Monday, April 12, 2021

A new venture from The Woodshed

In the late fall I started a new venture at The Vault in Winthrop, Maine.  This is a one weekend each month vintage market where I am one of many vendors selling vintage items.  Each month has a unique theme.  This month, April, is all about #putaplantinit.  So many of my things are garden-related.  I have a great potting bench, lots of flower pots, some garden statuary, and lots more.  I will post some sneak peek photos here, too.  One section of my space includes a great mid-century modern desk and adjustable chair as well as toys, games, and vintage jigsaw puzzles.  Another section has old jugs and bean pots and vintage collectibles.  I have things hanging from ceiling hooks and bookcases full of small things including stacks of old books.

The Vault is hosted by Freckle Salvage Co. on Main Street in Winthrop and is located on the first floor of the old mill next door.  There are lovely high ceiling and huge windows and twenty-six vendors.  The April sale is on the 17th and 18th, Saturday and Sunday from 8 to 4 each day.  I hope you will come check it out.  This is a new space for us this month and many more vendors have joined the original twelve.  Should be fun!

Thursday, September 19, 2019

Wildflower Silhouette Quilted Pieces

These are three wildflower silhouettes that I've been working on for awhile.  They are still works in progress as I intend to add more hand and machine stitching to them.  I also have to decide whether they will be pillow tops, wallhangings, or something else.  I am thinking I may do more with other wildflowers--lupine maybe next.  

Thursday, September 12, 2019

Cards featuring a new stamp/die set from Memory Box exclusively for Simon Says Stamp

These are two of the cards I made for the Memory Box blog--Outside the Box--that feature a stamps/die set from Memory Box for Simon Says Stamp for their Stamptember event.  Today is the first time this set is being shown--on the Memory Box Blog, on the Simon Says Stamp Blog, Instagram, Facebook...Everywhere, including here on my blog.

The Memory Box Design Team is so excited to announce that we are participating in the Simon Says Stamp Stamptember event.  We have partnered with Simon to release an exclusive stamp and die set that will be available while supplies last.  We encourage you to visit the Simon Says Stamp blog to see lots of ideas for using the stamp set.  Hopefully you will be as excited about the new set as we are!

And here's one more card I made!

For all three cards, I stamped the image in VersaClair Shady Lane ink on off-white cardstock.  I used a waterbrush to pick up ink colors from Distress ink pads to paint it in a variety of fall tones.  I then cropped the images and mounted them on fall papers and then onto off-white notecards.  I also stamped and painted images from the set on the envelopes.

Sunday, August 19, 2018

Indigo Shibori Dyeing this past week

This is what I did on Wednesday and Saturday.  Resists are created by stitching, folding and pleating, binding/wrapping with thread, etc. on plain white muslin fabric before dipping it into the indigo vat.

Way too much fun!  
Now that I know how to do this I can't wait to set up my own dye vat at home!!!

Over two days I made about 20 different pieces!!!

Monday, February 19, 2018

my latest venture--bookboard cards/display pieces for St. Patrick's Day etc.

I've been working on some new projects recently using bookboard as the backing for some double-sided cards that are also display pieces.  I'm going to sell these with small easels and also a large magnet which can be added to the back.

First are these smaller bees and butterfly cards and one with some "instant relatives".

These are the larger ones I made for St. Patrick's Day.

Will pick up easels in the next day or so and will shop these around to consign or sell outright to one of the local shops.  Have already started thinking about Easter/spring ones and gathering materials. I really love them and almost hate to sell them.

Wednesday, December 27, 2017

Christmas 2017

a few pix from Clark's Christmas...

Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Nine Months Old!

On Andrew's birthday the 27th; Clark was 9 months on the 25th
Andrew's caption:  Birthdays don't get any better than this!
May 30th