Friday, May 27, 2011

Cinnamon & Hearts

Rather than swatting at wasps and destroying spider webs and spiders I much prefer to sew.
Womens' Clutch
 I do so adore the cinnamon color!
Another Version
And the hearts aren't too shabby either! Well, one is a bit...shabby chic, I guess.

NOTE: the heart graphic came from the etsy store of graphique.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

When Sloppy Housekeeping Turns Deadly! Yikes!

I have been looking at this spider web daily. In fact, every time I do anything at the kitchen sink I see this web! And, every day I notice that I have been looking at this web. I have seen how one part of me thinks this is very sloppy housekeeping. And, another part of me thinks this is a part of the bigger picture of life. How balance happens as things keep each other in check.
Spider Engages Wasp
Personally, I don't like wasps. I was afraid of them when I was very young. It always seemed to me that they were strategizing on how they could sting me. Or, maybe just keep me in suspense that they would. I could see it in the way their eyes followed my every move, and the way they bombed me without any warning. I don't care for spiders much either. But today, as I see how this spider is slowly but surely wrangling this wasp to its death, I feel vindicated. Well, sortof...I mean, for all the times I've been stung by wasps. And maybe I can sortof justify my lack of housekeeping, because we don't like the wasps flying around in the house. Ya' think?

Monday, May 23, 2011

What's a RehabiTote, Anyway?

Rehabilitated Tote Bag
Too bad I didn't take a "before" photo...this was a rummage sale find that I picked up for pennies. It had navy webbing handles, and the name of a business screenprinted across it.  I washed it, cut it apart, and reconstructed it using a black and white trim to hide the name and then used the rest of the piece of trim for handles. A little part of the name still appears along the bottom of the trim. All in all, I feel pretty good about the interesting turnout of this particular tote bag!

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Upcycled Shoebox Bookmarks, etc.

Still very pretty even though it has a little hole in the upper left corner....especially with the new iron-on bird nest transfer! I do want someone to tell me exactly what this was used for...a hand towel?
Vintage Linen with Bird Nest Iron-On Transfer
 Anyway, this is going to be listed on my Listia very hopefully find a good home with a lover of all things vintage.  Ditto for the bookmarks. I mean, they're going to be offered on Listia.
Upcycled Shoebox Bookmarks
                          Payless shoe just cannot not do something with them!

Saturday, May 14, 2011

I Think I Like This!

My First Framed Cathedral Windows Wall Hanging

This  rustic wood frame with little hearts in each corner had  needlework in it when I bought it at Goodwill. I plan to auction the needlework on Listia, soon. I think this frame and Cathedral Windows were made for each other, albeit they came together by some circuitous route!

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

New listings in my Listia account - May 3,2011

Cathedral Windows Pillow Top - Used

Lot of 22 Vintage Yo Yo's

Leather Thimble - New in Package

"Community" Silver Spoons - Vintage

Two New Wooden Buttons
My Listia

Sunday, May 1, 2011

May 1st, 2011 And the Winner of the Cathedral Windows Pillow is....

Teal Cathedral Windows Pillow
Thank you to all the entrants of this Mother's Day Giveaway of a Teal Cathedral Windows Pillow, complete with a feather insert and postage paid shipping. Now to announce the winner! Drum roll!!! And the winner is Deci of