Thursday, November 27, 2008
Wednesday, November 26, 2008
Monday, November 24, 2008
And I just got this box of stray ribbon pieces back in order. This is a common 66 gallon plastic storage box. Each color gets its' own separate gallon plastic bag. This system really works for me. I keep this box within handy access. As I acquire new pieces, they are easy to file away.
And when I am looking for a certain color of ribbon, I can lift out that particular bag and see all my choices at once. -- Beth
Sunday, November 23, 2008
Sunday, Nov. 23
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
6th Ave. N. & Roy Streets
Cash and Checks Only
Thursday, November 20, 2008
Here's last week's project - components for felted wool Christmas corsages.
I got six completed and planned to make more. Same clutter (I promise to stop with the rhyming thing) on the same kitchen table.
Another stage of the project is the laundry basket brimming with odds and ends of wool sweaters and gloves to shrink into felt.
But wait, let's start another project! Bottle caps glued together waiting to become bottle cap bracelets.
Then I sorted through my vintage ornaments to separate out the ones with really skinny necks and fasteners. I'm not sure why this was necessary, but there they sit in a reading chair in my studio. Ironically, the ornaments are sitting on top of another unfinished project - a milk carton swap that I am quite delinquent in completing.
And finally, the ultimate distraction - shopping for bargains. A big bag of jewelry findings awaits organizing.
I know I'll feel much better if I finish one of these projects. Here I go! -- Beth
Saturday, November 15, 2008
After they were incorporated in these garden art pieces, I got to see and enjoy them all the time. These towers also look fab when they are actually in the garden, tucked among some orange and red day lilies.
The hardy fuchsia in this pot is still going strong, and we've had one frost so far this fall. They bloom profusely for months and late into the year, long after other blooming shrubs have called it quits.
Here's a closer look at the swell creations in the pot. All three pieces were made by a local artist, Kim Groff-Harrington - a true recycling queen! -- Beth
Thursday, November 13, 2008
It may be messy, but it sure is pretty. Here I am combining all sizes of vintage ornaments into poufy creations.
I am totally smitten with Christmas corsages! Here's a table full of felted wool sweater pieces, vintage leaves, German glass glitter, various bits and bobs.
Here are the first three corsages I made in brighter colors. Each one contains a vintage treasure or two.
I tried some softer colors, and started feeling happier about my combinations.
Then the last one I made is my favorite so far.
All will be waiting for you at the salvage studio on Friday and Saturday.
And as long as I have this organized, big old gorgeous mess on my kitchen and studio tables, I plan to make even more! -- Beth
Wednesday, November 12, 2008
Monday, November 10, 2008
Our books looked particularly lovely in this prominent display.
There are two more times to catch our road show:
Sunday, November 16 at Value Village – 12515 116th N.E., Kirkland
Sunday, November 23 at PS Stores (formerly Packaging Specialties) – 2560 152nd Ave. #l, Redmond (Call first to reserve a spot.)
We’d love to have you join us! -- Beth