April 25, 2010

The Fruits Of My "Pla-bor"...

You've been so patient. You really have.
Because I'm so grateful that you care
enough to follow my musings to begin with,
I thought I'd show you full images of the
gifts I created in my studio last week.
These gifts are both for blog buddies.

The first set is my part of a swap that one
friend and I agreed to do. I thoroughly admire her work
and I love what I received from her. I'll post a
photo of her gift to me after I know that she has received this set.

The lined tote is my own design - perhaps for her projects in progress.
The heart is filled with 100% wool batting,
and then I added pearl trim and silk roses.
Lastly, I sprayed it with my Egyptian Cotton Linen Spray.
Now, if you've been reading my latest posts,
it won't be hard for you to figure out where this gift will be going.
I love working with these materials, and the creation
of this floral heart was pure joy.
Silk ribbon embroidery and beautiful shimmering beads to
remind her of a shared blog moment.
I hope she loves my gift to her as much as I cherish her gift to me.
These are part of my Hearts' Desire series, and I'll be listing up
new hearts in my Boutique that will be available for purchase.
They could be used as a sachet, a pincushion, or just a pretty accent.
You may choose to have them sprayed with the cotton spray, or
I can add a tiny pouch of lavender buds to the wool batting.
Additionally, I'd be happy to make special orders for your personal taste.

I'll share more information on size, pricing
and available Hearts' Desire hearts later this week.

Do you think my friends will love these?
Oh, gosh. I sure hope so!
I had to change the title of my post from "Labor" to "Pla-bor".
Projects like these are really too much fun to consider as work.
Thank you to all of you who shared concerns and get well wishes for our friend, Richard. He was able to return home - with his sweet Labrador, Stout, today. We're so grateful that his trip to the hospital wasn't more serious than we feared.


  1. Oh my gosh, these are just beautimous!!!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  2. I used to do Ribbon Roses a long time ago but then I gave all my stuff to my one Daut-in-law but I doubt that she has ever used any of iy.
    Yours are lovely and would be a real treasure for anyone to enjoy (as I am sure they will)

  3. You are a most talented lady! And so full of energy! Everything you touch is a delight to the eye.
    Please share a little of your creativity with those of use less fortunate! ;~P Beautiful work!

  4. Those are some lucky blog buddies!

    Love ya!

  5. These are just gorgeous Donna - your friends are so blessed!


  6. Absolutely gorgeous Donna! I am sure your mates will adore and cherish them! Where do you find all the time?
    Lou xx

  7. Just beautiful. And what a lucky firend to be receiving these lovely gifts.


  8. Donna, these gifts are just exquisite! They truly, could NOT get any more beautiful!!! You give your things such a soft, romantic touch. I'm drooling.
    xoxo Paulette

  9. ...and thank goodness Richard is okay! xoxo

  10. WOW!!!! These are so amazing, gorgeous work. I love the heart.

  11. Lovely tote although I first thought it was a water bottle cover. How comforting to snuggle up to such a beautiful item when feeling less than best.

  12. You are a very talented lady! Love to see the treasures you've stitched.

  13. Oh my goodness! These are so beautiful they are nearly beyond words to describe them! What treasures!!!! Theresa

  14. I am astonished by your work - I mend but I don't sew - you create - thank you for sharing the beauty of your work, Jennifer stop and visit by posts some time, jennsthreegraces

  15. These are so lovelyh....they wil surely love them...

    I like the word pla-bor.....makes sense to me....and your etsy shoppe is also a beautiful place to visit...looking relly nice there.

  16. Those are stunning! I love how you made that material into such lovely objects...I know the ladies receiving them from you will be so thrilled!
    You need to teach us all how to do the ribbon embroidery!!! (HINT HINT!!!)

  17. Hi Donna, Your tote is so pretty and I really like coming to visit you to see what you have been making. You are so talented. Your blogging friends should be thrilled to receive their gifts. I know that I would be that is for sure. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

  18. Hi Donna, Your tote is so pretty and I really like coming to visit you to see what you have been making. You are so talented. Your blogging friends should be thrilled to receive their gifts. I know that I would be that is for sure. Have a wonderful day. Your Missouri Friend.

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  20. These are lovely!! I found your blog through one of the blog buddies you gifted! Beautiful blog.

  21. The little heart came in the mail yesterday to school and I can't tell you how much I love it. So thoughtful of you, really. I'm posting about it today. Don't be fooled by the tulips that come before it, though.


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