Saturday, May 21, 2011
Friday, May 20, 2011
Thursday, May 19, 2011
I made these little tags quickly this morning in celebration of a couple of Preschool teachers' birthdays. I cut these from an old manilla folder and the template was from an existing tag. I added felt background strips, ribbon, paper flowers, sticky jeweled flower centers, cheese cloth and stick-on letters. I used seam binding for the ribbon and stained the edges of the tags with ink--very quick and simple and something special and homemade.
Flowers appear on the earth;
the season of singing has come,
the cooing of doves is heard in our land.
Song of Solomon 2:12
Wednesday, May 18, 2011
Tuesday, May 17, 2011
Monday, May 16, 2011
SOME DAYS I'M IN A QUANDARY---
I have no idea what to do with this shirt the way it is now. What do I add? Do I add something? Do I take it apart again (this is one to which I added a vintage collar and it didn't sell last year.) Do I let it sit here for a season and see what my creative spirit tells me in a few months when it's too late for a tank top? Or...do I just take it to the shop as is? Hmmm....
SOME DAYS I'M NOT---
This is the sweater of a set I bought for myself at a church bazaar a couple of years ago. I didn't wear it much because it wasn't too spectacular. It was very plain until Saturday when these little mesh flowers appeared all of a sudden. It didn't take me long to totally change the whole attitude of this set. I wore it yesterday to church and got some complments on it. It makes me smile--compliments or none.
Saturday, May 14, 2011
When I was handwashing it, I found ANOTHER stain down at the bottom, in the middle, near the hem line. Now what do I do? It's going to look weird with another swatch of fluff at the bottom of the shirt. Guess I have to wear this as a house shirt anyway. Sob... Oh, wait....
I have another shirt and I liked this design so well that I did the same with it. This one, however, is not for me---another sob...but I hope to make some money on this one so I'm drying my tears. Sniff....
Thursday, May 12, 2011
sallylsmith Etsy shop. They are made from a vintage long dress, probably tricot fabric, with added black lace to the center. One has a large pearl from a vintage necklace and the other a large crystal, also from a vintage necklace. I love making old things new--repurposing, recycling, reconstructing.
She selects wool (tricot) and flax (lace) and works with eager hands.
Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Pretty cool, eh?
Because I already own one of these drawers, I'm thinking about selling the drawer by itself and the handle and sign individually. What do you think? It should cost a whoppin' fortune to mail this drawer.
Monday, May 9, 2011
Vintage Lace and matching fabric from cut-off long sleeves make up the ruffled sleeves of this shirt. (Prettier on a form.)
Vintage lace and the bottom edge of a vintage voile skirt make up the sleeves of this shirt.
The beige shirt went to S'more Couture on Saturday and the grey shirt goes in tomorrow.
Sunday, May 8, 2011
Thursday, May 5, 2011
S'more Couture. I happened to be in the shop delivering something and was about to leave when Amy stopped me and called a lady over. She said, " This is the lady who makes the flowers. Tell her what you want." She did and then I did what she wanted--a pin with a variety of different fabrics and a large satin pearl that she could wear with many different things. Hope she likes it.
Wednesday, May 4, 2011
I'm still making things for the three shops in town where I sell my handmades. I've hit a snag on creativity at the moment but it will return, God willing.