Tuesday, August 25, 2009

Drumroll please.....

Drumroll, please . . . Lindsey and I are now debuting our new banner! If you didn't see it yet, scroll up and tell us what you think! Do you like it? Does it look like us? We'd appreciate your feedback. It was designed by Kris Hurst - Blissfull Elements. We have been admirers of hers since our beginning days in the blog world. Lindsey has always made our banners and I admire her ingenuity, but she really wanted something different this time. We think it looks pretty cute!
I want to show you what I've been working on. It is an embroidered tea towel. I drew the design on the blank towel myself just using a regular pencil and used a simple running stitch for most of my design.



This vintage postcard was the inspiration for my piece. I fell in love with the image and thought it would be beautiful embroidered. My design is loosely based on this design. I used a plate to draw the circle.

I added yo-yo's because that's much easier than embroidering the flowers. I used to embroider when I was a teenager, but that was a long time ago! I am starting with simple projects. I know the stitches aren't perfect, but they are My stitches.




I also sewed on some vintage buttons.




I just made it up as I went along and I like the outcome. I will probably use it like a small tablecloth or luncheoncloth.



I hate to leave without sharing with you a new treasure. This little kitten figurine caught my eye. It's so sweet and is stamped Japan on the bottom. Really, can you have too many of these?!




I was really excited when I found this sugar and creamer set! I was even more delighted when I read the price tag! Oddly enough, they were priced separately at $3.50 apiece. They are early Enesco pieces made in Japan.




I really want to thank Everyone who participated in the Wizard of Oz Gala! It was so much fun to visit the different hostesses and see what each person's thoughts and feelings on the movie were. There was so much creativity flowing! I'd also like to thank everyone who left comments not only on our post, but everyone's post! You all made it a fun event!
Now, for the winner of our giveaway! The winner is MaryEllen of Artkissed! Congratulations MaryEllen!







I wish you all well and hope you have a most happy week! Twyla







46 comments:

Diane said...

LOVE the New Banner and I too have always admired Kris Hurst from my early days of just checking out Blogs and Etsy. Very nice it is a keeper! Oh your finds are just darling. Have a great week.
Hugs, Diane

Anonymous said...

Great new banner!Love the vintagey look. (Of course, I loved the old one, also, because Lindsey made it.) You are so talented on making that tablecloth and I love the yoyos and vintage buttons. Those kitty items are precious, too. I am a dog and kitty lover!
Blessings, Sarita

Florence and Mary said...

What a perfect banner!

Victoria xx

Holly said...

Oh the banner is defenitely *you two*! A little bit of cute, a little bit of whimsy and a whole lot of creativity! I love it!

Your "sampler" is great! I love how you're adding yo-yos and buttons! it adds so much dimension and charm! I embroidered as a girl and hope to take it up again some day, too.

And no, one can never have too many kitties! (Just ask the 8 in my basement! Ha!) And kitties that wink? Yeehaw! ☺

Thanks *you and Lindsey* once again for hosting the Oz Gala. I really enjoyed it!

Have a great-O day-O! ♥

Coralie Cederna Johnson said...

I absolutely LOVE your new banner! Also fun to see your beautiful vintage finds and yoyo's! Have a great day!

queen-of-nostalgia said...

Super cute banner, and I love your new creation! "Sew" talented :) Love it :) Your gala was fabulous, and thank you for having such a fun idea :)

Stacey said...

Good Morning girls! Your new banner is adorable and it is perfectly fitting for you!

Chandra said...

I really do like your new look!! I really like your tea towel. Very creative and chic. My recent embroidery binge must be rubbing off on you :)

Thanks so much for hosting the Gala. I enjoyed it so much!

GARAGE SALE GAL said...

YES...
Your new banner is YOU GIRLS!!!
LOVE IT...so darling and pretty and cute...
The little linen you "designed" is also wonderful..you are creative..I love the little yo-yo's and buttons on it...that could be something to make and sell!! I'd buy one!!
Love the kitty sugar and creamer.I think the prices were great.
Kailee is coming soon..
Warmly,
Deb :)

Laurie Eno said...

Whoa, LADIES! So much pinkness, how could I not love the new banner?!

My favorite bits are the pink cottage and the stuffed pink puppy. It's all wonderful, though.

That new embroidery you're got going is great, Twyla. What era do you think that style is from? I love it. It's a clean take on very old fashioned motifs. Kind of stylized, in an appealing way.

Still enjoying that paper you sent, Lindsey ... I am going to blog on it veddy, veddy soon.

Cheers!

Shelley said...

I do love the new banner.The little cottage in it really caught my eye. I also love your little kitty things. I recently found a "made in Japan" kitten as well. Maybe I will share it soon....

God bless

Shelley said...

Oh yes, I wanted to comment on your embroidery project. It's just so sweet. How talented you are. It's so much more special that you designed it yourself.

Tammy said...

I l♥ve your banner picture!!! It is so you!

Congrats to the Oz winner and I just want to thank you for hosting such a fun event! I've joined another called Show us your Roosters and will be giving away a yard of Rooster fabric this time!
;D

Gary and Elizabeth~ said...

The new banner for "Two Crazy Crafters" is so vintage and fun! I love it. Also your dish towel is so creative and original I love the yoyo's its just as sweet as can be.
Take care and enjoy your day,
Elizabeth

Michele said...

I love love love the new banner...it's you two to a tee!!!

I love your tea towel...just gorgeous! I wish I had more patience to do that! And your kitties are too cute...with their little "wink"!

Hugz,
Michele

TattingChic said...

Your new header is perfect for this blog! It has the elements of your love for vintage goodies, Twyla, and Lindsey's paper crafting! It's perfect. Well, I know you both love vintage and crafting, but I think you know what I mean. It's totally awesome! You two are awesome! The photos of the goodies you showed are cute, too. Love 'em! :)

~TattingChic ♥

Michele's Treasures, Teacups, and Tumbling Rose Cottage said...

Your banner is just darling! Such sweet vintageness. I like the tea towel--especially those little yo-yo's. ; )
~Michele

marie*jolie said...

So cute, and I love love LOVE the new banner!

LBP said...

Your new banner is just adorable!!! Those kittens are so cute.

Blessings

Linda

Sally Annie Magundy said...

Oh! You luckies! I LOVE Kris Hurst's work, so wonderful!

I especially love the thatched house, are those hollyhocks beside it?! Love it!

Your tea towel is darling Twyla, I love yo-yo's!

goldenbird said...

I love your new banner! The little birds are so sweet. Your embroidery is gorgeous-- the yo-yo's look great. The sugar and creamer set are a great find.

lori vliegen said...

your new banner is wonderful....it's perfect for you!! and i love your yo-yo's and embroidery....very sweet!! :)

Happy@Home said...

Love your new banner. It is simply adorable and just perfect for your cute and creative blog.
Speaking of creative, your creativity really flowed when you designed that beautiful stitched piece. It turned out very nice.
You always find the cutest things in your shopping trips and I adore the cream and sugar set.

Lindsay-ann said...

Hi Twyla
Your new header looks great and is definately 'you and Lindsey'.
Your embroidered tea towel is beautiful. I love the yoyo's.
Cute sugar and creaner set you found to add to your lovely collection.
Lindsay
x

Protector of Vintage said...

I really like your new banner and the tablecloth is very charming!! Very creative.

Jorgelina said...

I absolutely love your new banner!
Those kittens are so cute.
Hugs

~~Carol~~ said...

Love the new banner! It's so cute, and so perfect for you both!
Great deal on those kitties. I've seen those before, and they were very expensive. And that tea towel is so pretty, especially with the yo-yos!

Lynn said...

Oh yes, those stitches are perfect, and because they are yours, and so are the yo yos :) Love how you used a vintage postcard for inspiration and the addition of the buttons, it's so special.

Sherry said...

LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your new banner!! Very nice! I really like the tea towel your working on too!

:)
Sherry

Bearly Sane said...

Great Banner! Love how you have used the card inspiration for your embroidery...looks wonderful!

Cheryl said...

Love your new banner, really enjoy your blog!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

Your new banner is wonderful! I love it! And I was searching for Made in Japan figurines today and didn't find any. But I did find a children's cup...Made in Japan. I'm proud of it! I am still enjoying the Oz posts! Thank you so much for hosting such a FUN event! (and I'm still getting nice comments, which I love! )

MaryEllen said...

FIRST... I LOVE LOVE LOVE THAT NEW BANNNER!!!!!howwww cool!! SECOND....I won a give-a-way???? REALLY??? What did I win?.. I'm soooo excited!
I had soooo much fun reading all the Gala Blogs, it was a complete success!
Thanks for hosting and coming up with such an awesome idea! Can't wait to see what you come up with next!!!!!
~MaryEllen~
xox

Valerie said...

This is my first visit with you and I just love your blog. I will be back to check out more when I have more time.

Jacqueline said...

Joy in the morning...I love the banner...the cottage...oh so cute, I can hardly stand it!!! One of those moments that your heart just pitter patters with pleasure. Sweet post before shut eye time.

Beedeebabee said...

Hi Girls! I LOVE your new banner, it's so adorable, and I think it fits you perfectly! Twyla, your embroidery is just beautiful!!! You design is so lovely, and the yoyo's and buttons add such a nice touch!...The kitty treasures are just that, treasures!
♥ Paulette

D said...

Hey, T&L
Thumbs up to the new banner! Super cute.
I love the little kitty cream and sugar!
The Oz party was a blast. I think we all enjoyed it. Thanks for hosting!
D

Pearl said...

Your new banner is Darling! It certainly expresses who you are... very Enchanting...
I Love your embroidered piece, too... it has a very "gentle" feel to it I think ♥
Thank you, again, for hosting a fun Wizard of Oz Gala... I was honored to have been a part of it.

~hugs 'n prayers~
Pearl

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parasols and maryjanes said...

I love the results that are coming from your inspiration post card. I've been "into" embroidery lately, and the desire to do it continues--vintage books into the history, new stitches (for me), and ideas. I love working with felt--although I find that some of the stitches "disappear", it's still fun. Love the inclusion of the yo-yo's also. I picked up a queen size piece of yo-yo's awhile back and can't decide whether to cut them apart or try to remake it into a workable bedspsread. I want to stitch on everything lately. You are providing even more impetus.
Carol R

Heidi Ann said...

Sorry I didn't see this yesterday - but I LOVE your new banner! It's perfect. Your Yoyo towel is lovely, and oh, my gosh - that kitty set is completely to die for! What an absolutely wonderful find!!

creative breathing said...

Twyla, Your banner is just the best! It is so perfectly the both of you! I am thrilled at the delicatness of your embroidery. It is as sweet as the card from your amazing collection! Always such inspiration to find here! Elizabeth

KatCollects said...

I love the new banner, so very cute! And your tea towel is adorable, great job!
Hugs,
Kathy

cindy said...

That sugar and creamer set is adorable! What a find! And your stitched piece turned our really cute as well, you did a wonderful job! Great inspiration piece too! :D

-c
yapping cat

*Noelle* said...

love the new banner!! the kitties are super adorable:)

Linda Lou said...

The new banner is great - and I love the colors...I will have to check out the gal who designed it-but its very YOU!