Thursday, October 31, 2013

A Busy Bee...That's Me

I've been working very hard
over the last couple of weeks,
trying to get ready for our annual
Fiber & Art Holiday Show.
For the past four years Susan and I
have opened our home
and turned it into a boutique
for a weekend.
It is a perfect outlet for us and
our artist friends
to highlight
the creative things we've been
working on this year.
My thing is wreaths.
This year I've focused on
using up-cycled sweaters.
Susan, my sister, has a whole line
of pillows she creates using
up-cycled sweaters
and sells them in her
Lucky for me, she doesn't mind
sharing her scraps.
I've incorporated some of my
needle felted birds
which is something I am
trying to teach myself.
This white on white one is
one of my favorites
although it doesn't photograph
very well.
I had seen something on Pinterest
that was similar and made it my
Well there you have it
that's about all for now.
Just a few more things to finish
then its on to cleaning
and getting the house
Not the fun part to be sure!
Buttermilk Cottage
Fiber & Art
Show and Sale
November 22nd, 23rd and 24th.


Sunday, October 20, 2013


It's is hard to believe it has almost been a year since our last Holiday Fiber Arts Show.  Yes, it has, and in fact we only have 35 days left to prepare.  I've been hard at work crafting and creating.  Some of my ideas have already gone by the way side and others have taken flight.
I've been making wreaths.
I'm using up-cycled sweaters,
both wool and cotton.
It's so much fun creating flowers
out of the sleeve and necks.
Here's one I actually used the
sleeves of the sweater
for the base
then created the flowers
out of the neckband and scraps.
Added the burlap and red
floral for contrast.
This one was fun,
it's made from an old army jacket
I found at the Goodwill.
Camo is so big right now...
I couldn't resist.
I call this one
Cottage By The Sea.
A winter wreath for your
beach cottage,
if you are so lucky
to have one.
I've got more to show you,
but that's another post.
Have a great day.
Buttermilk Cottage
Holiday Fiber Arts
Show and Sale
November 22, 23, & 24 2013
Join us if you can.

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