Thursday, February 26, 2015

A Finishing Fool, Smalls SAL, Late to My Own Party and Blogoversary Giveaway

Greetings! I don't know what got into me, but I went on a finishing frenzy these past few days. Here are the doll slippers, just a smidge over and inch long - just in time for the Smalls SAL check-in:
Remember, you can get the pattern for the slippers on my "Free Patterns" page (see tab at the top).

The 4-H group will be in my studio on March 8th.  Thought I should put the final touch on their project for them to see. Front:
 Back finished with a fussy cut featuring a lovely shamrock:
It's a free pattern from Plum Street Samplers.

Here's a finish from a freebie from The Primitive Hare.  "Slan" means "Wishing you a safe and healthy return journey" or "Take Care".

Here is a pretty pattern from Les Fils d'Helene.  I thought it made up nicely into a scissor fob - kind of a combination of Valentine's Day and St. Patrick's Day.

Now my latest needlepoint project.  Have you heard of Switch Flops?  They're sandals made by Lindsay Phillips.  The straps have Velcro on them so you can switch out the straps to whatever you desire. I found some you can needlepoint yourself by Sandy Arthur of Duo Designs.
I'm looking for the perfect buttons to sew in the center of the "V"….then I'll add the velcro to the back and - presto, change-o, a pair of new straps for my sandals! I've got ideas for another pair, too. I think I've got Spring Fever…..it's minus 5 outside right now and I'm thinking "SANDALS?!"

I am late to my own party - SOB!  Yep - missed my Second Blogoversary - but still would like to have a give away to celebrate.  Please leave a comment on this post to enter and please, PLEASE make sure you're not a no-reply blogger so I can contact you.  I'll send the lucky recipient the scissor fob (above).  The winner's name will be drawn on March 6th.

Thank you for stopping by and spending some of your time with me.





44 comments:

  1. Wow Kim! I love all the projects that you have been making! The flip flops are going to be just beautiful! I want to congratulate you on 2 years of blogging! What a great accomplishment and wishing you many more years of happiness blogging!
    Hugs, Julie

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  2. What lovely projects. Thank for the chance to win the fob.

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  3. Wonderful projects.....I am sure you will find just the right button. I would love a chance to win your sweet fob.

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  4. I cannot believe those gorgeous, tiny little shoes! That is a major accomplishment! WOW!!
    I love the switch flops idea! I have never heard of it before, but will google it when I finish this comment! How much fun!!!! You could have coordinating shoes for every summer outfit! That's just too much!!!!!
    I'm putting up my St. Patrick's tree now, and I have also stitched "Got Luck?" It is such a cute little pattern!
    Congrats on your Blogoversary! That is a milestone! Thanks for the chance on the precious fob!

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  5. Wow and wow again,love your finish on all your goodies hugs.

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  6. so tiny and delicate slippers, love all your finishes.

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  7. Hi Kim, Wow, your little slippers are just the cutest! Very beautiful stitching and finishing.

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  8. Your finishes are lovely, my favourite is from Plum Street Samplers... the fabric you've used for the back is just spot on :)

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  9. Love all your finishes. My daughter took a trip to Ireland last summer, so we love anything with an Irish flair! Those slippers are amazing...can't imagine the work you put into them.

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  10. Your finishes are all lovely. Thanks for the chance to win the fob. I know I could put it to good use, and think of you with each snip!

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  11. Oooh good luck finding your buttons.....
    Hmmm all in an pickle now as I commented all in the wrong order!
    Lovely tiny slippers, you are very clever indeed! They are adorable. Wow!! You have been busy stitching! Your finishes are great and I think eveything. Haven one is wonderful :)
    Oh my!!! Fancy missing your own party!!
    Happy Blogoversary!!! Congratulations!!! Yippppeeeeee!!!! Go you!!! I am screaming and causing a right loud noise here on my bed!! Jon just come in asking what is wrong! I explained I was shouting with joy to celebrate your blogoversary! Jon told me to carry on and left the room!! Ha ha
    Smiles :)

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  12. Congrats on all the pretty finishes Kim. Happy Blogoversary. I would love to b entered in your giveaway.

    Linda

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  13. Happy Blogoversary! That fabric on Got lucky is so pretty. I think you're thinking of sandals because everyone seems to go on vacation down south right about now.

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  14. Happy Blogoversary. Blogging is such a great way to meet new friends that have a lot in common.
    Would love to be entered in your give a way.
    http://joycesloveoflife.blogspot.com

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  15. Those slippers are absolutely adorable! Happy Blogoversary!

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  16. I'd love a chance in your giveaway...thanks! Your smalls are all adorable.

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  17. Happy 2nd anniversary, Kim. Those tiny little slippers are yours are so amazing. I just can't imagine trying to make them. I love all your little Irish cross stitch projects. Thanks for the lovely giveaway.

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  18. More precious, tiny slippers! Fantastic job Kim!
    You certainly have been busy.
    Enjoy the 4-Hers.

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  19. Love the mini slippers! Wouldn't they be great as a Christmas ornament?
    Happy Blogoversary!

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  20. Happy blogaversary, I hope you celebrate with cake and something stitch for yourself. The little shamrocks are sweet, we don't celebrate St Patrick's day in England. x

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  21. Wow!The little slippers look gorgeous! Thanks for sharing the pattern. Congrats on your blogoversary!AriadnefromGreece!

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  22. Happy blogoversary! You have been very busy! Love the tiny shoes! I'm going to try making a pair soon. Thanks for sharing the pattern!

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  23. Congrats on lovely finishes and happy blogoversary!

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  24. Happy Blogoversary. Gosh you do beautiful work. Thanks for the giveaway too. The fob is adorable!!! I've also shared your giveaway on my Giveaway List for sewers & quilters at wowilikethat.com. Thanks again. (debbie at wowilikethat dot com)

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  25. What a sweet scissor fob. I would love to be it's new owner.
    kdavis1@centurytel.net

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  26. oooo those slippers will just about fit my small paws ..lol ... how cute are they ... love the stitching you have been doing and HAPPYYYYYYY blogaversary .... *passing large cuppa and a bun to make a wee party for you ... love mouse xxxxx

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  27. those slippers are really tiny and cute.. :D The workmanship is so fine and delicate.. thank you for the linkies to other free sites.. :D will check them out soon.

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  28. Oh wow! Those slippers are soo teeny! Must've made your eyes crazy! I love your Irish finishes, I did both of the first two a few years ago. Lovely finishes! Happy Blogoversary! Love the look of your blog too :D Add me into the hat! Hugs!

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  29. Amazing finishes! Love those teeny tiny slippers. Don't count me in the draw, but happy blogoversary! :D

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  30. Happy blogaversary Kim !!!! I love this little slippers!!... and all the fobs.
    Hugs

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  31. Happy Blogaversary! Only 2 years? I missed my first Blogaversary...
    I love those tiny slippers and your straps for your own sandals, you might have started something there!
    Love all your other stitches, so generous of you to offer one as a giveaway.

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  32. Pretty finishes Kim. The tiny slippers are just so perfect - happy blogaversary, wishing you many more.

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  33. Those slippers are amazing! Thanks for a chance to win.

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    1. Hi, Greta - if you see this, please send me a note with your email address. It appears you are a noreply-comment blogger. Thank you - and good luck with the draw!!

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  34. OOohhh... I'd LoVe to win one of your beautiful sissor fobs Kim... hope I get lucky... lol
    Congrats on another wonderful year as a blogger. xox

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  35. Those doll slippers are incredible!!!!!! sarah@forrussia.org

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  36. Hi Kim how kind of you to have a giveaway and happy blogaversary to you,oh those little slippers are adorable xx

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  37. o those tiny slippers! So cute and delicate. :D But I love all the shamrocky stuff you have going on here. Even the fabric for your 4-H project is great! Interesting about the switch flops too. I usually just stick to black because they go with everything hah!

    Congrats on your blogaversary~ Count me in for the giveaway too, can never turn down some clovers. :)

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  38. Congrats on your blog anniversary!!! Cute scissor fob! Great Work.....

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  39. Hallo Kim,

    congrats to your blogg anniversary. I always do enjoy having a look at your blogg.Please count me in this giveaway.
    Have a good toime
    Love Judith/Germany

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  40. Happy Blog Anniversary,You must be excited.I love your needlework,Cross stitch is a beautiful needle art.

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  41. Very late to the party, but please count me in for your Blogaversary! I love all your tiny stitching you have been doing just lately.

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  42. love all of your projects! the first teeny slippers/shoes were my favourite!
    roseharries_06@hotmail.com

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  43. I wish you all the best for your 2nd blogiversary. I love all these tiny things you make... your giveaway is gorgeus.

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