Tuesday, January 19

manic mode

i have noted that since Jan 1st i have been in 'manic mode'.
first in manic crocheting mode
and
now in manic stitching mode...

i wish i could apply my manic abilities to laundry and cooking but alas as much as i try, it confounds me every time.
and so it would appear my manic stitching ways have led to a sleuth of wall hangings declaring LOVE.
i'm not usually the 'love and hearts' kind, but in the past few weeks i have been gripped by the need to declare LOVE in everything i stitch.

i've worked on larger 'whatnot' wall hangings
and smaller 'without words' wall patches








i have also made a couple of bags along the lines of my apron wraps, they are recycled vintage 'pretties' that have summer written all over them, thus i have named them
'little sunshine' messenger sacks


the results of my 'stitching manic' ways will be in my little store on thursday morning pacific time, around 10ish.
i will also be donating 30% of any sales to the Haiti relief efforts.

and now i am officially declaring tomorrow to be 'manic admin' day.
for if i do not tackle the growing pile of administration that lurks within my inbox i fear i will not sleep at night...

she will be back on thursday with a 'challenge of the utmost kind' tale to warm the heart ~ Tif

42 comments:

Chelsea said...

these are positively the definition of sweet. I'm completely charmed. +Chelsea

Kristin said...

These are so lovely! Perfect for Lover's Day! : )

A Bun Can Dance said...

Love is in the air, as they say, Tif!
Your love tokens are all very delightful and desirable :-)
Now, not to worry you but as I started reading your post and your manic-ness I found myself talking to the computer screen saying "Maybe you're pregnant, Tif?"
There! It's out! I said it - and I hope (assuming that's what YOU hope!) that you are not....
Okay, I'm getting back in my box now!
D x
Good luck with the shop sales!

Sophie Isobel Designs said...

Tif these are just so gorgeous! Each is so unique and I especially love the bags, they are just delightful rays of sunshine.
Sophie x

devonaz said...

I know the feeling,,,I told a friend of mine that I think I have ADD in crafts,,because I will be crocheting like mad,,then I will be knitting like mad,the stitching,,but I just cant seem to get it work on the housework what gives..oh well at least it isnt just me..good luck..and I love your items..very pretty..

Happydacks said...

Great work Tif,
You have inspired me with your lovely creations (again) and I really enjoyed the interview with Jane from ATLITW. Thankyou!!
Looking forward to when you are in manic mode again!
Michele x

alvorada said...

100% LOVELY! :)

I discovered your blog via www.duftenaverteblomster.blogspot.com and I totally adore your style. I posted some of (uhm.. I mean a LOT of!) your pictures on my blog, hope you don't mind. Just wanted to thank you for the inspiration and for ligthening up my day :)

Good Girls Studio said...

I {heart} the Love wall hangings!! They are sweetness & light :)

Jennifer said...

Everything looks very pretty, and good luck with your manic admin. Looking forward to your challenge tale.

Pink Trees and Sunshine said...

These are all so charming!!!

Marija said...

I simply love your newest post! You are so talented!!! Great use of color (so soothing and fresh).

All the best and keep up the good work!!

- Marija

julie (jane's apron) said...

I l.o.v.e. them.

melissadc76 said...

Oh, your latest creations are divine.

Kim said...

Love what you've been up to and I've joined the Dottie challenge too! Have blogged about it this morning! Have a fab day.

Leahdis said...

Well done they are all extremly lovely. I have my eye on one inparticular...See if I can nab it.

Jaime said...

I recently discovered your blog, flickr, and etsy shop! I love everything! All you photos and projects are so inspiring! Look forward to reading more!

mjb said...

I love these - so inspiring too.

Amber said...

Oh my goodness - those bags are adorable and the word wall hangings are just amazing!

koralee said...

Sweet adorable stiching...I will pop by and see what I can find on Thursday...xxoxo

Still Lily said...

Oh the only word i can think of is 'lovely, lovely, lovely' upon resting my eyes on all this manicness...thank you for sharing.

Veronica said...

Your creations are so pretty. I adore the one that says, "i do love all that you are." As soon as I saw it I smiled.

Looks like I'll have to stalk your store on Thursday. :)

vmichelle said...

These are so cute!

Susan Tuttle said...

i have immensely enjoyed my visit to your blog! I love your style:)

Lisa Super said...

Love it all :)

Char said...

gorgeous pieces

dottie angel said...

thank you all my lovelies for your manic mode kindness :)

i am able to report that my child rearing days are done... the only babies i plan to have round the shed will be of the furry or feathered kind in future. unless of course i become a granny!! and then i will have babies around me again. i shall call them by my own special names and dress them in my own special clothes... i have told my children this is how it will be if they wish me to 'baby sit'
i think it important to get the rules established up front first ;)

Apron Thrift Girl said...

These are so beautiful and incredibly fresh and unique. I heart crafting so much and always wish that I could do every single one that exist. Well maybe not underwater basket weaving. Everything else though.

T's Daily Treasures said...

All your sewing is so refreshing, unique and absolutely lovely. I am always amazed at what you come up with. Just beautiful! Blessings, Tammy

Rubyred said...

Oh Tif, beautifully fresh and unique as always!
Your so inspiring!
Can't wait to hear your next tale!
Rachel x

mamas collection said...

Wonderful!
(and my best to you as you approach the dreaded 'Admin Day'...gives me the willies as well..)

two hippos said...

What fabulous wall hangings! Best of luck with manic admin, always my least favourite job.

PixieBelle said...

I love (not intentionally using the word but I mean it) how quickly you manage to make these beautiful little treasures that would take me weeks.
I have read your challenge and I know that I am not the type who could survive 100% this way but I do find it inspiring. Hence I will embrace being less consumerist and more recyclist this year. ;)

Tonia said...

Big sighs have abounded from this corner of chilly England: I really, really wish I was this talented. Or had some of these already. Or the sun would come out.

Anna said...

just found your blog the other day
I love your vintage style...so great!
I used a few of your photo's on my blog with a link back to you of course1 hope thats oké with you?
you can find me here

http://memoiatelier.blogspot.com/

Anna said...

Sorry!
I just saw your answer a few days ago!
thanks!
your photo's are on this blog
http://memoiatelier.blogspot.com/

Geek+Nerd said...

These are awesome, Tif! Just awesome! Something about the doilies as the "O's" really makes me happy!

ninainvorm said...

These are the best Tif! Though I have to say I'm a little bit of a love & hearts person... ;)
I'll be checking your shop for the update, definitely!

Serenata said...

They are wonderful Tif, you have really inspired me!

maybe*mej said...

love it love it love it.....

creativitity channel said...

there is a susprise for you in my blog!!
Paola

Julia said...

Ah you really do make the most beautiful things!

Julia x

alicia y esther said...

Lovely things. I specially admire the way yo have worked in the little whyte combined with textil. It´s so modern.
Sorry for my english
Congratulations