Let your soul stand ajar, always ready to welcome the ecstatic experience. ~ Emily Dickinson

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

~ "IT'S THE BERRIES" ~

Strawberries, to be exact!!  I finally got some of them finished and wanted to share them with you.  Here is a close up of a set of them I have called BERRY STRINGS.


I just loved making these and used a wonderful pattern by Stacy Nash. I was originally going to make some scissors fobs and still plan to, but decided to create something a bit different, along the order of the Heartstrings I make.  I took a large berry and a medium berry and made them into a hanger!  Here they are on a sweet little dress.


I looked everywhere for some kind of cord and finally decided to make my own!!  I used some brown embroidery floss and after much twisting, I have lots of nice cording for the perfect hangers.  I stitched them securely to the top of each berry and then tied a knot for a loop, allowing you to hang it on a hook, nail, small cupboard knob or on a hanger like I have shown.  Or you can also display it as I have done, on a piece of old fabric, surrounded by your sewing treasures!  


I have added them to my Picture trail HERE and would love for you to stop by for a visit!

If you are a regular visitor to my blog, you have no doubt noticed a few changes too!  My very talented husband Jeff asked me a few days ago if I would like to do anything different  and when I said "yes", he got busy and gave my blog a whole new look!!!  I really love what he has done and so appreciate his talents in the technical area!!  I did help him with the styling of my new header, but he did all the rest....picture taking, uploading, downloading, tweaking, adjusting, and changing the background to coordinate everything!!  I would be LOST without his help and really admire all of you talented ladies out there who can do ALL of that, PLUS create!!  I wish I had all that talent, but am just happy I am married to someone who does!!!  I am still not used to it yet, as I had the other background for a long time, but just love the new look and I hope you do too!!!

Thank you again for taking the time to follow, stop by and leave your comments!!  I know that if you have a blog and are like me, you appreciate each and every comment and read each one..I'm grateful for the encouragement they bring!!  

Wishing you a lovely week, filled with lots of encouragement and perhaps even a bowl filled with some REAL STRAWBERRIES,  my friends~~

Julie