Our village Fire Co. is all volunteer and Duffy's, the tavern down the street is holding a fund raiser for them next month. All the businesses are donating things for a silent auction so I made these pinback buttons for them. If you would like one come by the shop. They are $2.50 and the money goes to the Alpha Fire Co.
Today I worked on packaging for my button shop Picturama. I wanted them to have a vintage carnival feel. I picked kraft boxes and tied them with red ribbon that has a white line embroidered on the sides. I really like the way they turned out.
Today I got out the pink cotton scraps and made a scrap hexagon ball and a cuff. The cuff is from a western style shirt and has pink roses and an olive green vine pattern. I sewed a yellow cotton flower with a pink wool center on it. It also has a vintage red button on it.
I needed some new pot holders and found a tutorial here on Mairuru's blog. She makes beautiful stuff. Mai calls these fairy hat pot holders. Love it! I'm making these out of a vintage cotton men's shirt and padding it with fiberfil batting. Completely hand sewn! Thanks Mai!
Yesterday was dark and rainy all day. I thought working with my scraps might brighten things up so I made a ball out of pentagons. I used the old fashion method of paper piecing - slow but exact. I also started some bags made with hexagons. I'll post them when finished. Today I'm off to do some thifting...
I'm starting to get ready for Valentine's Day and these are some of the buttons I've made. I've been wanting a button maker for awhile and I thought this would be a good excuse to buy one. I need it for the shop! I also had some cards printed. Now I need to cut out some hearts. Just like third grade!
I decided to turn the weaving into a purse, so I turned the corners up to the top and sew them up with a strip of denim. I had a knit blue belt that I attached as the strap and embellished with buttons. Now onto the next one!
My daughter is going to start weaving so I got out my triangle loom to show her. I haven't used it in about 10 years so I had to relearn everything. I made a couple of pieces with yarn first and then I decided to use the denim scraps I have left over from the denim vessels. I really like the way it turned out. It's really heavy and I think it would make a good rug or place mats. I need to make some more and piece them together.
I'm unraveling a sweater and Kitty is helping. She loves wool. This is the same sweater I used to make the neck warmers. My daughter and her friend Cam came to visit the Verandah and Boalsburg. Above he is modeling one of the vintage illustration pendants.
My sister and I went thrifting yesterday and I found these sweet little carnival glass tumblers. They are a great peacock blue with an iridescent finish and are 4 1/2 inches tall. They would be great wine glasses with purple, blue, or green dishes.
I want to make a new denim vessel so I started a new braid. I tie the ends to a stair rail and braid it while walking backwards. When I get to the other side of the dining room I have enough for a vase.