Creating, collecting & recycling textiles & papercrafts. I love preserving the past for the future.

Friday, 13 July 2012

I recently made this altered canvas for my sewing/craft room.
I entered it in the local country show and it won first place.
A cut glass compote full of gold shank buttons
Pearl buttons in old avon jars sitting on a silver tray

My best friend brought me this beautiful Killarney Lace from Ireland.
 I thought it too pretty to hide away so I framed it up & it's always on show.
A beautiful shelf trim crocheted by my mother

My friend gave me this doll head, it's too cute to throw out right?
Wrought iron string holder & scissors
it's so heavy could be a paperweight as well as just looking so gorgeous.
A scattered selection of buttons, a vintage buckle, and a fabric panel. 
Trying out colours and embellishments for a new bag.
I love to have The Waltons playing in the background as I sew or create
Some very old buttons, some from as far back as the 1800's.
My most recent creation.
Vintage and antique glass buttons
A beautiful box with a pretty tin
a favourite icon of mine, The Eiffel Tower.
A friend brought me this back from Paris last year.
Wrought iron cloche type bird cage vignette
A silky oak day bed for relaxing or even having a quick afternoon kip
Appliqued cushions made by me and the front one by my best friend.
A marvellous way to store fabric collections.
The piano had to stay but that's ok I stacked some interesting things on top.
I store trims in the blue chest of drawers, scrapbooking supplies in the coloured plastic storage drawers and fabric in the white chest of drawers (only some I might add), there are many other plastic tubs on wheels with fabric collections.
Two large work tables
This is a little painted child's play hutch
(that once belonged to my daughter) 
close up with old clocks, dice and tins etc
Some of my buttons and books
I store some of my Spellbinder dies in this old CD holder.
I love the way the individual spines flip forward and back,
it makes them very easy to locate.

A large pincushion made by my best friend
A beautiful new crystal button I bought recently
a crocheted pink heart by my mother
Spool holder painted and decorated by me
Debbie Mumm pin cushion
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I look forward to visiting your creative space too.
I'd like to thank Karen Valentine for once again hosting the party
as well as recently re-designing my blog.
I love my new look, thankyou Karen.
I can't wait to visit each blog again this year.
I met so many wonderful like minded bloggers
and hope to do so again this time.