Wednesday, January 12, 2011

In the evenings, curled up on the couch, watching television, I sometimes go through my stash to refresh my memory. As you collect stuff, it's easy to forget what you have.

I pulled out an antique dress cuff, a length of lace, a rhinestone buckle, and the three pieces came together to crate a cuff. It was more a matter of combining than altering.

Like this:



I like looking at things and seeing what they could become. Show me something and I'll tell you its future!!!

7 comments:

  1. Ah, you a a fortune teller.of beautiful things, silly girl? I so love what you made here. I am looking forward to heat in my basement fabric/paper room so I can do that very thing! We left the snow of Minnesota yesterday and are in the somewhat warm town of Palo Alto, California. It is a special time. We have so much time together before the radiation and will go to Mesa and up to northern California to see good friends. I am staying in these beautiful moments for a change and having such a good time with my dear Jud.

    Thank younfornsharingnyour wisdom with me, my friend!
    Hugs,
    Suz

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  2. I adore your site. I have been avidly collecting items for quite some time not knowing what I would do with them. I found the Somerset magazines this summer and it all clicked! I can not wait to start creating. You will be one of my inspirations. thank you for sharing your work.

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  3. Very pretty and feminine, evoking memories of more elegant past times

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  4. that is beautiful! it's so your style too! it's funny you mentioned going through your stash of treasures, that's what I did not but 2 days ago, found some old fabrics that have been neglected, so now I have decided to use them up before buying more for other projects...you are right, one would forget what all they have collected! I don't even remember coming across those old fabrics even when I moved out of state to Nebraska! Now I am going to search for my old vintage pillow cases I have collected as a teenager.....great post! It reminds me of new beginnings and fresh starts with old trinkets and treasures!

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  5. I need to go through my stash. This morning I have been searching for a lottery ticket...even dug through the trash. I think God wants me to deal with my lack of orginazation. ( I know my husband is for pushing it) Maybe I'll find some nice treasure like you on my journey.
    Very nice cuff.
    xxx, Jill

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  6. I sit on the sofa at night and make things too... and cuffs are one of my favorite things to sew... Yours is lovely...

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