After we dropped the moving truck off the other day, we just happened to be close to one of my very favorite thrift stores so I just had to see what they had....you never know what you'll discover to repurpose!
I remembered that they always had tons of patterns for sale and that they didn't sell well. Seems as though not too many folks sew any more or most of these patterns are out of style. Well, I found out that they were only ten cents each!!! I ended up buying about 3.00 worth.
Not that I'm going to make all of these things, they are going to be repurposed.
After receiving a package from Rowann of Antiques in Old Town where the goodies that I purchased from her were all wrapped safely in pattern tissue, I've decided to stock pile them and use them in the same way!! When I sell my artwork, I will wrap it in this wonderful tissue for safe shipping!! I also love to have it on hand to work into my artwork sometimes as well ~
Remember these little birds from Target? They are sold in the Christmas section as an ornament but I loved the look of them and wanted to transform them just a little. They had a wire loop on their backs and I tried to cut them off but ended up with a couple of tiny wire nubs that were annoying.
I pulled out my lovely feather collection and began adding sweet wings to this little guy! I also feathered his nest just a little and will soon going to be gluing him into a jar ~
I need to add a few elements to the inside of the jar ~
My goodness, only ten days until Christmas! What in the world happened to this month?? Now that the kids are settled in, my thoughts turn back to finishing up our shopping and getting ready for our Christmas gatherings. My cold is finally beginning to go away....just a little thing like that can make you appreciate your good health, can't it? We definitely take it for granted ~ as busy as you may be this holiday season, try to take good care of yourself and get plenty of rest!!!
Wishing you a wonderful Monday sweet friends!