Friday, August 31, 2007

Finding New Uses For Old Things

My favorite thing to do !! I have always loved to look at something and know it can have a second life as something else !! Pearl Sanborn has a blog A Storybook Life , she has featured one of my photos of one of my Altered Art Dolls in her blog about Finding New Uses For Old Things , so you will have to check it out !! A Storybook Life

This is Slay Salt Shaker , she was sold on Etsy almost a year ago !! If you have a favorite new use for an old thing leave a comment with a link !!

Sunday, August 19, 2007

Treasures and Goodies !!

I went to several yard sales over the weekend . Did find lots of wonderful treasures !! One was a vintage hat with fabulous millinery flowers all over it ,resting in the white pedestal dish.. the colors are the best ! Also scooped up several spools of sheer ribbon from a local designer going out of business ! And I am addicted to baskets and can not pass them by ever , they can contain things & look great ! Also when I purchased the hat the vendor also had these vintage buttons , my fav is the card with the pink baby buttons ( who does not love pink ? ) !! I will include some buttons in the Vintage Giveaway on the Vintage Indie Blog for Sept .

This past week my daughter in law put on a baby shower for my youngest daughter who is expecting in Sept. ! We know it is a girl & they have picked out a name also.... Hadassah , a Jewish name , and they are going to call her Haddie , so I made a framed collage for her room , all pink & glittery !

Tuesday, August 14, 2007

Inside My Studio !!

Oh my , a look inside my studio on some days can be overwhelming !! I usually know where everything is , but it can look like a disorganized mess at times . I usually work on several projects at a time , I love sewing , making jewelry & altered art . Fabric & paper are two things I can never have enough of !! If someone could clean my house & make meals I'd be set !!

A group on Flickr just started ... The Studio Shot Tuesdays ! Always fun to explore other studio's . Check it out !!
My photos are of my sewing machine , it is a commercial Singer ! It sews like lightening , when I first fot it I thought .. help .. cant do this , goes too fast ! But now Iam so use to it , I love it !! The "note board" I made from an old vintage window ! And the last shot is of a portion of my shelves & "stuff " !!

Sunday, August 5, 2007

Summertime !

How the days fly by and it has been over a month since my last post ! I need to get much better at this !!! I have been creating many new things and will be listing them on Etsy today and tomorrow. I designed a Posie Pin using very sheer fabric , I hand painted the fabric for a more one of a kind look and to add softness to the look ! Also had to make some tags as I have a zillion stamps and I need to use them & use them ! The tags were made using my Cavallini rubber stamp set French Par Avion set ! I think they are fabulous stamps! I have also made some pin cushions , the one photo is a vintage little pedistal dish in a fabulous green color and I used a wonderful print and topped it with one of my most favorite vintage buttons , a pink button in a "cup" shape !