Wednesday, December 28, 2011
I hope that all of you had a very Merry Christmas and got to spend some quality time with your family and friends.
Our holiday was wonderful, as usual. Christmas Eve at my sister's home and Christmas Day at our house with both my children, and our grandchildren. Also this year we were fortunate to have Fredy's family and two of Bryan's friends join us too. The food, the laughter, the love was beyond words. Thank you....love you all.
I have had a couple days to just "chill out". I did sew yesterday though, couldn't stand it. I hardly go a day without sewing...I love it that much.
I am so thankful for such a wonderful Craft show this year. WOW, thank you to all that supported us and made it such a huge success. I sold pretty much most of my inventory, which was such a compliment to me. Thank you...thank you. I have some ideas for next year, start watching at the beginning of summer for news.
I got a call a couple weeks ago from a dear friend that asked me to make a bible cover. I couldn't wait to get to my drawing board and get going on it. I have made the proto-type and also started on hers. I will post soon...love how it turned out. It has a handle to carry, zips all around and even a pocket on the outside for bulletins or notes.....plus a loop inside for your pen or highlighter.
They say our life runs full circle and I am such a believer in that. I have been blessed in the last couple of months to have two wonderful friends that we had not seen in years (15-20 years) come back into our lives. They are both such wonderful ladies...so glad our path have crossed once again. Hope 2012 brings many more times to get together.
Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Scholle family to YOU !
Saturday, December 10, 2011
My newest bag is a barrel type purse with two outside pockets on the front. Click on the picture to see them close up.
The bottom is round or actually oval, inside pocket, key fob and zip closure for purse.
The flowers are attached with a pin and can be removed to place on any other item you wish.
I am carrying a similar purse now and can't believe how well it works and hold a ton.
I decided to name my purses starting now and this one is going to be called my BETTY BAG :-)
I sold out at the Holiday Craft show last night, but will be making more after the holidays...watch for posts.
Sunday, November 20, 2011
I just realized that I have not posted in almost a month...sorry Patty. Also sorry Susan down in Bonita Springs.
I have been working hard on getting new and exciting things ready for our Second Annual Holiday Gift Show. It's less than 3 weeks away, Friday, December 9th, from 4:00 - 8:00. If you live in the area...we would love to see you. Message me for location.
The picture is one of the ten aprons I made recently for a friend and the other girls at her shop. How cute they turned out...hope you liked them girls :-)
I am working on a couple cute items for the show..... I will post in a day or so....great Christmas gifts.
See you soon,
Monday, November 14, 2011
Check out these adorable ornaments made by my daughter, Michelle. She is just so clever and oh so creative. They are going like hotcakes. She can make traditional Christmas or your favorite team....even personalize if you like.
Traditional holiday, favorite teames (Gators, USF, FSU, Rays.....), Mickey Mouse.
The price is oh....so..... affordable too. Contact her at Shel1228@aol.com if interested.
Tuesday, October 25, 2011
This quilt has been in the works for several months now. I love to make memory quilts and specialty quilts.
I met with the directors of the YMCA to discuss the design, etc.
Then fabric squares were provided so that their students could get to work on the the artwork. WOW...they sure did a beautiful job. I think we see some future artists in these works.
We decided that black/white fabrics would work best around each piece of student art, as to showcase the beautiful colors. And also a black/white fabric for the back as well.
The finished product is 52" x 62"
The photograph was taken outside, the colors are even more vivid in "real person".
Hope they like it as much I do.
Thursday, October 20, 2011
Curdoroy is just one of those feel good kind of fabrics.
I remember the jumpers that my sisters and I wore, and the cord pants that were so popular in our teen years...awww the memories.
Love this tote:
The bright aqua bottom, handles, and lining are a perfect compliment to the flowered curdoroy fabric on this large tote.
Inside pockets, key fob and snap closure.
If interested...let me know :-)
Friday, October 14, 2011
My daughter is going to the Texas Longhorn game in Austin at the end of the month....she has to go in style...you know :-)
Sooooooo.....I made her this FUN purse with matching ID wallet.
Click on the picture to see the center of the flower.........HOOK EM Horns!!!
I just LOVE this fabric. I bought it a couple years ago. Some fabrics I sew up right away, others I seem to hold on to for a while because I just can't part with them. Weird...I know. But this is one of those.
I am so very pleased how it turned out. What a fun bag for just about anyone.
Big enough for a diaper bag too.
Very bright, colorful and toad-ally happy bag :-)
Peace...that has a nice sound to it...don't you think?
Have you ever wondered the history of the Peace Symbol?
Peace Symbol Created (1958): In 1958, British artist Gerald Holtom drew a circle with three lines inside, intending the design to be a symbol for the Direct Action Committee Against Nuclear War (DAC). The design incorporates a circle with the lines within it representing the simplified positions of two semaphore letters (the system of using flags to send information great distances, such as from ship to ship). The letters "N" and "D" were used to represent "nuclear disarmament." (The "N" is formed by a person holding a flag in each hand and then pointing them toward the ground at a 45 degree angle. The "D" is formed by holding one flag straight down and one straight up.)
Holtom finished his design on February 21, 1958 and the design was then first introduced to the public at a DAC march on April 4. The symbol quickly spread. In Britain, the symbol became the emblem for the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament (CND), thus causing the design to become synonymous with nuclear disarmament. In 1960, the symbol migrated to the United States and began to be used as a symbol for the peace movement.
Click on the picture to see the fabric....these Cell phone purses can also be used for camera, Ipod or just about anything else you can think of.
If interested.....convo me :-)
Wednesday, September 21, 2011
Fall and Halloween is coming...only a month away actually.
I LOVE fall colors, especially love orange and black for some reason. I have never been a big fan of creepy monsters or things like that but when I saw this batik SKULL fabric I just had to buy it.
I sewed it into the FUN purse with the black/orange stripe handle and trim.
It has snap closure, outside pocket and orange lining inside.
Once this booooo-tiful fabric is gone, it's gone. I have a couple of these made...if you are interested...sing out now :-)
These little cuties are jumping off the shelf :-)
I have a pretty good assortment of colors right now, several of the ever popular GATOR too.
There is a clear plastic window on the front with a pocket inside to slide your photo ID. It is zippered at top for coins, debit card, lipstick, whatever.
Also, key ring at side and pocket on back.
Sunday, September 18, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Three more...I told you I have been busy :-)
The flip flop, hibiscus fabric is complimented by denim straps and bottom and perfect for any season in Florida, or cruise, or any other time.
I am loving the lime green fabrics that are so popular now. Check out the green flower. All the flowers are attached with a pin and can be moved around to suit your needs or......removed and worn on another purse or your favorite jacket.
The multi flower comes with three removable flower pins.
All of my totes have lots of pockets inside, snap closure and key fob.
These three are for those of you that love the brown/green colors that work well for any season, but particularly well for fall and winter. Is it true...is Fall in the air???? I see the dropping temps in the north, looking forward to it heading our way.
Happy Sunday to all of you.
Monday, August 29, 2011
Hope you all had a wonderful weekend, I sure did. I got to spend 3 glorious days with some of the BEST ladies around....I believe Florida, Georgia and Alabama were represented this weekend at the Historic Kenilworth Lodge in Sebring, Florida. It was Hilltop Memories's (traveling scrapbook store)Annual Fried Green Tomato Crop. Yep, we had some of the yummmiest fried green tomatoes too. Linda is the best and does so much to make sure we are all well fed and totally comfortable.
I wanted to show you these three tote bags, they sold this weekend to some of my scrapbook buddies. If you like them, I do have more fabric and can recreate if you totally love them too. The one with the Pink Flamingos is going on a cruise this weekend with Kip...I am sure she will have a great time.
Wishing you a fantastic week....it's almost September and Fall is not that far away.
Thursday, August 25, 2011
Don't you just love these colors???
They both have a bright yellow lining with brown handles.
Both have snap closures.
I have been working hard on my fall inventory...so watch for posts in the next week or so to see what is "cookin" or should I say "sewin" in Teresa's Creations Studio :-)
I have been wanting to find time to make this purse for months now. I had a tiny piece of the green batik left from ERIN's purse and wanted to incorporate it in this bag.
It has a snap closure, two inside (open) pockets and one inside zip pocket. It is very lightweight and roomy.
Matching Cell Pouch also available.
Sunday, August 21, 2011
Not sure why I feel like I should tell you all this today, but here it goes.
I started sewing my doll clothes at a very early age and by 10 years old, I made all my summer clothes. My paternal grandmother and my mother were both seamstresses, so it seemed like the thing to do. I totally enjoyed the creative process and moved on to sewing things for my sisters and other family members.
At the time, I was sewing on my mothers little SINGER featherweight machine built around 1950...what a wonderful machine. A few years ago, I inherited my grandmothers featherweight (it's the machine in the picture with the pin cushions on a previous blog)....love, love it. When I graduated high school, I got a job and decided I needed a brand new Singer. I wore it out..can you believe that? After that I bought another Singer, than a Pfaff, then another Pfaff which is the one I use mostly today. I do have a VIKING but mostly use it for embroidery work. If you sew very much, it's important to get a good machine....a lot less stress that way.
When I was 19 years old I made my first quilt. It is the one pictured here and was totally hand pieced and hand quilted. I love the hand quilting, but not sure I will ever hand piece a quilt again....but I have also learned...never say never :-)
I sewed all my work clothes, then my children's clothes and costumes and also all of our home decorations. Also, in the late 70's my mom and I started a very small upholstery business and did that for a couple years...wow, that's back breaking work. One of the coolest things I did was the interior of a 1967 VW Beetle that Wes and I rebuilt.
In the 80's and 90's, the kids were on a dance team and I sewed hundreds and hundreds of dance costumes. I think that is the most rewarding sewing I have ever done. To see the smiling faces and how proud they were on stage was totally awesome.
I was lucky to retire a few years ago and I can happily say that I sew almost every day of my life. I have a wonderful husband that supports and encourages my passion.
A happy day is a creative day is what I always say. I do lots of special orders, but to be honest, I love to be able to be creative and let the fabric and the moment take control.
I didn't realize that so many of you read my blog and miss me when I don't post. I will continue to try to post more, but just know that if I am gone for a few days or even a week or more...I am in here creating lots of fun things to show you.
PS: Watch for posts on facebook for our Second Annual Holiday Gift show. Mark your calendar for Friday, December 10th.
Thanks again....Happy Sunday.
July was a very busy month for weddings. I did several alterations for bridesmaids, mother of the bride and mother of the groom.
I was also asked to make these adorable flower girl dresses for 4 adorable little girls, ranging in age from 18 months to 5 years old. Cute...cute :-)
One of the cutest little guys just celebrated his 3rd birthday with a little mini ROCK CONCERT with all his family and friends.
His mommy asked me to make him and his brothers a shirt to resemble the Imagination Movers...so that's what we did. Even his Daddy had a shirt.
Thank you for inviting us to your special party, Noah :-)
Monday, July 11, 2011
I couldn't wait to post this picture, but had to wait for the big day. The day that the most adorable little girl had her 2nd birthday party.
This cute little Minnie dress was especially made for Ms. Abbigail. I can't wait to see a picture of her in it on her special day.