Sunday, April 26, 2009

April Showers Brings May Flowers

Hi,, its been a really busy and productive week for me. I got soooo much accomplished. Now, I just have to do it again this week and I might be caught up and ready to start again. LOL The problem is alot of what I was getting caught up on is the cupcakes which I have posted before. But I did have a special order for some pink chocolate dipped strawberry pillows. I had four of them to do and I have to say I am sooo glad they are done. The velvet and satin were tricky and hand sewing the sequins and beads to a long time. I had a couple of pulling my hair out moments, but in the end they turned out well. Next my order for new ceramic roses from Cindy came in. I am working on lots of new jewelry with these. And the next flowers I made this afternoon at my BFF Judys. She is a quilter and had this handy dandy Accu-cut machine. You roll your fabric across these dyes and it cut the fabric in that shape. She has alot of the normal quilting ones of squares and triangles, but I love the flowers and butterflys. After we cut them all out, I stacked a few together and made a little stitch in the center to make them puffy. I am thinking of using these on top of my cupcake pillows.

Well, have a wonderful week. I hope you all have beautiful spring weather. Also, the post below this one is about a wonderful place called Enchanted Makeovers. If you get the chance, read this too! :) Happy Creating,, gail


Patricia said...

Your 3d flowers came out great. I like them. The strawberries are adorable, sorry they gave you a hard time. Glad you're getting through the back log. Would any of us really know what to do if we got completely caught up? Have a good week,
Patricia Rose-A Potpourri of Fabric, Fragrance and Findings

Tedi said...

Wow, Gail you have been busy. I think the chocolate dipped strawberries are adorable. Can't wait to see what you do with the roses too. Hugs, Tedi

Carolee Crafts said...

Love all of these, the 3D flowers are so pretty and chocolate dipped strawberries a way to a girl's heart.

Susan said...

That cutter sounds amazing...I have lost touch with the quilt world...used to be involved big the creations! can have your heat back!

Kimberly said...

You have been busy, I like the flowers and the cupcakes, they are adorable

Cottage Flair said...

Pretty new blog design. I think it's new? The chocolate covered strawberries are too cute. I'm glad you had a productive week. That always feels so good.

Sharon said...

I love the flowers~ you can use them anywhere~ I can't wait to see how you do use them~S

Marie said...

Hi Gail,
Everything is so pretty on your site. The roses are beautiful. I love the banner photo. It could be framed.

Carol said...

Gail, you are just oozing talent and beauty. I love everything you are doing.

I am particularly partial to those strawberries. I have had the materials to make some for a couple years, but...........well, you know. I will just admire yours.


Carrie Gonzalez said...

Gail, I love your flowers!! Oh I would love to get my hands on some of those. lol The pillow is adorable. Your work just make me smile. Have a great week!

Janet Bernasconi said...

Hi Gail!

Love the flower and cupcakes. Pink is so pretty. So glad you got an order for them. Love how they turned out. Cindy's roses are beautiful. They will look so pretty on the jewelry pieces you will be creating.
Thanks for sharing pinkie. You rock.
Janets Creative Pillows

Michelle (Shell) May said...

I really really really love those strawberries! Girl they are just too cool!

Angel Heart Designs said...

Hi! Gail...Just LOVE those pillows, so cute! and those cute flowers..just precious..and my ceramic ones came out cute too I must say...:)

Nancy said...

OMG, How did I miss this, Miss Gail? I love all 3 of your goodys!! Man I am jealous! I have got to contact Cindy for all those beautiful colored roses! You know Cindy needs a helper, and too!
Huggs, Nancy

Susie said...

Hi Gail! Lovely, lovely, lovely!
The Polka Dot Rose

pinkstilettos said...

OOhh Lala....I love those flowers in the 2an photo. I am going to have to put them on my blog someplace if you don't mind and then link back to you. Daisy~