I want to jazz up my booth for The Big Heap in June. I decided to make some garland using fabric rope and strips of lace & pretty linen. I cut my pieces in long strips and then folded them in half and looped them over the rope to secure. It was an easy project but it did take some time!
I bought this old wood window frame. It really wasn't strong enough to put the window panes back in and so I decided to add a piece of lace tablecloth to the back. Then I wanted to add something to hang photos onto the frame and so I used ribbon and some old photos and emporium. You could add another line of ribbon and photos. Each of the pictures I used on the frame can be removed and replaced with other pictures.
This rack started out as a gun rack. It was brown and ugly and it needed a new look in a new home! I painted it white, sanded it down to give it a distressed look, added a new knob to the bottom, and put a hook on the side to hang scissors. Then I cut dowels to hang the paper on, and gave my husband a big smile so he would help me attach the sign I painted to the top. My wrapping paper rolls were to long, so I simply cut them down with an electric saw. (I did that myself)
I saw a pretty Pinterest photo that had vintage cups laying sideways in a dish drainer. It was simple yet very pretty. I had a couple of old dish drainers that I wasn't using, and I decided to try weaving fabric strips around the outside of the drainer and then use them to display trays, dishes or whatever!
I love projects that I can make with things I have!
Can you believe it, I just finished Front Porch Pickins last month, and I decided to do The Big Heap in Flagstaff in June. I want to thank my sisters for helping me with the last show! They helped me set up, worked in my booth and then helped take down everything and load it up before they went home to Wyoming and Yuma! I am so thankful for them!!
The day after the show our dad got sick and went into the hospital. Between helping him and finishing up the school year, I have been very busy. He's doing better and we have one week left of school, and then I hope I get some time to play.
The Big Heap is a fun show because it is handmade and vintage, and cool junk! I have some old tool boxes that I have been collecting over the years. I really don't know why they appeal to me, but they do. I had an old red toolbox that I decided to turn into a travel kit for shows. I used some old lace and paint to liven it up. I got online and found a list of things you should take to vintage shows. I gathered up all their recommendations and added a few of my own, and made this traveling kit.
Here is another tool box that I got ready to sell.
Look what a wonderful gift I received from Amanda, my son's fiancé. Michael asked Amanda for her hand in marriage when they were on their trip to New Zealand. We couldn't be happier for the both of them, and we love them both very much! When your kids leave your nest you hope they find happiness and love that will last a lifetime, and this is what I see in their eyes.
Thank you for this beautiful gift Amanda, and welcome with love and open arms into our family!
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.