I just finished this chair! I love it!! It is the most comfortable, softest, squishy chair I have ever sat in! I bought it from a friend who was having a sale. When I left my mister told me not to buy anything big! When I saw the chair I knew I had to have it. Not only did I buy the chair but I bought an antique dresser. Now here was the problem, I had to call and ask my sweet man to come and get it for me. He did it, but he was not exactly happy with me. Sometimes it's just worth it, plus he doesn't stay perturbed very long, thank heavens! I guess he is just use to me. This chair is going to sit right in my art room at home!
I found this old sewing box at a charity shop and couldn't pass it up. I brought it home and knew I needed to do something fun with the top of the box. I pulled out my She Who Sews material and got to work. I cut out two squares of material to fit each side of the box top and sewed the edges. I found two big buttons to use as pulls to open the box and sewed them onto the material. I hot glued the material to the top of the box. I will still stitch it down and I think I will add a tiny trip around the edges of the material to clean it up. I cleaned up the inside of the box and added a few sewing items. Sew old, sew new!
I am so happy to say that I have finally finished this Trip Around the World quilt! Each piece of the quilt top was hand pieced. I fell in love with it so many years ago and swore I would quilt it by hand when I retired. Well, after many hours of hand quilting, I'm done!! I even made the binding myself out of vintage fabric I saved for a special project.
I was looking at Instagram and I saw a towel that I just loved! The caption didn't say where it was from and I thought I would try to make one like it. This wouldn't be a towel you would necessarily use, but one to liven up the space. I took a vintage hand-towel and sketched the face onto it with a think marker. Then I took paint and colored in the design. To finish it off, I stitched around the dominant areas. I love how it turned out!
This week I have been gifted beautiful goods by very generous people. The first fun gifts this week came from my cousin, Nora. She came for a visit and lunch and left leaving me 3 boxes of fun goods, and they were wrapped! How fun is that? Oh my goodness, you should see all the cool stuff. You can, here are pictures!
As I use these items, repurpose and such, I will post more pictures.
Next came a package from a woman who visited my Etsy store, and thought I would like some of her cutter quilt pieces! Can you believe that? Melody just contacted me and asked if I would like them. Well of course I said yes, and they arrived in the mail today. They are so pretty and I already have ideas for their use. I'm a lucky girl, and so very thankful!
I found this little rocker at an estate sale. It cost a little more than I wanted to spend, but it was just too sweet to pass up. I took the old upholstery material off, dug out about a million staples and cleaned it up. Next I pieced some vintage linens & fabrics with some Cori D. material and attached it to the rocker. Ta-da!
We have family coming in to visit today so I decided to do a couple of little projects before they arrive. The first is a linen hanging bag. It's great to store clothes in or take on an overnight stay. It is very simple and I just added some vintage lace and a tag to the top of the bag. The other project is a hanger that has a little zipper pouch on it. I really fancied it up with lace, crochet, and other vintage bits. You could hang your favorite dress from it and all your accessories could be stored in the zipper pouch. A bit classy don't you think?
I'm an art teacher and junk lover! I like to hunt for and repurpose treasures from flea markets, old barns, yard sales and funky shops.