Aug 23, 2010

strawberry preserves...

What's that old saying...When life gives you lemons, make lemonade.  I've definitely been having a lemon kinda day.  But instead of lemonade...

I made strawberry preserves...

Aren't these strawberries the cutest?

I found the pattern in Tone Finnager's Sew Pretty Homestyle book...

They were sew easy and sew fun to make.  I'm going to pick up some strawberry essential oil next time I'm out and give these as little package ornaments for Christmas...

I know, I know I said Christmas...

Now that schools back in session you know the holidays are right around the corner.  Have you started thinking about them yet?


You better start soon...
Ho, ho, ho!

Patty

16 comments:

Nancy's Notes said...

Oh, those are just as cute as can be! So clever, the strawberries are awesome!

Nancy

NanaDiana said...

Oh-I LOVE those-I have had that pattern (or one just like it) sitting on my sewing table for eons...and always thought I would make them one day. lol I'm glad YOU did because now I can see how cute they really are! I think yours are finished off a little differently on the top than the pattern I have...and I think I like yours better. Lovely!

Remind me to put some tape across my screen when you write the word Christmas again ;>) I don't wanna see that word yet! lol Can we talk about Fall first? huh? Just askin'....Diana

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Patty, those are adorable. Good job.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

Your strawberries are so cute!! And I bet they were so much fun to make. I would love to make some too. I will have to try and find that pattern. Love & blessings from NC!

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Patty, these are soooooo adorable. I am drooling on my keyboard. I just adore things like this. You have inspired me!

Barb ♥

Beansieleigh said...

I have to agree with Barb! ADORABLE was the first word on MY mind when I saw your cute little jar of strawberry preserves this morning! I may have to make a jar like this myself sometime! ~tina

Heather Jensen said...

I LOVE these! I have looked at that book so many times at the book store. I have debated getting it. At the time I had a horrible sewing machine. Brand new but still had problems. Now I have my mothers and it works like a dream. Maybe I need to reconsider getting it. She has 2 books. Did you know that?
Hugs,
Heather

Atelier de Charo said...

Cute, cute, love these strawberries!!!

Ann said...

Hi Patty~
Those are adorable strawberries! They look delicious.:o) I like the way you have them arranged, very cute.
Fondly,
Ann
@
The Tattered Tassel

Rosie@Journey to Charm said...

Hi Patty. Those strawberries are so cute. What a great idea for Christmas gifts. I'm glad your parents are safe, after their scare. I'm sure their guardian angels were on duty that evening. Your little Andrew is such a cutie pie!! Hugs.

My Cottage Charm said...

Oh Patty, those are so sweet. (well probably not to eat, but to look at! LOL) You did a great job! :)
I am trying not to think about Christmas yet...it makes my head hurt! The decorating alone takes me over 2 weeks. YES, I DO decorate a lot..are you surprised?! lol
Hope you have a great week my friend
Missy

Linda Robinson said...

Your little strawberrys are soooo cute.. They do look like they would be a fun little project..
Thanks for stop'n by and visiting me.. It is so appreciated..

Hugs, Linda

tasha said...

Hi Patty,

Your strawberry projects are super cute....I love Sew Pretty Homestyle too! :)

I wanted to let you know you were the winner of my giveaway! You can email me at pthorsley@comcast.net. or you can convo me through my etsy shop. :)

Tasha

Jo said...

I love the strawberries, they are so cute and what a great idea for Christmas which is only 121 days away. How do I know that? I have a counter on my blog at the top that's counting down the days. Time will go by so fast. We all need to get busy and start planning our holidays. This will be the first time in over 40 years that I won't be working and just can't wait to start decorating.

marie said...

Your strawberries are so sweet ~ love how you've displayed them.
Thanks for sharing the pattern link. I'd love to give these a try.

Lori Holt said...

Hi Patty...
Last Spring, I made strawberries like these too!
I used the same book and blogged about it....very cute
xx
lori