This is one of those days when I just started pulling out materials and let my creativity take over. As you know, I love buttons! I decided to make a couple of buttons cards, and that turned into making a large card that can be mailed or given as a gift. Then I started adding collaged materials onto an envelope. These are a few of the projects I created.
Pil*low: a piece of cloth stuffed with soft materials, used to support the head when lying down.
Pillows have gone from a comfortable head support to making a statement. They may be made with pretty fabrics, quilted loveliness, of collaged fabrics. The choice definitely speaks of who we are and what we think. I love pretty pillows! I think I sell more pillows than anything else I make. I sold a big pillow with the "Give it a Try" saying on it. The woman who bought it asked me to make another one like it for a gift. I do not take special orders, but I did in this rare case. I made the quote to large for the pillow and decided to make an additional pillow so it wasn't wasted. I'm happy with how both turned out.
Then I had a quilted piece with coyotes and I used that for the front of a pillow and I used a piece of Kantha quilt for the back of the pillow.
The last pillow is made from miscellaneous pieces I collaged together.
I saw this bench at the thrift store, and I knew I could do something cute with it, but I passed on it. Then I was out playing on Saturday and the store was having a half off sale. Well, for half off I decided it was worth waiting in line to buy it. I brought it home, sanded it down, painted it, distressed it a little and recovered the seats with fabric I had. The whole project took me about 4 hours. The fun thing about this bench is if you get tired of the seat fabric you can just recover them in minutes. Sew Easy!
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.