Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Country Creations

Hi Dear Friends,

As most of you know, I have been working on some sewing projects in the last few days.  It's sometimes a struggle to get motivated on creating something but always rewarding in the end.  I'm famous for creating craft ideas in my mind but then I can't seem to get to my craft room to actually make it.  I'm sure some of you can relate.  My mind is often going 100 mph when in crafting mode so it can be frustrating when I do nothing about it.  Often, I don't know which idea to start on first...so what happens?...NOTHING!!  LOL!!!  It's always such a pleasurable experience once my sewing machine is finally purring away.  But as I'm sewing, I'm already mentally onto the next project and ohhh, that's not a good thing.

Here are my latest creations:

This pillow was a lot of fun.  I started this project with a design in mind but once I was piecing it together, it didn't look right.  So, I started to play.  This is what came out of it.  I'm pleased with how it turned out and I enjoyed the creative experience that came with it.

When I started to make this pillow, I wasn't quite sure what direction I was headed in.  I knew I wanted to layer some fabrics, I knew I wanted a heart.  Other than that, I really didn't have a definite plan.  When I'm making something, I usually make a template so I can adjust it then use it for future projects.  With this pillow, I just picked up some fabric and cut out a heart and then I did the same for the other hearts.  I was thinking of making a heart pillow but this one ended up being rectangular.  
I had no idea what I was going to do with the front of it, so...I started to play again.  This is how it turned out.

The cat coasters were made using a pattern that I found at Get Catnip Daily.  They were easy and a lot of fun.  Don't you just love free patterns?

I'm quite pleased with how this next project turned out.  As I was making it, I was struggling to figure out what I could add to it to make it more interesting.  I don't usually make things that are nearly all white but I think it turned out okay.  I added a hint of off white to make it more interesting.  As I found out, white doesn't photograph well LOL.

 The grain sack was created using a tutorial from Vintage Country Style.  I changed the measurements a bit but it turned out very similar.  The fabric was tea stained before it was cut out to give it an old, worn look.

 I didn't have the shades of paint that the tutorial recommended for the stripe so I used what I had on hand and mixed a couple of the colours.


I promised some photos of my new crafts, so here they are.  I don't know where my latest ideas will take me but I'm looking forward to finding out.  I hope you will join me on my next creative adventure.


  1. beautiful pillows.. How fun..Love the hearts too.

  2. Country charm extreme. I love everything :)

  3. How very sweet! Love your creativity! Just darling. xx Karen

  4. A fun post with some lovely results.


  5. You do indeed have some lovely creative ideas.

  6. Oh my.....you were motivated. Each and every one of your pretties are lovely. Your playing has transformed into exquisite makes! Just visiting your lovely blog from Stephanies' Roses of Inspiration.

  7. I can definitely relate to the mind getting so carried away that I have no idea where to turn first. These are all great, but I especially love the plaid heart, very nice work!
    Enjoy your day!

  8. So many beautiful things!!! I think the little heart is my favorite!
    I can so relate to the 100 mph mind that accomplishes nothing -- happens often!

  9. You have a natural flare for creating these pretty accent pieces Kelly! Love all the details you have sewn on your projects, and the pocket in the heart is so cute. Glad you've been enjoying some sewing time during these cold, snowy days.

  10. Morning, oh how sweet and charming all your creations are. You really have the knack for sewing, love them all!!!!!! Great way to pass the long winter days.Blessings Francine.

  11. These are all fantastic, it is fun to just play sometimes and see what you come up with, and this time it certainly worked for you.... I will have to say my favorite is the red plaid pillow, love the layering and stitching of the hearts and the button with the sprigs and a bow, just tops it off perfectly!!

  12. Hey Kelly, you did such a nice job putting your imagination to work. I love everything especially the sweet cat coasters. They made me smile :)

  13. You make such lovely and pretty things! xx

  14. Lovely work I like them all soo pretty ! Thanks for sharing , have a good day !

  15. Those coasters are the cat's meow!

  16. I love each one of your lovely creations. And, I had to laugh about creating in your head, but not getting to the making. That sounds like me.

    Thanks for sharing your wonderful pieces at SYC.

  17. Hi Kelly! I abolutely love your creations! The white heart are my favorite, so romantic!
    Enjoy the rest of your week.
    Hugs and love from Portugal,
    Ana Love Craft

  18. Good evening, Aunt Kelly! You have certainly been a busy little bee :) Your creations {as always} are stunning! Love the sweet heart.

    Thank you for sharing your talent and creativity with Roses of Inspiration. Hugs to you!

  19. How creative you are! I especially like the first pillow.

    Please drop by and say hello!
    Harvest Lane Cottage
    ...doing what I can with what I've got where I am
    on a short shoestring budget!