Sunday, December 1, 2019

Christmas at The Garage

Getting ready for the Christmas season has been a challenge this year. I had a scary health challenge this week. My hospital stent showed a healthy heart and now need to work on a healthy lifestyle. 

So very thankful am I. 
Thankful for a great group of artful friend, new and old

Family that is always supportive. My pops was a watch/clock maker. This is a clockmaker desk. 
Oh how I would like this in my work area. 

Thankfully I have been busy with my embroidery. I have Christmas tags ready to go. I found a tree at the thrift store and dressed it up for Bloom Studio. It is simple but sweet. The sled has a certain Paris tag line!

My garden stand is dressed for the holidays. My sister made the wreath. I am hoping for one for my present (wink, wink).

 I love one of my Bloom roomies gate(may have to have this)
 My sewing box redo with Santa as the star, I painted the box with Miss Mustard Seeds paint. I love the chipping
 my next tree is in a copper vat. Cool things gathered for sale
 i made three jars but had to keep one

I’ve got more to go to the shop during the week for our Candlelight Stroll next Saturday. If you are near Fletcher, NC please stop by

Love. Di

Thursday, October 31, 2019

Fall Adventures

We have been very busy this fall   I made some (many) pumpkins this year.     I took vintage fabrics and feathers to make these. 

Hubby and I went to some awesome antique fairs

This was my favorite in Pickin' at Southern Bleachery in Taylor's, South Carolina.

 These ladies are the best For The Love of Junk, you can go to facebook to see there beautiful work.  Gigi does the most amazing chairs and couches!!  They will be at their next show here Vintage Market Days of Asheville NC coming up this weekend.

Amazing vintage feed sack and horse!


 Brandi Still does beautiful work. I will be sending her photos. 

I Want everything in this picture!

This sweet pillow was the star of the show. The ladies story was their grandmother who was a lovely lady said this when she was talking to her husband would repeat himself !

I will show what I got my next post. Happy fall. Di
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Monday, June 10, 2019

Cottage Wishes at Bloom Studios

Yay!  I have found a home for my creative soul at Bloom Studios - A creative CoOP.  I am so excited to join a group of artists and creators.  We are located at The Garage @ 25 in Fletcher, Nc.

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I am stitching vintage dresses, prayer flags and painting canvases.  I even brought in some vintage finds.  Isn't this a dreamy manequin.  The lady is all dressed up in my Wear Your Heart on Your Sleve linen vintage jacket.

Image may contain: people standing  The staging is done by GiGi, the creator of Bloom Studios.  She is the sweetest, kindest person and full of energy.  She makes this old soul feel young at heart and ready to create.

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You can find her here .  I will be teaching in the future.  I want to do book making and mixed media collages.

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My fellow vendors are so sweet and creative.

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If you are in town, come see us!
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Saturday, March 9, 2019

Oh Venice

 Oh Venice, My Heart still sings for you...Hubby I went there 5 years ago and I still dream of going back.  I am going to share some sights from there.

 I just found images that kept filling me with joy, the color are just my style

The brick, stucco, plaster, balconys are calling to me
The carvings are so beautiful, the amount of work and art that went into these just fill me with joy!

I even found a window with beautiful curtains

The sights and sounds in Venice still make me smile!  So many images and unique architectural accents
The entry ways are so fun and inviting...

  The walls even had faces!!

 The iron work was fantastic

Oh Momma Mia I just love Venice!

Next off to Florence

Just some musings on a Saturday night....Di

Saturday, January 12, 2019

Barn Sale Creating

Creating Barn Sale Goodness

The holidays sparked my creativity.  I created boards with my vintage papers.  Creating with Jeanne Oliver, I learned some of her favorite techniques.  I love creating and playing with collected papers.  These have brought back memories of fun times.

I have been collecting vintage dresses for awhile.  I decided to alter the dress with vintage fabrics, beautiful yarns and emblishments.  As I sit and stich, images and words start to appear.  Sometimes, I will add quotes, words and Bible verses.
 On our summer visit to Pennsylvania, I found Civil War Buttons and Porcelain Buttons

I created the dress below for my sweet friend Sherry @ The Pink House

I will have serveral of the dresses along with my prayer flags 
I make my prayer flags so they can be hung by themselfs or in groups of 2 or more.

Here is the Fall flag in my Dining Room
I can't wait to share my vintage pieces that I will be taking to the sale...that will be the next post.  Until then have a safe weekend.  It is going to be freezing here and possible snow.