Sunday, March 15, 2009


Hello and welcome to Blue Monday hosted by Sally of Smiling Sally. Thank you Sally for hosting this fun event! If you go to her blog you can get a list of all the other participants.
Today for some blue I thought I would show you two banners that I have been working on. I'm moving my paper crafts to another guest bedroom that I have been redoing to allow more room in my sewing room. So I have been finishing up the projects that were in the making on that table.

The first one is done with a crushed velvet background, I used a vintage Victorian clip art, embellished with German Glass Glitter, lace and trims, millinery and a rhinestone at her neckline.

The second one was made from my Christmas card this year. Glitter and trims added to make this pretty one.

Happy St. Patricks Day!
I have a few of my St. Patricks Day decorations to wish in the holiday for you!
This cute little pin, my daughter Jen of Jen's Petal Palace made for me about 16 years ago. She cross stitched it then put several coats of a decopage glue on it to get it hard then cut it out and put a pin on the back.

Some closeups of tree ornaments. A few banners I made this year.

Some cross stitch that I did years ago.

Silk ribbon embroiderd hearts.

A cross stitch sachet.

I made some faux sugar cookies the fill the gaps in this tree. My first year for a St. Patricks Day tree!

A cute little kitty green vase I thought perfect for St. Patricks.

A pillow made using vintage clip art.

A very pretty Victorian Lady!
A picture of my kitty Beans who passed away 7 years ago. She was a sweetie and I still miss her. She had her picture taken for every holiday and helped me on my ebay auctions 8 years ago. She had quite a following and got lots of fan mail! She wished everyone "Happy Bidding"

Another pillow using vintage clip art and Holly Hobbie all dressed in green.
A little mini quilt I made in cross stitch using all different types of threads and buttons.

I wish a very Happy St. Patricks Day!
Thank you for stopping by and have a wonderful week!
Bless you, Shirl


the wild raspberry said...

love the crushed velvet.
how did you get holly onto that pillow? it is darling!
have a great day.

Smilingsal said...

It looks as if you've been busy. Thanks for sharing. Happy Blue Monday.

Amy at Bunny Rose Cottage said...

SHIRL~ Your creations are beautiful!! I love all of your St. Patricks day things! I dont have one thing for St. Patricks day to decorate, can you believe that? You do such beautiful work, as does Jen! Great job :)

Love you!

From Kathleen at Yesteryear Embroideries said...

Just love all of your pretty things in blue and green both!{: Happy St. Patrick's day to you also! blessings,Kathleen


Happy Blue and St. Pattys to you! I love to stop in for your creative posts! Your work is always so lovely!

Connie said...

You did "GREAT" combining this post into the 2 different "days", honey! Very cute indeed,

Marie said...

beautiful blues. you really do such nice work. thanks for sharing.

bj said...

Oh, what great BLUES you share with us today....
Happy Blue Monday,

Susan @ A Southern Daydreamer said...

Beautiful items you have made..alot of time and love in each! Happy Blue Monday ~

Anonymous said...

What a fun hobby. It looks like you have an artist touch for putting together fabrics and embellishments.

Kathy b

Anonymous said...

What a fun hobby. It looks like you have an artist touch for putting together fabrics and embellishments.

Kathy b

jeanne said...

Shirl, your blue and green today was all so pretty and fun. Your Victorian
art work and banners are gorgeous. I loved it all.


Jennifer said...

Mom I love your blue cards.The Christmas card is beautiful.I want one, do you have more left?Your St pats day stuff is so pretty.You did a great job on your cookies and the green cat vase is my favorite.Beans looks adorable.I miss her so much too!Hugs,Love you.Jen

Secondhandrose said...

Shirl, you have beautiful decorations but my favorite by far is the Christmas Blessed Virgin Mary banner. So, so pretty.
Happy St Patrick's day

Anonymous said...

Lovely work you must be very proud, I know I would be. It is a pleasure to see your work!!

Angela said...

Happy St. Patrick's Day Shirl!!!
I had to find your blog again. I was thinking about the little Treasures that you make and I thought to myself, "I'll bet she quilts" and you do. I wonder if I have seen one of your quilts at the Jubilee in Weston??? I love going there to see all of the quilts and Bum the Wonder Horse!

MISS PEACH ~(^.^)~ said...

Dearest Miss Shirl! I am so happy today because your wonderful package arrived! I almost forgot about my ear infection while I opened MY special gift you so thoughtfully included. I really loved that kitty tag with my name on it...all the glitter made it that more precious. Mommy jumped when she saw the Lindt chocolates! Oh yummy! The Italian bowl is so perfect for displaying mommies ATC's...those are little baseball sized cards she makes and trades with other artists. SO SWEET! The ribbonwork hearts are so delicate and smell almost as good as catnip:) Mommy told me that was lavendar...I guess that is people catnip. I will send you some pictures of me opening everything up tomorrow...thank you for all the treasures and the ones on your blog today. So much delightful eye dreamy.
Your devoted Miss Peach

Ele at abitofpinkheaven said...

You have quite the St. Patricks Day collection. All so beautiful. I love the pillows and your faux cookies! Your little hangings are so cute. You're always creating something new that's fun! Your Christmas card is very pretty and then when you embellished it....even more beautiful.

Gingerbread said...

I do like the silk hearts, but its all a lovely collection of your work its hard to choose really. I also like your main photo for your blog. best wishes Julie.C

KatCollects said...

I love that you decorate for St. Patricks Day, I have never done that. My house is already looking like Easter exploded though : )

Victorian Garden Gourmet said...

Love all your vintage images. Very creative. I like what you did with your Christmas Card. Just lovely!

Pearl said...

Shirl I just love to stop by your site often to see all the beauty you have made. What a talented lady you are indeed. My gosh it seems as though you do it all. Thanks for sharing, Pearl