I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving! Now it's time to get ready for Christmas. I've been so busy I haven't posted for days - sorry Abby! Katie was here and we made the wool bird ornaments. I love the way they turned out!
I want to make some pillows and throws with small scraps that have a lot of texture so I started with this little sample pillow. It's made with recycled linen and cotton scraps. The patchiness reminds me of flying over fields and farms. I'm going to make a larger pillow next.
I folded some paperback books yesterday to use as props in the shop. I like the way they look with the vintage photos. I got the idea from the Elle Decoration blog - they had a photo of a folded book display at Anthropologie.
I needed more display space in the shop but didn't want to buy something new. I had an old coffee table in the garage and my sister had the idea of cutting it up for a display. I really like the way it turned out! Thanks J and R for the help!
Here are some more wallets made from the coffee sacks.
I have a couple of trees in the shop I'm decorating.
Here is Kitty the shop cat. On a sunny day you can tell the time by her - she moves with the sunshine.
Today I'm making some little pillows out of recycled linen. And I'm stenciling a little bird on them. In the middle picture above you can see the card stock I'm using. I drew the bird in pencil and then cut it out. After stenciling the body I added the feet and branch freehand.
I'm working on these birdie wallets today. Maybe I'll do some owls too.
Coffee tote bag
Coffee tote bag
Happy Tuesday everyone! I've been making more birds and hanging them. I'm going to make DIY kits with some of them. They'll have one finished bird and materials to make five more. I also listed these two totes in my Etsy shop today.
I wrapped my first gift for a customer today. I'm using brown paper and string with bows made from recycled cotton and linen scraps. I saw something like this at Anthropology and thought it would go well with my whole recycled motif.