As always, I continue to dream up new projects or finish ongoing ones! Here are the latest of my thrifty home decor projects. Remember a couple of YEARS ago when I started making crocheted beaded edge blue snowflakes? Finally, here is the finished banner they were intended for. I did use five shades of blue… Continue reading New Thrifty Home Decor Projects
Last summer I heard about a free sectional couch (yes, from a clean home) being put to a curbside, and it was in good condition. It was hauled into a garage for us, and my husband picked it up a few days later. I’d been wanting a sectional couch for awhile, simply because it would… Continue reading First Time Project: Canvas Slipcover For Couch
I’m continuing my embroidery obsession, as you can see below. The next two photos are of a tote bag I am making for myself. I cut out pieces of fabric from the yellow floral vintage sheet featured in this post. I looked at the big flowers and decided they needed some filling in, so I… Continue reading Embroidery and Linen Bags
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! 😀
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!
Last night, while browsing Instagram (and discovering that one of my favourite craft bloggers started following my account – fangirl moment!!!), I learned that my very favourite vintage cotton floral sheets were made by Wabasso in Canada under the product name Marvel Press. I then spent hours obsessing over finding every Wabasso Marvel Press sheet pattern… Continue reading Home Decor Projects
Winter of 2015 was the WORST I can ever remember as far as amount of snowfall. The last bit of snow didn’t melt until MAY in our front yard! I’m happy to report that so far, we haven’t had a ton of snow, and this week we’ve had pretty mild temperatures. A lot of snow… Continue reading February Already! Not Much Snow! Yay! Projects!
Here we are, halfway through January, after another busy December. It seems that as my teens get older, they get more involved in community activities. This past Christmas season, they were involved in choirs and in running sound boards for numerous events. The days swirled by, but I enjoyed looking at my tree with the pretty… Continue reading Mandala, Sunhat, Christmas Projects
Carrying on from my last post, I ended up buying MORE argyle wool sweaters and making THEM into mittens which then quickly got sold! Samples: My fair last weekend in Halifax went well. My mittens gained a lot of admirers and new owners. This Saturday I am participating in a local artisan show at a… Continue reading Shows, Argyle, and Flower Power
Yikes, I forgot to write a blog post about the then-upcoming craft show I participated in this past weekend! Anyway, it was the fourth annual one for the NS Art & Craft Sale, and it was my third time participating. The two organizers do SUCH a great job, and they love doing it!! I’m so glad… Continue reading Craft Shows, Floral Sheets, More Projects