too late!
Happy Valentines Day!