Hi-di Ho!

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I had a very nice day shopping and lunching with my Mom yesterday. I sure do miss her when we part.  I wish we lived right next door to each other. There is nothing quite as nice in the whole world as your mommy is there? Well …and your daddy too!!

I found some very nice pretties for my new nest upstairs.  They are something I feel I MUST start collecting.  It’s so pretty and glittery and sparkly!! LOL Mom kept giggling because she just couldn’t quite see the beauty in them that I did.  It’s Florida souvenir shell art from the 50’s.

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 Does anyone know if there is a name for it? The proprietor of the antique shop said they were just souvenirs that made their way up north.  I tired to find info about what company makes/made them, but couldn’t really find anything. Does anyone have info?

Some of you were interested in making a “Sew” sign for yourselves! Do it!!!  I just painted a frame that my dad has made a ton of for me.  You could build yourself a frame, use an old window, or picture frame.

I picked a font I liked in word…and typed them REALLY LARGE and traced them right off my computer screen:

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Traced the letters on steam a seam

ironed them onto fabric

cut them out

used a decorative stitch on my machine to sew them to the backgrounds

got out my trusty staple gun and stapled them to the frame in the back!

later gators! melissa

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4 comments on “Hi-di Ho!

  1. Shelly says:

    Oh sure, make is sound just sew easy!!! Like we’re crafty or something? Puh leeze! We sew, not paint, glue, iron, nail, etc.!! LOL Yeah and you really believe that, right???? NOT! I really thought you had done a lot more than that to get them. Now all I have to do is find the “right” fabrics/frames to do it with! That is what will take the time!
    Thanks for the “tutorial”.
    ~Shelly~

  2. Stefanie says:

    Hello Friend!

    I’m glad that you had a good time with your mom! My mom lives out of state also and it is always awesome when we get together, hang-out, & shop! Sorry I can’t help you with the shell souvenirs. They are cute though.

    Thanks for sharing your tips for the sign! I am going to make one for my new “sewing” room!

    Have a good day!

  3. Patti says:

    What wonderful things you are doing! I love the things you have found. And I’m determined to do something pretty to my room – you’ve inspired me. I can certainly buy a couple curtain rods and sew a ruffle for my window and curtain to go over the opening into the closet (tossed the door long ago – there isn’t room to spare for a door to open LOL!). At least I still love the shades of lime green I painted the walls – though very little of it shows any more between the bookcases of fabric and the design wall. OK Melissa – you have really got me thinking now!

  4. Melody says:

    Looks like you won a give-a-way on My Yellow Farmhouse! Didn’t you? Congrats.

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