The upside of playing helpless and laying low is that I've had plenty of
time to get out into the studio and finish some of the projects that I had going on.
I am feeling a lot better than I am letting on....lest someone (hubs)
thinks I should be cleaning house or something.
What do you think of my muses?
I found these guys in an antique shop last week.
They are sitting just above the sewing machine.
I think I have a crush on the second guy.
I showed it to Dale and confessed my feelings for Mr. Romeo, but reassured
him that I wouldn't be packing my bags and taking off with him,
because I'm pretty sure he's already dead.
((That last guy in line looks like he's been to the saloon, and stayed a little too long.))
to be truthful, these are what I get my inspiration from.
While I was trying to be good and stay down,
I took the opportunity to look through these issues for inspiration.
I am always amazed at the content of the Somerset publications.
So many talented women in the world.
This little iron pot is full of unfinished projects that I haven't made it to yet.
...and the one on the second tier of this little wire table.
...but I did get a good start on the ones that were in this little white box.
Inside were all of these garment tags that I have been saving.
I don't know why, but I just can't throw them away.
They are the perfect beginning for these tags.
So I have enjoyed making these...
These are little drawstring gift bags I made for Christmas to put my families gifts in.
thank you Suzan for the great idea.
I personalized them with pictures I had taken in the garden and
around the house.
I hadn't finished the two of these before Christmas, but they are finished now.
At yard sales, I buy every wire lampshade I can find, no matter what condition
the outside covering is in.
I especially like the ones where the wire is rusting or has a nice patina to it.
If the wire is brass or shiny, I wrap it in muslin before embellishing them with vintage
lace and other bits.
I was able to work on several of these this passed week.
The shade below is one I finished in November and have it in my living room.
More wrapped shades to work on this Winter.
I'm still working on this one.
It will probably get some chandelier crystals and lace. (or something)
I usually am never happy with my first attempt and keep trying until I like them.
If they are covered with old silk I will leave it on, now matter what shape it's in.
You know me...the more tattered the better.
A table full of projects.
This little box is full of sachets waiting to be sewn up and adorned and then filled with
my own home grown lavender from the garden.
hearts all stuffed waiting to be closed up
While writing this, I realized that I really haven't finished anything this week.
Just got a little farther ahead of where I was before.
So, for just a little longer, I need to squeeze more mileage out of this 'down time'.
What do think....another two weeks??????
The house ought to be good and dirty by then!