Tuesday, July 12, 2016

Making New Stuff with Old Stuff!

Re-purposing, reusing, old is new, treasure hunting, thrifting, antiquing, call it want you want, but "old" is the new black these days!  I had a friend's daughter staying with us for a couple of weeks and she is an art major in college.  She LOVES the hunt for cool stuff to include in her art.  So, off we went on a scavenger hunt...and talk about a gazillion places to do that in around Brevard and Asheville, NC!  I was just along for the entertainment, until I came across an old container FULL of vintage buttons...most from the 40's, 50's and 60's.  A lot of them made from bakelite and some of them hand-carved, like these quirky little sheep heads?
And I love those six hole green ones and those square red ones and these:
Vintage Murano Glass from Italy!  Of course, I will be using these in my sewing projects, like these cute little bracelets I made yesterday:
I love the black and white fabrics on this one!  And then there's this one, appropriately named "Mountains to Sea", because of the cute mountain, sea and forest fabrics!
But the strangest thing I saw on our hunt was this:
A real full skeleton of an 8 year old boy!!  Creepy...but not as creepy as this:
And with that, I'm off to sew!  Hope you are having a great Summer, so far!

love and peace always --- Kathy

Sunday, June 26, 2016

Owls & Pussycats

How cute is this fabric!  Of course, I'm partial to dogs, but cats are certainly sweet, too!  I was on a roll the last couple of days making new things with some adorable fabrics I just bought!  I never knew how addicted to "fabric" I could become!  I should've had an idea, though...especially when I saw "snake and grasshopper" fabrics [insert swoon] --- I'll be making something with those today...and maybe more dogs!  And, possibly...butterflies!  And, of course, Owls:
I think the "real" problem is, I just love everything!  And you can find both of these for sale in my Etsy Shop!
And I had to share this with ya'll!  Walked outside with my coffee and camera this morning to photograph my gorgeous "Bee Balm" that is starting to bloom and my photograph was "bombed" by a Bee!  Look at the pollen he has collected on his legs!  I seriously do not know how they manage to fly!  Amazing!

Happy Day!  Life is good!

love and peace always ~ Kathy

"Remember, the Bumble Bee does something impossible every single day"
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