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 sorry I haven't posted but I have been unable to get onto my blog page for a month and now it's finally working.
This chair was commissioned, and I was told to do whatever I wanted to do with it. That seems easy but I kept thinking, what if they don't like it! It actually took me a long time to sew all the pieces together, then I had to hand stitched a lot of it onto the chair, and finally I finished it off with long strips of fabric that I sewed tiny little pieces of fabric, buttons and lace onto. I'm so happy that it's finished & delivered!
I have a friend who has display cabinets full of wonderful vintage & antique items all over her house. It is so much fun looking into each one of them. On my last visit she gave me a little cabinet. I decided to paint it black & line it with pretty paper, and keep my little perfume bottle collection in it. I am so thankful for my friend Ann and her kindness! I believe we are kindred spirits.
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.