Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Hello November

Hello November 
Welcome to a new month nearing the end of the year.
Where has the time gone?

Noel, Keepsake Box!

With Christmas upon us, my art studio is buzzin with activity.
This busy time of year is my favorite to create and get lost
in the spirit of the season filled with long days and trails of glitter!!

Lots of signs and message art~

Rose ornament tags with messages on the back!

Glass ornaments with birds, Santa, snowmen and winter scenes~

Paper mache, message card ornaments with room to sign the backs~
pop in a bubble envelope and ready to send to a friend!

Big Star Ornaments sharing JOY~

Angels waiting to stand out on a Christmas tree!

Wishing you blessings of the season and all through the year!

Over in my etsy shop, Rose Garden Market 
I always have a sale going on 
the current sale at the moment,
 is purchase any 2 items receive 25 percent off.

Lots of new items in my VIDA collection too.
search Celestina Marie at the site.

VIDA always has a sale going on and lots of free shipping too.
Designing these creations in another abstract dimension, I'm able to stretch my wings
with my art and I'm having lots of fun.

the above pillows are just a few of the designs from my collection
created through my hand painting, photography and graphic art
all above designs created by celestina marie for apparel, home accents
and leather goods, wallets, luggage tags, passport wallets, journals, leather clutches and more!

 sweet rose swirl luggage tag created in cowhide leather

Thank you for stopping by to visit.
No need for a comment, your visit is  blessing enough. 
See you soon!

Have a wonderful November friends!
~~~Best Wishes Always~~~

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Sunday, October 1, 2017

Welcome October

Hi Friends!
Welcome to October
but where did September go?
It came and went so fast, all while we were waiting for  cooler temps.
We are still waiting for a real fall but the air is changing 
and I think we are heading in the right direction soon.

In the meantime, 
I enjoyed decorating Rose Garden Cottage in seasonal accents.
It may still be like summer outside, but autumn has brought cozy inside.

Pumpkin designs and pillows bring in some fall charm.

 Gathering near the hearth in hopes of fall evenings by the fire.

Love you yesterday, Love you still, Always have, Always will~~

Rust, blue willow, pumpkins and acorns grace a vintage hutch,

Table settings ready for comfort food and fall dinners.

And, the pumpkin truck arrived~

Gotta love plaid for autumn!

1-2-3- it's pumpkins I see.
This is an easy project.
Chalk paint jars or bottles.
Stencil with numbers,
add jute around the tops,
leave as is, or place in a wire basket.
Little aqua pumpkins sit in front and you've got a quick farmhouse fall accent!

It's always time for tea.

Because I love the number 3

Grateful, Thankful, Blessed  is a sweet reminder on the mantel.

My White Pitcher collection has grown and also gets a few pumpkin accents.

All because,
"There's No Place Like Home"

Have a great month of October and Happy Fall.
Blessings always!

And as a reminder,
Everything is on sale in my etsy shop.

See you next time!
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Sunday, September 17, 2017

Rose Garden Market Fall Sale

With September flying by,
I'm asking, where is fall?

Just when it seems like we are close to cooler days,
we heat up once again with September days near 100 degrees.

I was determined to "fall it up" so decorated I did
and I hope to share a few pics from
Rose Garden Cottage in October.

Till then, I'd like to share my fall shop sale
over at 
now through the 21st of October!

Everything in my shop is 20 percent off and already figured out for you with each listing.
No coupon codes to remember at checkout with this one!!

The shelves are full with lots more arriving.
Shabby chic, cottage style, farmhouse, hand painted roses, pumpkins,Christmas
 and more on the way just for you!

while I have this opportunity,
I want to thank all my new followers on etsy.
Your shop visits and patronage are truly valued .
All your kind emails, comments and feedback are
a true uplifting encouragement to me as I create.

Hope you're off to a great start this season with Fall on the way this week.

Our prayers for Texas, Florida, the keys and the surrounding areas, continue! 

Happy Fall!!

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Fabric Pumpkin Tutorial

I'm back in the studio this week after a much needed break and getaway.
It was a wonderful few days away junkin in East, Texas!

I did find some great treasures and can't wait to repurpose them
bringing some new treasures to the shop.

Like most of you,
I'm ready for cooler weather and to begin fall decorating too!
It's always fun to transform my
Rose Garden Cottage into a fall haven!

Today I have a few pumpkins to share from my little pumpkin patch filling the shelves
in my shop, Rose Garden Market.

Many more styles and sizes are also available in pretty cotton fabrics as well.
I created a couple designed patterns for these pumpkins
but this one is fast and easy, so I thought I'd share it with you.

These little treasures are created from a variety of fabrics in velour, velvet, knit fabrics and sweaters
I've used real pumpkin stems and wood tree stems cut from short branches.

Here are the directions to create this little gem.

First I made two templates in cardboard from an 8 and 10 inch plate.

I like to use aquarium gravel for weight.
This can be found at any pet store. 
It's clean, dust free and small in size so it doesn't show through the fabrics.

Along with the gravel, I use poly-fill for the stuffing.

I like to use real pumpkin stems when I can 
along with wood tree stems cut from branches,
 cinnamon sticks, jute stems and wood dowels.
Even a vintage spoon can be centered for a stem.
The wood pieces below
 can be found at Hobby Lobby.
The real stems are sold on line from folks who farm and grow pumpkins.
I have found real stems on ebay and etsy.

Next I cut velour fabric or other materials in 8" and 10" rounds using the templates.

With a running stitch, sew  about a 1/4" of the way in along the edge of the fabric,.
I use coat thread or embroidery floss for a strong hold~
 when pulling together for stitching and closing.

After the running stitch is complete, I add the gravel in the bottom.
A few handfuls is enough to give the lightweight pumpkin some weight.

You just have to judge this step as you go along to how much of the gravel you will need!

On top of the gravel, I then add the poly-fill and pull the thread tight to close the opening
and stitch closed.
This step usually requires a back and forth stitch a few times to close for a tight
flat finish.

At this point the stem and trims are added.

For this one I added a wood branch stem and hot glued in place.

A brown sheer ribbon, with acorn button and little stem sign completes this pumpkin.

Here are a few more in brown using real pumpkin stems.

Another with knit fabric.

Blue velour~

Grey velour~

Sweater fabric~

Furry Fabric~

 and black velvet~

This pattern design is easy and quick
 and can be whatever size you like
 from the template  pattern you make using
a plate or other surface.

Hope you try it 
Have fun!!

See you next time.

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