Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Look what I found

I was in my local Goodwill Store and found this ottoman. It is very clean but I damp cleaned it and sprayed it with lysol and wala I have a beautiful ottoman. The best news is it was only $7.

Monday, June 29, 2009

Give Away on my blog

Leave me a comment for the chance to win this bag. It would be great for some many uses like putting pj's under the pillow, packing, on storing items. Dead line is Wednesday at midnight est.

Saturday, June 27, 2009

Oh My Goodness Janet B Did Win The Shoe Bag

Janet B of Janet's Creative Pillows was picked with a random number generator to win the first contest. Look on Monday for another give away.

Janet send me your address at janetinva@hotmail.com

Friday, June 26, 2009

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday June 26, 2009 as we present "A ROSE BY ANY OTHER NAME"

I've never seen a rose I didn't love. From the first blossom of spring, gently swaying in the breeze, to an intricately stitched needlepoint rich in history, I love them all. Silk roses mixed with a bunch of silk hydrangeas, gracing a vase on the mantle. Cabbage roses on a sugar bowl and creamer, brought out for a grandmother's tea. Colorful rose cupcakes scented as beautifully as they look.

Roses represent so many wonderful things and are often used to celebrate special milestones such as weddings, births and anniversaries. We might write a special announcement on stationery with long-stemmed yellow roses lying against a background of a French poem. Use white satin roses to create wedding memories in a vintage box.

Roses have also been used throughout the centuries in home décor. Like wild pink roses painted on porcelain china plates. A crystal bud vase embellished with a pink silk rose, ready to hold a freshly picked rose bud from the garden. A French ribbon rose attached to a crocheted cushion in the living room. Hand built ceramic roses to use as drawer pulls, or as a magnet to hang up a special photograph.

Milliners used silk roses to embellish the finest hats; perhaps one covered with embroidered lace and handmade millinery roses. Seamstresses stitched the richest brocade drapes adorned with roses. Grandmothers embroidered the most delicate rose patterns on tablecloths and handkerchiefs. Now we can give silky velvet rose pins a special corsage. For everyday occasions, you might wear a vintage pink rose apron or admire a rose-shaped pillow made of hot pink satin.

Throughout the years, famous artists have studied and painted every aspect of the rose. Antique lithographs and post cards from the 1800s grace our homes today with their everlasting beauty. From a rhapsody of roses printed on canvas and hung over a doorway to garlands of decal roses that make favorite items look hand painted, roses continue to gracefully fit every lifestyle and décor.

Photo Contribution 1: Katie's Rose Cottage Photo Contribution 2: The Decal Cottage

Thursday, June 25, 2009

Give Away

Leave me a comment on my blog and you will entered for a chance to win this envelope bag. These bags are perfect for packing things in drawers or in suitcases. Dead line is Friday June 26 at midnight. I will have another give away next week too.
Remember post your comment on this post because I may post new stuff later today about other topics.

Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Tuesday's Product of the Day

Order a set of 3 or 4 sets of 3 to make a dozen of these sweet rosebud or lavender sachets.
Here are some great ideas:
  • tucked away in drawers
  • in a linen closet on each shelf
  • hang on a door
  • put them in shoes you are not wearing
  • in purses you are not using
  • put them in luggage
  • a school locker
  • a gym locker
  • gift basket item
  • baby's room
  • under pillows
  • order extra to give as gifts
  • SWAG bags

You can find them on my website at http://beloved-creations.com/ or on my boutique at Make Mine Pink at

Monday, June 22, 2009

Monday's Product of the Day

Today's Product of the Day is this very cute set of hand embroidered kitchen towels from my boutique at

Those little kittens are so sweet and would make a wonderful addition to your kitchen. You could also use them as chair back covers or kitchen curtains.

Sunday, June 21, 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Join us on the forum at http://makeminepink.com/ for Show and Tell Monday. I have finished all except for 1 foot of the hand embroidery on the lap quilt and my next step is to purchase more thread, my backing, and possibly some red fabric for extra blocks.

Friday, June 19, 2009

Have you ever been to Paducah Ky

I visited Paducah recently and found that it is being advertised as the SoHo of the south because of it's artist groups. I am thinking about moving there after my daughter gets back from her Army training in January. Who knows though, where I'll be. But it is a thought. Not only does Paducah have numerous artists but the National Quilt Museum. Here are some links that I often go to to dream about living there or not.

Friday's Product of the Day

I love hand embroidered pillowcases. You can find them on my website at http://beloved-creations.com/ and in my boutique at

Thursday, June 18, 2009

Thursday Product of the Day

Today's product is from my Pink Ribbon Breast Cancer items. This is a great gift for the golfer you know. A portion of all Pink Ribbon or Red Dress items are given to thier charities.

Pink Friday at Make Mine Pink

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday June 19, 2009 as we present "Favorite Finds"
You know that sudden flutter you feel when you discover a long sought after treasure? Maybe it's a piece of faux pastry delicately iced and trimmed with lace satin ribbon that takes hold of your imagination and makes you smile. Or vintage china pieces with hand painted roses that bring back forgotten memories. A cottage frame trimmed in vintage wallpaper to hold a treasured photo. Crisp table linens, reminiscent of special teas shared with Grandmother so many years ago. Hand painted silk roses adorning a beautifully wrapped gift or Cameo soaps, delicately scented to tuck inside a drawer of vintage hankies.An armful of hand-embroidered pillowcases you can't wait to bring home and show off by piling them on your bed. A rose scented candle that hides inside a special teacup. Garden party hats with vintage floral brooches and ribbon bands, just right for a party or to dress up a corner of your room. Broken china mosaics on a teapot, lamp or silver plated tray to bring out when company comes. A vintage rhinestone necklace and bracelet to put on for just the right occasions.

A white painted cottage cabinet to be filled with hand-painted dishes, appliquéd tea towels, chenille bedspreads or vintage toys. Wrought iron candle sticks that dangle delicate crystal drops. They add an instant aura of old-fashioned romance. Vintage nursery jars to put in your powder room or the master bath, unexpectedly filled with rose-shaped soap petals and lavender potpourri. Hand stitched needlepoints, rich in history, combined with pastels silks for a treasured pillow. Tea cozies trimmed in Venice lace and satin ribbons and bows - stunning as any china teapot and just right for an afternoon tea party with friends.Favorite finds of all shapes and sizes, to fill each corner and to suit every whim, wait for you to discover at Make Mine Pink.

Joyce Lucas, FounderMake Mine Pink

Photo Contribution 1: Pink Hugs Sweet Shoppe Photo Contribution 2: The Roseberry Cottage

Wednesday, June 17, 2009

Storm Pics

I took these pics in clarksville tn tonight

Wednesday's Product of the Day

This is a set of machine embroidered quilt blocks that are just so cute. They are already embroidered and ready to incorporate into your next quilting project.

Monday, June 15, 2009

Monday's Product of the Day

Time is running out to order for Father's Day. If you order today or tomorrow, Tuesday June 16, I will be able to get it to you. So today's Product of the Day are these vintage linen men's handkerchiefs.

You can find them on my site at

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Show and Tell Monday

Join all of us at http://makeminepink.com/ on the forum for Show and Tell Monday.

I've been working on this a couple of weeks. It will be a quilt top when finished. Although I have never made a quilt I plan to do this one myself.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Last Call for Men's Hankies for Father's Day

Tuesday. June 16 will be the last day I can make hankies and get them in the mail so that Dad can get them for Father's Day. These handkerchifs make great gifts for father, granddad, husband, son, pastor and so many men in your life.

Friday's Product of the Day

Today's product is this hand dyed, hand appliquéd green handkerchief. This little hanky was lovingly made and would be a perfect addition to your handkerchief collection.

Thursday, June 11, 2009

Thursday Product of the Day

Today's product is a very sweet white guest towel with blue embroidery. This guest towel would look wonderful in your bathroom with coordinating towels or line a breakfast tray with the towel for a very pretty look.
You can find this item on SALE for just $5.00 at

Pink Friday "Along the Garden Path"

Please join us for shopping with a twist on Friday June 12, 2009 as we present "Along the Garden Path"

Delights and pleasures that make your heart beat a little faster await you along the garden path. Sights and sounds and smells that excite your senses and inspire your imagination. Perhaps it's the purple cone flowers, multicolored morning glories, fragrant angel trumpets, or the lordly foxglove, all grown from seed and tended with love, that line the path and remind you to dream. Or the delicate shadow of a Victoria trellis supporting a new vine that takes you on a new flight of fancy. In the early morning hours, or when the sun begins to set, a verdigris candle holder or metal scroll work lantern might illuminate the garden pathway. But it's the vintage metal buckets painted with floral designs and planted with overflowing flowers, that seem to light the way. Along the garden path, a cherub garden sculpture, or a vintage cherub planter might welcome you to this less-traveled road. Ceramic plaques engraved with thoughts and sayings to brighten the day remind you of the peace you find when you walk here, and invite you to linger a while. Garden mushrooms greet you, as does the sparrow-song sung by tiny birds that have stopped to rest on bird-feeders shaped like perfectly opened petals and delicately formed tea cups. A garden tea party...a hand painted table brought outdoors just for the occasion. Sparkling candy lights make this a fairy-tale place in the midst of an enchanted path. A Victorian cake stand filled with roses and sweets takes center stage, the vintage china tea cups and plates are set. In the shade, you can remove the sun hat that was created just for you, in a design that makes you smile whenever you catch a glimpse of it. The garden scenery is reflected in a beautiful handmade cushion, stitched from fabric alive with pink blossoms, then placed on a nearby garden chair. A decorative vintage birdcage hangs from a weather hook. On the table lies a gardening book filled with inspiration and ideas to share. Later, you'll remember absent friends and lovingly write to them on note cards reminiscent of a favorite rose garden. But for right now, you'll celebrate with those who are here, and share the treasures you've found along the garden path.Photo Contribution 1: Treasured Heirlooms Photo Contribution 2: Caroline Alexander
http://www.makeminepink.com/pink-friday Joyce Lucas,Founderhttp://rs6.net/tn.jsp?et=1102607352803&s=2352&e=0015UwzmJ6hPAvVBwLhATD4kzuGO2-S2KGvvJndOy8Fo_oyWnMxB55HO7KR9i9I0TgbJWoGfAh-tB_Ty5VVqxIOUw_pM4-6hifi-2hrGRO_7yiBcncqVq7vDw==

Wednesday, June 10, 2009

Wednesday's Product of the Day

At Beloved-Creations.com you can find beautiful hand and machine embroidery. This table cloth is no exception. The table cloth is 60 inches round and is hand embroidered with blue and purple flowers on the top and around the bottom.
For more information about this table cloth or to prchase click on this link http://www.beloved-creations.com/catalog.php?item=31

Tuesday, June 09, 2009

Down but not out

If you tried to get to my site this weekend you know that it was down. The company that hosts my website had a hacker attack and they had to rebuild some servers. I'm back on-line and all is well. Throw Computer

Well then yesterday my internet cable company was down for about 6 hours so I couldn't log on to the internet --yikes!!! Sleeping Kitty On Monitor

As if that hasn't been enough, last week I got sick and had to go to the emergency room with what we think was a kidney stone. I haven't had one in years so I was really suprised to get another.
So anyway, I am feeling better, all systems are up and going so I should be back to working on my embroidery business today.

Wednesday, June 03, 2009

Beloved-Creations Product of the Day

Before we know it Father's Day will be here. Why not a personalized gift to show him that you think of him every day. Today's product is a vintage box of Irish Linen Handkerchiefs. You can find them at http://www.beloved-creations.com/catalog.php?item=431

Tuesday, June 02, 2009

Product of the Day

Today's product is a hand embroidered kitchen towel. It is very cute and would be great in any kitchen. You can find it at

Monday, June 01, 2009

Product of the Day

Today is Monday and the Product of the Day is this wonderful set of pillowcases. It is sunny and perfect for a spring makeover. They are hand embroidered in pink and yellow. There are so many things you can do with pillowcases. Here are a few examples: Of course on bed pillows, out door porch swing, chair back covers, dress for little girls, curtains, lamp shades, and so many more ideas.
Don't for get to check out Make Mine Pinks Show and Tell at http://makeminepink.com/

Show and Tell Monday

Please join us on the forum at http://makeminepink.com/ for Show and Tell Monday. My project is this beautiful set of pillowcases. I showed this last week and I have done some more work on it. This set is going to take a while though as I need to work on other projects.