Monday, July 27, 2015


I'm not sure where I'll be selling my creations this year...hopefully a craft show or two...maybe even an Etsy shop!  But wherever I end up trying to sell, I want to have a huge selection of things to choose from. So I am determined that I will be making things at least a couple times a week.  
I'm planning to be very busy!
These are some scraps from some old feed sacks.  
I used them to "wrap" the wooden embroidery hoops for my new project.

These are some old pillowcases and table linens.  They're all a bit discolored and they have holes on them here and there.  Perfect for cutting up and popping into some hoops.

But first I wrapped the hoops with strips of fabric torn from the old feed sacks 
(and other fabric scraps).  I just love the look!!

The colors of the feed sack look so good with this bird stitchery.  It's one of my favorites.  One of my daughters-in-law likes the owls trimmed with red and white checks.  I think I'll be adding that to my gift cupboard!

I got eleven of them done...and I have 4-6 more to go. These are FUN to make!  Including picking out scrapbook paper and wrapping paper for the back side of each one. 
Making stuff with other stuff is one of my very favorite things to do!!


Kaisievic said...

That is such a clever idea - I just found some old embroideries in my FIL's wardrobe (which I am slowly cleaning out after his passing earlier this year), now I know what to do with them. Thank you.

Ann Thompson said...

what a great way to use up all that stuff. These are great. I think the one with the owls is my favorite, they're adorable

Lululiz said...

Excellent idea, and they all look so attractive.