Where you will see some of my newest creations, fun sewing ideas and great designers...I will throw in a giveaway now and then! I may even add some of my favorite places and people!

Tuesday, November 20, 2012

So Much to Be Thankful For

As Thanksgiving day approaches I reflect on so many things I am thankful health, wonderful family and friends, rewarding job, and to live in a country that allows so may opportunities.

I am so thankful for three wonderful granddaughters Courtney, Violet and newest baby Adeline.  I was fortunate to meet them as they entered this world...and I am so proud of my two lovely daughters...Tania and Tara....

Just wanted to share some special photos....

Violet big sister helping Dad dress baby Adeline

 Adeline sleeping in the doll cradle 
Sweet Addy!

  Miss Violet

Cousin Courtney and Violet last Christmas

Family Picnic in Virginia!

I am so blessed!

Tuesday, October 9, 2012

How Sew with Laminated Fabrics!

Have you ever wanted to sew something using laminated fabric but you were afraid it might be too difficult?  I was....I have tried many, but I have found those designed by Jennifer Paganelli  of Sis Boom to be easy and comfortably soft.

I became friends with Jennifer on Twitter! and she graciously sent me some of her wonderful line called "Honey Child".... I was hooked!

I am going to share some tips that I found helpful.....

  •   Use Size 12 or 14, sharp needles. A smaller needle makes a smaller puncture hole. 
  •   Presser Foot  :A Walking foot or Teflon coated presser foot will prevent the presser foot sticking when sewing on the laminated side. This is especially helpful when topstitching. A roller presser foot may also be used.
  •   Use a longer stitch length (2.5mm or more) for seaming and topstitching. Shorter stitch lengths can have the affect of perforating the fabric.
  •   Holes may remain in fabric, so place pins in seam allowances or I like to use clothes pins


Perfect beach, diaper or craft bag....You don't have to worry if it gets wet!

This can be found in my Etsy shop

Now what can I make with this new selection Jennifer sent me????

Be sure to check out her blog....

Monday, September 24, 2012

Hope You Will......
                              for my Fall Give Away


Welcome to fall....when I think of fall, I think of changing colorful leaves,  cool temperatures, crispy apples and fresh apple cider.....

This is my Second Giveaway!  Would you like to win a personalized zip coin purse?

Here is what you can win!


It's very simple....
    Just follow my blog and leave a comment...only those who leave a comment will be included in the drawing.....  

I will draw one  name .....
winner announced Monday Oct 1, 2012

Good Luck


Tuesday, September 11, 2012

God Bless America....

I will never forget that day....Sept. 11th...It changed America and our security for ever...What were you doing when you heard the news?

Let me tell you a little bit about me...many you know me as Antiquebasketlady....a designer of handbags...but my first love is my day job.  I am an RN/Lactation consultant in an OB unit for the past 38 years...helping new babies come in to the world and help new moms master the art of breastfeeding.

We were getting ready to take a mom into surgery for a repeat surgery...imagine your birth date 9/11...when the report came over the TV that the Twin Towers had been hit!  My heart sank and our world would change...the joy of .that innocent  baby's birth   would be over shadowed by the horrific news....

My heart goes out to all those innocent people who lost their lives and those courageous firefighters in not only New York but Washington DC and Pennsylvania.

God Bless America! Land that I love.....

Monday, August 27, 2012

What's in Your Wallet?
MiniWallet that is!

   I have had numerous requests for a small wallet that can be slipped to to your pocket to hold a few bills, credit cards and coins.  So...........I brought the Mini Wallet back and will soon be available in my Etsy shop....

This little case is ideal to stash business cards, receipts, extra cash, driver's license, credit cards...Great as a gift...and add a gift card.
                        Christmas is right around the corner!

                 Add a gift card and now you have 2 gifts in one!

                            What's in your Wallet?

Friday, March 23, 2012

It's Time for a Fiesta!

In Feb. of 2007 I opened my Etsy Shop....Antiquebasketlady....
At that time a fabulous fabric Collection...Flea Market Fancy  by Denyse Schmidt  for Westminster/Free Spirit made it's debut....I so loved it's bright fun colors....
I was so pleased to learn most of the line is now available.....

 Chocolate and Pistachio
Bow Tie
 My Pup Louis is ready for a Fiesta....He never leaves home without his tie...
Would you like a special tie for your Pup?

Chocolate and Pistachio
Hipster Messenger 

Wristet and Eyeglass Case


Hipster zippered bag, wristlet, cosmetic and coin purse  in lovely blue!
 The fun and funky Fiesta Collection
Tote, Cosmetic bag, Coin purse and Wristlet

Watch for the new Fiesta collection!

Have a great weekend everyone!

Monday, March 12, 2012

My First Blog Giveaway!

Hey everyone....would you like to win an Antiquebasketlady bag?
It's very simple....
    Just follow my blog....
    Leave a comment

 soft pink 
(love this fabric from the designer Alexander Henry)

Perfect spring bag for your essentials, when a large bag is just too much 
I will draw one  name .....
winner announced Monday March 19, 2012

Good Luck

Sunday, March 11, 2012

Tea Time

I have been getting many requests for diaper bags...
Spring is the time for bunnies and new babies!  
So I went to my fabric stash and found this sweet home decorator fabric and decided to make the perfect spring set for the new mom and matching big sister bag.  I though you might like to see some of the construction...
"Mommy and Me" Bunny Tea Party Tote Set

Sweet Bunnies enjoying tea

 Enjoying veggies from their garden!
(Glad it's not my garden!)

      Inside is lined with a sweet white and pink gingham 
home decorator grade of fabric. There are
7 roomy pockets and an attached
key fob

I layer the fabric over fleece and a heavy interfacing...
then begin to quilt!
sew the sides together, add straps and lining....Vola

This sweet set is coming to soon
Stay tuned!

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Thanks for stopping in....I hope you enjoy!
I plan to update each week with new items I have made, sneak peek at new projects and throw in a contest now and then....

Here are some of my newest.....
                                                                    Tweet Tote
                                                                  Bird on a Branch
                                                               Leaves in Black and White

I fell in love with this new fabric collection Barcelona in Pink by Alexander Henry.....
                                                                  Stay tuned!
                                                             Have a great day!