Friday, October 29, 2010

Sewn with Love

Since dusting off my sewing machine several weeks ago, it has been humm, humm, humming and my sweet grandmother's spirit singing along with it. Her picture close by...propped up against an old spool of thread that was once hers (one of the few of her seamstresses' belongings that my mother had saved and bestowed upon me). Every stitch guided by her hands...her heart... her love of creating beauty simply by running fabric and lace through the end of a threaded needle.  I think she's smiling...

And, so, inspired by my "Memere"...
this is what i've been creating...

~*~French Wine Sacks~*~

 ...made with vintage dinner napkins...

 ...crinkled seam binding...

 ...and bits of trims..

 ~*~French Fabric Pouches~*~

...adorned with vintage rosary beads...

 ...old rhinestones...

 ...sweet buttons...

 ...mother of pearl shell flowers...

 ...vintage trim...

 ...and old lace...

~*~French Gift Card Wallets~*~

 ...soft felted pockets...

 ...beloved holy images...

 ...protected under vinyl...

 ...sewn with love...
and a smile.

Avec Amour,


  1. This is sooooooooooooo beautiful. Adorable! Superduper!

  2. They are very beautiful! You did a wonderful job on them.......Julian

  3. Hi Michelle,
    I just love what you wrote about your Grandmother's spirit sewing right along with you and guiding your hands. I have tears in my eyes just thinking about my sweet Grandmom.

    You make the most beautiful things. I have really enjoyed seeing them.


  4. - jaw - is - on - the - floor!!!!

    I thought I hit the jackpot in your shop today ~ BUT YOU WERE HOLDING OUT!!!

    I had better get busy and put some new things in my shop if I'm goin to be able buy all of the beautious items!!

    xo, Rosemary

  5. These are all so beautiful Michelle. Sewing becomes easier and easier the more you go along.

  6. WOW,absolutely gorgeous!!Michelle, your grandma
    would be so proud of you.

  7. Wonderful creations Michelle - as always
    xo Tina

  8. Oh Michelle, this was a most beautifull post,this saturday morning, how beautifull they are all, very pretty, and I love the Mary images- and the ones from Paper Whimsy. The wine sacks are so beautifull, and the pouches and gift wallets ,too.How bussy you have been,with the "help" of your grandma, sweetie.
    Hugs, and happy week-end.

  9. Wow Michelle! You have been busy and everything that you made is just gorgeous! You go girl!!

  10. Wow Michelle ~ you've been sew busy!! These are gorgeous!

  11. Michelle, these images leave me breathless. I have no doubt that your grandmother is extremely proud of you! She taught you well, believes in you and is guiding you now. She is smiling at you from heaven and loving you even more than she ever did. Hugs, Marilyn

  12. My goodness, you have been incredibly busy! You have created so many beautiful things, I don't know which one I like the most. I keep looking at them over and over again.

  13. Sooo Pretty - you've put that machine to good use!

  14. Hi Michelle, Everything is so lovely! You have created so many beautiful pieces...I just love all the Holy Images!! I am new to the blogging world and so happy to find such a beautiful blog!

  15. STUNNING!!! Love the soft colors so much! *sigh*

  16. Michelle,
    These are just wonderful. You have really found something all your own, I love that. It's so hard with so many amazing talented girls out here to do something different, you know? I think these & the match boxes you did are just beautiful. Good work sweet girl! Lisa

  17. More than beautiful - they have a soul ~~
    I love them.



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