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We had a good time in Clovis this weekend kicking off the Christmas season with a fall craft show at Old Town Flea Market. Don’s lamps were a hit as they are repurposed and one of a kind. I will be listing some of them in the etsy shop soon. The last time we participated in this craft show it was 108 degrees. This weekend was so much better. The sponsors do a good job of keeping us vendors happy with free wifi and many yummy foods available. I had a mushroom & artichoke tamale that was really good. Clovis has many antique,  vintage,  and industrial items in their downtown shops. The next time you’re in Clovis check them out.

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Don made this lamp from an old bottle capper.

This tool box is a great size for a succulent garden.

This tool box is a great size for a succulent garden.

This lamp sold as well as the bottle capper. But there other random items out there just waiting to be made into a lamp.

The bike pump lamp sold as well as the bottle capper lamp. They were my favorites! However, there other random items out there just waiting to be made into a lamp.

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Happy Summer! I haven’t posted in awhile which is unfortunate, but this is what we’ve been up to; Summer Camps, Summer Vacations, Garage Sales and Upcycling random items into cool home decor. We troll garage sales looking for items we can use for our next craft faire. We’re alwyas interested in rusty metal or metal we can rust. We have found that using vinegar and salt can speed up the process. The best finds are already rusted.

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Don took a children’s small sand bucket and repurposed it into a lamp with a vintage lightbulb. He then painted it with chalkboard paint. He added a red cord which adds to the pop of red on the handle. It’s a cool conversation piece.

Hope your summer is going well.

A great resource for free embroidery patterns for personal use is flickr. You can join a group of fellow stitchers and share patterns with each other. There are a lot of vintage patterns and some talented people who create patterns to share. They have contest and stitch alongs so that you can upload your finished work for everyone’s enjoyment. If you love embroidery and are looking for some variety and inspiration, you should check it out here. Stitching is a relaxing hobby that produces a tangible work of art – you might as well share it!

 

 

I purchased this vintage embroidered pillowcase in an antique store and gave it texture with some intense hand quilting.

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I made this pillow of linen and it measures 13″ high and 15″ wide. The filling is polyfil. The photo is of a vintage drawing of children and has been applied to a cotton fabric and sewn on the front of the pillow.

Remember, all you have to do is click on the pillow and you’ll be led straight to the store!

Want to keep your kindle cozy while you’re not using it? Enjoy one of these homemade kindle covers stitched with love.

Click on the photos below to the shop where you can purchase the Kindle cover of your choice!

This Kindle cover is made of blue corduroy fabric and fastens with a snap. Great for keeping the screen from being scratched. The cover is embellished with a vintage metal button.

This Kindle cover is made of cotton fabric and fastens with a snap. Great for keeping the screen from being scratched. The fabric is cheerful and is embellished with a vintage button.