Sunday, December 7, 2014

Rosalind Robinson Originals

The first of many more to come. .

Sunday, November 30, 2014


Complete Set;  3 DVDs, Fitness Ball w/ Pump, Bands and Healthy Eating Guide.  Other than cat scratches on the mat, its in good condition. 
Regular price over $400.  Asking $250.
Contact Rosalind:

Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Lilacs and Lavender is a business that reflects my love of sewing and crafts.  With that love, I'm able to express my creativity in clothing, accessories, home decorating, vintage and almost anything that relates to Africa.  Which brings me to my current line of home decorating accessories, which will be available very soon.  So keep an eye out for the announcement.

In the meantime please visit my Etsy page to see what's available.  I can always be reach by leaving a comment/question below, by Facebook or by email at:  Also keep in mind that I'm available for all of your alterations and sewing needs.  

Have a great day.

My Grandbaby's First Easter Outfit
Handmade by Me aka Grandma. 

Monday, April 7, 2014

Oh! Forgot to mention that the Zebra print bag sold!!
I just spent the past six hours trying to figure out how to retouch some photos so that I can update my Etsy page and this blog.  Oh my goodness, I don't have the patience I once had with these programs. Anyway, thanks to Picasa and determination I got it done.  So now I can do what I originally sat down at the computer to do; post this weeks' sale items.

First I want to mention an article that I read, a while back, on little things you can do to recycle and make a few extra bucks.  I chuckled when I saw toilet paper rolls on the list. Just to see how it would go, I actually started saving toilet paper rolls and when I got to a dozen, I listed it on Etsy.  To my surprise I received more hits on the toilet paper roll listing than I did on everything else.  Mmm . . . maybe it's out of curiosity and not need?? Who knows.  Anyway, I did receive an email from one of my favorite craft/sewing sites titled: 27 Uses for Toilet Paper Rolls.  So if your looking for an easy project to do with the kids, maybe you want to try some of those out.  And if you don't want to wait on an collection of toilet paper rolls, check out my listing on Etsy.

New listings will be posted tomorrow.  I really would like to see the two rings below sold, maybe a BOGO - half price sale will do it.

I will do the same for the coats.  Spring is nearly here and no one will be thinking about coats for another six or seven months.  

So please check back here soon or simply visit: to see whats' up for sale!

Thank you for visiting!


Tuesday, March 18, 2014

NEW ITEM!! - For the Animal in You!


Man-made Material
Measures 11 1/2" at the bottom and 9 1/2" at the top
Just the right size to carry your essentials and a little more.

Place your bid NOW!  On Ebay!

Tuesday, February 18, 2014

Where is Spring!

Well here in Saratoga Springs, we're getting another 2 - 4" of snow.  That's on top of the foot we already have from last week.  Great for all you ski folk, but I'm ready to dig in the dirt.  I ordered some plants from hirts and they came in this morning.  It was so exciting to get them planted and photographed.

Night Blooming JasmineApostle

Rose of Jericho Resurrection Fern - This one had to be placed in a shallow bowl of water and in 24 hours
it will come back to life.  We shall see. . .

  And, Lynn.  One of the two cats I rescued from the shelter last week.  The other one, Rose, is so hard to catch for a photo.  I just had to adopt them, not only because they are so darn cute, but because of the names (Rose & Lynn) hence, Rosalind. : )  She was just chilling on one of the cushion covers that I'm about to recover.  Isn't she one of the cutest?

So, on with the rest of my day.  I've got great projects going on; the Kindle Challenge hosted by Crissy Heron of Indie Biz Chicks .  She's giving us the challenge of writing a book for Kindle in a month.

Then there's the Sew Sexy Sew-Along  A sewing challenge for anyone who is up for it.

Thanks for your time and do visit again.
- Rozz

Monday, February 17, 2014

Sew Sexy Sew-Along

A flickr group to post photos of the patterns we're using and the garments we're creating the Sew Sexy Sew-Along 2014. We were originally inspired by a wonderful post written at Beau

This sew-along is being run by Lisette of What Would Nancy Drew Wear?, Clio of Clio & Phineas and Wanett of Sown Brooklyn.

You can find our blogs and posts about the sew-along at the following websites:

Tuesday, February 4, 2014


So yes, I finished the cushion covers.  Those buggers were tough to get onto the cushion.  One was a tad too tight and the other some loosness - but workable.  I found out that he wanted them for a Adirondack chair that he made!  I thought that awesome.  Too bad I don't have a picture of his work.  

You can see the one on top (too tight), bottom (loose)

Yet, not too bad.

Next Project -

Ok - Us Saratoga locals know about the items that our neighbors are always tossing on the curb.  Free this, that and the other.  Well here is what I picked up. . . well I actually had a friend of mine pick it up.  

Its an excellent chair from IKEA.  My daughter-in-law, who has an excellent eye for things, was "take it Rozz, its so nice!!"  So, here it is.  After getting it into the house, scrubbing and spraying, it sat in the kitchen for...well... too long.  

Doing the cushion covers inspired me to get going with this chair.  I plan to cover it with "mud cloth" to match the curtains I made.  

So stay tuned. . . .

Thursday, January 30, 2014

Hello All,
 I've decided to share new project.
A gentleman customer (I rarely ever get a male client) wants to have a set of chair cushions re-covered. One is the seat, the other for the back.
The fabric is a nice light-weight, durable twill and will have a velcro closure.  I like the nautical color scheme and it goes well with the type of chair.  One of those Adirondack chairs.

So here's the before pictures.  I will be doing these over the weekend and I hope to have the finished product by Monday.

Since these are very thick cushions, I suggested five yards.  He brought less than that. : /  I hope I dont have to call him for more fabric.  Guess I'll just see how it goes. . .