Saturday, March 3, 2012

Heart Sachet

Hello! My last post was a little over a month ago!  I have being busy with a million things, including  organizing my home and and trying to do a little clean-up on the blog. 
Blogger gives me hard time, I took forever to fix some problems.
Today I was finally able to make this Cross Stitch sachet and write a post.

I stitched this bird on the early ninety's. It was stitched on a blouse I used for years.
I saved the bird and now I finally turned it unto something. I used denim, blue polka dot fabric, and lace trim. I like how it looks, not bad for a piece of cross stitch from an old blouse, don't you think?
The bird pattern is from a Verena Burda magazine in German.  When I moved to America almost ten years ago, I was not able to bring my collection of Cross Stitch magazines with me.
 When I went back to I visit my family in Brazil four years ago, I ripped off my favorite pages from the magazines I left behind, and now I keep them in binders.
They are old, but have many lovely patterns!

Anyways, after over a month without posting I have some other photos to share.
A couple of CTR towels.
Valentine's Day.
And the early Spring on my little garden.
Thanks for stopping by and have a great weekend!

Ana Paula.


  1. lindo seu coração! ainda nao consigo costurar corações....somente costura reta! agora vou dar uma passeada com calma pelo seu blog! bom final de semana, bjo bjo

  2. Wow! You have calla lillies growing in your garden! Fabulous. Very clever of you to save that blue bird from your blouse. I love the sachet you made with it. Those magazines look great. I started a blog a week ago if you would care to come look. :)

  3. What a lovely heart I love the little Blue bird , those German charts are wonderful, your flowers are looking wondeful.

  4. Your little heart is so sweet, Ana Paula--and I love the polka dot fabric, too! I'm glad you were able to save some of the charts from your old magazines and bring them back to the U.S. Looking forward to seeing what other things you create from them...

    Such wonderful flowers--I am so longing for spring to come. It has been a gray and snowless winter here for the most part...

  5. Oh, a little bit German here...;-) I love your wonderful heart Ana Paula, the finish looks so cute.
    When I was a young girl my mother had a lot of these Burda sewing and stitching magazines, the charts are so timeless and beautiful.

    Greetings from Bavaria

  6. the heart is amazing! And it was so interesting to read the bird's story