Mary's Cottage Treasures

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Sunday, March 21, 2010

Use your imagination and see what you would do
with this gorgeous pile of beads. Check back in a few days
and I'll show you what I have done with it.
Oooohhhh - Spring has Sprung -
Look at these 'fantabulous' colors!

Sunday, March 7, 2010

I love the beauty of our world and I especially love Spring. To me, the return of the Robin is one of the most marvelous wonders of Spring. God planned that in this part of the country (Virginia - east coast), the arrival of the Robin would be an indication that Spring is just around the corner. Is that true where you live? [If you post a reply, would you mind telling us where you live, please.] Last week, I saw my first little group of three Robins in my back yard and I got SOO excited! Warmer weather really IS coming. YEAH ... Spring!

Interestingly, several weeks earlier, I was sorting through a box of old linens from an estate sale and found a precious hand embroidered piece with a cute whimsical Robin on it. Tossing it onto the table where I was working, I didn't think any more about it until the next day, when, in amazement, I noticed that I had left it on top of some newly purchased fabric. This sweet material had cupcakes & hearts in the exact same colors as the hand embroidered Robin with his cute little pink breast. Oh, my goodness, I knew right then and there that I HAD to do something to put those two pieces together. But what was it? I had no clue.

Looking at the two pieces every day over a period of several weeks, I finally decided to make a pillow from the cute CUPCAKE fabric and incorporate the Robin embroidery piece as a panel in the middle. The cute robin was holding a little pink flower and I decided he should hold instead, of all things ... a cupcake! Cutting out a cupcake from the material, stuffing it, hand sewing it together, and then sewing it over the little flower took me a couple of hours. Adding pretty pink rick-rack set the embroidery piece off perfectly. So, now the 'SWEET Robin of Spring' is holding a three dimensional cupcake complete with a 'Swarovski crystal' cherry on top! Can you see that little cupcake he is holding?! Isn't he adorable?

Yummy cupcakes are all the rage right now, so if you love them as well as Robins, maybe this 'SWEET Robin of Spring' cupcake pillow creation is meant to be yours. It is a OOAK (One-of-a-kind) creation as there is only one embroidery piece, so buy it for your daughter's (or granddaughter's) bedroom. Or, maybe it would be perfect for that playroom or sunroom sofa that needs a 'POP" of color & fun! In the meantime, I hope to see lots of sweet REAL Robins in my yard as warmer weather approaches. Don't you?! Click on the link below (or copy & paste it) to go directly to my shop to purchase this special 'Sweet Robin of Spring' Pillow.

Hopefully, Spring will come soon to your area. Let me know when you see your first Robin!
Blessings to you and yours.