Wednesday, February 24, 2010

What I've been making these days...and some giveaway wins!

I have been doing a little sewing these days and making a ton of these little frayed flowers.
The pillow below is one that I made from some white linen that I had in my fabric stash.

I am lovin' making these rosettes and adding them to everything in sight.

This pillow is actually for the bedroom, but the light was better out here so
I snapped some photos of it here and then off to the bedroom it will go.

These little rosettes I made from lace instead of the frayed fabric.
Added a few buttons and sewed up an off-white linen pillow
and added them to it.

The lace pillow shown here with the linen pillow is one that I made before
Christmas and was always going to show it for a White Wednesday,
but never seemed to get it done. It is made with vintage lace that I had
purchased this last Summer while fleaing.
For more beautiful whites on this Wednesday, I invite you to go over to 
Faded Charm for the links to others sharing today.

This is such an awesome publication. It has so many great projects to try.
I love the little paper bag on the front.

This is the article and instructions for the frayed flowers. I can't tell you how many I have made,
but it's a lot. Every little scrap I get my hands on seems to became a flower.

Now, I have some giveaway wins to share
Some time ago I won a giveaway at Andrea's Vintage Bella Studio.
I adore these burlap wrapped candlesticks. Andrea creates the most
beautiful things. I love going over to her place to view her latest
creations. If you haven't seen her beautiful creation in the new Apronology,
you just must!

The roll of stamped tickets are a sweet addition to my studio now.
Thank you so much Andrea, for pulling my name out of the hat.
I am enjoying my lovely wins so much.

My next win came from Tracie at My Petite Maison.
Such beautifully wrapped packages. I love the old key so much,
and the old French postcard with the sentiment written in French
on the back. 

This win was filled with beautiful French inspired goodies.

The Cote Bastide room spray is so yummy.

The lip gloss from Clarins is amazing Tracie! I've been wearing it since it
arrived on Monday. How did you know that I needed this so much. I have a new love.

And this book Paris Patisseries is breathtaking!!!!
Of course just looking through it, put ten pounds on me. The photography
and text is so amazing. I hope you all get the chance to look through this
beautiful book.

Thank you so much Tracie for this wonderful win. I love it all!
You're the best!

My next win was from the One World One Heart event.
I met Lovey (don't you just adore her name) of Fabric Photo Memories,
when she came over and left a sweet comment at my place.
Her art is so beautiful and I was hooked on my first visit to her blog.
She creates with lovely fabrics and vintage photos that take me back in time.
Her artwork just speaks to me. 

Isn't this beautiful?

Such a treasure. It will be a wonderful piece to enjoy everyday Lovey.
Thank you so much for this beautiful piece. I am so glad it was me!

I want to thank all these wonderful girls for their lovely giveaway wins. These
have already added so much beauty to my life. Thank you so much!

Speaking of adding beauty to my life. I want each of you who read and visit this
blog to know what it means for me to share my loves with you all.
This has added such a wonderful aspect to my life. These connections
with you all are so dear.


Bunny Rose Cottage said...

JUNE!!!!! I LOVE those roses!!! You have GOT to sell some!! Those ones made with the crochet lace are TO DIE FOR!! You amaze me more every time I come here!! And those giveaway wins are gorgeous and so perfect for you and your home!!
Love ya sweetie, Spring wishes,
Amy said...

Hi June,
Your flowers are beautiful! I am going to look for that magazine. The lace ones are great. I did the same thing you are doing by adding the flowers I make to everything:0 Your pillows are so pretty. And congratulations on your lovely wins:)
Blog: Capers of the vintage vixens

Blondie's Journal said...


The talent of bloggers never ceases to amaze me...the paper and sewing crafts, the generosity and creativeness, it's just wonderful. I love all of your giveaway wins and I'll be sure to visit these blogs.

Your pillows are incredibly beautiful. The rosettes are the icing on the cake! I look at these and can't imagine buying another pillow ANYWHERE! Your fabrics are gorgeous and the different rosettes and placement are so creative. Oh, I could go on forever. You are just so talented, my friend. And this was the sweetest post! :-)


Anne Marie said...

your handiwork is so lovely! the pillow looks great - bedroom/living room/ even outdoors!

so cute!

Vicki said...

Hi, June,
I love those pillows you made with the frayed roses and lace roses!! I like to put roses on everything in sight, too! I know you will enjoy these pretty pillows in your lovely bedroom. Congratulations on all of your wins!! I hope you are having a beautiful week, dear friend! Vicki

Scented Sweetpeas said...

How very spooky, I just made my daughter a rose hair clip today that I am just about to put on my blog - you can tell spring is coming as we are thinking about lovely flowers :-) Gorgeous wins as well - you are a very lucky thing!

jade said...

Dear June,
your rosettes are soooo wonderful - i love them......that looks so romantic!!!!!! And all the giveaway wins are so lovely................the Cote Bastide room spray must be great!!!

Have a wonderful time, Hugs Jade

Ana said...

Good morning June,
Now I have one more item on my list of things to those frayed flowers. They look so pretty on your white pillow. Can't wait to give them a try. Congratulations on all your wonderful wins...Sweet giveaways for a very sweet person. Have a wonderful day my dear friend.

Hugs and Kisses,

Sheila Payne said...

Your goodies are so pretty...I need to learn how to make them roses for some of my projects. I hope you have an awesome Wednesday.


BellaRosa said...

June amor, your roses came out gorgeous! I almost bought that book (mag) but was called away by my girls before I had a chance to look I know I have to go back :) You won some beauties my sweet friend, but you so deserve them! It always makes me smile when I see your name on a giveaway win, because it feels like in a way, we all won :) wiered huh? that it feels like "my friend" won, but that is how it feels to me :) So do does it matter when I dig up the peonies?? there are a few bulbs, I think 4..take care sweetie! Besos, Rose

Peonies & Magnolias said...

I have got to find that magazine - your flowers are gorgeous and I just know I have plenty of scraps to make them with. Enjoyed seeing all your pretty wins also. Have a wonderful day.


KATHY said...

Hi june, i love the pillow!!! It's so beautiful.....Kathy

becky said...

I just adore that pillow.How cute!So dainty and sweet,thanks for sharing June!~~Becky

Jacqueline said...

Dear June,
Your cushions are delightful, you clever thing ! They look so professional.
.... and what lovely giveaway wins. You seem to win so many of them. What I love about giveaway wins is that they are usually things that are put around the house and, everytime that you look at them, you think of that person, which is lovely, isn't it ?

Lori said...

June, congratulations on all of your wins...that's some crazy good luck you have going on over there...i just love everything that has graced your mailbox lately...such pretty things...LOVE LOVE LOVE your beautiful pillows...thanks for the tip on the magazine, i will have to look for that one!!!

Sandy~Romantique Inspirations~ said...

OH June, Amy commented about you selling the rosettes..... she is so right, you should consider it, they are gorgeous, I want some.. Wow, they are beautiful!!

Look at you go with all your fabulous wins... the women makes it so special and sweet.


A Cottage Muse said...

Lovely photos from a lucky lady! Thanks for sharing!!

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Hello June, what beautiful rosettes! I agree with the other ladies, you should have a little boutique on line and sell your beautiful creations, I would be your first customer! Your pillows are just stunning! That magazine looks wonderful, I will see if our Barnes and Noble carries it... I like that it shows crafts made by recycling things... (the only way to go!)... And such beautiful giveaway wins... I can decide which is my favorite, I love them all, but that book from Tracie sounds so sweet! Love to you... xoxo Julie Marie

C'est Moi, Julie Marie said...

Sorry, that was supposed to say I "can't" decide which is my favorite, I really do love them ALL! xoxo Julie Marie

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

I love your frayed buttons and pillows, I bet your house is lovely, I could sure picture myself sitting a spell there (and never getting up), you surround yourself with so many wonderful things .. Blessings, Jane

Debra@Common Ground said...

Love what you've done with the pillows and rosettes. Lace and frayed material, they are all gorgeous! And wow, you've been blessed some wonderful give away love. Thanks for the magazine tip. I need to find it!

Sandi said...

Beautiful flowers June! They look like they would be easy to make so I must try my hand at it. Gorgeous pillows too! Also adore all your giveaway wins!! You are one lucky, deserving lady!

Nice and Easy Antiques said...

The pillows are wonderful...actually everything is wonderful!!

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

June, your pillow with the fabric flowers is tdf beautiful! Wow! I also like the lace pillow you made as well - you are so talented, my friend! And lucky you winning all of those lovely giveaways. Do enjoy your new treasures.

Riet said...

Hi dear June.Beautiful roses you made , I love them and also your pillows. Your house and garden must be fabulous. 'Hugs from Riet

D.E. said...

Lovely blog you have and great post. Funny I like making those flowers also. Blessings,DE

Petite Michelle Louise said...

hey june...your pillows and rosettes are just so magnifique!! you are one talented gal! ever think about opening up an ETSY shop?? you should!! thanks for your very kind words on my WW post! you can stop by my "dream coiottage" anytime!!


Vicki's Bit-o-earth said...

Love love love those rose buttons! I agree with the other girls... you should sell them. (:

belle-blanc said...

Can I please have the first cushion?!?!? So beautiful, absolutely gorgeous! And you are such a lucky girl, all these beautiful giveaway-things enviablea... Do you want to win more? so please come arround and have a look at my latest post... hugs & kisses, Mira!


OMG June I love the flowers and the pillows look so pretty with them attached, you should sell them!!

...Miss...Maddie's... said...

Your frayed flowers are beautiful, they remind me of the flowers we used to tie all over the car when someone got hitched...
I'll have to check out that new publication.
Susan x

Rose Garden Romantic said...

Hi June!! Oh my goodness! Those pillows are SO gorgeous!!! You are such a talented lady! You inspire me with every post!!!

Karen Valentine said...

June those pillows are adorable!!! I hope you don't mind if I try to make one for myself. I promise if I post about I will link to your blog. I'm in need of cute pillows for my bedroom too!!!
Congrats on all your giveaway wins! (They are so much fun aren't they?)
Have a great week!

My Desert Cottage

Connie said...

Okay, sugar, adding those to my list of things I want to do! Fantastic.

Anne - Fiona and Twig said...

Your rosette pillows are absolutely dreamy, June!

Have a wonderful day!

Caroline said...

June I love your roses, I have been trying to make these roses as well. Not sure what I am doing wrong but they don't look as good as yours. Perhaps you can give a quick tutorial!

KimberlyRyanDesigns said...

Those pillows are divine! I love the roses,,,,how do you manage to win so many giveaways! My goodness, I want your next fourtune cookie lol... Beautiful treasures June! Hugs, Kimberly xoxo

LiLi M. said...

These rosettes are so beautiful and how clever to use them on pillows, however they would look divine every where, I am sure of that! Love the things you won! I love to see the generosity in blogland! You presented the gifts very beautiful too! Enjoy everything and have a lovely day!

Rita said...

Oh my dear June,
your pillows are gorgeous and those rosettes are most precious. What wouldn't I give to be able to make them myself. I believe your rosettes would make stunning pins to embellish dresses or even coats.

Jane said...

I love that Green Craft magazine. I think I read it cover to cover and I saw those frayed flowers you made. You did a gorgeous job with the rosettes and the pillows. I always love all the whites that you show.
Congrats on the giveaways!!

Carolyn said...

Hi June,
I love the frayed flowers you made.I have never seen that magazine but I will be looking for it.
I also love all your giveaway wins.

The Feathered Nest said...

Oh June...they are just beautiful, each and every little bloom that you've made!!! I just love them ~ now you've inspired me to try a few myself!!! Your gifted treasures are all so wonderful, there are so many incredibly talented friends out there in blogland!!!! I hope you are having a great week sweetie, hugs and love, Dawn

Sandra said...

June, what beautiful little rosettes. I love them. You are a very talented lady, June. They look stunning!

Diane said...

What a sweet, inspiring post. Not only are you sharing some of the beautiful treasures you made but also some that you received. I especially love your beautiful white lace covered cushions and your hand made flowers. I'm checking into that magazine right now. Blessings, Diane

Denise said...

Your pillows are just beautiful! I'm going to look for that magazine. I've attempted making flowers a couple of times but they never seem to turn out.
As for you goodies that you won....all I can say is WOW! You lucky girl you.

Andrea said...

I am goingt o have to give those a try and check out that magazine too! Looks cute!Glad you like the goodies! Andrea

Andrea said...

I am goingt o have to give those a try and check out that magazine too! Looks cute!Glad you like the goodies! Andrea

Monica@The White Bench said...

Love to make frayed flowers too, and yours look just divine on that pillow!
Thanks also for sharing the other lovelies.
Have a beautiful evening,

Draffin Bears said...

Dear June,

Love your new cushions you have made, how pretty with the handmade rosettes.
Also congratulations for all the delightful wins, your home is filled with so many pretty treasures.

I hope that you are having a great week.

Jodie (everything vintage) said...

June, I hate to tell you this but...Lovey really picked MY name instead of yours. She MUST have misspelled it and sent it to you by accident. I mean has my name all over it! ;)
Plus, I just LOVE your pillows and your pretty ruffled flowers. Can you believe that I've been making rosettes out of my scrap vintage velvet???? Those things are addicting...I can make about 6 just watching Gray's Anatomy!!! haha I just love them and I know what you mean!!!
You picked up some goodies here girl. I'm going to have to just quit entering the give win them all anyway!!!!!!
sniff ~ sniff

jojo said...

how difficult are those rosettes to make? Considering I have a sewing maching but rarely use it and don't really know much about sewing. I was so inspired by your post that I went straight over to Amazon and ordered me a copy of Green Craft and now I can hardly wait for it to get here!!
Congrats on your latest wins, there truly are some thoughtful, talented women out there...Blessings to you.

Pondside said...

These connections are dear, aren't they? I always love visiting your blog - for the images and for the 'quiet'place you make here.

Andrea said...

I'd love to get my hands on that magazine. I adore magazines! I'm fascinated by them. I always wanted to work in the magazine section of a super bookstore.
All of your pictures are wonderful today!

Marydon Ford said...

G'eve, June ~ You continue to amaze me with the peaceful gorgeous creations you design ... these rosettes are fabulous, the pillows are exquisite. Yes, you should have a shop of your own ...

What lovely giveaway wins you have received. They will fit perfectly into your home.

Have a beautiful week.
Hugs, Marydon

Abby said...

Your pillows are DREAMY!....thanks for sharing your beauties with us...I may have to give this technique a try.....always a pleasure visiting here my friend!

Suzanne said...

Hi June, congrats on all of your fun wins from giveaways! The rosettes you've been making are beautiful! Wonderful rest those fingers! :)

Carole said...

Those flowers are fabulous!

The French Bear said...

Love those roses, I think I might try my little bird out of frayed fabric!!!
Love the gifts you won, woo hoo, lucky you. I just love to see all the beautiful whites you come up with!!!
Margaret B

Chrissy said...

June!!!Those pillows are soooo pretty!! You have a ton of talent my dear!! Love all your treasures too,lucky girl! 0x0x

Rita said...

Cara June,
I am in love with the rosettes on the pillows. You are amazing! Have a good rest of the week. Ciao Rita

Kate said...

your pillows with the lace and rosettes are so utterly beautiful. Your workmanship is stunning. Congrats on all of your giveaway wins everything looks great!!!!

Have a very blessed week!!
Loved hearing from you

Miss Gracie's House said...

What a fun project...I can see why you couldn't stop once you got going! I'm going to have to try some one of these days...Have a great evening!

Laura said...

Hi June-

These flowers are lovely. Now you need to make yourself a spring/summer outfit out of the linen so you can wear your flowers.

Have a great day-

Laura said...

First off I want to say thank you. Every time I read one of your comments I feel so happy inside. You really make me feel special. Now, lets talk about those frayed flowers. Love the pillows, OMG. I was in Round Top last fall & saw one of those grand french chairs with the tall back, carved arms, you know. Anyway, they were covered in white canvas & the back had those frayed flowers in a white linen, 3 rows of 3. They were beautiful. Lisa
PS. I need you to rub my head for good luck or something. My gosh how many giveaways can a girl win. lol You deserve them all!

Faded Charm said...

Those pillows are so dreamy and the little rosettes are the perfect touch of elegance. Congrats on your fabulous loot also.

I hope you had a wonderful WW.


Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

June, I love your flowers and pillows! They are beautiful and very romantic looking! It's funny, for today I already had in mind to make all kinds of flowers. That must be the longing for spring which still seems to be a while away.
Congratulations on the lovely giveaways you have won!!!

Sunday Roses said...

Hey June, your pillows are so beautiful.....the flowers so lovely, what a fun project!

Lovey said...

June I love your work! Simply beautiful and those flowers...awesome! Truly you are a ray of sunshine...your heart shines through in your work and your words! You are very sweet!!! LOLove! to You my friend! I'm thrilled that you love my girl...she could not have gone to a better home! Hugs to you! Lovey

Denise said...

oh i love those frayed did such a great job.......they look perfect on your pillows...

my day said...

Hello dear,
oh June, your roses are so lovely made, they are gorgeous. I think the pillows will look so romantic in your bedroom. And you are so lucky winning those beautiful gifts, there are so many sweet people here in blogland, isn't that the greatest gift. Enjoyed everything.
Have a lovely day, hugs Ingrid.

J. Wecker Frisch said...

June - Such pretty little flower puffs, love them. Thanks





Londen @ Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

Your pillows are so sweet, Do you sell them?

The Victorian Parlor said...


I love the flowers and pillows you have created!!! I am going to try to find that magazine so I can make some too! I love seeing pictures of your home-it's always so comfy and inviting. If I used whites in my house they would be brown within minutes so I always enjoy seeing others decorating with those soft creamy whites. Your definately hit the jackpot with those marvelous wins! What wonderful treasures:).



Alice W. said...

Oooh ooh! How I LOVE your rosette beautiful~

What wonderful winnings lucky to win from Tracie...her packages are the best!

Carolyn said...

Your pillows look so romantic and cozy. What a dream to gaze at and admire. Those flowers are so wonderful. I can envision them on so many different things. Thank you for sharing your amazing creations.

Candy said...

What absolutely scrumptious creations. Those frayed flowers are so pretty along the pillows and the one with the ruffles...oh yeah...HOT!
And such wonderful goodies you won. Those fabric embellishments are beautiful.
Warm Winter Blessings ;-)

jade said...

Thank you so much for your lovely comment, dear are sooo sweet!!!!! The portrait from the littel girl i found on the flea market and i love it - if i look at that girl, it feels how i would look into a mirror!

Have a wonderful day, Hugs Jade

kelli said...

Oh goodness June! The first pillow--I love so much. You have inspired me to make a pillow for my bed (just put on a new white coverlet)

Great winnings!!!

xo Kelli

Karen said...

You struck GOLD! Those giveaways are
BE-U-TEA-FUL!!! WOW! How fun is that?
Thanks for your sweet comment on my Mom. I miss her so much - and it's funny - I don't know why I always post that one picture of her. I just love it - it's my favorite. But I think I need to change it up a bit next time -e and yes, there will be a next time - always of my Mom.
You flowers are outstanding! I need to get that magazine e- I get the rest but just haven't seen the
Green Craft anywhere yet. Hmmmm . . .
Very fun!
Have a great day!
Some days are diamonds

Tracie~MyPetiteMaison said...

Oh June,
Those frayed blooms are gorgeous! You should open a little shop if you can allow yourself to let any of them go, they are so sweet. You really have some lovely items there from Andrea & Lovey (fantastic name, I agree ;) Thank you for posting about my little goodies to you too from the giveaway and thank you for being so kind & not telling the world it took me forever to get the parcel to you. Now where do I get more time?? As always, I love to visit your blog for inspiration and most of all, kind spirit from you. Have a lovely weekend! Good luck on your hunt for a door as well, it's fun looking isn't it?

Rebecca said...

Hi June
I love the pillows you made the rosettes are such a nice touch and love the buttons on them also.
They look so pretty in your white decor.
Wishing you a wonderful week, I am in Az and loving the sun - today was just beautiful...loved hearing the birds again

Karyn Bernard (French Charming) said...

Hi Sweet June,

Your pillows are stunning and I love the rosettes. Wowza your photos are fabulous and perfectly showcase their beauty.

Congratulations on your giveaway couldn't happen to a more deserving and lovely lady!

Thank you sweet friend for your comment...boy what a day, thank you for putting a smile on my face and tears of joy to my eyes. I guess, I just appreciate the amazing kindness that has been shown to me here in blogland and the amazing women I have had the pleasure of getting to know.

You sweet June are a light to me even on the most dark day and I truly appreciate your sweet soul and kind spirit.

Big hugs to you Sweet Friend!

Barbara said...

Did you crochet those roses yourself? I adore the button center! Your work is absolutely lovely, June.
And those giveaways! Aren't they grand? Nobody deserves them more and would appreciate them more than you! One wonderful, beautifully wrapped, creative gift after another. Lucky you!
I love visiting your blog!

Val said...

You're very talented to create things which only belong to women world and that we all dream to possess at home!

Teacup Mosaics said...

I love the rosettes!!!! Off to the craft room I go. You are one lucky girl, all the gifts are so pretty and special. I always think it is such a treat to see these treasures and think of the lovely artist who made them. Happy Weekend!

Cottage Garden said...

Your rosette pillows are just gorgeous June - so romantic and pretty. I love them!

Lucky you to receive such giveaway goodies in the post. What treasures - they will give you so much pleasure!

Have a wonderful weekend. Jeanne x

Zuzu said...

Hi June,
Love your fabric flowers and pillows! Just gorgeous! And your wins are truly wonderful.
Wishing you a lovely weekend!

Rie said...

LOVE the roses on the pillow! So pretty. You are such a good photographer by the way!

Kim-Fille de Fleur said...

Hi June, I just wanted to stop by late and tell you congratulations on all of your wins. Sorry it is late I have been gone taking my test. I love your usual!

LemonyRenee' said...

June, those pillows are TDF! Is there a lot of sewing involved? I could see doing that with some sentimental baby clothes items from my kids and making a big pillow of, say, "sleeper rosettes."

Ember said...

I love the fabric flowers. I just started making some as well, maybe you are copying me. I have a little package I meant to send you on Valentines Day with some flowers I have been working on, but now I can't. Mine are weak compared to yours. You will have to show me how you did it.
Love ya bunches.

Chani said...

Those fabric flowers are sooo beautiful, is there a tutorial for them?
Love, Chani