She seeketh wool, and flax, and worketh willingly with her hands. Proverbs 31

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Sweet Annies & Pinkeeps ~

Lately, I've been enjoying bits of time in the evening to indulge in some creative sewing. I know that soon spring will be here along with lots of outdoor work and not much time for handwork.

Just last night I put the finishing handwork on these two little darlings. I put some hand-stitching on each of their dresses and made them each a grubby bunny to love.

These little cuties never made it to my shop but have found a home, but I'll be making another soon.

This weekend, I'll be putting them in my Etsy shop or on eBay. I haven't quite decided yet. But I do know that I am going to begin working on one for myself tonight and the boys suggested I make a bunch of bunnies to tuck around the house so I'll probably do that as well.

Then I made this little pinkeep. I find such pleasure in discovering unusual containers to create pinkeeps from. This time I found a tiny teacup painted in blues and yellows. Isn't it sweet?

And here is a pinkeep that I made from a miniature tin watering can.

And finally, here is the paint and the wallpaper border that I'll be using for my laundry room. That project is still on hold but I need to finish it soon. My dad is coming to install a nice shelf for me above my washer & dryer. Don't you just love shelves? I don't plan to use it for practical storage, but want to decorate it with lace and old laundry & kitchen items. Since I spend so much time in that tiny room, I really want it to be a happy place!

Be sure to stop by Leslie of My Country Home to see what other gals are working on this Wednesday.

Blessings & joy,


basketsnprims said...

Your Annie's are just adorable as are your pinkeeps. I especially love the yellow and blue one. Your laundry room will be just wonderful, can't wait to see it all finished.


Sue@CountryPleasures said...

They are darling! I too love to make pinkeeps, such fun! Can't wait to see your laundry room, love the boarder. I guess you missed the storms of last week? I was wondering about you since you live in the middle of a forest! So glad you were spared!

Dani said... did a wonderful job on the Annies...aren't they fun to make? I just love the one I made and can't bear to part with her...I guess we all have the little girl still inside, huh?
love your pinkeeps too and will have to take a look at your store...I am tempted!

Susan said...

Your Annies are adorable and what neat things you come up with to make pinkeeps. Can't wait to see your laundry room finished.

The Whites said...

Oh, I love your Annies. I'm really looking forward to seeing that laundry room all done!


Linda said...

I just love the pinkeeps! I think it is a great idea using old things for them. The watering can is just darling!

Your laundry room is going to be a very cheerful place - the border is just perfect for a farmhouse. I agree- we need laundry rooms that look good to inspire us to be in there!

Julie said...

I love your dolls--how adorable. And what a great idea for the pinkeeps. Do you mind if I steal the idea to make a few for my quilt group? What did you use for stuffing? Are they made with felt or fabric? You are truly an INSPIRATION. I wish we lived next door......Julie

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Barb J. said...

I so admire your sewing skills! My learning process is going very sloooooowly. I never thought about making pinkeeps, but these are adorable! I love the watering can one especially (you know I have to love a garden theme). Maybe I'll get to make one someday.

I'm not usually good at visualizing how rooms will look when they are finished, but I can picture your laundry room exactly. And oh, Lea, I just know it will be loveley!

This Country Girl said...

Oh your little darlings are precious! They look like they have such sweet dispositions!

I know your laundry room is going to be a great place for you because I just love the materials that are going into it! I can't wait to see the finished room!


QuiltedSimple said...

Love the dolls - they are adorable!

marie said...

I love all the things you've been working on. I really like making pinkeeps too! You're right, it's fun to find neat things to make them with! I've got a good collection of containers right now. I just need to find time to transform them! : )
I love the border for your laundry room ~ and the shelf that isn't practical ~ isn't that the best kind!! Hope you find time to get this project done soon. i'd love to see the finished room!

Leslie said...

Love the little dolls :) I really like dolls and I so want to make a cutie for my Dad's old rocking chair in my bedroom but I that's one of the projects I keep putting off.

Love the plans for the laundry room. You will love being in there so much more if you love the decor! I know people with dark, dreary laundry rooms and I just would love to paint them for them!

Have a great night :)


Rose Mary said...

Dolls and bunnies are so sweet! I love your work, Lea!

The colors in your laundry room are just perfect. I always love red! I'm painting some shelves this week, too. There can never be enough of them!

Granny's Closet said...

I love the pin cushions, what a great idea. Oh and the wall paper border and paint. It will look wondeful. spring! what is that? I don't know if we will ever see it. another 10 inches of snow here, but the days are getting longer for us. yeah finally.

lindanuts said...

I adore your Annies. They are just precious and the bunnies are a perfect go-with. I think keeping bunnies in little niches is a great idea.
I love you pinkeeps.. I got my first one in the giveaway from Australia.
Your laundry room is going to be super! Can't wait to see it!!

Cat Nap Inn Primitives said...

oh I love your are most talented..I love that little t-cup the the cup..I love the paint and the wall paper border..I can't wait to see the finished product..and the shelf too..have a great week...")

Rhonda said...

I LOVE the Annies...and what a great idea for the pinkeeps....I will have to keep my eye out for just the perfect cup to make myself one. Thanks for sharing your creations with us...God Bless

Wendy said...

I want to buy one of your Annies Lea!!! They are so adorable, I love the one with the chech dress!!! Have a great Thursday!!~hugs~Wendy

tommiejo said...

Very cute projects! Lol~I am in the market for paint colors as well...the perfect yellow for the kitchen and just the right red for my craft room/office and also the dining room! I was looking at them just today as well. What is the name of that yellow? Such a happy color!

Wendy said...

Oh yes and I can't wait to see your laundry room!!....I got so excited about the Aniie I forgot to mention it!!LOL

mary said...

Your Annies are precious! You have inspired me to find my Annie pattern and get busy :) I love the color you are painting your utility room. One of our remodeling projects will be to move the washer and dryer in from the garage (yuck!) and enclose them somewhere in the house. I have dreams of a cheerful place to match all of the little white socks that are washed at our house every week. I am proud of you for taking some time everyday to sew and create! Have a wonderful week.
Much love, Mary

Primitives By The Light of The Moon said...

Love your Annie's and the bunnies just add that special touch. Your laundry room is going to be so special!

Back in the Day said...

The dolls are so cute and I love the pin keeps! What a great idea! Love the border for the laundry room - anything with roosters is perfect for me!

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

You are going to love doing laundry in there, it is going to be so cheerful, love the colors you picked.

The dolls are adorable and so are the pinkeeps:)
Have a great's 3* here this morning!!!

KKJD1 said...

Love the Annies and their bunnies and what cute pinkeeps!
Your laundry room will be so pretty when its complete.
Have a great Thur.
Blessings, Karen

Farmgirl said...

Your annies are just the sweetest. Love them ~

Nancy Jo said...

Lea, anything you want to do to my site is fine with me. just go ahead. and thankyou.



I agree with Pam your Annie's are just adorable and love the little bunnies.



Nancy M. said...

The Annies are gorgeous! I love the border you are going to use in the laundry room. You are right, I'll bet it will be much more fun working in there when you get it finished!

Shellmo said...

The grubby bunnies are so cute and I just love those pin keeps!

naomisnotions said...

Hey there!! Great pinkeeps!!!

I hope everything is going well?



Renna said...

I love the dolls, Lea! And your pin cushions are darling. You've given me an idea for a similar little tin can that I have.

Kathleen from Yesteryear Embroideries and Eggs In My Pocket said...

Just love all of the things you make! I agree, everyone needs a happy place! blessings,Kathleen

Sugarplum Cottage said...

These are so sweet. I have made dolls for about 25 years and love doing it. Most of mine are already gone before I get them done. Wanted to let you know your the winner of my handmade hearts. I'm also sending you a bar of my goat milk soap. Hope you enjoy them. Please send me your address. Again congradulations on you win. Hugs, Rosemarie

carolyn at cranberry crossings: said...

Lea, I love your pin keeps, and your dolls are cute too!
I am envious that you are going to have such a nice laundry room. Mine is so small and the water heater is right at the doorway. So I just keep the door closed. I have old washboards and a laundry soap tin sign on the wall, an old clothespin bag, etc, but it's just not enough. Maybe one of these days.......

Have a great weekend!

~ Carrie ~ said...

OH MY LORD! I am a MAJOR Ragedy Ann & Andy collector, well, I am starting over as I lost many in our house fire. I am in love with the ones you made! Please contact me as soon as you make another pair! How much are they? Those little sweethearts will be in bedroom!
In His Grip,