Tuesday, June 10, 2008

A Time for Everything

Alright, yes... I've been swamped. But seriously, three kids keep one especially busy! But, even though I've been silent on the blog-scene, it doesn't mean that I haven't been productive, creatively. So, there!
Our Idaho Indie Works team recently met for a "destash party" - where we traded anything from old sewing machine parts to beading looms. I came away with some exceptional finds. A sturdy set of salvaged wooden bag handles. Several pieces of fabulous upholstery fabric. A bag of zippers (old and new). A pile of adorable quilting fabric. And a collection of scrap fabric.
I also managed to nab some sweet vintage Singer sewing machine accessory boxes... little, perfect... brick shaped boxes... with fitted lids. mmmm
While I was on my way home from the swap, I day dreamed of a dozen creations for my new finds. Some can wait for a later debut, but this bag... is currently my favorite. I have it hanging on my wall... even though I took a picture of it already... I just can't seem to stay away from it. I walk by it and have to linger and stare. It really is a beautiful bag.
I've changed up my "tags" as well. I'm using scrap fabric, and a permanent fabric marker along with my "revive" stamp... I set the ink with heat... and voila! - permanently printed tag!

Please welcome my new bag to my collection. I'd like to call her the "MaLinda" - after the fabulous girl who found it in her heart to part with these gems.

I really love how, she used these fabrics for other things, and then I was able to make a completely new thing with them. And I have more scraps of these fabrics - that are bound to be made into something fabulous!

I will be at Nampa Farmer's Market on June 14th 9am-1pm, if you're in the area, come see me!