I have a love of vintage. Like, "It is a good thing I am married and have to share living space with someone else or my house would be featured on Hoarders" love of vintage.
Especially 60's and 70's vintage- give me an avocado green anything and I am in heaven (like my favorite set of hard sided luggage found thrifting years ago). Throw in some Fisher Price buildings, vintage sheets and linens, a few embroidery hoops...you get the idea- my studio is full up! So what better way to corral the clutter than by signing up for a new experience- a craft show only using recycled/upcycled, vintage, and repurposed anything.
The great thing about taking a risk such as this is rediscovering the unbridled joy in my studio. Freed from my current line-up of patterns and products, I am challenged to find a way to put these collections to use so their history can continue in a new way in a new home.
First up, repurposing some vintage tennis rackets and calendar tea towels.
|I found a trove of vintage rackets and frames|
|Each tea towel will turn into several different projects|
Later on- embroidery hoops, old picture frames, and a vintage cutter quilt. I can't wait to share what the results!
|Old wood hoops can become so many things|
|Quilted cuff bracelets from a 1930's quilt|
And for your calendars, if you are in the Iowa City area- Sunday, April 19th: Craft Your Environment at the East Side Recycling Center and ReStore.