Thursday, 17 May 2007

Giving and Receiving

Decided to finish some jobs that had been hanging around quite literally tooooo long!

Take this shade for example, which has been hanging above me from a beam in my workroom for about 2 years!

You see it was out of site out of mind!

The funny thing is you get used to the weird shape hanging above you and added to that the poor lamp stand that I bullied my husband to restore and paint has stood with out its shade equally as long and that was in my bedroom, so I had enough signs.

Anyway here is the finished lamp with the shade made with a pretty vintage German fabric.
Also finished off a favourite cushion with bobble trim. I LOVE bobble trim!

The light that it kicks off is really pretty. Anyway off to find some more unfinished jobs.

But in the meantime let me show you this fab rag bag that has been made to a high quality by Ragged Roses - yes everyone at Ragged Roses it was me who moved in there like a cat on a hot tin roof. Sheer luck and good timing - no special powers honest:o)

Half the fun of shopping is the special little goodies that come as a thank you and I have to say that Kim at has not disappointed.

I got the sweetest little corsage ornament a long with the bag and pom pom, a lovely card and all wrapped up in crepe paper and lace.

My daughter whisked the bag off to her room before I could say jiminy cricket. Well I did buy it for her but she's not getting the pom pom or all the other goodies - they're all mine.

Now continuing with beautiful things arriving through the post . Last month I arranged with Becca of to do a private swap. She sent me a selection of beautiful bluebird tags - but not any old tags these were 3d with the bluebird appearing like it was about to fly off into the sky.
They are so beautiful Becca, thank you.

In return I sent Becca a heart ornament.

Becca was an easy customer to please she wanted anything pink - well she had come to the right place.

I made her this little heart ornament with a ruffled frill from vintage 1930's eiderdown fabric and added another little heart attached within the larger heart and then embellished it with vintage costume trim.
Of course I made sure that it lived up to its name -

Twinkle Pink :))


She'sSewPretty said...

What beautiful things. I love the lamp. You did a fantastic job!

Judy said...

How talented you are. I just found your site and love it. I will visit often.

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Ginny,
LOVE the lampshade, so pretty. (I have LOTS of jobs that need finishing off - if you are interested?!!)
The raggy bag that you bought is delightful - what a lucky daughter!
And you have more blue birds!! -That's good!

But I have to say the best thing in this post is your amazing heart decoration! It is truly lovely. Can't wait for you to open an Etsy shop!
Hope the sun shone for you today,
Love Niki x

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Just want to tell you again how absolutely thrilled I am with the lovely heart you sent to me! It's just beautiful!
Be sure to check out yesterday's entry on my blog, if you haven't done so already!
Glad you like the bluebirds; I was happy to send them flying your way!

Marie said...

Oh Ginny, you did a beautiful job of the lampshade.

What a lovely swap - I am in the process of doing my first and it is exciting anticipating the arrival of a parcel of goodies.

Marie x said...

hi ginny,i love the lampshade cover you made and the frilled heart is beautiful,you are so clever,best wishes ann.

Ele said...

Wonderful things! I love your name "Twinkle Pink". Will stop by again as I enjoyed it!

Heather ~ Pretty Petals said...

Hi Ginny! Your lamp is just beautiful! I love it! Isn't it funny how long we let things hang around and then when I finally do it...I always think, why didn't I do that sooner? LOL!

I hope you got my response to your email regarding the little slippers! Heather :)

Susie Q said...

Oh how I love the lamp! Just so neautiful and sweet. Your talent is amazing!

And what a lovely swap! Your precious heart and the oh so dear bluebirds! : )

Have a special weekend!


Ragged Roses said...

Thank you Ginny for the lovely comments. I must say though that heart and lampshade are very beautiful, you are very talented!
Kim x

PurpleFlowerFairy said...

thanks for the comment, now you're back on my fav's. i must say i LOVE, LOVE, LOVE that lampshade! i am a lampaholic and that shade would be perfect for my house =) debbie

norththreads said...

HI Ginny!!!!!!Just lovely things!!! Great job on the heart & lampshade!!!!

Lilli said...

I bought bobble trim yesterday! White, and lilac :) Love those bluebirds.

Sweet Roses & Vintage Chiq said...

Oh I absolutely love everything! Love the lampshade you made... It looks stunning! And what cute cards you got from your friend Becca. And well, I think she is going to be very happy with the heart you made! Again.... LOVE everything!
I'm into blogland for just a couple of weeks now but it's a real joy reading blogs like yours! Your such an inspiration...

Rosemary said...

That lampshade is so pretty. Great job!! I just found your site by reading another blog. Isn't that the way it happens?
Well, if you have time visit my blog sometime.

Carol said...

Gawd that heart ornament is just so very pretty!!! Love the 3 D blue bird cards too! And your lamp with the pom pom's ,the little heart and all looks perfectly gorgeous! You are so talented Ginny! Happy Sunday my friend! Hugs Carol xox

jen duncan said...

Hi Ginny! So glad I stopped by today, to see all this twinkly pink loveliness :-D Your shade is divine and the heart ornament a delight!

Kahshe Cottager said...

I just love the lamp and the bobble shade. The matching pillow is a nice touch too! Do you remember when guys used to trim their car windshields with bobbles back in the 50s? Oooops, I am dating myself here! lol

Clare said...

Wow, what some beautiful things. That lampshade and lamp are really pretty and the bag is fantastic, I love the colours!

I love your heart decoration, very very pretty!

Clare x

Lallee said...

Your lampshade is beautiful!!!!

Becca's gift tags are the best. I have two from our tag exchange. Loved what you sent her, too.

Sharon Kay said...

You did a wonderful show and tell with the is so pretty. I like you look around and think I will do that tomorrow and tomorrow never comes. You did good.......

Genevieve Olsen said...

I love all of your projects! You are very talented! I have a million unfinished projects that I may not finish until my youngest is 20.She is 2 and every time I get into a project she comes over and says up-eeeee! And it is near impossible to work with one hand! Oh well! I will just keep checking back at your fabulous progress!

Marie said...

Hi Ginny

Thanks for your comments on my blog. I had some trouble downloading the photo you suggested, but have found another image to add to my post.

Marie x

OhSoVintage said...

Hi Ginny,
I love the bag on your other blog but couldn't work out how to leave a comment. You are VERY talented!

Ele said...

I have added you to my fav blogs, as I don't want to lose your site!