Monday, November 2, 2009

Work in Progress

My Stars...

I will be working on Christmas projects for the shop now, every waking moment. It is crunch time from now until December 3rd when we have A Vintage Christmas Open House at Vintage Living. So I will be posting all my different projects each week and sharing with you my Christmas handmade goodies. Today I am working on my stars and no Rose at BellaRosa isn't here... (sorry, Rose I couldn't resist) I have been making these for around 16 years now and they are one of my best sellers. They are made from vintage fabric, old metal garland, old lace and trims. Some of them I have put images on but usually they have a button in the center. They are filled with sawdust to give them that old feel.
I hope you enjoy my mess.

This is a finished star, they look good hung on a mirror, or off a cupboard knob or hung high...I usually hang 3 together off my high shelf above the mantle.

This one is all hand sewn but some I use glue.




Waiting to become Christmas stars...


I am on the kitchen table today while my grandson Jesse is napping.




These are made of old printed velvet...

















I am a coffee drinker :)







This one is special as the picture is of my dad.











Always good when I get some finished... 3 down a million to go.
Thanks for stopping by and I always appreciate your comments!
Blessings
Rebecca

41 comments:

  1. Fun! Il ove the stars with the lace, very pretty!

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  2. These are so pretty and sweet, Rebecca! They look good enough to eat!

    XOXO
    Eileen

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  3. .......AND THEY GET MORE BEAUTIFUL WITH EACH PASSING YEAR. HUGS, JUDY

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  4. These are SO beautiful, Rebecca. There is no way that I will miss your Christmas Open House! And I look forward to meeting you!!

    xoxo
    Jane

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  5. Absolutely beautiful....i think I might try a few down here in Texas!! Our open house is December 5th.......it takes alot of work, doesn't it? If everyone only knew what it takes to keep a shoppe going, I wonder if they would consider us so lucky and "living the dream"....lol blog looks beautiful....xojana

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  6. My stars Rebecca these are gorgeous! What a great idea with the sawdust stuffing. Each one is so unique and wonderful. I can imagine that these just fly out the door during the holidays.
    Hugs,
    June

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  7. They're just soooooo wonderful! LOVELY, LOVELY, LOVELY!!! I miss when you had your Christmas events at your house because it was so fun to see your amazing home all done up in Christmas!

    :) T

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  8. Oh Rebecca!!!! These are so beautiful!!!! Too funny about sweet Rose...my stars!! These truly are gorgeous though ~ I love to see what you create as I know it will always be wonderful, xxoo, Dawn

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  9. oh goodness, your stars are such absolutely beautiful creations!!! Like Dawn said, everything you make is just stunning...I always look forward to your posts and seeing what beauty you have created. Only wish I lived closer so I could attend your Christmas event...I know it will be magical. Please post lots of pics.
    Hugs & blessings,
    Sandra

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  10. What beautiful works of art, you are truly talented!

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  11. I am in love with these yummy stars. I bet they are so much fun to create. I am afraid that I would want to keep them all for myself!!!
    Rhonda

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  12. I have to agree. I too am in love with these. Beautiful. Just beautiful!

    Kathy

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  13. Rebecca,

    I want one.... I promise I will be there soon to see ya... Soccer season is almost over....

    Angelica

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  14. so, so beautiful - glad I found you

    Terri Conrad

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  15. Hi Rebecca,

    Your stars are beautiful ~ looks like you are going to be very busy.

    Take care
    Hugs
    Carolyn

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  16. I have never seen anything like these - absolutely beautiful!

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  17. beautiful!!! very unique!! the greens ones and the one with your dad's picture are specially amazing!!! bravo!!what a clever idea these little stars!!

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  18. Rebecca~Oooh, I love your stars...they are all gorgeous!!! Thanks so much for sharing them with us and good luck with getting the shop ready for the hoildays.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  19. The star is my favorite symbol and these are just lovely made from interesting fabrics, embellishments and trims. What a wonderful holiday item. Sea Witch

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  20. Those are perhaps the prettiest stars I have EVER seen!! (I'm not kidding) I wish you sold some on line. Gosh, I'm so blown away, I'm going back to look again.

    Karen
    My Desert Cottage

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  21. Oh my stars! They are so gorgeous and you are one very talented lady! I love how you used the old Rosary on the first one...gorgeous!!!

    Your kitchen is gorgeous too by the way.

    Love and hugs,
    Karyn

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  22. They are just lovely Rebecca...great job!!All the best,Chrissy

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  23. Absolutely lovely...I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE the printed velvet ones....You are so inspiring and unbelievably talented....when is your open house? Good wishes and many blessings sent your way! Oh and did I forget to mention that I LOVE the printed velvet ones....lol lol lol

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  24. Rebecca...Oh my stars :) but your stars came out gorgeous!! I wish I was there actually to be able to snatch up one of those little beauties :) care to set one of those lovelies aside for me? please let me know, You know I love everything that you create...I have that gorgeous tag you sent me with my keys, I would love to own another of your gorgeous creations :) Dawn told me today when I spoke to her that I was mentioned in your beautiful blog and my stars... like I would ever mind being mentioned with your beautiful creations :) Loving all of them! Ohh and I saw that beautiful tin and glass box that I loved soo much much filled with your lovely vintage buttons...still makes me smile. Hope all is well with you sweet friend and that you take the time in your busy life to remember to...stop...breath and just...smile :) besos, Rose

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  25. i love your stars... may i ask if you sell them naked? i like the plain ones ... do you have any in raw rough linen - straw colored or white or both?? please email me at robinson_pamela@msn.com - my store is red ticking in seattle. thank you, pam

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  26. I should really make some ornaments...or I am going to have a bare naked tree!

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  27. first, you cannot be a grandma -- you're stunning and just way too young. secondly, the stars are amazing. i'm off to read more!

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  28. First time at your blog, love it, very inspiring. I'll be following your blog and adding you to my side bar, can't wait to see your next post. love vintage!
    Melissa

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  29. Thanks for your reply comment. To answer your question.. yes I did have a shop for 8 years, but do to the economy we had to close it this past summer. I really miss it. now with some help from God, I'm just trying to find my place.
    Thanks for asking:-) Please stop by any time.
    Melissa

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  30. Hello! I have just found your blog and I am loving it so much! I may be up all night going through your archives to see what I've missed! Have a good week! Twyla

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  31. Hello Rebecca,
    It's me again, I wanted to let you know that I have given you an "award"...hope you don't mind being tagged...come over and check it out.

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  32. Hi Rebecca...just wanted to say HI!!! know how busy you are! don't feel obligated to write back. Love the hearts....so much work and love in each one!
    Hugs..C

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  33. Thanks for the wonderful support...I had a little health scare..really made me think about stuff! I am okay..was just a little overwhelmed. How are your stars coming along....I hope all is well with you and I am wishing you many moments of happiness today and always.

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  34. Those are oh so pretty! Enjoy this season of preparing...thanks so much for the words of encouragement...yes, it is so much easier in good times..but then we wouldn't need faith, owuld we?
    rene'

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  35. Oh my gosh, they are breathtaking! The one with the crucifix is amazing. All of them are beautiful!!

    Hugs,
    Sheila

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  36. Well, Rebecca .... I think it is unanimous ... everyone LOVES your stars. Of course MY comment is "why relegate these lovelies to just Christmas??" I think the beauties are really year-'rounders! Also, let us who are WAY too far away know if you would ever consider online sales - maybe after the first of the year, as you are wanting these for your shop ... ??
    HUGS and have a great weekend!
    Betty :)

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  37. The Stars=Stelle are so beautiful,I need 40 by Thursday for the Barn Sale. Grazie and have a great weekend. Ciao Rita mammabellarte

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  38. Oh my stars!! (haha) These are gorgeous! The vintage lace pieced ones are my fave but all are gorgeous!
    I would like to get in touch girl...you are only a few hours from me and I just happen to be free the weekend of your Open House...Can I come? Get in touch...I need directions...And I want to order a necklace...Do ya mind?
    Have a blessed Sunday...hugs donna

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  39. how fabulous are those? just found your lovely site & having a ball going through all your posts! Seriously, love the stars!!!

    Shellagh

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  40. Rebecca, These are embellished so beautifully!!!

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  41. I totally love love love the stars...will they be in your ETSY shop? I would love love love to buy one!!!
    thanks,
    Melanie
    your house just looks soooo lovely!

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