Friday, September 15, 2017

MAKING A LETTUCE BAG


I came up with this wonderful idea after visiting my friend Mary.  While we visited her house for a Sunday meal, I noticed a linen towel bag that held her previously cleaned lettuce leaves.  After inquiring about the sack, she explained that the lettuce stayed fresher that way.

So the next day at home, I decided to sew up a few of the bags myself.  I bought a package of three linen towels and washed and dried them.

The first thing I did was to cut the towel in half lengthwise.  Then I folded it as you see in the picture, turned it inside up and sewed the two sides.  Notice the flap on the right size.  This will fold after inserting my cleaned lettuce leaves.








This was a quick 10 minute easy sewing project.  In the long run, it will save me money keeping my lettuce fresher.

Sunday, September 10, 2017

WEDDING CARDS 2017







This spring, I have made numerous engagement, shower and wedding cards.  I made each of the cards in line with the brides' tastes.



 








I take it as a challenge to make a card personally for a bride and her bridegroom. 
I hope they enjoy these mementos of their happy day.






Tuesday, September 5, 2017

ORIENTAL PORCELAIN MANTLE 2017


I love to use my Oriental porcelain anytime I can in my decorating.  This year, the mantle is full of treasures that I have acquired.

The first piece I placed on the mantle was my vintage birdcage that I received from a dear friend. I gathered some of the smaller pieces to insert into the cavity of the birdcage.


A ginger jar, a planter and a vase anchored the left side of the mantle.



A large jar holding dried tiger lily stems sits on the floor to give some balance.  You will notice that I added our West Point plate(which isn't Oriental) and another vase by the mantle clock.





The plant is placed in the perfect spot to get the morning sun.



I would be happy to leave this mantle up until Christmas.  You might just see some pumpkins pop up in the fall.  The oranges and deep blue marry so well together.