Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Always making something

Seems as if I am always creating.
It is just what I do.
I have been wrapping paper free for many years.
I buy silk scarves at the thrift stores to wrap my gifts.
I also use pillow cases, tea shirts and all matter of tea towels.

When I found this book at the library I was excited. The art of furoshiki is  amazing.
I was hoping I would learn a few more wrapping up ways.

My husband helped me make a pattern so I could make a pumkin pin cushion.
Using six segments I can sew up a pumpkin or a tomato.
I am wanting to make a few pumpkin pin cushions for October gifting.
I worked on my prototype last night. I stuffed it with roving.
I will finish with a stem and a large button bottom. I am doing hand sewing in the evenings. 

I felted an old orange wool sweater. I cut out my segments, a stem and some leaves for a fancy pumpkin pin cushion. I will let you know how it comes out.
I needed a pin cushion for quilting.
I needed a place for my needles and my embroidery scissors.
I made this little cushion and scissor holder.
I am organizing my fabrics and trims.
I am organizing the buttons.
I want to be able to find things quickly.

This tin is just perfect for white buttons.

I have lots and lots of felted wool.
I have lots of buttons.
I do love the idea of this piece.
I want to make a Cowgirl on a button Moon.
Button dolls are fun!

I have started a scrap basket and am gathering ideas on what to do with them.

I have decided 2011 will be a waste free year.
Coming up with ways to use everything that comes into my house.
I will be looking at packaging before I buy.
I am repurposing as much as possible.
I have made a commitment to sharing with you what I make each week. I am always making something.
Wednesday is my "Artful Life" blogging day.
I am repurposing my blogs too!


Aluajala said...

So there'll be more Artful Life posts?? Hooray! I love your artful blog and I never stop being amazed of your craftiness. And your organization skills sound awesome - I must take you as a role model since I only have just learned how to pack things so that they're not around the room anymore! I'm yet to learn how to pack them prettily or even beautifully as you do )

Lisa at Greenbow said...

You have been busy. That button doll is an inspiration. I don't have that many buttons but I bet I could make something similar. I am looking forward to some new inspiraiton on your artful blog. FUN FUN,