Gingermelon last year and loved it! I collected angel ornaments as a kid so I have a soft spot for them. I made one up to see how it worked out, and possibly put them in the shop. This one gave me an idea of what tweaks I want to make before they are 'shop worthy'. In the meantime, I haven't decided whether I will keep this one or give it to my daughter. Or make a bunch more so we can all have one! :)
Saturday, September 27, 2014
Tuesday, September 23, 2014
Last year, I made myself a pair of Fork and Spoon earrings. I love them! They are fun and kind of hilarious and unexpected. People always comment on them. Today, the little boy I babysit said 'Why you have a spoon on your head? And a fork on your head?' :) I have sold a few pairs in the shop, and just added some silver ones too! In a moment of inspiration I made fried egg display cards for them because...just because!
Saturday, September 20, 2014
My mom has a special gift: she can sniff out good trash a mile away. One of her recent finds was a whole mess of high quality floral stems, still new and in boxes.She did what any self-respecting trash picker would do, and brought it all home. I 'rescued' some things from the stash, including a few bundles of wisteria stems.
I have always wanted to plant wisteria somewhere, but until that happens, I have this wreath! It is very simply made. The stems came with ivy and wire tendrils, which made it easy to braid it all together into a wreath. I love how easy it is to change the look of a front door by switching out a wreath!
Friday, September 19, 2014
Things have been quite busy around here and I haven't had nearly enough time to sew! Technically, I have been sewing but it is boring stuff like armrest covers for my neighbor's antique car, and alterations to a friend's bridesmaid dress.
In the meantime, I have had a stack of buntings sitting around waiting to be photographed. I haven't yet come up with a great way to photograph them, but sometimes getting started is the hardest part.
My favorite part of making these is picking out the fabrics! I spend too much time agonizing over the prints and placement, but it a fun kind of agonizing. :)
Like putting pickles and polka dots together, with a little bacon thrown in!
Today a friend came over and together we reorganized my art room and made it more efficient! This involved going through each piece of my fabric stash. Now? I have more ideas than I have time to make which is the story of my life!
Saturday, September 6, 2014
Friday, September 5, 2014
Phew! We have really been lax about posting this summer, but I am happy to say I have been able to squeeze in some sewing time. Also, all three of my kids are in school this year (yikes!) which means I will be able to have more time to devote to sewing and adding things to the shop. I have been working on a stack of buntings which have been so much fun! I love coming up with fun and funky color combinations and seeing them all come together.
So far I have over a dozen finished and waiting to be photographed. They range from shabby chic prints to polka dots and pickles!