Wednesday, October 17, 2012

It's a vintage green

 It is cast iron, and must weigh almost as much as my 4 year old son.:)
 After learning of my friend's sewing machine collection, I was thrilled when she offered me this vintage green machine.
 Not wasting much time, my niece and I hauled the Singer along with a handful of my products out doors for a whimsy, vintage inspired shoot.  We didn't have much time to plan, but thanks to her creative mind we had it together in less than an hour I believe. 
A quick table out of crates and window shutter will do.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

newborn bonnet

 This bonnet is done in a natural cotton linen blend,
 ruffled cotton lace and rosettes.
More to come.

Friday, August 24, 2012

Rosella's Lane Sewing studio

This post is only about half a year late!
I meant to do a post of my sewing studio for so long but it never quite came together as quickly as I had anticipated. So, with that said, come on in and take a look around as it is at the moment. This is the result after hrs of organizing.

I do welcome the natural light streaming through the windows.  
Because the room was white to begin with, I decided to go with some white on white. White makes me happy. :)

No this is not the way my studio looks like every day.  Amazing how one can function in a chaotic/creative mess with materials on every surface but it's true and happens all the time.  More stuff = more inspiration. ;) I enjoy having many projects going at the same time. I should do a post of what it is really like 95% of the time!

That's it for today! I will be back again soon with another post...atleast I'm pretty sure it won't be a half year wait. :)


Tuesday, November 22, 2011

About Rosella's Lane

This might be a messy post but there are a few things I wanted to share. First of all, check out these dress form mannequin pin cushions! Aren't they the cutest thing ever? A really great video tutorial on these at the DIY Dish.
Who can resist making them? I adjusted the pattern for a slightly bigger dress form. So I've made two of these already for my new sewing space which by the way I hope to reveal in a couple weeks.

Alright now we're taking a step back in time-to the "beginning" of Rosella's Lane.:)

It all started with this little girl and an amazing mother and sisters who taught her all about sewing, from hand stitching to machine sewing. Days were spent sitting under trees with applique/embroidery projects as young as 7 years old(grew up in Belize where it's hot and no A/C, so the shade of trees seemed perfect); we even had the privilege of Sunday school needle crafts. That's right :), then came the big project of making a quilt with my brother at about age 10! That one still brings a smile to my face whenever I think of it. We would fight over who got to use the sewing machine.
I always was proud of my work, maybe that's why I held on to these :) :

At age 15, I started my own quilt which I happen to use all the time! With a huge move away from family at the age of 21, I needed a hobby to keep myself busy, so I invested in my very first sewing machine and the result was countless baby quilts and blankets which mostly ended up as gifts to other moms with newborns as I wasn't ready to sell at the time, although the thought did cross my mind.

Now I feel so blessed to be a mother and able to stay at home with our two little boys. I want to be open to the Lord's leading and as long as He allows me and our boys are happy, I enjoy creating things to add to my Etsy shop. I have my husband's full support and thoroughly enjoy the evenings when he sits next to me and helps with creating the shabby rosettes designed by me for the beautiful strap covers and CD packaging. :)
After all these years, I am once again privileged to have my mom help me with my projects. Only this time I tell her what to do;)she delights in helping me with my orders. So very blessed to have her.

As I mentioned earlier on, we're working on a sewing space. I'm so excited about having a comfortable space to dream and create and allow my customers to see where their items are made!
You're welcome to check back for a virtual tour..soon!

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

diamond quilt

Something new for a change! I've been wanting to make a baby
quilt/photo prop for a while but was simply waiting for some inspiration
to get me started! I fell in love with the diamond shape and wanted to
try them on a little quilt.

I made the mint green quilt, and then felt the need to make another one
to perfect the pattern. The idea is so simple, but it does take some time
to work with those ruffles. ;)

I enjoyed using the Fall morning sun for some of these shots.

Friday, September 30, 2011

Sew a skirt

There's something about Fall and the urge to create!
My latest is a really fun, easy skirt. I came across
a skirt tutorial on pinterest. You can find the amazing
girl behind this tutorial at Creative Spaces!
The instructions are so well laid out.
Here is my version and I like how it turned out.

We have been having an amazing Fall where I live, and I hope you are all having the same!

Saturday, September 3, 2011

countryside picnic

It's been a few weeks and I've been busy as always. :) On a perfect summer
evening we headed to the country for a little picnic. It was for my baby's 3rd

Birthday cake in a jar was so simple but it was a hit for the little man.

Our boys... they are such a blessing.

I have these images in my head from when I was a child at my grand-
parents farm, of tables with crisscross legs. First I whipped up a little bench,
and then the table.

These are all the materials I used.(later my hubby added
2 small boards for more support)

Unfortunately I don't have pictures of the legs
before they were nailed to the table.

The boards underneath the table for added support.
I was going to paint the legs black, add a different color and
then go about distressing the legs, but decided
to stop after the black coat. It's different from what I would
normally do but I like it!

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