I’ve been working on these new cross-body bags for months among the other parts of my life. I had the idea of creating textural crazy-patchwork bag flaps and then decorating on top of the patchwork. Remember the glass beads and embroidery thread I posted about? I happily put those to use. Each bag flap is… Continue reading Newest Cross-Body Bags!
I will never get tired of looking at these and finding them in thrift stores! Check out this pair of Wabasso pillowcases I found in a local Value Village: They were so crisp still! And then this beautiful find at a newly-opened Value Village a couple of hours away: I was so excited to find… Continue reading Ah, Vintage Cotton Floral Sheets!
I seem to be making a lot of personal and gift projects these past few months! I have some craft show projects on the go, too, such as in the last photo of this post (and I’ll post more photos as those projects are finished); but making personal projects has been fulfilling, too. First up… Continue reading Personal Sewing and Knitting Projects Again!
Hello! Long time, no hear; I know. For me, craftwise, 2016 was somewhat of a writeoff. I made the decision back in May that I would not be participating in craft shows last year. I needed to tend to some family and personal matters and just didn’t have the steam to prepare for shows for… Continue reading Updating With Home Projects
My mother was here visiting me from the States last fall. I gave her a bunch of bags to take home with her, as she had offered to try to sell some of them in her region of the world. A few months ago she sent me this photo of a happy-looking customer holding her… Continue reading Colleen Sharpe Bags Go International! 😀
If you’ve been reading my blog for any length of time, you know how much I love spotting a bright floral vintage sheet, in cotton, in my local thrift stores!! I’ve gotten to the point where I can scan my eyes down a row of mostly neutrally-coloured polyester sheets and spy the prize! 😀 Of… Continue reading More Vintage Sheet Finds!!!
I’m excited to show you a bunch of photos today! This past week I finished making ten colourful boho style pillow cushion covers for a interior design makeover project I volunteered to help with. Two women who were spearheading this project for the big entryway at St. John’s United Church of Fall River asked me… Continue reading Colourful Boho Style Pillow Cushion Covers!
Value Village had a 50% off bedding sale a few weeks ago, so I took advantage. Just look at these beautiful cotton floral sheets I found!!! I love the blue and green floral on the blue and white stripes in the first photo. And the sheets in the second photo…the thrifted fabric is very sturdy… Continue reading Floral Sheets and Colourful Projects!
I posted awhile ago some photos of granny circle squares I was working on. Last night, I decided to lay out the squares to see how big of a blanket each colourway would make. I discovered that somewhere along the way, I had mistakenly switched to a smaller crochet hook (that thought had been nagging at… Continue reading Granny Square Blankets and Vintage Sheets!
I know it’s been awhile since my last post, but I am still crafting away here in between all my other life duties! I’ve slowed down on the mass-production mode I had been in; and I’ve enjoyed making unique pillowcases, sunhats, mittens, and granny squares for two different blankets. The following photos are of the… Continue reading Pillowcases! Sunhats! Mittens! Granny Squares!