Monday, May 27, 2013

Vintage Hanky Love

I just love and adore vintage hankies!
I have collected vintage hankies for about eleven years now,
and occasssionally I break into them to create with. I struggle
putting scissors to them, but once I finish whatever I am making
I'm always happy with the end result. Best of all, these gorgeous
things can be used and appreciated again...instead of just sitting
in a drawer. My favorites are the florals, and children's hankies.
I have made many things with them like hanky purses, lavender
sachets, pinafore's and skirts for baby onesies, window valences,
shower curtain toppers, hanky dolls, a dolly quilt, ruffles on the
the leg bottoms of children's jeans, and the bottom of little girl
t-shirts, and baby bonnets, all of which I sold through my
Cameo Kids website.
In 2010 I made neck scarves with them. Once I finished them
I realized they worked for head scarfs and belts for pants too.
My neighbor girls really loved them, so they modeled how one
could wear them for me. What made me think of them again was,
I was looking for something for my hair the other day to keep my
hair out of my face while doing a photo shoot. I found a couple
I had saved for myself that I had forgotten all about. I really
love these things, so I thought I would share them here again.
If you're looking for a craft idea, maybe this will inspire you to
create some of these sweet hanky scarfs for yourself!


The girls are just adorable to aren't they!?
Below are the hanky color pallets I used for each of the scarves.
I decided on the length and width I wanted them to be, added a
white hankerchief fabric for backing on the first four I made. I
cut several pieces for each scarf and starting from the bottom of
both ends and working towards the middle, I sewed them all
together. Then I sewed the backing on the hanky strip to finish.
The last scarf in the photo above was made using several full
size hankies by sewing them all together. No backing was used
on that one. I just couldn't cut those hankies in pieces. That one
became my favorite of all of them. It was gorgeous!

These are really a fun project and something very unique
that you won't find in the stores anywhere. Now that I have
found mine, I will definately be using mine more often for sure!
And....they look so nice with your summer outfits!!
Thank you for the visit today!
Wishing you a very happy Memorial Day!
And remember.....this day is a day we should be remembering
and honoring all those who have given so much, so that we may
enjoy a life of freedom. God Bless them and their families...
and God Bless the U.S.A.!!!!
TaTa Till Later!!
Love, Hugs, and Blessings to you!
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Sunday, May 26, 2013

Playing Photographer Again...Practice Practice Practice

Random Photos Taken Here and There
Love taking pictures and playing with the photo editor.....
Vintage Love
Bling it up.....  
Say it with flowers....
Love love....ol vintage cars....

 Vintage cars painted on local garage doors.....

Fire engine in Tavares, FL.....
 Little boy with his new camera taking a picture of me while I took one of him.....he was so excited
to use his camera. Because he saw me with mine, he asked if he could take a picture of me, so I
said only if I could take one of him while he was shooting me. His grandmother was with him and
said I was his first picture. He was so darn cute!

The End!
TaTa Till Later!
Love, Hugs, and Blessings!

Thursday, May 16, 2013

I Am So Blessed

Just Had to Take Some Pics!
For Mother's Day my hubby had sent to me the most
beautiful bouquet of flowers and in my favorite colors
to boot! He also had a card made through Hallmark  for
me that came in the mail! I didn't even know you could do
that! (I mean the specially made for someone card.)
It was beautiful and made me cry.
He can't get out without me...he can't drive so he does
his shopping on line and has it sent by mail. The picture
on the front of the card was a perfect choice to!
He knows I love this type of art. 
It was also one of those ones that plays music...
the song on this one was,
"What a Wonderful World."

 He calls me boo-boo.........I call him boo :)
Isn't it just beautiful! He melts my heart everytime!
It is just amazing to me how he'll remember all
these little things I love, and any gift he gives me
always always has a touch of it. And, many times
if he can't find what he is looking for, he will make it!
Or he did before his stroke anyway.

He had just hit the five year mark of his stroke a couple
of days before this Mother's Day, and it was a bad day for
him this time, because he still has so far to go to recover.
So that day being very fresh in his mind, my card was
somewhat related to that Mother's Day five years ago. It
was just an awful day...I thought I was going to lose him! It
was touch and go for three weeks! And, we were planning
our wedding that was just two and half months away,
our life together was just beginning, he was my everything!
I was scared to death! I had lost my first love eight months
before our wedding when I was eighteen, this felt like Deja Vu
all over again. Please God NO!!
On that Mother's Day he had been unconscious for a
couple of days prior, but that morning when I awoke
at 6AM, I walked up to his bedside to check on him....
I was shocked when he opened his eyes and said,
"Happy Mother's Day sweetie,
I'm so sorry I've ruined your day."
I didn't even think he knew what day it was let alone
Mother's Day! I didn't even remember it was Mother's
Day! Then immediately after, he was out again. I just
couldn't believe it because, the stroke had taken his speech,
he was totally paralyzed on the right side along with his
vision being screwed up, and he just spoke so clearly! 
When he came to again a few days later, his speech was
gone again. And, he doesn't know if he is going to survive
this, and he worries about me!? I just sobbed and sobbed
then bent down and kissed him gently. This man no matter
what, always has put me and my happiness before anything
else. I'm so blessed to have this man, and I can't help loving
him so much, he is simply amazing! 
He knows I love pink and yellow together!
He also knows I also love daisies and roses!
And carnations!
And the flowers I received were a gorgeous
combination of all I love...he never forgets
a thing about me ever....makes me look so
bad! I forget things all the dang time!
This man of mine is just so very perfect!
I didn't know God made men this wonderful.....
other than my Dad!
By the time I decided to take some photos of
these beauties, the roses were already wilting.
So sad, they didn't even open all the way...hubby
was not happy about that at all. They were yellow
with pink edges, never have seen those kind before.
But, they were beautiful while they lasted!

Love these daisies!
The sweetest little carnations....soft baby pink with white tips.
When I see mind says....get the camera!
So I did!..........I love to take pictures and love trying to
capture the beauty of things. Makes hubby happy when
I take pictures of the things he gives me...and I always love
to make him happy...a smile is a smile and I'll take
every one he gives! :) I apologize if it seems I am bragging
about him, but he is so very worth bragging about!
I hope ya'll don't mind me talking about my hubby's stroke.
This is our life, and in everything we do and everywhere we
go, it is with us every single minute. We struggle, we laugh,
we get angry, we cry, but WE still have each other. His
stroke is every part of us now until we get that one miracle,
Total Recovery!
Thanks for visiting today!
TaTa Till Later! :)
Love, Hugs, and Blessings!