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Tuesday, January 29, 2008

A few months ago I saw an article in Quilting Arts magazine about book wraps amd it intriqued me enough to mark the page and hopefully try my hand at it soon. Finally got the article out the other day and started looking through my fabrics. I thought since I have so much fabric that is food related I thought making cookbook jackets, wraps, ets would be a good way to use it. Because I am temporarily at my son's I don't have any of my cookbooks, but my other son who lives nearby does. So I got one from him, of course he had to bring me the fattest one he had!! So here is my first attempt at a book jacket, I see I will have to add another kind of fastener, so will have to remember to grap more embellishments, and misc. items from my house tomorrow. I will leave it on the book when I return it to him:)
posted by Attack of the Vintage @ 9:10 AM   9 comments

Saturday, January 26, 2008

I have been meaning to send my dad a thank you note for the Christmas cash he sent me. My dad is 88 and has dementia. At first we thought it was alziemers but it isn't progressing the same, but whatever one calls it, it is about the same. The last time I visited dad(I live 5 1/2 hours away) he was busy coloring thinking he is making investments, very important work. He was only using yellow and I sat with him one afternoon and I got him to explore other colors. You have to understand my dad used to be a cartoon artist, so it is very shocking to see him uncomfortable and unsure of what colors would look good in his picture.
I found this card not finished, it has been misplaced for awhile, it was the very first postcard I ever made. Not really happy with the results it was put away unfinished. So I decided to finish it and send it to him. It will probably sit in his mailbox for awhile until someone reminds him to check his mail, but I feel better for sending it. Hopefully he will see the old cars and smile.
posted by Attack of the Vintage @ 3:28 AM   6 comments

Thursday, January 24, 2008

My trip to the thrift stores this week has been fruitful. I was lucky enough to find something to cut up in each of my trips. The first store I stopped at was last Wed. to a very small store. I found 2 pj's. The first photo is of them.

Then yesterday I went up to a bigger thrift store which I always have some luck. I spent $38. and got all the fabric you see in the next 2 photos, which include adult pj's, boxer shorts, kids pj's etc. Lots to cut up. Plus for a bonus I found myself a pair of pj's,4 pairs of pants,2 shirts, and a pyrex bowl. Not a bad haul.
posted by Attack of the Vintage @ 4:50 AM   2 comments

Friday, January 11, 2008
MABEL My First Stuffed CRITTER

Last night was craft/sewing night here at my place. A couple of co-workers/ younger friends(Sarah and Darcy) came over and we just played. Sarah brought over a bag of wool sweaters she had to create with so I got into playing with them. I have a huge issue with using my embellishment stash that I want to let go of and be much freer with it all. So I decided this would be a good first step in letting go. So Mabel was born. She still needs to be finished, I don't have anything to fill her with so I have just left her ready to sew and fill.

I gave Sarah a vintage dress that needed alittle mending and buttons, so she mostly got into that. I supplied the buttons, I wonder which ones she ended up using. I will most likely see her in it at work sometime. It was a fabulous 1940's housedress. Also sewed on a stocking she was making another coworker/friend. Darsy grabbed a few pieces of fabric that I had to offer to make an apron. It was a first for her since she hadn't sewn anything for years. We even made her cut out her own patterns with newspaper:) Time was too short for her to finish but it is here for her to do at her leisure. She only lives 2 blocks away.
posted by Attack of the Vintage @ 3:41 AM   7 comments

Sunday, January 6, 2008
JANUARY 6 Already

Ok I have been semi-busy with new items. Still haven't done anything really new, have a few things on my agenda for as soon as I can get to them.
In the meantime I will post what I did make this week already. One postcard and the rest are bookmarks.
posted by Attack of the Vintage @ 3:26 AM   3 comments

Wednesday, January 2, 2008
I woke up yesterday morning all ready to create. I had just got the ball rolling, my beads were out on the table and I was taking inventory of what I had available to play with. Then I was called into work, it seems that someone celebrated alittle too much on New Years' Eve. LOL!
So I only got one pair and a half of earrings made. I still have too many items at the old house. I am livng in town for now and I only brought into town with me what I thought I needed. I have since discovered I need alot more, so hopefully I will be able to go back out tomorrow on my day off and gather the rest of my beads,embellishments, and fabrics so I won't be limited in my art.

2007 was a good year for me, I was able to explore more in my art, however, I feel a big surge of branching out more is upon me. Now to break down a few barriers, the ones that keep me from using all my goodies I have collected over the years. Why I am holding onto them, I don't know. It was hard for me to cut into some of my fabrics last year, so this is the next step in my letting go of my inhabitions. I surely don't have them in my wardrobe as anyone who sees me could tell you. So that is what I will be working on this coming year and hopefully this time next year I will be able to look back and see I have grown by leaps and bounds in my art.
Stayed tune for hopefully some pretty cool art!
posted by Attack of the Vintage @ 5:03 AM   0 comments

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Name: Attack of the Vintage
About Me: Hi! I am a fiber artist tryig to work on my art everyday of 2007. With doing this I hope my art will evolve and I will learn many new techniques this coming year. My goal is to be able to make my living doing my fiber arts. I also make my own earrings when I have a need of a new pair. I am an avid brick collector and belong to International Brick Collectors Association. I try to attend at least one brick swap a year to share my bricks and to collect new ones from all over the country. I am currently working on a hugh brick walk and patio. Gardening is another love of mine, my yard is getting rather funky in my yard decorating. I go for the unusaul and people come out my way to see what I have added each year. Last summer was green beer bottles for the flower bed edging and bowling ball towers. I have no idea what I will be adding this coming summer.
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