Saturday, June 14, 2014


Hi Y'all! 
Today I thought I'd share a little something I whipped up for my mom for Mother's Day. She's been a Beatles & Lennon fan all my life and I don't know why I never thought of making something like this for her before, but I'm so glad I did. Sometimes stitching a simple line drawing like John Lennon's iconic Imagine is such a pleasure, I wish I did it more.

John Lennon's Imagine in Stitches by Lisa Leggett

This particular drawing translates to embroidery so well, I love it when that happens! 

You May Say I'm A Dreamer by Lisa Leggett

I added a short lyric from the song, one of my favorites.

John Lennon's Imagine in Stitches by Lisa Leggett

I'm a dreamer too.

Not The Only One

I have little dreams, but they are mine and I'm working at making them a reality. One at a time. Baby steps and then leaps and bounds, and then baby steps again. ♥

John Lennon's Imagine in Stitches by Lisa Leggett

Pleased to report that Mom loved her little 'broidery. I had a feeling she would, but I can't take credit for that, she's a fan, this is his work. 

Mom's doing me a solid this week, she's staying with our pups because by the time you read this, we'll be off on an adventure, a little dream. We're taking a train trip! We've always wanted to ride a train and tomorrow we're headed to Portland for a few days for a little R&R and some special birthday's!

You know I'll be taking pictures! Can't wait to share!
Have a great weekend, darlings!

Friday, June 6, 2014

Little Lovelies ~ Linen Pincushions

Hello Everyone, happy Friday!

Today I thought I'd share some little handmade goodies with you. Do you like wildflowers?

These small pin cushions are some of my favorite things I've made, I want to keep them! Because everyone needs a dozen different pincushions, right?

I used 100% wool felt to make the flowers, which I cut freehand, then added embroidered stems and details wherever it seemed pretty.

Linen California Poppy Pincushion
California Poppies

Linen Echinacea Pincushion

Linen Forget-Me-Nots Pincushion
Forget Me Nots

Red Poppy on Linen Pincushion
Red Poppy

Little Leaves Linen Pincushion
Little Leaves

Dragonfly Linen Pincushion

Black Eyed Susan Linen Pincushion
Black Eyed Susan

Little Lovely Linen & Felt Pincushions

I made each of the cushions with linen on top and either a sagey green microfiber or purple velvet on the back. I really like these two backings, especially when I realized the don't slide of the arm of the sofa! Maybe if I make one for myself I'll stop sticking needles in the arm of  the couch? That's a really bad habit, y'all... The wee cushions are stuffed with crushed walnut hulls which give them a nice weight and help keep your pins & needles sharp. 

These little lovelies are now for sale at The Rowan Tree, in downtown Lodi, CA. If you're local pop in and have a look, it's a terrific little shop, if not local give the gals at the store a buzz, or shoot me an email, we'd be happy to pop one in the mail for you! This still seems such a dream to me, that I could actually be making things to sell. What a trip!

I'm thinking about opening a little Etsy (or similar) store as well as making for The Rowan Tree, but the thought gives me hives, I'm skeered! Do you have an Etsy or web store? Let's talk about it! What do you like, what do you not like? I'm barely, barely dipping a toe here, I don't know much about it and would LOVE your opinion, so please do share ~ I'm listening!

I hope you're having a fantastic spring, I can't believe it's already June!! My little Claire graduated from high school a couple nights ago, I thought I was dreaming... to me, she'll always be that rosy cheeked ballerina I remember from not so many years ago, in fact it seems like just yesterday. She's had so many obstacles over the years, we are so proud of her!