I started this felt mouse back in September and got involved with other projects and she got pushed aside. So after quilting all weekend and getting the urge to start a scrap quilt I made myself finish one thing before starting something new. Does that ever happen to you? The creativity bug bites too often for me to finish projects!
She is made of felt with felt hat and cape. Her gingham skirt has a slip of orange tulle that I got from Nan at Ole Crows Nest Journal when I won her sweet candle. Nothing goes to waste! I felted her pumpkin which was the holdup in getting her done, that and her skirt.
We also went on a ride to see the fall colors with our girls, Nubbin and Widget since it was so pretty and sunny. But the bushes in my own front yard were the brightest!
The 'girls' enjoying the leaves!Hope you have time to enjoy the fall too!
I can't believe I won one of these "gourdeous" gourds! I can't wait to find out what it will look like but with I'm sure I will love it!! I would like to thank Lynda at Haunted Swamp Designs for this great giveaway!
This is another purse I made for my repurposing class. I used two old 78 records and a wool jacket for the fabric. One record was chipped so I sawed it straight across and did the second record to match.
I cut the jacket apart using the pockets for the pockets of the bag so I didn't have to make them! I used the records as a pattern for the sides plus 1 inch all around. I used the pockets as a guide for the width of the purse and sewed a zipper in the top and handles on the side. I tried to drill small holes in the records to sew the record on but it chipped so bad that I just decided to hot glue it. My 11 year old granddaughter Meghan loved it!
Now for my great find! I went to an apple festival in Erwin, Tenn. It draws a big crowd so every corner in this lovely little town has a yard sale during the festival. At one I saw a pile of clothes and odd fabric with a part of the quilt sticking out. When I asked the lady how much she wanted for it she paused and I just knew that she was going to say fifty or more, but to my surprise after saying that it was just laying around in the attic she said $5.00!!! I almost jumped up and down! Of course it has a lot of frayed spots and some stain but I love it. And it could be a good cutter quilt but since I already have several and I still haven't the heart to cut them up....
I did a class at church last week on repurposing, reusing and recycling...It was a lot of fun and I found out that I really do use things for purposes than what they were intended... This bench was a twin headboard and foot board. I cut the foot board in half and screwed in into the headboard as the bench arms.
Then a board that matched was cut to go across the front and one for the seat. I really like the way it turned out and since it was solid wood it is very heavy...
I love to shop Goodwill and get old wool skirts to use...I have made several pillows from them as the two crow pillows show...
I don't think this is recycling but I do think it is repurposing!!!
I made an arrangement in a carve-able pumpkin and it sit on an old chest in my foyer...
I haven't had a chance to do my Halloween decorating but will soon and I will get some pics posted.