Pillow Case Tops and Colorful Goodies

It's only been 2 or 3 days since Ive blogged last and it feels like its been a week! I have knocked alot off my list though, so I am feeling a little less overwhelmed.

For those of you who like to get a little daily dose in my corner of the world, sorry! Ill be back to it soon, I must just get through this week.

But, amazing things have been happening with Violet Bella, so it is all good!

Here are some colorful goodies that have been inspiring me this week:

Some of the beads to fulfill my order for Ruche :)
New threads!!! So desperately needed, I have been using my mom's old thread and each spool was getting to its last sad legs. It is so inspiring to sew with new thread!!!
And I got a bunch of spring colored buttons at the hobby store the other day, these make me happy!

And speaking of sewing, I made these cute pillow case tops the other day. I am so in love with them, its all I want to wear this summer, so light and comfy. All 3 of these babies are gone already, but I am planning on making many more!

I am creating a deal for those of you who are wanting a custom one made. If you send me 5 cute and usable vintage pillow cases, I will give you $10 off a shirt order! Sounds like a deal to me, most people have these babies laying in their closets never to be used. They must be stain free, good condition, and of course 'cute' pillow cases!

I am made a super cute custom t-shirt for one of my awesome blog readers, but I must wait to share the pics so I dont spoil any surprises! You know who you are!

Today's agenda consists of going to Tarpley to help my friend clean her house for about 8 hours today! I am going to be a zombie when I get home!!!

Much love, Ill be back soon :)



  1. That one with the granny square belt is soooo beautiful! I mean they all are but I think that one is my fave! I can't wait to see this custom order you keep teasing us with!!! ;)
    These pillow case tops are motivating me to lose weight so I can rock one. Hopefully one day!
    Loooove all the bead and button pics!!! Things are so exciting in Violet Bella World!!!! Yay!!!!
    Happy day to you!!! xoxo

  2. Ohhh my gosh, so lovely, I love all of these colors! I just love all of your color choices, they are so spring filled!
    You already know that I'm in love with the pillow case tops, lucky girl who bought them all up!!
    Happy to see you are getting things crossed off your list, it it a great great feeling.
    I would be happy to make that hair serum for you! I found the recipe in a natural care book, and the lady I made it for asked me to custom make it for her. I just need to find a suitable bottle to ship it in, a leak free, non-breakable one :)
    Good luck cleaning!

  3. I love the shirts, I just wish that I could wear one and not look like the pillow inside it!
    I keep my beads in an old muffin pan just like that, how funny! Hope you are having a wonderful day!

  4. my gosh those beads are soo insipiring to work on! and that piece with the lovely belt is just too gorgeous! If i can make something pretty as those tops, I think i won't be able to sell it! lol

  5. Those shirts are so cute!!! I might have to try making one, haha.. it will not turn out like that, I guarantee you.

  6. Those shirts are so darling! I can't wait until you make more!

  7. these are so cute Laura! and what a great idea. Can't wait to see more!

  8. you and i have so many similar ideas...it's not even funny!
    can't wait to see more girlie.

  9. i love the things you make!!! so pretty!
    love those tops!!!! ahhhhhh!!!

  10. Love Love Love the pillow case tops!!! How fun!!! Have a great one!

  11. Oh my gosh! Those tops are amazing. You are so inspiring Laura. Really! I am going to dig around tonight and see what pillowcases I have. I am thinking I will need one of these for this summer!!

  12. thanks all you lovely ladies! you guys make it all worth it!!!

  13. Hey, Laura! I have some pillow cases you might like. One has pink roses and the other two are pretty green stripes. They stripes aren't really vintage, but they're neat. I also have an oversized pink case for a big pillow. Text me sometime and we can meet up! I think I want to get the Alice necklace from you, but I'm not sure yet because I ♥ all your things! hehe ttyl

  14. Yippee...I just got home from vacation and my new custom T is here! It is the best ever. Thanks so much.


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