Thursday, June 19
french blue art treats.
i have only had my etsy shop for a week and i can't believe how much fun it has been! i have always adored mailing packages wrapped up with string, writing little notes, making handmade labels, and packing little bits of my treasures. i am looking at everything with a new eye these days. last week as i was going out to the estate sales i had my eyes open for little things to put in my art treats. my best finds were two vintage pendleton wool shirts, gorgeous wool in the colors of fall.
my favorite thing so far in my shop is this little scalloped embroidered pocket i sewed from a set of old pillowcases. they were rolled up carefully in someones attic for years. i would have happily used them on my pillows, but there were some holes in the cotton and several stains. the lovely stitching was so fine and even i bought them anyway. i feels wonderful to make these beautiful pockets out of something that once had such care and would have been forgotton.
the little french blue blossoms are so sweet with the tiniest black stamen clusters inside. collecting old millinery flowers is only one of my weaknesses. . . .
two more quite delicious summer trips to look forward to:
the art nest next week-i am still sewing and printing the canvas tool kits. today i am finishing the guache paint palettes and starting the name tags. can't wait to post about them when they are all finished! candice has been making these amazing salvage cards to go inside with all the other goodies.
marina and i will be taking in new york city together to celebrate her graduation. i lived 20 minutes outside the city for a year when i was 18 and went in every weekend to the flea markets. it will be amazing to go again and check it out together. tinsel trading is one place i am definitly going to visit! if you found a wonderful shop or resaurant you have visited that you think i would adore, please leave the info in a comment. we will be going in about three weeks.
happy thursday, julie