I've discovered some natural batting that I love working with. My favorite color anyway has always been white (and yes I know, it's not really a color!) and winter white for Christmas is something I can't get enough of. These stars have been selling in my Etsy shop, and I plan on taking some to the holiday shows I am doing. I thought they would look great either filling a silver basket, hanging from a cabinet knob, part of the wrapping of a special gift, or of course hanging from a tree.
Some fabric wine bags I have been working on lately.... the last style is courtesy of the most amazing shop I discovered at Etsy recently, RedStripeVintage. She packages up her goods in a pretty white linen bag, which I turned into a wine bag. Visit her shop for lucsious rhinestone buttons, old laces and trims and buttons and baubles! And my wine gift bags are available at my Etsy shop
Years ago I dabbled (quite a bit) in jewelry making. Especially altered jewelry, made from unusual finds, vintage trinkets and interesting aged objects. Then when everyone and their sister learned how to assemble jewelry, I tired of it and went on to mixed media and collage (hmmm, come to think of it, my mixed media is made of unusual finds, vintage trinkets and interesting aged objects, too!). Occasionally I still like to dabble a bit, especially if the jewelry is made of old tintypes, sparkley rhinestones and buttons. Here are a few new "old" pieces I put together for my Etsy shop, and for some local shows I am doing this month.
My name is Carol and I am an addict. I cannot get enough of things of old..... buttons, lacey things, rusty musty things, bits and bobs all which make up my creations. I would consider myself a self taught multi media artist, but all of my things have this in common... my love for nature, animals and anything vintage. I am married, mother of 4 children, residing in a 120 year old Victorian home. My idea of heaven is spending time with family, and even more so if we are at "B's Nest", our 80 year old log cabin tucked in the woods of Northern Michigan. Favorite hobby is (as always) my love of animals, antiques and vintage finds, and currently creating things for home, family, or etsy!!