Sunday, June 28, 2009
Thursday, June 18, 2009
The pin cushions are taking over the studio! As always, I have a well founded excuse. It's just that I have so many rather useless but truly lovely containers that can now serve a purpose -- masquerading as pin cushions. And honestly, they are more often becoming quite useful paper weights with the windows open in the summer time, or, funny little decorations that just appear in the house in unexpected and humorous ways.
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Okay, I caught the pin cushion bug! Here's another one. This time the cushion is on top of a glass container, maybe from the 30's. I've turned it into a button jar, for storing favorite vintage buttons - and the pin cushion is a patchwork of vintage fabrics encircled with a bit of bandana, topped with - naturally, some vintage buttons. Now, since it was finished, I'm waiting for someone to ask me to sew on a button ... .
Monday, June 8, 2009
Spoonflower.com is where you can print some lovely cotton or linen cotton blend fabric in one of your own artistic visions or afavorite memento, or order yardage from another artists' original work. I am always amazed and delighted by what I discover there and have entered my fabric, "Sweet Charity" in their their fabric of the week contest.
I would love to hear how you would use this cloth.
Sunday, June 7, 2009
For this one, the base is a simple, a very plain piece of damaged pottery found for 50 cents, that I covered with strips of cotton printed fabric, and then the cushion, a funky shape, pretty vintage fabric scrap, a bit of lace and gaudy silk flowers taken apart and sprinkled on top.
More to follow but I'd love to hear from you -- your thoughts about Cushy Pots...
Posted by Nancy at 2:07 PM
Saturday, June 6, 2009
Wednesday, June 3, 2009
With fun names like "Lady Limoges" and "Orange Pekoe Tea Time." It all began when I found a piece of Limoges pottery in the flea market for 3 Euros, a one of a once pair of candlesticks. A quick decision was taken, without much consideration or consultation that it couldn't be left behind but deserved to be re-cycled into something else that was pretty, useful and decorative.
Much more to follow soon with a tutorial or two!