Thursday, April 30, 2009

Apparently, I am a Vintage Pin Collector

In my never-ending pursuit of a clean, organized, and functional sewing studio I began placing all of my pins and brooches into one box. I have been uncovering them here and there and tossing them into the box watching as the collection grows. Suddenly I realize that I must have over a hundred. How did this happen?

The enamel flowers are my favorites. I have lots of rhinestones too, and somehow, bugs and butterflies.

I love the robin's-egg blue pottery. This collection is intentional.

Happy Spring!

Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Woven Necktie Bag

My girlfriend Barb over at The Purse Project introduces and hosts various purse-making challenges and I enjoy seeing what everyone creates. The current challenge is to make a bag from neckties....

I thought I was finished with the neckties, but how could I resist - especially when Barb considers me an "inspiration!?"

So, for something new, I tried weaving neckties for this basket-shaped bag. It was not entirely successful and if I ever made another one I would do it a little differently, but it was fun to get the ties out again.

Thanks Barb!