Monday, February 8, 2016

Crocheted Basket

 I made this little crocheted basket as part of a welcome gift for a sweet friend coming to visit for a few days!
It's fairly quick and easy to whip up - I had this one completed in less than a day.
I thought it would make a nice addition to a dresser or bathroom with beauty supplies inside.
You can find the free pattern here
(Note: I added an extra row of crochet to the lighter part and the big flower)

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Roses of Inspiration 

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Snail Mail Tuck-Ins

I love giving gifts!!
Tucking a little something extra into my snail mail is a fun way to do that!
Some ideas for "tuck-ins" include:
 Ghirardelli Chocolate
Pretty Verse Cards
A favorite recipe
A tea bag
A bookmark
Packet of Flower Seeds

Some of these tuck-ins are are a little bulkier than others and require extra postage because they can't go through the machines.
The postal requirement for regular first class letter is that your envelope can easily slip through the 1/4 inch opening.
I made my own "mail checker" out of a cardboard flap by cutting a 1/4 inch opening in the center.

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Roses of Inspiration 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Teacup Cards

Here's a pretty little set of teacup cards I made to use for the Shelter: Postmarked ministry
Each teacup is cut from white cardstock with a piece of designer paper sewn to the front to form a pocket.
I added a piece of paper lace to the front of the cup and a pretty little tag inside the pocket.
I plan to send a "cup of cheer" to someone next week!

If you'd like to make your own -- you can find the free template I used here:

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Tuesday, February 2, 2016

Shabby Chic Nests!

Sharing two birds/nests I made for the Etsy shop.
I crocheted these nests from fabric and made the tiny birds with wings to match.
I think my favorite part is the lace tail -- it was kind of an after thought, but I love how it turned out!
Pretty pastels - all ready for spring!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Rustic Farmhouse Nests

I've been on a roll with making and adding spring things to the Etsy shop.
I patterned this nest and bird after the one I made for my new guest room.
The nest is made of twine and the bird of muslin with cute little dictionary page wings.
I made a custom nest for my niece adding white to the nest and customizing the wings to coordinate with her decor.  I'm open to doing that for Etsy orders if you message me first!

Friday, January 29, 2016

Crochet Flower Clips

Here are some pretty crocheted flower clips I made for the Etsy shop.
Each flower has a felt back with a small clip attached.
Great for use as
~ hair accessories
~ decorative clip on a purse
~ a lapel or scarf clip
~ decor accessories
 If you crochet you can find the pattern I based these on for free at Attic 24
If not - you can always purchase one via

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